Plane wreck, Palau -- Snorkeler and the wreck of a Japanese 'Zero' in shallow water.
The Mitsubishi A6M "ZERO" or "ZEKE" was Japan's most popular and lethal airplane during WWII. Though only lightly armored, it was a formidable opponent for the American fighters of that era due to its superior maneuverability. The plane wreck shown here lies in only 2-3 meters of water, just off the beach of our hotel. It was easily accessible by snorkeling.