This colourful and impressive Japanese freighter was sunk in 1944 while trying to escape Palau waters. It rests on its starboard side between 15m and 27m and is festooned with a variety of invertebrates, including sprawling platter corals. Fish life thrives on and around the wreck – divers are likely to be greeted by schools of barracudas, groupers and jacks. A dense shoal of blue chromis around the mast adds a touch of colour and activity.

Visibility is usually better here than at most of Palau's shipwrecks – on a good day the entire structure quickly comes into view.