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Fish'n Fins Diving & PADI 5 Star IDC Center

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Fish'n Fins Diving & 5 Star IDC Center

Pristine Palau is among the best dive destinations in the world, famous for its rich underwater environment, healthy hard and soft coral gardens, vast amount of sea life, exciting World War II Wrecks, caves and most importantly the protection of sharks. Palau not only created the world’s first Shark Sanctuary in 2009 and hence spiked a worldwide conservation effort, but Palau also declared a National Marine Sanctuary in October 2015. This is a 500.000 square kilometer NO-TAKING ZONE, which has many benefits including being home to 135 endangered or vulnerable species of sharks and rays.

Pristine Palau is among the best dive destinations in the world, famous for its rich underwater environment, healthy hard and soft coral gardens, vast amount of sea life, exciting World War II Wrecks, caves and most importantly the protection of sharks. Palau not only created the world’s first Shark Sanctuary in 2009 and hence spiked a worldwide conservation effort, but Palau also declared a National Marine Sanctuary in October 2015. This is a 500.000 square kilometer NO-TAKING ZONE, which has many benefits including being home to 135 endangered or vulnerable species of sharks and rays.

Pristine Palau is among the best dive destinations in the world, famous for its rich underwater environment, healthy hard and soft coral gardens, vast amount of sea life, exciting World War II Wrecks, caves and most importantly the protection of sharks. Palau not only created the world’s first Shark Sanctuary in 2009 and hence spiked a worldwide conservation effort, but Palau also declared a National Marine Sanctuary in October 2015. This is a 500.000 square kilometer NO-TAKING ZONE, which has many benefits including being home to 135 endangered or vulnerable species of sharks and rays.

Fish’n Fins Diving Center offers everything to ensure you enjoy Palau’s waters and pristine islands with more comfort, safety, excitement and fun.

Fish’n Fins Diving Center offers everything to ensure you enjoy Palau’s waters and pristine islands with more comfort, safety, excitement and fun.

Fish’n Fins Diving Center offers everything to ensure you enjoy Palau’s waters and pristine islands with more comfort, safety, excitement and fun.

Fish’n Fins - where quality and competence matter

Fish’n Fins - where quality and competence matter

Fish’n Fins - where quality and competence matter

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Daily Dive Tours

We have a flexible dive itinerary customized according to our divers' wishes and our knowledge of the best dive sites for the day's conditions. We try to make sure everyone visits where they want to go.
A morning dive trip leaves around 8:30am and returns anywhere from 3:30-5:30pm, earlier or later at your request.
In between two dives, take a one-hour surface interval in a beautiful snorkel spot where you can explore around the Rock Islands.
Lunch, as a picnic on a Rock Island Beach is usually after two dives as we serve delicious dishes from Barracuda, our in-house restaurant, vegetarian & vegan options available).
Without paying extra, you can stop and snorkel at the intact and shallow Zero plane, the giant Tridacna clams, or ask your driver about the Milky Way - you’ll be in for a traditional treatment - Palauan white clay masks with a private lagoon for a spa.
Enjoy the scenic boat ride including WWII relics, ancient red cave paintings, and the famous Rock Island Arch. Sit back, relax, and let us take you to the best sites Palau has to offer.

We have a flexible dive itinerary customized according to our divers' wishes and our knowledge of the best dive sites for the day's conditions. We try to make sure everyone visits where they want to go.
A morning dive trip leaves around 8:30am and returns anywhere from 3:30-5:30pm, earlier or later at your request.
In between two dives, take a one-hour surface interval in a beautiful snorkel spot where you can explore around the Rock Islands.
Lunch, as a picnic on a Rock Island Beach is usually after two dives as we serve delicious dishes from Barracuda, our in-house restaurant, vegetarian & vegan options available).
Without paying extra, you can stop and snorkel at the intact and shallow Zero plane, the giant Tridacna clams, or ask your driver about the Milky Way - you’ll be in for a traditional treatment - Palauan white clay masks with a private lagoon for a spa.
Enjoy the scenic boat ride including WWII relics, ancient red cave paintings, and the famous Rock Island Arch. Sit back, relax, and let us take you to the best sites Palau has to offer.

We have a flexible dive itinerary customized according to our divers' wishes and our knowledge of the best dive sites for the day's conditions. We try to make sure everyone visits where they want to go.
A morning dive trip leaves around 8:30am and returns anywhere from 3:30-5:30pm, earlier or later at your request.
In between two dives, take a one-hour surface interval in a beautiful snorkel spot where you can explore around the Rock Islands.
Lunch, as a picnic on a Rock Island Beach is usually after two dives as we serve delicious dishes from Barracuda, our in-house restaurant, vegetarian & vegan options available).
Without paying extra, you can stop and snorkel at the intact and shallow Zero plane, the giant Tridacna clams, or ask your driver about the Milky Way - you’ll be in for a traditional treatment - Palauan white clay masks with a private lagoon for a spa.
Enjoy the scenic boat ride including WWII relics, ancient red cave paintings, and the famous Rock Island Arch. Sit back, relax, and let us take you to the best sites Palau has to offer.

Budget
from $160.00/2 tanks

Budget
from $160.00/2 tanks

Budget
from $160.00/2 tanks

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Dive Guides

You will always have at least one dive guide on your boat, often an international team of two, who will lead you in the water on every dive, helping you identify fish, showing you underwater secrets, and answering all your questions about Palau.
Our dive guides are all trained to at least the PADI Divemaster level and are underwater naturalists. They hail from Japan, Philippines, Israel and Switzerland.
However, we also have made a commitment since 1972 to hire and train local Palauan dive guides, so the majority of our guides and all our boat captains are Palauan. Having grown up around the reef, they act as invaluable sources of knowledge, and ambassadors into Palauan culture as well.
The Dive Guides are there to ensure you have a fun and safe trip.

You will always have at least one dive guide on your boat, often an international team of two, who will lead you in the water on every dive, helping you identify fish, showing you underwater secrets, and answering all your questions about Palau.
Our dive guides are all trained to at least the PADI Divemaster level and are underwater naturalists. They hail from Japan, Philippines, Israel and Switzerland.
However, we also have made a commitment since 1972 to hire and train local Palauan dive guides, so the majority of our guides and all our boat captains are Palauan. Having grown up around the reef, they act as invaluable sources of knowledge, and ambassadors into Palauan culture as well.
The Dive Guides are there to ensure you have a fun and safe trip.

You will always have at least one dive guide on your boat, often an international team of two, who will lead you in the water on every dive, helping you identify fish, showing you underwater secrets, and answering all your questions about Palau.
Our dive guides are all trained to at least the PADI Divemaster level and are underwater naturalists. They hail from Japan, Philippines, Israel and Switzerland.
However, we also have made a commitment since 1972 to hire and train local Palauan dive guides, so the majority of our guides and all our boat captains are Palauan. Having grown up around the reef, they act as invaluable sources of knowledge, and ambassadors into Palauan culture as well.
The Dive Guides are there to ensure you have a fun and safe trip.

Good to know!
We keep groups small - our highest ratio Divemaster:Divers is 1:8
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Diving with Air

At Fish 'n Fins we offer our divers a wide variety of Air Tanks: 80 (our standard), 100, 70, and 63 cubic feet (equals 12, 15, 10.5 and 9.5 liters).
Our AIR tanks have yellow tops, our NITROX tanks have green tops, are aluminum 80's clearly identified with yellow / green NITROX markings.
We have Standard and DIN valves available and we guarantee your tanks will always be filled to their maximum working capacity.

At Fish 'n Fins we offer our divers a wide variety of Air Tanks: 80 (our standard), 100, 70, and 63 cubic feet (equals 12, 15, 10.5 and 9.5 liters).
Our AIR tanks have yellow tops, our NITROX tanks have green tops, are aluminum 80's clearly identified with yellow / green NITROX markings.
We have Standard and DIN valves available and we guarantee your tanks will always be filled to their maximum working capacity.

At Fish 'n Fins we offer our divers a wide variety of Air Tanks: 80 (our standard), 100, 70, and 63 cubic feet (equals 12, 15, 10.5 and 9.5 liters).
Our AIR tanks have yellow tops, our NITROX tanks have green tops, are aluminum 80's clearly identified with yellow / green NITROX markings.
We have Standard and DIN valves available and we guarantee your tanks will always be filled to their maximum working capacity.

Good to know!
Fish 'n Fins is very proud of its Air Quality. It is analyzed at set intervals by Trace Analytics, Inc., 15768 Hamilton Pool Rd., Austin, TX 78738, Tel: (800) Air-1024. And it is in compliance with the Compressed Breathing Air Specifications CGA G-7.1-1997 Grade E(2).
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Our Boats

This BBQ & Grill Spices gift set is perfect for every barbecue and grill lover! It's ideal to keep close at hand in your spice rack.

You did not travel all the way to Palau to dive just to be piled up in the same small boat with 20 other divers. At Fish 'n Fins we limit the number of divers per boat. Explore our reefs with few divers around you only.
All our boats have cushioned seating, protective overhead covering, and dry storage compartments.

Good to know!
We have dive boats measuring:
1 x 38 feet 2 X 225 HP 4-stroke engines (Triton)
5 x 35 feet 2 X 225 HP 4-stroke engines (Poseidon, Neptune, Vulcan, Apollo, Atlas)
1 x 32 feet 2 X 175 HP 4-stroke engines (Nautilus)
4 x 29 feet 2 X 150 HP engines (Kon-Tiki & Calypso, Thetys, Venus)

Good to know!
We have dive boats measuring:
1 x 38 feet 2 X 225 HP 4-stroke engines (Triton)
5 x 35 feet 2 X 225 HP 4-stroke engines (Poseidon, Neptune, Vulcan, Apollo, Atlas)
1 x 32 feet 2 X 175 HP 4-stroke engines (Nautilus)
4 x 29 feet 2 X 150 HP engines (Kon-Tiki & Calypso, Thetys, Venus)

Good to know!
We have dive boats measuring:
1 x 38 feet 2 X 225 HP 4-stroke engines (Triton)
5 x 35 feet 2 X 225 HP 4-stroke engines (Poseidon, Neptune, Vulcan, Apollo, Atlas)
1 x 32 feet 2 X 175 HP 4-stroke engines (Nautilus)
4 x 29 feet 2 X 150 HP engines (Kon-Tiki & Calypso, Thetys, Venus)

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Diving with Nitrox

This BBQ & Grill Spices gift set is perfect for every barbecue and grill lover! It's ideal to keep close at hand in your spice rack.

Fish 'n Fins uses a membrane system for our recreational diving nitrox tanks. Our IANTD certified gas-blender crew will pump your tank to the required oxygen content and then analyze it. Before the dive, you’ll analyze your own tank with a second analyzer and sign a sheet stating the O2% in your tank and your maximum depth.

This BBQ & Grill Spices gift set is perfect for every barbecue and grill lover! It's ideal to keep close at hand in your spice rack.

Then you’ll slip into the water with all the benefits of NITROX.

We offer EAN 32 free of charge to all our NITROX certified guests

This BBQ & Grill Spices gift set is perfect for every barbecue and grill lover! It's ideal to keep close at hand in your spice rack.

If you are not yet qualified to use NITROX then the PADI Enriched Air Speciality is just what you need. See the courses page for more details.

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Mandarin Fish Dive

When night falls over Palau, most likely the cutest of fishes, the Mandarin Dragonet, awakes and after a long day's rest feels ready to enjoy life - first is dinner - the little fish indulges on small shrimps, which it finds on the Staghorn Corals it lives on - later, boy meets girl and a wonderful mating dance starts ...

Mandarin Fish Dive

We meet at the diving center by 5:30 pm. After a briefing we'll dive to see Mandarin Fishes and their amazing mating dance.
Set budget is for 1 tank at Mandarin Fish Lake and includes a torch.

We meet at the diving center by 5:30 pm. After a briefing we'll dive to see Mandarin Fishes and their amazing mating dance.
Set budget is for 1 tank at Mandarin Fish Lake and includes a torch.

We meet at the diving center by 5:30 pm. After a briefing we'll dive to see Mandarin Fishes and their amazing mating dance.
Set budget is for 1 tank at Mandarin Fish Lake and includes a torch.

Night Diving

Night diving is one of the best experiences you can have. Once you submerge and turn your torch on your whole world focuses on just a very small area, the field of your light. The reef will suddenly appear in bright colours you couldn’t see during the day. And life will change too - you will see fish that are active during the day sleeping and nocturnal ones go about their business.

Night Diving

Night diving is slow and relaxing - needless to say a blast for all photographers.
We'll dive at one of our favorite night dive sites pulsing with active nocturnal creatures. We'll leave the shop around 5:30pm; set budget is for 1 tank.

Night diving is slow and relaxing - needless to say a blast for all photographers.
We'll dive at one of our favorite night dive sites pulsing with active nocturnal creatures. We'll leave the shop around 5:30pm; set budget is for 1 tank.

Night diving is slow and relaxing - needless to say a blast for all photographers.
We'll dive at one of our favorite night dive sites pulsing with active nocturnal creatures. We'll leave the shop around 5:30pm; set budget is for 1 tank.

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Why we keep coming back

As a passionate diver for more than 25 years I have seen many dive sites all over the world.
But since my wife and me have been to Palau, diving with Fish’n Fins for the first time in 2011 we did not find a better place.

The dive sites are pristine and just breathtaking and the marine life is overwhelming. Fish’n Fins is a certified five star dive operator and state of the art. As the first dive base on Palau you will hardly find a more experienced operator to guide you to the best places around the islands. Every staff member is a designated expert and most professional, making you feel safe at any time.

Thanks to Hiro, Silas, Clint, Malsol for being at our side during so many dives.

It is for good reason that we came back three times meanwhile passing more than 100 dives at some of the world’s most famous dive sites.

Beyond that, the owners Tova and Navot committed themselves to protecting sharks. In 2002 they created the Micronesian Shark Foundation, a non-profit organization conserving, protecting and researching sharks. Thanks to their still ongoing efforts the waters around Palau became the world’s first shark sanctuary. We will be back again.

Thomas & Bianca Mohr, Germany

Thomas & Bianca Mohr, Germany

Thomas & Bianca Mohr, Germany

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Why we keep coming back

Hard to believe but we've been to Palau and dove with Fish 'n Fins ELEVEN TIMES since 2001 and can't wait to go back for our 12th visit! If that doesn't speak to how great Fish'n Fins is, I don't know what does! 
In our mind, we've never dived with a more professional operator and for sure, we've never dived in a better, more diving-diverse place than Palau.
During these trips my son and I got our Divemaster certification and I went back to get my Instructor's certification two years ago. As well, we had two tremendous live-aboard trips on Ocean Hunter I and this year, we brought 14 family and friends with us for an amazing week aboard Ocean Hunter III! Tova and Navot have been perfecting their trade for the last twenty plus years in Palau and it shows. Their boats are comfortable, never crowded, and their dive guides and instructors and drivers are first-rate.  

Diving just doesn't get any better than in Palau (the diversity of diving experiences is un-paralleled in the world in my mind) and the professionalism that Fish 'n Fins brings to the party makes it all click. Fish 'n Fins' dive shop is outstanding, their equipment is first-rate, and the folks in the office are friendly and efficient. And don't forget to enjoy excellent quality food in their on-site restaurant (Bar-racuda)!

Bob Fregolle, USA

Bob Fregolle, USA

Bob Fregolle, USA

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Why we keep coming back

As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, there is only 1 liveaboard that I would recommend to bring my dive groups to. Ocean Hunter 3 has the perfect combination of great food, service, facilities and diving. The world famous dive sites not only have all fantastic marine life, they have also have WW2 wrecks and cave dives.

But there is so much more Fish’n Fins has to offer - some of my groups love to be land based and enjoy daily dives with Fish’n Fins in Koror.
The trips are perfectly organized, from tanks to rental gear to boats things are top notch and always up-to-date.
I can not imagine to bring my people anywhere else but to Fish’n Fins and Ocean Hunter - it’s all about the quality!

Errol Bong, Hong Kong

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Why we keep coming back

Fish 'n Fins has been our go-to place for amazing dive vacations for many years and we already booked our trip for next year as well.

Tova and Navot have built an amazing organization, focused on divers, on conservation, and on providing a perfect experience end to end. From the  moment you land in Palau, until the moment they drop you off at the airport on your way back.
The speed boats are designed around divers, the staff is exceptional, their understanding of Palau, of the dive sites and of the nature that they are guiding us through is what makes us come back every year.

Dirk Hohndel, USA

Dirk Hohndel, USA

Dirk Hohndel, USA

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Why we keep coming back

Fish’n Fins is a true gem in Palau. The super friendly owners run a fantastic dive center and you feel welcome the minute you walk through the door.

Some of the best dive sites in the world, from wall dives, wreck dives, hook dives to drift dives - there is something for everyone. Our family has made many wonderful memories in Palau thanks to Fish’n Fins.

We have been with Fish’n Fins eleven times and we are already looking forward to our next visit.

Liu Family, Taiwan

Liu Family, Taiwan

Liu Family, Taiwan

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Why we keep coming back

Chuck has been diving in Palau since the early 70’s. We have enjoyed many years of diving with Fish & Fins - in fact we have lost count of how many times we have been with Fish’n Fins or one of their liveaboards.

We have celebrated Chuck’s 80th, 85th and 90th birthdays with Fish’n Fins in Palau. We have brought lots of people to Fish’n Fins over the years, something we would not have done if we were not 100 percent convinced of the operation’s outstanding quality.

Tova and Navot have created such an amazing dive shop over the years, nothing short of the perfect place for an amazing experience.

We are looking forward to diving with Fish'n Fins again on Chuck’s 95th birthday! 

Roz & Chuck Nicklin, USA

Roz & Chuck Nicklin, USA

Roz & Chuck Nicklin, USA

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Moorish Idol Spawning

Special Dives - Spawning Dives

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Moorish Idols
Moorish Idols are known to aggregate and spawn through the months of December to late January. These groups which can consist of several hundred can be found rushing through Palau's outer reefs and slopes. The group without warning will rush towards the surface and away from the reef to release their eggs. During this time sharks and other predators will swarm to feed on the Moorish Idols lacking the protection of the reef.
Please note that
this dive depends on moon phase and tides
which is why it needs to be planned in advance - if interested please contact us.
Sailfin Snapper Spawning

Special Dives - Spawning Dives

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Sailfin Snapper
Sailfin Snapper are generally known to be deepwater dwellers but a few times a year these fish aggregate and spawn in shallower depths. During the months of March/April/June the massive aggregation and spawning happens in Peleliu where tens of thousands create a visual phenomenon.
Please note that
this dive depends on moon phase and tides
which is why it needs to be planned in advance - if interested please contact us.
Orange Spine Unicornfish Spawning

Special Dives - Spawning Dives

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Orange Spine Unicornfish
Orange Spine Unicornfish are nicknamed surgeonfish due to their razor sharp spine which they use to defend themselves against potential predators. During the months of February hordes of these unique fish flood the outer reefs and corners. At this time predators hunt them down. Truly a sight to behold.
Please note that
this dive depends on moon phase and tides
which is why it needs to be planned in advance - if interested please contact us.
Humphead Parrotfish Spawning

Special Dives - Spawning Dives

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Humphead Parrotfish
Humphead Parrotfish can be identified by their bulbous bump on their forehead. They are the largest member in the parrotfish family and can grow over one meter in length. Just before the new moon cycle schools of thousands of these fish will migrate for a short spawning interval. The aggregation occurs for approximately 30 minutes, then they propel themselves towards the surface in an explosive demonstration. The surrounding water becomes milky littering with millions of tiny eggs that will be swept out to sea.
Please note that
this dive depends on moon phase and tides
which is why it needs to be planned in advance - if interested please contact us.
Twin Spot Red Snappers Spawning

Special Dives - Spawning Dives

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Twin Spot Red Snappers
Just before the full moon lunar cycle the Twin Spot Red Snappers aggregate in the early mornings leading to the full moon. Thousands of snappers will migrate from surrounding areas and aggregate over the reef. When the tide begins to shift they rush up towards the surface releasing sperm and eggs in an explosive display. On many occasions large pelagic predators such as bullsharks, silvertips, and oceanic blacktips have be seen feasting and attacking the schools of snappers.
Please note that
this dive depends on moon phase and tides
which is why it needs to be planned in advance - if interested please contact us.
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If beginner or Pro, Fish’n Fins takes special care of its underwater photographers. From private boats, private guides, special lighting needs, to special times and locations - we have it covered - if we can help you plan your Palau photo shoot please let us know.

Just starting to shoot DSLR? We have a photo Pro on staff who is more than happy to show you the ropes from composition, lighting to Photoshop. Interested?

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Dedicated Shark Diving & Education

Join us for the 18th annual
SHARK WEEK PALAU

March 02-09, 2020

Event: 5 days of dedicated shark diving, one day of early morning diving, dives around Koror, Peleliu and Palau’s northern reefs. Evening seminars and presentations of MSF organizers and International experts, workshop & shark movie. Last night Gala Dinner Buffet, with Palauan Delicacies.

Each participant will receive a special “Shark Week Palau 2020” t-shirt, a Micronesian Shark Foundation coloring book and the chance to win a price in our raffle.

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BOOK YOUR DIVE PACKAGE

5 Dive Days Package...
5 Days Dive Package
USD800.00
5.00 Days
Daily Dive Tours...
Daily Dive Tour/s
USD160.00
1.00 Days

MEET THE TEAM

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Udi Bornovski

PADI Instructor - Equipment Tech
Video Pro

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Hiro Tatebe

PADI Master Instructor

PADI Master Instructor

PADI Master Instructor

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Rex Pumon

PADI Instructor

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Gian Amstutz

PADI Instructor

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Malsol Obak

PADI Divemaster

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Jerwin Abaigar

PADI Divemaster

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Moses Bismark

PADI Divemaster

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June Bautista

Boat Operator & Engineer

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Clark Favila

PADI Divemaster

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About Fish'n Fins

The story of Fish’n Fins is the tale of a young couple, Navot, a Naval Architect & Mechanical Engineer and Tova, an Executive Chef with dedication to fine foods, both highly experienced divers, who sailed the seas around the world for over four and a half years in the nineteen eighties. Fascinated by nature and culture, Navot and Tova fell in love with Palau and its people and decided to return to these pristine islands after their world trip.

Both returned in 1993 aboard their newly remodeled luxurious liveaboard Ocean Hunter.

Ever since then Navot, Tova, their family and Ocean Hunter Liveaboard have had a happy home in Palau. In 1998 Navot & Tova took over the existing dive shop Fish’n Fins and have developed the shop to a 5 Star, 21st century dive center for international divers and explorers alike.

Tova and Navot are very active members of the Palauan community - over the years they have contributed their expertise and services to numerous projects in Palau, including research expeditions, articles and movies (Skin Diver, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, BBC), and conservation efforts.

They founded the Micronesian Shark Foundation which, in conjunction with an annual Shark Week Festival at Fish ‘n Fins, is dedicated to collecting research data and raising awareness to protect sharks throughout Micronesia. In 2000, 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.

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Fish 'n Fins Palau
PO Box 964, Koror, Palau
Ph. +680.488.2637
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