Ocean Hunter I
Liveaboard At A Glance
Ocean Hunter I is a 20 metre yacht ideal for small groups or families wishing for a private charter. She accommodates up to six guests in three cabins. This is a very personal experience and an affordable charter to experience the beautiful islands and dive sites of Palau.
Ocean Hunter I operates from January to September on a schedule of seven and ten night departures. Because she only takes a small number of people, there is great flexibility in the itinerary - she can plan her diving and island visits according to your wishes.
Ocean Hunter I is perfect for small groups of friends or family, taking a maximum of six guests, which makes for a flexible, tailor-made diving adventure.
Accommodation is in three cabins, Cabin 1 has two bunk beds, Cabin 2 has a king size bed underneath and a single on top, making this ideal for a couple or two singles and Cabin 3, the most spacious cabin on the vessel, has a king size bed and a single bed at the same level. All cabins have an ensuite shower and WC.
The saloon has separate air-conditioning and comfortable seating, with DVD and TV for the use of the guests.
There is a well equipped galley and food and drinks are available whenever required.
Because of the shallow draft, Ocean Hunter I will usually take you directly to the dive site so there is no need for long chase boat rides and you can enjoy the comfort of the main vessel as soon as you come up from your dive. However, the chase boat is always ready to take you to dive sites when necessary. This is a 5.5 metre rigid hulled inflatable with 140 hp engine.
At the stern of the Ocean Hunter I a large dive platform provides easy access to the water and here there are individual storage bins for your personal equipment and a line from which to hang wetsuits.
A dive briefing is given before every dive and a dive master will accompany the group to guide, guard and assist. Night dives are offered every night.
Nitrox diving and courses are available on board; please ask our sales staff for prices.
Ocean Hunter I`s itinerary will take you to all the best dive sites in Palau, from Ngemelis to Peleliu at the south of the region.
Schedule & Itinerary
Generally, Ocean Hunter I departs from Koror on seven and ten night itineraries from January to September. The liveaboard itinerary will vary according to sea conditions, tides, currents and lunar cycles. Both the seven and ten day trips will give you a great selection of the best of Palau dive sites.
However, because Ocean Hunter I is for small groups, you can design your own programme of diving and adventure. The crew will be on hand for guidance and to ensure you make the most of your time in Palau.
A liveaboard holiday combines well with a stay at a resort; please take a look at the sample itinerary and resorts listed on the website and ask our Sales Office for recommendations and prices according to your needs.
The most common routing to Palau is via Manila. If you are travelling through or from the UK we can arrange flights to Manila on award winning Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore or Malaysian Airlines - we are very pleased to be able to offer our clients 30kgs luggage allowance for dive equipment with each of these carriers. From Manila, United Airlines operate direct flights to Palau twice a week.
The Ocean Hunter liveaboard runs varying sailing schedules throughout the year so you will most likely need to take accommodation on Palau before and/or after the liveaboard. Palau has many wonderful hotels to choose from and we will be happy to recommend just the right one for your needs and to arrange all your accommodation and transfers accordingly.
United Airlines operate flights throughout Micronesia and it is therefore very easy to combine your stay in Palau with either Truk Lagoon or Yap and combination holidays come highly recommended. We are very experienced in putting together combination itineraries to Micronesia, and we have first-hand knowledge of each of these destinations, so please give us a call to find out more and to get a personalised itinerary and quote to suit your requirements.
Late afternoon departure from the UK for overnight flight to Manila via Hong Kong
Evening arrival into Manila. Transfer to hotel for one night's accommodation.
Depart Manila for evening flight to Palau and transfer to Landmark Marina Hotel for 1 night
Transfer to Ocean Hunter I liveaboard for 7nts fantastic diving exploring the stunning reefs of Palau.
Evening departure for flight to Manila and transfer to hotel for 1 night's accommodation.
Morning departure from Manila to UK via Hong Kong, arriving UK later in the evening.
2nts Manila + 1nt Landmark Marina Hotel + 7nts Ocean Hunter I from £3003 per person plus £455 per person taxes
Price includes return international flights in economy class on Cathay Pacific from London Heathrow to Manila.
In Manila it includes a total of 2nts accommodation at the Manila Remington Hotel (1nt either side of Palau) with breakfast on a twin/double share basis and free shuttle bus transfers from airport.
Price also includes return United Airlines flights from Manila to Palau in economy class.
In Palau it includes transfers and 1nt’s accommodation at the Landmark Marina Hotel on a twin/double share basis with breakfast.
For Ocean Hunter I it includes transfers, 7nts accommodation on board in a twin/double cabin with all meals and soft drinks and up to 6 dives per day with use of tanks and weights on air.
Excluded: Palau Dive Permit payable locally