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Peleliu (Beliliou) Island

the Peleliu (Beliliou) Island is part of Lademisang, Palau.

Interesting places in Peleliu (Beliliou) Island:
Former Japanese Airstrip   Death Valley and Bloody Nose Ridge


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School of Giant Trevally

School of Giant Trevally
Made by ibiza_wine
School of Giant Trevally in Peleliu Express, Peleliu Island, Palau. 夢にまでみた瞬間でした! 遂にメーター級のロウニンアジの群れに360度、至近距離で囲まれました。周りを回ってくれました!! 本当に手が届く位の所を悠々と泳ぐ! 正に至福の時間! 僕がペリリューに求めていた瞬間だ。ペリリューを訪れること4回目で遂に実現しました♪ まさに何千という数のロウニンアジの大群! 最後はロウニンアジの群れを下に見ながら浮上。幸せな時間でした。

70 MM Type 92 Japanese Howitzer

70 MM Type 92 Japanese Howitzer
Made by lvm2
Found in the jungle around Wild Cat Bowl area on Peleliu. 70 MM( 8 lb) round and could be configured into a mortar if adjusted to high angle. Shells can be seen in front of the gun, they are missing fuses. Early models came with wooden spoke wheels and the later models came with metal wheels. I think this is a metal wheeled model. You can see the curved metal band which was attached to the top or road side of the wheels. (laying next to gun at the bottom of gun sheild)

The Umurbrogol  (Bloody Nose Ridge)

The Umurbrogol (Bloody Nose Ridge)
Made by lvm2
A Good WW2 Photo of the ridges the Marines had to slug it out with the Japanese in during WW2. East Road skirts the base of Popes (Walts) Ridge, which faces the five brothers across the floor of the Horseshoe. Hill 300 and the Five sisters and Wild Cat Bowl with the China Wall in the upper left. On the other side of the China wall you will find Death Valley. Colonel Nakagawa's last command cave can be found at the end of Death Valley.. need to climb a ways up to it.

Big school of Snapper at Peleliu Cut, Palau

Big school of Snapper at Peleliu Cut, Palau
Made by ibiza_wine
One day on January 2011, there was relatively strong current, which was from Peleliu Corner toward P.Express. In such a condition, the visibility increased and we could see very clear water at Peleliu Cut. When we looked down into the drop-off from the reef edge, we could see incredible number of Twin-spot Snappers made a big school. It was coming up from the deeper area of the sea. It was so spectacular.

peleliu june 28 1945

peleliu june 28 1945
Made by lvm2
Hard to believe something like that base can just disappear over the years. The jungle has reclaimed it all. The Invasion Beaches are in the upper left and center of photo. White Beach one and the point would be top center. Photo is courtesy of Peter Flahavin

peleliu 1945 1

peleliu 1945 1
Made by lvm2
Lot has changed since then. You can not even tell that base was there now. Good photo of the Invasion Beaches at top of photo. Can see all the beaches, White Beach one and the point can be seen top right in photo. Photo is courtesy of Peter Flahavin

Japanese Hand Grenades (Peleliu)

Japanese Hand Grenades (Peleliu)
Made by lvm2
Found these in a cave in Pope's Ridge. They were in a rusted out Japanese helmet ready for use from the look of them. Lots of live explosives in this cave. The entrance was mostly blown shut and had to crawl in through a very small hole.

Captain Hunt and the Point on Peleliu

Captain Hunt and the Point on Peleliu
Made by lvm2
Captain Hunt and his men were isolated for thirty + hours on the point. They held the point against Japanese counter-attacks even using catured Japanese machine gun at one point with 18 men left to fight off the Japanese.

The Point on White Beach One

The Point on White Beach One
Made by lvm2
Part to the installation of reinforced concrete casemate built into the coral and housing machine guns and the 47 mm antitank-antiboat gun. The 47 mm played havoc on the Marines by enfilading the landing beach.

Ascent with bubbles in a strong down current

Ascent with bubbles in a strong down current
Made by ibiza_wine
New Year 2010, at Peleliu Corner. In a strong down current, divers were ascending. Visibility decreasing due to many tiny bubbles. While ascending, our guide diver started to fill air into signal float.

Down Current at Peleliu Corner

Down Current at Peleliu Corner
Made by ibiza_wine
While ascending in a relatively strong down current at Peleliu Corner, many tiny bubbles surrounding diver would not easily go up. So, the visibilty was getting worse. Felt a little bit scared.

Current in Peleliu Corner

Current in Peleliu Corner
Made by ibiza_wine
At Peleliu Corner or Peleliu Express, diving in a strong current such as above photo is usual. It makes me so nervous, and sometimes so frightened. But, I love it! New Year 2010, Palau.

Silhouette of GTs, on the Day of Full Moon, Peleliu Corner

Silhouette of GTs, on the Day of Full Moon, Peleliu Corner
Made by ibiza_wine
On the Day of Full Moon, end of January 2010. At Peleliu Corner, luckily we could meet a school of Giant Trevally, and we could be very close to it! It was an exciting moment.

Inside the 1000 man cave (Peleliu)

Inside the 1000 man cave (Peleliu)
Made by lvm2
Inside the cave system in the northern ridge. Built by the Japanese 214th Naval Construction Battalion. Lots of passageways and bays inside this man made cave system.

Peleliu Island (Republic of Palau)

Peleliu Island (Republic of Palau)
Made by lvm2
Japanese Bayonet found out in the jungle. Held by my friend James Nelson and fellow adventurer. Our Pinoy friends on Island who gave us a floor to sleep on.

Running after the school of GT

Running after the school of GT
Made by ibiza_wine
One day at Peleliu Corner, we noticed a huge school of GT were passing in deeper area. Then some divers, including me, started to run after the school.

Bull Shark, attacking the Snappers

Bull Shark, attacking the Snappers
Made by ibiza_wine
On Mar. 2008, at early morning diving on the day of the Full Moon, at Peleliu Corner, a 5m long Bull Shark appeared from deep blue.

White Beach one (Peleliu Island)

White Beach one (Peleliu Island)
Made by lvm2
The Track off a LVT out in the tidal zone of White Beach One. Maybe a victim of the 47 MM antitank/antiboat gun on the point.

Snappers at Peleliu Corner

Snappers at Peleliu Corner
Made by ibiza_wine
Many of snappers were rising from the reef of Peleliu Corner. At early morning dive on the day of full-moon, new year 2010.

eep!

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Made by mafic
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Nearest places of interest:

Former Japanese Airstrip
Angaur Island (anguar)
Els Limits
Douane
  Carp Iland
German Channel
Death Valley and Bloody Nose Ridge
Blue Corner

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