Palau

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Palau

Neco Marine

Neco Marine was the first PADI dive shop on Palau. The company started in 1984 as an office run out of a cargo, with a small open boat, a handful of scuba tanks, and a second hand air compressor. Since then, they’ve grown to a 5* PADI Gold Palm and National Geographic Center. The shop is 100% Palaun owned and operated by the NECO group of companies. The shop is located on the water at the beginning of Malakal Island in Koror, flanked by the Palau Royal Resort, The Cove Resort, Sea Passion Hotel, and down the street from West Plaza Malakal. They offer boat diving, fishing, tours, and transfers. Neco Marine is a one stop shop for all your Palauan diving needs!

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Sam's Tours

Sam's Tours is committed to providing guests with the highest level of service, safety and a personalized quality experience. They act in partnership with customers, employees and the community. Their goal is service excellence and sound business practices in harmony with environmental responsibility and the highest professional standards. Sam’s Tours was founded in 1990, since then much has changed on the island of Palau but the dedication to service and safety at Sam’s tours has not. Today, Sam’s Tours is an award winning shop, renowned for top-notch customer service. A 100% Palauan owned dive center, Sam’s Tours is a key player in the local community while continuing to strive to offer our guests the incredible experience that awaits in Palau’s magnificent reefs.

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Lodging

Palau

Palau Central Resort

Experience a fully renovated boutique hotel in the heart of Palau, Palau Central Hotel. Its unique combination of location, superb room appointments, full service features, modern amenities, island design and acclaimed service have allowed us to be one of Palau’s top rated hotels. Palau Central Hotel prides itself on outstanding customer service. Its selection of fully renovated state of the art rooms offer a vast range of in-room amenities such as Keurig® Coffee Machines, complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV, USB outlets and Rock Island views. A buffet breakfast is served daily in the comfortable guest lounge. Local snacks, tea, coffee and fresh fruits are offered throughout the day. Additional services include room service and classic car transportation. Enjoy and relax at the private pool area including waterfall and cozy guest loungers. The in-house Bar and Restaurant, The Canoe House, is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails, freshly prepared comfort food and a great island vibe. Share in the overwhelming appreciation for a boutique property as they strive to make the hotel stay a memorable part of your overall Palau experience.

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Palau Pacific Resort

Palau's most luxurious resort, Palau Pacific Hotel, is nestled in 64 acres of lush tropical gardens with a pristine private white sand beach on Meyuns island in Koror. The resort features 160 rooms, decorated in an island setting, with orchids from the hotel's very own orchid garden. The resort offers ocean or garden view rooms, each equipped with a mini-bar, hair dryer, TV, bathtub, an in-room safe, bathrobe, and free Wi-Fi. The resort features a large seamless pool with a poolside bar, fish pond, orchid garden, nature trail, sunset hut, two restaurants, fitness center, tennis courts, shops, and a signature spa, built of wood with incredible views of the jungle.

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Palau Royal Resort

Palaue Royal resort is a 157 room beachfront resort. Located in Malakal, Palau Royal Resort features standard rooms, family rooms and suites, all equipped with bathrobe, shower and tub, TV, and Wi-Fi access. The hotel has its own private beach, a swimming pool, tennis courts, kids room, gym, a gift shop, laundry room, a luxurious spa, a seaside bar on a dock, a bar and a restaurant. Palau Royal Resort is located within walking distance to several restaurants. Owned by Nikko Hotels International, Palau Royal Resort offers guests modern facilities and in-room amenities during their time in Palau.

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Live Aboard

Palau

Palau Aggressor II

The Palau Aggressor II offers seven-day charters, Sunday to Sunday with five days and one-half days of diving. Diving begins Monday morning and ends Saturday before lunch when the Aggressor returns to port. Monday through Friday there are four dives offered each day and a night dive on three evenings. Saturday a half-day of diving is offered. Beginner divers may find Palau's strong currents challenging. All dives with the Palau Aggressor II are made from the 18-passenger dive skiff, which is lowered into the water by a hydraulic cradle. Palau's mushroom-shaped rock islands offer a variety of exciting dives: WWII wrecks, shark-infested channels, blue holes and caves. Palau is a year round destination with something for every season. During mating season, December through March, guests may see as many as 20 – 30 manta rays! February and March offer large schools of Moorish Idols, Unicorn Fish and many species of Butterfly Fish. All year round guests encounter massive bait balls of scad at Ulong, German Channel and on the reefs of Blue Corner and Siaes Corner.

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Palau Siren

The Palau Siren welcomes 16 guests in 8 cabins onboard. The liveaboard offers both 7 and 10 night itineraries in Palau with exciting specialty dives like spawning dives and blackwater night dives. The Palau Siren is an Indonesia Phinisi style vessel which makes for a comfortable trip and beautiful details in the cabins. The Palau Siren crew is very experienced and friendly. The diving from the boat is done via inflatable zodiacs. Divers simply put their wetsuits on, step aboard the zodiac and roll into the fish-filled Palauan waters! Please note, the Palau Siren requires divers to have at least 30 logged dives and their Advanced OPen Water certification for their trips. PLease talk to you local dive center to get Advanced Open Water Certified!

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Rock Islands Aggressor (SD)

The Rock Islands Aggressor offers seven-day charters, Sunday to Sunday with five days and one-half days of diving. Diving begins Monday morning and ends Saturday before lunch when the Aggressor returns to port. Monday through Friday there are four dives offered each day and a night dive on three evenings. Saturday a half-day of diving is offered. Beginner divers may find Palau's strong currents challenging. All dives with the Rock Islands Aggressor are made from the 18-passenger dive skiff, which is lowered into the water by a hydraulic cradle. Palau's mushroom-shaped rock islands offer a variety of exciting dives: WWII wrecks, shark-infested channels, blue holes and caves. Palau is a year round destination with something for every season. During mating season, December through March, guests may see as many as 20 – 30 manta rays! February and March offer large schools of Moorish Idols, Unicorn Fish and many species of Butterfly Fish. All year round guests encounter massive bait balls of scad at Ulong, German Channel and on the reefs of Blue Corner and Siaes Corner.

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Solitude One

Rebuilt from a 52-metre (171ft) steel-hulled merchant vessel, MV Solitude One has undergone a complete makeover from her original form to set new standards in hospitality and professionalism. With clients in mind, the vessel was purpose-built to incorporate smart design, functionality and comforts close to home without going over the top. Every guest on board will be cared for by well-trained staff who address their guests by name, can anticipate individual needs, and appear only when needed, allowing them the privacy and exclusivity of a “home away from home.” MV Solitude One has a total of 10 cabins that can accommodate a maximum capacity of 22 guests. Paying close attention to detail, the cabins were conceptualised from experience, common sense, feedback from guests, incorporating essential elements from the hospitality world and being very aware of what discerning divers need and want, and then designing them with taste and practicality. Be sure to check out the numerous 7 & 10 night itineraires this vessel features in Palau and the Philippines!

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