Neco Marine is a PADI 5 star facility with the largest fleet of dive boats on island. Neco Marine was started by Shallum Etpison in a cargo container in 1984 with one small boat, a handful of scuba tanks and one air compressor.

Neco Marine was one of the only three dive shops in Palau and was the first PADI facility on island. Today Neco's tourism related business has grown to include Neco Tour, Splash, Palau Hana Tour, the Drop-Off Bar and Grill, the Palau Aggressor II and the Tropic Dancer.


  • The owners
    Shallum Etpison
    Mandy Thijssen Etpison
  • The management
    Karen Etpison
    Marllis Besong
    Christina Villasan
  • The guides
    Fabio Esposito
    Mar Nerves
    Kaoru Yoshii "Kao"
    Edwin Maidesil
    Yuki Someya
    Jinkai Chen
  • The boat captains
    Stein Rengiil
    Logan Ngiriou
    Shelluis Dolmers
  • Bus drivers
    Roger Domingo
    Judy Duenas
  • Back at base
    Rj Panganiban
    Felix Malijan
    Joefel Daquilos
    Victor Atacador