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Address: Malakal Island, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
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+680 488 1755
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Neco Marine is a 5 Star PADI award-winning National Geographic luxury dive...

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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Excellent diving with Neco Marine

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... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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89 reviews
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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 willing to do) - and the diving in Palau is so good, why the heck... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 11 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 Rock Island tour guide, Kao, who took extra care of us since we had our... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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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 trip. My husband enjoyed his diving 3 full days, 3 dives each day and could... More 

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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 to go to those diveshops. Felt a bit dissapointed

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Michigan
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We recently visited Palau and chose Neco Marine for some tours. Our amazing guide Kaoru and boat driver Logan were very knowledgeable and experienced taking us on multiple adventures. We toured Milky Way, Long Beach and most importantly Big Drop Off for snorkeling. We were surprised to see so many different fish in such clear water, Kaoru taught us the... More 

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Lake Como, Italy
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

One week diving twice per day. Very confortable high speed boats, always on time snd on the right place, even with bad weather and water conditions. Ask for Fabio, great italian diving guide, expert and patient with all guests.

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Ashland, Illinois
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is the best dive operation in Palau with out a doubt. The best boats and dive masters. Helpful and thoughtful and they are a lot of fun which always makes any trip easier. In the office Andi can help you with anything that that you may need. While diving some how my signal buoy came off my BC, the... More 

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Diving in Palau is fantastic, and Neco Marine's dive instructor, Fabio, and the rest of the boat teams add to the great experience. The dive teams are very familiar with the area (above and below the water) and make the dives safe and fun. While Neco Marine's facilities are very good, I had multiple issues with the office staff's communication.... More 

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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Brilliant diving in Palau and thank you to Neco Marine. The facilities, organisation and the dive instructors were great. Extra special thank you to Fabio as he really put thought and effort into the dives he led to make sure that I had brilliant dives and experienced the underwater wonders of Palau.

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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We had a group of four and all the other boats we saw were packed with 10+ people. We left early to avoid being at the Milky Way and jellyfish lake with hoards of people. We got both to ourselves which was wonderful and as we left each one boat loads of people turned up! Everyone at NM were so... More 

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