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Neco Marine

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Best dive ever

Dove here year before it was a wow, This year we dove with Neco. Kai took us on the best dive ever... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
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 June 20, 2018
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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...more
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Malakal Island, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrible experience. I would never use Neco Marine for diving again, and I would never ever recommend them to anyone. These people don't have the faintest notion of what customer satisfaction means. They only care about earning as much money as possible, even making you...More

2  Thank Alfajorcita
NecoPR, Manager at Neco Marine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Alfajorcita, Please accept our sincerest apologies. Unfortunately your dissatisfaction comes as a surprise, as the feedback from all of our clients this season has been overwhelmingly positive. I do not believe we have had any cancellations except for dives needing to be restricted to...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018

Dove here year before it was a wow, This year we dove with Neco. Kai took us on the best dive ever, the condition of reef and fish like never before. After diving for 26 years PALAU is the place to dive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Kai Beautiful...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2018

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
Reviewed June 11, 2018

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
Reviewed April 24, 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

Thank Krcflyer
Reviewed April 3, 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

1  Thank Samuel B
Reviewed December 18, 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
Reviewed May 26, 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

Reviewed January 29, 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
Reviewed January 11, 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

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April 6, 2016|
Response from NecoPR |
$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).