Jellyfish Lake is one of Palau’s most famous dive (snorkeling only) sites. It is notable for the millions of golden jellyfish which migrate horizontally across the lake daily.
The lake is on Eil Malk island in the South Pacific of Palau. Â PalauÂ is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, 500 miles (800 km) east of the Philippines.
Two species of scyphozoan jellyfish live in Jellyfish Lake, moon jellyfish and the golden jellyfish.
Why you can’t be stung?
Over the millennia, the golden and moon jellies of Jellyfish Lake have completely lost their sting because they haven’t had to ward off any predators.Â After a lifetime of dodging these free-swimming hazards, though, most snorkelers still feel nervous entering the water. The sheer volume of jellyfish, as far as the eye can see, is otherworldly. You quickly realize bumping into one (or 10) is unavoidable. When it actually happens, and doesn’t hurt, the moment is super awesome and just surreal.
Although there are some reported incidents of a few allergic reactions in some minor skin areas with those super sensitive skin individuals, it’s still entirely safe to dive in and get a dip among the jelly critters.
Jellyfish Lake is around 12,000 years old.
Scary just to look at them but they’re definitely harmless.
Woah! Man, there’s not enough room to squeeze in, yikes…
Big and fluffy jellyfish.Â Nice shot here, with hundreds of jellyfish just around the corner.
Getting there: Continental and United fly to Palau’s Koror Island, where snorkel-tour operators offer trips to Jellyfish Lake, a 45-minute boat ride away. The remote lake is accessed by a short trail from the beach.
So, if you’re an adventure enthusiast and up for a great challenge, go ahead and dive in.
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