Thank you for your interest in Neco Marine, a PADI 5 star Dive Center/Marina in the Republic of Palau!
We are partnered with many hotels and can offer you great prices with our hotel + dive packages. Each package includes:
✓ 7 nights room accommodation with daily breakfast, government tax, and service charge
✓ Round trip airport transfer
✓ 5 days of 2-tank dive with lunch, water, guide, tanks, and weights
✓ Free snorkeling stop on one of the dive days
✓ Complimentary hotel to dive shop round trip transfer
✓ Free use of 32% Nitrox (must show proof of certification)
Our hotel + diving packages start at $3055 for luxury rate hotels, $2300 for midrange, and $1920 for budget accommodations. Many hotels follow seasonal booking, so some package prices may go up depending on the season.
ăîşţPlease be advised that the mandatory state permit (more details below), the departure tax (to be paid upon exiting the country), and additional gear rental (apart from weights and tanks) are not part of the package.
Third tank dives are available for $40.00 per person per day, and we also offer gear rental services if you do not have any equipment with you.
We offer 32% Nitrox tank for free for certified users, and we offer the Nitrox course for those not yet Nitrox-certified but interested to take the program.
Our bigger boats can take up to 13 divers per trip, depending on the number of tanks loaded for the customers and the dive guides. Although our boats may accommodate more people, we ensure not to overcrowd our dive boats to guarantee the safety and comfort of our guests during the trip.
Boats depart daily around 8:30am-9:00am, typically returning between 2:30pm and 5:00pm, depending on how many tank dives and the distance to the dive sites.
Ngemelis, the main dive area, is located west of Koror approximately 30-45 minutes by boat. Ulong Beach is another dive area, about 25 minutes south of Koror.
Night Dives are available at US$75.00 per person, but subjected to a minimum of 6pax.
Nautilus Dives can be done upon special request at a flat rate of US$1,000.00 in addition to a 2-tank dive day. This involves a boat setting a trap the evening before, and two boats to pull up the trap early in the morning, so divers can interact with these deep-sea creatures before they slowly descend back into the deep.
For groups with non-divers, the non-divers may join the dive boat as Boat Riders, priced at US$90.00 per person, inclusive of lunch with two bottled water. They may snorkel in the dive sites near the boat while the divers are underwater.
If you prefer to have a private boat for you and your group, we can also arrange a dive charter for you.
For your additional information, we also arrange Rock Island tours, Kayak tours, Land tours, Fishing charters, and Dolphins Pacific tours.
ROCK ISLAND & SNORKELING TOURS
Take this tour, and soak up some of the stunning Rock Islands with stops along the way at scenic snorkel spots such as Clam City, Soft Coral Arch, Cemetery Reef, or the fascinating Jellyfish Lake. This tour is priced at US$150.00 per person which includes snorkeling gear rental, lunch, and two 500mL bottled water. Lunch is usually taken on a beautiful beach where you can swim or relax in the sun. This full-day trip starts at around 9:00am, and the boat returns to our dock approximately at 4:30 pm. The tour is subjected to a minimum of 4 persons.
Regarding the Jellyfish Lake, the site is still open to the public, but we cannot guarantee sighting of the jellyfishes due to the effect of the recent El Niño. If you are still interested despite the situation, we can still arrange your visit to the Lake.
This tour takes you through the scenic lagoons and Rock Islands, priced at US$150.00 per person inclusive of gear rental, lunch, and two 500mL bottled water. This is a whole-day tour, with our boat departing the dock at around 9:00am and returning approximately at 4:30pm. The tour requires a minimum of 4 persons.
Please be advised that touring and diving around the Rock Islands require a tour permit valid for 10 days that is issued by the local government. We have two options for this mandatory state permit:
KOROR CITY TOUR
This is a four-hour sightseeing tour that includes a visit to the Etpison Museum, gift shops, shopping centers, aquarium, etc. The price is US$35.00 per person, but admission and/or entrance fees to the stopovers are excluded in this price. The tour is subjected to a minimum of 3 people.
The Etpison Museum, a sister company of our dive shop, showcases Palau’s unique culture, nature, and history. The large gift shop sells art, storyboards, books, jewelry, and other gift items perfect for souvenirs for yourself and your friends. Admission fee is US$10.00 per person, but if you will book a Koror City tour with us, we can offer a discount on the admission fee.
BIG ISLAND ADVENTURE
This full-day tour explores the back country roads of the main island of Babeldaob. See the amazing stone monoliths at Ngarchelong, big waterfalls in Ngardmau and Ngchesar, and the new capitol building in Melekeok. The price is US$150.00 per person inclusive of lunch with two 500mL bottled water, but exclusive of possible local permits and/or entrance fees for the places you may visit during the tour. The tour requires a minimum of 3 persons.
For Peleliu tours, you will charter a boat to the island, priced at US$500.00 plus gas consumption that will be computed and charged upon return to our dock. Located an hour boat-ride away, this beautiful island is home to a World War II museum, historical battlefields, and numerous war monuments. You may also find many dive spots near the island.
Aside from the boat charter fee, we have two options for our Peleliu Land Tour: (1) US$65 van + US$60 guide fee option wherein the guide will be with you from the time you depart our dock until you return, or (2) US$40 per person option which already includes the guide fee and the van, but the guide will only be with you in Peleliu. Please note that the US$65 van + US$60 guide fee option is a minimum rate and quoted only for groups of 4pax or below; the rate is higher for larger groups. Other charges include the Peleliu land permit at US$15.00 per person (valid for 10 days) and lunch at US$12.00 per person (inclusive of two 500mL bottled water).
For bottom fishing, we have hand lines. In general, we do not use live bait, normally squid or tuna or any small fish caught with the hand line. Fishing equipment is available for rent at US$25.00 per person per day, which includes the hook, the bait, and the line. This activity requires a boat charter arrangement, which is US$400.00 for a 33ft boat and US$500.00 for a 38ft boat, but these fees are excluding gas consumption, which will be computed and charged upon return to our dock. Lunch is also a separate charge.
For game fishing, we have a 32ft Kevla Cat called “Demul” made in Australia and powered by 2 x 250HP Yanmar engines. She has a twin 100 gallon fuel tanks (making her range approx. 320 miles), a 50 gallon water tank plus fresh water, GPS, toilet, out-riggers, and professional rods and reels. We mostly fish for Marlin, Wahoo, Barracuda, Sail Fish, and Mahi-Mahi. Departure is usually around 7:00am heading between 10 to 40 miles out. The price is US$800.00, which includes 4pcs fishing gear, plus actual consumption of fuel computed and charged upon return to our dock.
There is also a mandatory state fishing permit at US$20.00 per person, valid for one month.
Palau is a shark sanctuary, and shark fishing is illegal.
Among our many local partners is Dolphins Pacific, the world’s largest marine mammal interaction, educational, and research facility. Just a few minutes away via boat ride, this popular tourist attraction is equipped with a wading platform suitable for use by children and elders as well as individuals who are physically challenged. Through our dive shop, you may book several activities with the dolphins, from close encounter to diving.
The Close Encounter experience is priced at US$30.00 per person (kids aged 0-12 no charge) for 90 minutes, available during both AM and PM sessions.
The Dolphin Symphony, or swimming with the dolphins, is a 20-minute activity available both in the morning and the afternoon schedules, and it is priced at US$90.00 per person. This activity is not allowed for kids aged 0-5, and requires guests to do the Close Encounter first.
Kindly inquire for other activities and full price list if interested.
After your busy day, join us at the Drop Off Bar & Grill located beside our dive shop, one of the most popular local hang outs. It offers great food, ice cold drinks, and the freshest fish in town, most famous for the deep-sea snapper, Sebus. Diners and customers are given free access to the WiFi and to the swimming pool right beside the restaurant.
With an excellent safety record since 1984, Neco Marine Dive Shop has a very experienced and professional team that awaits to serve your every need during your trip to Palau, happy to assist you in any way we can. We accept all major credit cards except American Express.
48 hours before activity – 50% charge
24 hours before activity – 100% charge
Accommodation bookings follow the cancellation charges and policies of the hotels.
Should you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to see you here at the dive shop.
Thank you very much, and we anticipate your positive response!