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Dive Review of Neco Marine/Palau Pacific Resort in
Micronesia/Palau

Neco Marine/Palau Pacific Resort, Apr, 2013,

by William, FL, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports). Report 6997.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our 10th trip to Palau and third consecutive year diving with Neco. After accomplishing pre-dive paperwork at Neco's office/marina, we set up our gear on the dive boat. Gear remained on the boat for the entire 5 days of diving and was cleaned, washed, dried by the staff and set up before the next day's trip. After the first day, we were picked up each morning by boat at the Palau Pacific's dock. Excellent boxed lunches were provided for the three Nitrox tank dive days. Fabio was our divemaster for the second year and immediately worked with us to schedule desired sites for our party of 4. When additional divers were on board, Neco provided another divemaster for that group. At most we had 10 divers on the 18 diver capacity boat. If a site was crowded with dive boats, Fabio had alternate sites nearby so that time available was optimized in the water and not on the boat. Sites dived were excellent with a variety of fishes and corals giving many photo ops for all. We saw sharks on almost every dive, mantas doing their graceful loops at German channel, the fish parades at Blue Corner, and more turtles than you could count at Dexter's Wall. Small critters were pointed out by Fabio along the walls for all to enjoy. Returning from the dives, our boat captain took us on tours of the Rock Islands that contributed to our enjoyment of the islands. Our stay at Palau Pacific Resort was our tenth and obviously merited each return visit. The staff provides service with a genuine concern for their guests. Rooms are spacious and very clean and well provided for. Food at any of the three eating establishments is varied and prepared to meet one's desires. PPR has added almost nightly local entertainment providing insights into the local culture. Highly recommend combining Neco and Palau Pacific Resort for a land based dive vacation as both organizations combine their resources to produce a vacation to cherish and return to.
Websites Neco Marine   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Truk, Yap, Fiji, Hawaii, Bonaire, Cayman, Bahamas, Aruba, Belize, Honduras
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-125 Ft/ 23-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Nitrox depth limit 110 feet
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Divemaster (Fabio) and boat captains took excellent care of cameras and related equipment before and after dives. Fresh rinse tank available.
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