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Neco Marine

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Malakal Island, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
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Some of the best dives I've ever had!

I'm an experienced diver with dives all around the globe, this is a fantastic dive shop. Not a huge... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
I-am G
Great Experince but Equipment Needs to be Maintained

We just finished our diving trip in Palau with Neco Marine. Overall we had a great experience. Kim... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MonkeyWarrior2046
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Neco Marine is a 5 Star PADI award-winning National Geographic luxury dive training facility. If you are thinking of diving or staying in Palau, consider us your first host. We have everything you need to enjoy and relax in Paradise. We provide daily dive tours, Free Nitrox up to 32%, Rock Island tours, boat charters, fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, land tours, PADI courses and specialties as well as Hotel reservations and free transfers. All these in the best conditions ever: the best service and facilities on the island. We provide Luxury diving in Palau for divers who care about Quality. Quality in service, quality in facilities. Experience Palau and its underwater with our professional and experienced staff. All dive tours include lunch and water, and all trips are guided by one of our multilingual PADI instructors and Marine Biologist. After diving you can relax and talk about your dives with your buddies next door at Drop Off Bar and Grill, which was built for the 2004 Survivor Palau film crew, while enjoying great burgers and fresh local fish or checking your emails with the free Wi-Fi. You can also enjoy our specially designed dive training pool (the only one in the island!) with hot water showers and restrooms. Neco Marine also features a large retail shop full of souvenirs and dive equipment.Neco Marine is also one of the few facilities in the world, and the only one in Palau, to actively run a Manta ID Project, offering a PADI Palau Manta ID Specialty course. Visitors taking this course will not only learn about mantas and how to identify individual animals, but also about how to position themselves underwater and be more aware of the animals and their movements so as not to disturb them. We are involved in a number of other conservation activities such as The" Mesekiu" Dugong Awareness Campaign, for dugong protection in Palau and The Jelly Fish Lake Threats Awareness Project. Our Passion is diving and our best reward is to share it with you!
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Malakal Island, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm an experienced diver with dives all around the globe, this is a fantastic dive shop. Not a huge dive shop so don't forget your minor gear at home, but the crew and boats were definitely an A+ place.The crew knew the dive spots and...More

Thank I-am G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just finished our diving trip in Palau with Neco Marine. Overall we had a great experience. Kim was very responsive on email correspondence. Kai and Katrina are great dive guides and left us great memories / video clips. However, their rental equipment needs to...More

Thank MonkeyWarrior2046
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Neco’s dive staff are superior! The boats and equipment are first rate and the guide’s knowledge of local conditions and locations consistently make for amazing dives. The meals for boat trips (bento, sandwiches, etc) are locally prepared and excellent. The boat captains are extremely skilled...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Staying at Palau Pacific Resort which is also own by the owner of Neco. We were picked up on time and at our house dock by John and Staya who knew the Rock Islands very well. We left early from the dock at 8:00am and...More

Thank Samuel B
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Best facility, friendly staff, newest boats, knowledgeable dive guides and boat captains. I've been coming to Palau to dive for seven years (this is my 19th visit). I've tried other dive shops, but Neco Marine is my hands-down, go-to place. Matia is engaging, helpful professional...More

Thank Greg S
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

If headed to Palau keep it simple and choose Neco Marine!!! I participated in 14 different dives across 5 packed days with multiple other divers on multiple boats and I rate the experience an 11 (of 10) :)! I also learned plenty more than I...More

1  Thank LFCKOPITE4EVER
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had a great experience diving with Neco Marine. We were only going to dive for 2 days, but they were able to give us a discount if we dove for 3 days or longer (which none of the other companies we spoke with were...More

1  Thank Whitney H
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

They organized two excursions for us; a Rock Island snorkeling tour and a visit to the Dolphins Pacific facility. Kim worked with us over email and phone in advance of our visit to book everything, and it worked out really well. Special thanks to our...More

1  Thank CigarIndian
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We were in Palau for a week over Christmas. My husband is a diver, me and our young children 7 and 5 snorkel. Kim at their office was very responsive prior to our trip and excellent with all our queries and other needs throughout the...More

1  Thank Anagha P
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Well maintained equipment, good divemasters and comfortable boat. Overal good experience, the only downside is that 3 days in a row went to same divesite. Few fellow divers requested to go to different, but we were told that there are other divers who would like...More

1  Thank KPOVILAUSKAS
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NecoPR, Public Relations Manager at Neco Marine, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Hi KPOVILAUSKAS, Thank you for you're kind words about our shop and operation. Our staff takes a lot of pride in maintaining our boats and doing the best they can for our clients. We are very sorry to hear about your negative experience with us....More

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$150 excluding mandatory state permits. It's $50 for the standard permit and $100 for the jellyfish lake permit (same as standard plus jellyfish lake entry).
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