Once upon a moon
ONCE A MONTH, THE NEW MOON OFFERS a pair of high adrenaline dives off Palau, to see rare spawning events with two iconic species. Bumphead parrotfish are a favourite with many divers but only at this time will you see such aggregations as they come together to spawn right in front of the you. A special early morning dive can be arranged with operator Fish ‘n Fins, to see this phenomena that has also featured on several TV and film documentaries. The full moon cycle also offers a similarly stellar spawning experience with red snapper. In both cases, the eggs floating about do sometimes attract bull sharks that drift in for easy pickings, adding a further edge to the occasion. These are just two examples of the less-explored sites which Fish ‘n Fins staff keep an eye on, watching for significant events that may appeal to photographers and adventurers.