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Urukthapel Anchorage, Southeast of Koror.


Sunk March 30, 1944 during Operation Desecrate One

When to Go: Palau’s wrecks are accessible the entire year, even in inclement weather.

Diving Conditions: Water temp runs between 82 and 84 degrees year-round. Visibility is 30 to 90 feet, but varies with weather, tides and dive sites.

Operator: Sam’s Tours Palau, Fish N Fins or Palau Dive Adventures can take you to every known wreck. Before you go, let your operator know you want to concentrate on wrecks. 10 wrecks to consider: Iro, Chuyo Maru, Buoy 6 Wreck, Teshio Maru, Gozan, Jake seaplane, Ryuku Maru, Helmet Wreck, Bichu Maru and Amatsu Maru.

Price Tag: Seven nights’ accommodations with five days of two-tank diving start at $900, depending on where you’d like to stay.

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