Ocean Hunter III is a long-established, steel-hulled Palau liveaboard operating 7 and 10 night cruises around the islands of Palau, which include a night dive every night. Ideal for photographers, technical scuba divers and pure pleasure-seekers alike, this well-equipped liveaboard is a popular choice.
Up to 16 divers can be accommodated in 8 ensuite cabins on this 29 m motor vessel. The main deck is where the principal relaxation zones are. There is an air-conditioned restaurant and lounge area where you can enjoy the internet, TV, DVD and music system while sipping a coffee from the espresso machine. If you prefer to spend your time in the fresh air, you can relax on the sun deck either in the shade or under the sun or even while soaking in the Jacuzzi.
The facilities on board are what makes the Ocean Hunter III liveaboard stand out from the crowd. In addition to nitrox there is also trimix and rebreather support. There is a large working area for photographers with various electrical outlets and extra storage space. There is also an enclosed lab for film production, 3 camera tables on the dive deck and powerful computers for editing and CD burning.
Added quality comes from the long-established crew of the Ocean Hunter III who have a reputation for a high level of personal service and safety. The dive guides know the sites very well and insist on all divers using a safety sausage. They also allow you the freedom to enjoy your bottom time for as long as you wish. Ocean Hunter III is that rare type of boat, suitable for everyone from beginners to hardcore photographers, indeed for anyone seeking an unforgettable Palau liveaboard experience.
Dive experience: Divers must be open water certified although an advanced certification is recommended. There is no minimum required number of dives. Guests just need to show their diving card upon check-in.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, fruit juice, transfer to and from the boat, dives, experienced English-speaking divemaster, tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental including computer US$ 68 per day, safety sausage and reef hook, dive insurance, Koror state permit (valid for 10 days) US$ 100, Peleliu permit (valid for 10 days) US$ 30. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air divers (7 nights US$ 199, 10 nights US$ 285, 12 nights US$ 340), torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: It is recommended by the operator that you overnight in a Palau hotel before joining an Ocean Hunter III liveaboard cruise. At Koror airport, you will be picked up by your hotel and transported to your accommodation. You will be picked up on the opening day of the cruise from your hotel at 10:30 hrs (for 10 nights trip) or 12:30 hrs (for 7 nights trip) and be transferred to Ocean Hunter III for lunch on board.
After breakfast on the final day you will disembark the boat at 08:00 hrs and be transferred to your hotel or airport. The last dive of the cruise will be in the morning of the second last day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. For more information see our Palau travel information section.
Non-diver rate: US$ 100 off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 100% of the normal published price. June to September the single supplement is 90%.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Equivalent to pay for 7 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 8 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 14 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 16 guests).
There are 8 cabins on board this liveaboard. There are 2 Master double/twin bed cabins and 1 Deluxe double/twin bed cabin on the upper deck. The lower deck has 3 Deluxe double/twin bed cabins and 2 smaller Standard twin/double bed cabins. All cabins have private en-suite bathrooms with hot water shower.
The spacious Master cabins have large windows for natural light and a sofa, desk and chair.
All the cabins have:
Desk and chair)
Windows (main deck cabins), portholes (lower deck cabins)
Bathroom with toilet, hot water shower and hand basin