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Dive Review of Neco Marine/Cliffside Hotel Palau in
Micronesia/Palau

February, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Peter Rae, CT, US
Reviewer   (3 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"excellent diving operation; okay hotel"
Report Number 7820
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Baja California, US Atlantic coast, Indonesia, Croatia
Closest Airport
ROR (Koror)
Getting There
I took United from Newark, NJ,
to Houston.  Had to overnight
there for an early United
flight to Honolulu, then to
Guam, then to Koror.  Not bad,
just took a long time.

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, currents  
Water Temp
76   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
40   to 150    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
we didn't go below 90 ft., and the average depth was about 50 ft.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Comments
No camera tank on the boat, which was okay. My one grouse was that several
times at the end of a day I was on ...
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Food
2 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
4 stars   
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Comments  
I have been with a number of diving operations in several countries, and
think I can say that Neco Marine has been overall the best of the lot. The
facility, the operation, and the personnel, including the office staff, are
outstanding. The divemasters (Dale and Fabio) and the boat captain (Nick) I
was fortunate to have for my trips are highly knowledgeable of the Palau
sites and diving procedures, and are great people as well. It was really
fun being with them.  The nit ...
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