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Neco Marine

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Malakal Island, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
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Brilliant Snorkeling trip

Staying at Palau Pacific Resort which is also own by the owner of Neco. We were picked up on time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Samuel B
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Best dive operator in Palau

Best facility, friendly staff, newest boats, knowledgeable dive guides and boat captains. I've... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Greg S
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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 2 weeks ago 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 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...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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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...More

1  Thank Elisabeth920
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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.

2  Thank emildrake1964
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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...More

2  Thank divenut2016
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shlevitin
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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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