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Dive Review of Neco Marine/Cliffside Hotel Palau in

Neco Marine/Cliffside Hotel Palau: "excellent diving operation; okay hotel", Feb, 2014,

by Peter Rae, CT, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7820.

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
Corals 4 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
UW Photo 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 2 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 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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