Ocean Hunter III
Liveaboard At A Glance
Ocean Hunter III is the latest boat to join the Fish 'n Fins operation in Palau, a very professional organisation who have been running diving holidays for more than 25 years.
She is a well designed vessel dedicated to diving and ideal for the waters of Palau and her special trips to Yap. Her friendly and helpful crew are very experienced and have a broad knowledge of the best diving in the area.
Ocean Hunter operates a schedule of seven and ten day departures from January through to September, departing from Koror, the capital of Palau.
Ocean Hunter III is a superb vessel offering an excellent standard of service and comfort for a maximum of 16 guests. Accommodation is in two standard cabins, four deluxe cabins and two master staterooms.
Both standard cabins have queen size beds and a single berth above. The four deluxe cabins have a large living space with king size beds and a single berth above. The master staterooms have extra room space, a large double bed, a sofa bed as well as TV, DVD, computer and a mini bar. All cabins have separately controlled a/c, ensuite shower and WC. Standard and deluxe cabins are located on the lower deck while the master state rooms are on the upper deck.
The spacious dining room has four tables, an ice maker, coffee machine and drinks `fridge. In the comfortable saloon there are sofas, a 48 inch flat screen TV and a computer station for the use of guests.
On the upper sundeck there are two jacuzzis, sun loungers, chairs and tables as well as a shaded area.
Ocean Hunter III is designed to support underwater photograpers and videographers. Powerful PC’s for movie and video editing with download, email and cd burning services are available on board.
The aft deck of Ocean Hunter III is well designed with a semi-dry "gear room", with tables and storage area, including battery charging outlets for photographers and plenty of room for kitting up. Divers have individual storage bins and there is a filling station that provides gas mixing for Trimix, Nitrox and blends up to 100% oxygen. Air tanks up to 100 cu ft (15 litres) are available.
Diving takes place from both the main vessel and the skiff which is a 35ft semi-covered rigid hull chase boat with plenty of room and good dry storage. A dive briefing is given before every dive and at least one 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 III`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
Ocean Hunter III 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.
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 III 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 III with 5 dives per day from £3218 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 III it includes transfers, 7nts accommodation on board in a twin/double cabin with all meals and soft drinks and 5 dives per day with use of tanks and weights on air.
Excluded: Palau Dive Permit payable locally