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Dive Review of Neco Marine/Sea Passion in
Micronesia/Palau

Neco Marine/Sea Passion, Apr, 2013,

by Renee Ross, OR, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 6954.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Gangga Island/Bunaken Island/Lembeh Straits in Sulawesi Indonesia, Puerta Galera Philippines, Bonaire, Curacao
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Nitrox depth limit 120'
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We spent 12 nights in Palau for land-based diving with Neco Marine. The dive shop was very clean and organized. The boat was comfortable with padded front-facing seats which made the 45 minute to 1 hour boat rides to dive sites nice. Capacity of the boat was about 18 divers but our group had only 7 to 9 each day, with one guide and one boat driver. Our guide, Fabio, did all the work setting up our gear each day and rinsing everything at the end of the day. He did a great job judging the tides to get us to the dive sites at the best times without large crowds. We often had sites all to ourselves which in German Channel to view Manta Rays is important so other divers aren't stirring up the sand and silt on the bottom of the channel. We saw 5 mantas on the first dive there and ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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