The island nation of Indonesia straddles the equator between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and lies at the heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’ - the epicentre of the world’s marine biodiversity. Nowhere on earth can visitors experience such a range of spectacular diving - from encounters with huge whale sharks and oceanic manta rays, to muck dives with beautiful Rhinopias and the exceedingly rare psychedelic frogfish.
Fish ’n Fins has been exploring the incredible underwater environment of Palau for over two decades and become known for their professionalism, amazing service, and commitment to creating the perfect holiday experience in Palau. Working in partnership with a range of resorts, you can be sure of finding your ideal dive holiday experience in the Pacific with Fish ’n Fins.
- Exceptional dive centre offering courses from Bubblemaker to IDCs, tec and cave exploration.
- Flexible choice of accommodation allows for different budgets and preferences.
- Well-established, professionally managed and a reputation for great service.
For over 25 years, fish ’n Fins has been setting the standard for dive tourism in Palau. Fish ’n Fins pride themselves on the fact that they have never cancelled a single day of diving through mechanical problems with their boats. They apply the same levels of reliability and professionalism to all aspects of this dive centre, combining the streamlined operation of a large company with the personalised service of a small one. Fish ’n fins offer day and night diving, wreck diving and cave exploration, freediving and snorkelling, or hiking, trekking and jeep tours on land.
The Cove Resort is located on Malakal Island, close to the marina and the Fish n’ Fins dive centre. This modern resort features the largest lagoon pool in Palau and has a fantastic selection of nautically-themed rooms and restaurant - perfect for divers!
The 3 star Palau Hotel is a great choice for guests looking for an affordable option in Koror. The hotel is centrally located, just 5 minutes from the waterfront and a short walk to a variety of shops, a super market and local restaurants. The 48 rooms are air-conditioned and feature a tv with satellite channels. Free wifi is available in public areas.
Landmark Marina is located in a beautiful lagoon at the southwest corner of Koror Island. The hotel is conveniently located next to the Fish ’n Fins dive centre and has its own private dock for guests to use, as well as a dockside restaurant.
The 3 star Beluu Hotel was built in 2017 and is located on a hillside facing the ocean and across to Koror. After a day of diving, guests can enjoy both western and Chinese food at the hotel restaurant, or catch a short taxi ride into town to dine in Koror.
The beautiful 4 star Palasia is a deluxe hotel in downtown Koror, built on a hillside with views across to the nearby Rock Islands. The Palasia is a great choice for a relaxing dive holiday, with a swimming pool, big activity centre, sauna, restaurants and beauty centre.
PALAU PLANTATION RESORT
The 4 star Palau Plantation Resort offers Palauan-styled cabins, cottages, and villas surrounded by gardens in the heart of Koror. The resort has just 20 rooms and is perfect for guests looking for a peaceful boutique hotel with pool, restaurant and convenient location.
PALAU PACIFIC RESORT
The 5 star Palau Pacific is a luxurious resort overlooking a stunning white sand beach and lagoon. The resort has 160 rooms and water bungalows decorated in an island motif and all the amenities of a world class resort - the ideal choice for divers looking for a luxurious dive vacation.
PALAU ROYAL RESORT
The 4 star Palau Royal is located on the east coast of Malakal Island and built facing across its own private lagoon and white sand beach. The resort offers world class service, extensive grounds to relax and amazing facilities - everything a diver could want from luxurious holiday experience.
As a 5* five-star dive centre, Fish ’n Fins offers full equipment facilities, including both air and nitrox, equipment hire, and tours and training for all levels of diving from beginners to advanced, plus IDCs. They pride themselves on their flexibility and personal service, and ensure that dive itineraries can be tailored to suit their guests by maintaining low numbers. There are both day and night dives, always led by experienced guides who can help you truly appreciate the environment around you. Photographers will find a great welcome here with introductory tours to show beginners the ropes, and private boats and guides diving at the best times and to the best locations for professional photography. The highlight of the diving is, of course, the sharks, who thrive in the sanctuary established in the area.
For those who enjoy snorkelling, there are daily tours to enjoy the fabulous soft corals around the shores. Guests agree that the quality of the service makes the whole experience one they’ll never forget.
Fish ’n Fins works with a range of partner resort and hotels, so you can choose your accommodation from five-star luxury to a more modest but still superb, beachfront hotel. At the top of the range are hotels with their own spa facilities, private beach, hot tubs, infinity pools, fitness centre and first-class, beach-view restaurants. On a tighter budget, you can still enjoy a beautiful room and private bathroom by the sea or further into town.
Fish ’n Fins’s Barracuda restaurant provides superb fresh local and delicacies, including vegetarian alternatives, and can cater for special diets. The company can also organise adventure activities, from skydiving to trips to experience the breath-taking views from the top of Palau’s highest peak, or jungle tours to the rainforest or local landmarks. Investigate the World War II tanks, relics and monuments on the land tour, stopping to swim in mini-waterfalls and mountain streams. If your interests are more water-based, there’s paddle boarding, or kayaking through the clear waters, mangroves or the marine lakes of the Rock Islands. Take a relaxed trip to Nikko Bay and the Bat Cave to celebrate the full-moon, or rediscover the ancient Palauan caves and spend the night under the stars.
Palau has become a global leader in protecting its environment and a model for other countries seeking for ways to protect their natural heritage and develop a more sustainable tourism industry. Over the last decade, Palau has created the world’s first shark sanctuary and protected over 80% of its entire Exclusive Economic Zone - the area of ocean that extends 200 nautical miles in all directions from the islands; banned all sunscreens that contain chemicals harmful to coral reefs; updated its immigration policy so that every visitor has to take the ‘Palau Pledge’ and commit to protecting the natural environment of the islands whilst visiting; and most recently started to phase out single use plastics across the country, starting with government offices and larger shops.
Fish ’n Fins are the founders of the Micronesian Shark Foundation which, in conjunction with an annual Shark Week Festival, is dedicated to collecting research data and raising awareness to protect sharks throughout Micronesia. In 2000, Fish ’n Fins founder Navot led a crew of technical divers in the discovery of the USS Perry, the only US shipwreck in Palau, continuing Fish ‘n Fins tradition of pioneering the waters of Palau.