Ocean Hunter 3 - Palau LiveaboardInquiry
Ocean Hunter's approach is as simple as it is effective: They provide a highly comfortable environment, pamper their guests with upscale, healthy, and delicious cuisine, ensure their clients experience world-class scuba diving in a safe and comfortable manner, and maintain their facilities to the highest standards at all times.
Ocean Hunter works exclusively with the best professionals in the industry, boasting a team of employees who have been with them for over a decade, with some serving for more than 20 years bringing with them the knowledge and hospitality of a very experienced local crew offering up to a massive 5 dives a day, more than any other liveaboard in the area.
Ocean Hunter III has 2 standard cabins, 4 deluxe cabins and 2 master staterooms all with private bath and a/c, and accommodates up to 16 guests with personal attention and plenty of space.
There is a large dining room and a comfortable salon with sofas and an entertainment system. The salon also contains a high quality espresso machine. Alternatively you can relax in the jacuzzis on the spacious sun deck.
Furthermore, Ocean Hunter III is designed for professional underwater photography, TV and Film production, with a sizeable working area, 110, 220 and 415 volt electrical outlets and extra storage space.
Some of the most frequently asked questions about Palau.
When is the best time to dive Palau - How to get to Palau - The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in Palau - Palau Diving and Dive sites - Information about Palau - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Palau Travel Information - Other general FAQs
Ocean Hunter 3 - schedule
Ocean Hunter 3 - prices and what's included
Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.
The trip price includes:
Accommodation on board
Diving according to trip’s itinerary
3 gourmet meals a day, hot and cold drinks
Snacks (sunrise, morning, afternoon and late night)
Transportation to and from boat
Weights, weight belt and Scuba tanks.
The trip price does not include:
Koror Diving Permit $50 per person for 10 days
Jellyfish Lake Permit $50 per person for 10 days
Peleliu Diving Permit $30 per person for 10 days
Dive Equipment rental (see below)
Nitrox - Per Tank $15.50 - Unlimited Use (7 day trip) $199 per person, Unlimited Use (10 day trip) $285 per person
Alcohol and soft drinks
Dive insurance is mandatory as is your own personal dive computer (You can rent one for the trip if you do not have your own).
As well as the Mandatory Dive Insurance we highly recommend Trip and Travel Insurance on the off chance of missed or cancelled flights / lost baggage, documents, money or passport / Covid issues or any other unforeseen problems that could possibly occur.
Dive Assure Insurance offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.
Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.
Payment can be made via bank transfer, Wise, Credit or Debit card (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard) or Apple pay at no extra charge.
For 7 full paying guests you receive one person free, pay 7 and bring 8
for 14 full paying guests you receive 2 persons free of charge, pay 14 and bring 16 (full charter)
Diving Equipment Rentals (USD) Per day
Full Set (regulator, octopus, BCD, wetsuit, mask, fins, dive computer) $ 75
Regulator with octopus $ 20
Computer $ 20
BCD $ 20
Wetsuit (shorty 3mm) $ 15
Mask and snorkel $ 7
Fins (+ booties $7 as required) $ 7
Torch $ 20
Personal pony tanks and SPARE AIR refills are free
20% discount for 7 days rental and more
Ocean Hunter III - Additional Costs (Extras)
Nitrox - Per Tank $15.50 - Unlimited Use (7 day trip) $199 - Unlimited Use (10 day trip) $285
(Filtered Water, Tea and Coffee are all free of charge).
Soft Drinks, Bottled Mineral Water, Beer, Spirits, Wine.
Rental Gear prices
If you rent gear from Ocean Hunter trip for a period of 7 days or more, you will get a 20% discount off our normal per day prices.
Alternatively you can purchase any needed equipment from the Pro Shop - we are an Aqualung dealer and all rental equipment is fully serviced and less than one year old.
If you would like to rent something you don´t see on the list below, just ask us and we can arrange it!
Ocean Hunter 3 - cabins
Ocean Hunter offers a total of 8 guest cabins, 5 on the lower deck and 3 on the upper deck
Two cabins on the lower deck are Standard cabins, four cabins, three on the lower and one on the upper deck, are Deluxe Cabins and finally two cabins on the upper deck are Master Staterooms
Upper Deck Master Cabin
Specially designed to Mega Yachts standards; the Master State Rooms boast a large living space, extra large double bed, private TV, DVD and Mini Bar, computer/toilette table and a sofa / bed. Large and spacious bathroom with ensuite shower and toilet providing silent and reliable operation. Large storage space and closets. Separately controlled A/C. 110/220 volts outlets.
Upper Deck Deluxe Cabin
Specially designed to Mega Yachts standards; the Upper deck Deluxe State Rooms boast a large living space, extra large double bed, private TV, DVD and Mini Bar, computer/toilette table and a sofa / bed. Large and spacious bathroom with ensuite shower and toilet providing silent and reliable operation. Large storage space and closets. Separately controlled A/C. 110/220 volts outlets.
Lower Deck Deluxe Cabin
The 4 deluxe cabins contain a large living space with king size double bed with single bunk above. The ensuite bathroom holds a shower, basin and toilet providing silent and reliable operation. Large storage space and closets. Separately controlled Air Conditioning and 110/220 volt outlets.
Lower Deck Standard Cabin
The 2 standard cabins on Ocean Hunter contain a queen size double bed along with a single bunk. As always there is a private ensuite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. Large storage space and closets, separately controlled Air Conditioning and 110/220 volt outlets.
Ocean Hunter 3 - diving
Some of the most frequently asked questions about Palau Diving.
When is the best time to dive Palau
About Palau Diving and the Dive sites
How to get to Palau
What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving
The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in Palau
Information about Palau
Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers
The Latest Palau Travel Information
Other general FAQs
Ocean Hunter 3 - itineraries
Due to varied itineraries we have provided links to a PDF form for each trip that opens in a new window
Ocean Hunter 3 - specs
Ocean Hunter owner and reknowned chef and cookery writer Tova Har-El has developed our delicious gourmet menu.
She has not only had extensive experience as a chef, but specifically as a liveaboard chef!
She cooked on the first Palau liveaboard for more than a year and went out on the Ocean Hunter for the first six months in Palau, closely analyzing the tastes of hungry divers after exiting the water and learning to cater to their every taste whim.
As a dedicated diver herself who knows the importance of low-fat, fiber rich meals, Tova designed our menu with international cuisines such as Palauan, Italian, Mediterranean, French and Japanese (with fresh sashimi and sushi), and with a bit of her own style as well. She has worked extensively with our cook Arlee. Below is a sample timetable for the food that Arlee will woo you with on a typical Ocean Hunter day.
Fresh vegetables and fruits are in abundance and will be served with every meal. We will gladly cater to vegetarian or any other dietary request. Snacks will be served in between meals.
Sample food menu
6:00 AM: Gourmet coffee and tea are served with fresh sweet rolls and cakes.
08:00 AM: After the first dive of the day, we serve a full breakfast.
12:30 PM: After the third dive of the day, it’s time for a buffet lunch.
Afternoon: Daily fresh fruit smoothies will be served (papaya, pineapple, soursop, and many other local exotic fruits).
7:30 PM: On a white tablecloth with chinaware, dinner will be served after the night dive, with a different gourmet soup every night to warm you up, followed by fresh salad and the international dinner of the day. Dinner can be served before the night dive if preferred.
Ocean Hunter III will be heading out on some very exciting trips, so we needed to make sure she was fully kitted out for safe long-range, open water sailing.
With that in mind we’ve equipped the bridge to American Bureau of Shipping specifications - with 3 separate GPS systems, gyro compass and autopilot, multiple radios, vertical and 3D bottom scanners and a satellite phone.
As always on the Ocean Hunter fleet we’ve given you as much room to relax in as we can. The Sun Deck on Ocean Hunter III is very spacious indeed, with ample loungers, chairs and tables for you to while away the lazy hours between dives. Or enjoy yourself in our two heated jacuzzis!
After your last dive of the day what better place to relax than in our luxurious salon.
There are 4 large sofas to sit back on while watching a DVD on the 48" wallmounted flatscreen TV.
A computer station has a high-spec machine ready for you to burn your photos and videos to disc.
Alternatively take it easy with a book from our library, or by playing board games until it’s time for bed.
A large, hygenic galley that produces a never-ending flow of fresh gourmet food.
Industrial refrigerator and freezer units keep food fresh until needed, even on a long trip. Enough storage space that we never have to run out of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The beautiful wood finish to the interior means the dining and living area on Ocean Hunter III is a warm and homely area to relax in.
4 separate tables allow all our guests to eat together without inconvenience, on very comfortable padded seating.
Also in the dining area you will find an icemaker, coffee machine 32" plasma tv and minibar / refrigerator.
Lots of room for everyone here. This semi-dry area has ample storage space for each individual diver, along with 415/220/110V outlets for charging cameras and batteries
Designed by divers for divers, Ocean Hunter III’s dive deck is both spacious and efficient.
It boasts individual storage bins, plenty of room for Nitrox and air tanks up to 100 cubic feet (15 litres) and a filling station that can provide gas mixing for Trimix, Nitrox and blends up to 100% oxygen.
Plus enough room for you to move around in comfort at both the start and end of your dives.