Micronesia is composed of over 2,000 islands, of which only 125 are inhabited. It remains untouched by mass tourism and is a rare find for those looking to get out of the tourist ruts. Known as the "Cradle of Indo-Pacific Marine Life," Micronesia provides unsurpassed snorkeling. With water, water everywhere, 4.5 million square miles to be exact, its best sites lie in the Big Blue. Palau, Yap and Pohnpei sport spectacular reefs, channels and lagoons. In Palau, three ocean currents converge to host some of the most dazzling marine life in the world. There are over 70 documented snorkel spots in Palau alone.