Luxury Diving and Exploring in Palau!
Neco Marine started life in a cargo container parked near the water in 1984, with one small boat.The name Neco stands for Ngiratkel Etpison Company. The late President of Palau Ngiratkel Etpison (1925- 1997) founded Neco after WWII, when he started selling ice candy using a scrapped Japanese generator.
He also started the first tour bus company in Palau in the 1970s, and the Palau Pacific Resort, which opened in 1984 and is still Palau's best hotel. Today the Neco Group of Companies includes a wide variety of family businesses from bottled water to real estate, run by his son Shallum Etpison.
The Dive Center is PADI 5 Star, Gold Palm, and National Geographic specialised.
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Our facilities include:
A large air-conditioned retail space
Where you can find everything from gifts for those at home such as post cards, books, calendars, jewelry and lots of dive nick nacks to the obligatory souvenir NECO t-shirts.
NECO's internet cafe runs on a dedicated Broadband DSL line.
An air-conditioned gear room perfect for storing and drying scuba gear between dives. You have the option to simply leave your dive gear on the boat and we'll take care of it for you.
A full complement of rental gear, including Aqualung BCDs, Apex regulators and Mares fins.
The best scuba training pool in Palau, it was designed and purpose built with dive training in mind. Just behind the pool you can find changing rooms with hot showers and lockers and two large rinse tanks, one for your scuba gear and a second for wetsuits.
Fleet of High-Performance Dive Boats
With one of the largest most modern fleets of high performance dive boats; We have 33ft boats, which are capable of holding up to 14 divers, plus guide and back up; 35ft boats which are capable of holding up to 14 divers plus guide and back up and our newest boat which is 38ft and can hold up to 16 divers plus guide and back up.
Our 42ft Aluminum boat, Tekrar is capable of holding up to 20 pax, including guide and back up. Has marine head, fresh water shower, undercover area and photo table.
Our 32ft Catamaran, Demul, is set up for either diving or game fishing, capable of holding up to 10 pax including Guide/Deck Hand. Has fresh water shower, marine head, sleeping area, GPS and out riggers.
All of our boats are powered by Yamaha engines; have sun covers, padded seats, dry storage, Oxygen kits, first aid kits and communication equipment (just in case).