Off out for the diving day on one of the Fish 'n' Fins day boats

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.

Price: From about £974 (US$1315, about €1144)


  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation on a twin/share, room only 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%).

Upgrades to other room types are available: Please contact us.

Reduced rates available for non-divers.

Single Occupancy Supplement: Please contact us. 

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.

West Plaza Desekel exterior view (Fish 'n' Fins)

Standard room at West Plaza Desekel (Fish 'n' Fins)

The West Plaza Desekel Hotel lobby (Fish 'n' Fins)

Lunches are usually taken on the beach of an uninhabited island (Fish 'n' Fins)

Looking at the stunning Rock Island of Palau from the dive boats is a real treat (Fish 'n' Fins)

The Fish 'n' Fins shop (Fish 'n' Fins)

Why not take the opportunity to go kayaking whilst in town?! (Fish 'n' Fins)

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