A Brief History

Blue Marlin was established as a dive shop on Malakal Bay in 1987. Its founder, Dr. Minoru Ueki, is a former Palau minister. Since our inception, we have collaborated with the Belau Tourism Association (Palau’s tourism association) and have strived to show Palau’s majestic underwater world to everyone. We want visitors to see for themselves that Palau is the top spot for diving.

To expand our business and enhance our services, we moved our operation into the 5-star Palau Royal Resort in the Malakal area in 2005.

We have received several awards from tourism agencies and dive magazines, including the Best Diving Service Award. And in 2017, we celebrate our 30th consecutive year in business with no serious accidents.

StaffOur highly experienced international team always aims for guest satisfaction!

Naoyuki Tominaga
(Tommy) Japanese
General Managert
Lead Guide
NaAUI Instructor
Katsumi Kaneyuki
(Kanesan) Australian
International Marketing
Lead Instructor
PADI Course Director
IAHD (International Association of Handicapped Divers) Instructor Trainer
Clayton johanes
(Tonton) Palauan
Lead Guide
Senior Boat Captain
PADI Instructor
Yu Iguchi
(Yuu) Japanese
Assistant Manager
LeadGuide
PADI Instractor
Hiromi Maeda
(Hiromi) Japanese
Guide
PADI Instructor
Shogo Fujiwara
(Shogo) Japanese
Guide
PADI Instructor
Yukihiro Tanahashi
(Tana) Japanese
Guide
PADI Instructor
Flavin Andy
(Flave) Palauan
Senior Guide
Senior Boat Captain
PADI Divemaster
Stacy Gates
(Stacy) Palauan
Boat Captain
Hanae Tanifuji
(Hana) Japanese
Administrative
Department
Satomi Miyazaki
(Satomi) Japanese
Sales Department

Location

palau royal resort

We are located at the 5-star Palau Royal Resort. The boat pier is right in front of our shop.

Facilities include a spacious logging area and clean, convenient spaces for rinsing equipment or taking a hot shower.

Dive Shop

The Pier

Dive Shop and Hotel

Hot Showers

Dive-Log Terrace 

Giftshop WhiteRockLily

Our Boats

Our five boats, which vary in length from 25 feet to 37 feet, are all designed for divers. For safety, each boat has a reliable, powerful twin engine, VHF marine radio, first aid kit, and medical oxygen equipment. All our boats have a toilet.

In consideration for the environment, we use SUZUKI four-stroke engines.

All of our boats are available for charter. Please ask us about rates.

BM1
33-foot flat boat, with canvas roofing, for up to 10 guests
BM2
25-foot cruiser-type boat for up to 4 guests
BM3 and BM6
37-foot, wide body flat boats, with canvas roofing, for up to 16 guests each
BM7
33-foot flat boat, with canvas roofing, for up to 13 guests