WEST PLAZA DESEKEL HOTEL & FISH ‘N FINS
The small West Plaza Desekel Hotel offers comfortable, straightforward accommodation for those who want to dive Palau’s incredible reefs but who prefer a much less expensive option than staying at the luxurious Palau Pacific Resort or another of Palau’s top-end hotels. Located about a 20-minutes taxi ride from the airport and close to Koror’s main shopping district, but in a quiet side-street, this simple but pleasant hotel offers spacious air-conditioned rooms with colour television and refrigerator. Most rooms have a terrace. The hotel does not have a restaurant, but there are a number of restaurants and bars nearby, including an Indian restaurant which is widely considered one of Koror’s best places to dine. The West Plaza Desekel Hotel is also situated conveniently close to the Fish ’n Fins dive centre. The hotel’s situation close to the dive centre means that divers can stroll down there in about 5-10 minutes and eat breakfast before the start of the diving day, or Fish ‘n Fins will transfer you by vehicle if you prefer.
The most established dive centre on the island, Fish ‘n Fins is famous for its wonderful service to divers. Situated a 5-minutes walk from the centre of town, Fish ‘n Fins prides itself on taking clients to some of the most exciting dive sites in Palau including many wreck sites. Fish ‘n Fins is one of the few locally owned and operated dive shops in Palau. There is the Barracuda bar and cafe at the dive centre, so one can take breakfast or other meals there, or socialize into the evening. The daily two-tank dive leaves the dock at about 0830 returning in the afternoon. A third dive of the day and night dives are available locally. Boats are equipped with marine radio and have shaded areas for protection against the sun. Drinks and snacks are provided on the boat. Most boats have a capacity of 6 or 8 divers to ensure that small groups of divers are grouped for similar skills an interests wherever possible. Nitrox and 15 litre tanks are available.
Fish 'n' Fins also offer helicopter tours at verty reasonable rates! Talk to us about the possibilities.
From $1630 for 7 nights. Includes: airport transfers, 7 nights room-only accommodation on a twin/share basis at the West Plaza Desekel Hotel; 5 days of diving (2 boat dives per day, lunch and drinks on board, dive guide, Nitrox fills up to 32%). Supplement for Peleliu dive trips: $26 per trip. A Koror State Diving Permit fee of $100 (subject to change, valid for 10 days) is payable locally to the dive centre. If you dive at Peleliu, a Peleliu State Diving Permit fee of $30 (subject to change) is also payable. Non-divers are welcome to join their diving partners on the dive boats at an extra cost. Reduction for non-divers. Single Occupancy Supplement: From $980 for 7 nights.