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Dive Review of NECO Marine/Waterfront Villas in
Micronesia/Palau

NECO Marine/Waterfront Villas, Jan, 2003,

by Douglas Hansen, CA, USA . Report 596.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Bonaire, California, Hawaii, Florida Keys, Curacao, Fiji
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments NECO Marine was excellent. They took us on night and afternoon dives with only two divers. Unfortunately, the night dives were all local wreck dives. The dive guide, Ernan, asked us what we wanted to see, and then tried to find it for us. He was accomodating, friendly, and always helpful. He lent me a weight pouch when one of mine was lost. Nitrox was available, and though somewhat expensive, was worth it. Waterfront Villas was clean and modern with a full kitchen and a nice view of the ocean. However, it was in an out of the way location and not convenient to town, so we had to take a taxi to go anywhere. The on-site restaurant, Captain Finn's, had good food, but was expensive.
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