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Neco Marine
Ranked #4 of 24 Tours in Koror
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We returned to Palau for another dive vacation aboard a live-aboard. Having arrived a few days early we decided to advance our skills by taking a dive course as well as get in a few days of additional diving. We checked in at Neco Marine to enroll for the course and to book our additional dives. The staff at Neco Marine are knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The facility is clean well maintained and well supplied. The day boats are clean and comfortable and the Dive Masters are personable, knowledgeable and make the education and dive experience extremely enjoyable. I look forward to diving with and learning from the crew at Neco Marine in the future.

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Just came back from a diviing trip in Palau. I must say the dive facility and staff service there was the best I have ever come across. Everything was so well-organised, neat. They took very good care of your own gears. Packed lunch was superb. When the trip was over, my gear was already dried up ready for package, so impressive. Its truly top notch...Even rental gear was so nicely maintained, like new.

During the trip, I noticed our Neco jetty was by far the best one i have seen, comparing to others over-crowded / worn-out jetty boats I saw there. This is very important given the number of hours we spent on the boat each day.

Last but not least, Fabio, our DM for the trip. He's super, truly rocks !!! He took very very good care of all of us, making sure we were safe and comfortable, not just looking for aquatic life to show us. He was so busy underwater. We knew we were in good hands and we were glad that we chose Neco for this trip.

I think this is the only recommendation I would to anyone diving in Palau. Can't wait to dive with Fabio again!!!!

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

NECO Marine is a true 5-star establishment, with the staff, dive shop, and bar to prove it. They hosted a team of 10 others and myself for a week of epic diving and snorkeling adventures, and succeeded in making our time as fun and successful as possible. Would highly recommend working and playing with NECO on your next trip to Palau. The Drop Off Bar (also run by NECO) is also the best bar on the Island.

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

A group of dove with Neco Marine for five days and they were a class act. Mainly dove with Dale as our dive master and on a couple of days we were also joined by Jenni. Both of the guides were extremely professional and helpful. Logan was our captain for most of our trip and he made our time out of the water as fun as in the water.

Excellent dive locations as well including new drop off (although our dive was shortened dramatically due to the increased current, it was the ride of a lifetime) and German channel where we were joined by 3 huge mata rays.

From day one we knew that this operation was second to none. The DM's had us leave our gear on the first day and we never had to touch it again until our trip was over. Gear was rinsed, changed and set back up for us each and every day.

If you go to dive in Palau I would highly recommend Neco Marine

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

We had a short stay in Palau May 2013:Booked the Palau Pacific Resort.To complete our stay we booked a boatride with Neco-Marine for 19th of May.Did it online.Because we had the same trip one year before (2012) we wanted to repeat.Our motivation to choose Neco-Marine again was,that the trip in 2012 was excellent arranged,espacially we booked a "private tour".Our boatguide was Ricky and our private snokeling guide was the amazing Spice.Because of havy rain during the tour,we had to return to the Necomarine diving station very early.Unfortunately we had to pay the full price of 832,$,although the tour ended much earlier than expected.
But all over all Necomarine is the best choise.The boats are well maintained and the guys who take care of you on the boat are the best you can have.Thanks to Ricky and Spice.We will be back next year (2014).

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