Five Facts about Palau which you never knew

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Did you know the first settlers of Palau were Filipino negritos who roamed the rock islands way back 3,000 years ago


When we think about Palau, we often associate it with Samoan culture. The country has a colorful  backstory which dates back almost 3,000 years ago (before christ). While we all know Palau is dive heaven, here are 5 tidbits of Palau which you probably never knew...

1. Palau originally was occupied by Filipino Negrito immigrants from 3,000 years ago, not Samoans
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When you dive Palau,, every store or restaurant will have Filipino staff greeting you Manuhay

2.  The Spanish occupied Palau in 1574 and when it lost the Spanish American war in 1898, the country in 1899 was sold to Germany.
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When Gemans occupied Palau, they bombed and dredged the German Channel Dive site mining Phosphate
3. The Japanese conquered Palau during World War One but lost it to the Americans during World War 2.
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When you go diving Palau, notice the abundance of Japanese tourists and Japanese dive guides
4. Palau gained its independence back in 1979, and till this day continues to be a Presidential Republic in free association with the United States
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When you dive Palau, the only currency you need to bring is USD, no US Visa required for most countries

5.  Scuba Diving Tourism is Palau's Number one source of revenue, this one is a no brainer.
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Having Thousands of Divers Daily, the 340 islands of Palau provides more than enough room for every diver
here's our customary dive trip video

Join us in in November 2018, send me an email at paparazsea@gmail.com if you would like to explore Palau.

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thanks for coming, thanks Bell and Jun :)

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ニース写真、絶対また来ます、ありがとうございました

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