Ocean Hunter III is a scuba diving liveaboard based in Palau. The ship is 86ft long with 8 cabins and holds up to 16 guests. So, they have 2 standard cabins, 4 deluxe cabins and 2 master staterooms. In addition, they have a large dining room and lounge complete with sofas, a book library and flat screen tv. Enjoy our blog article on Palau, Historical World Class Diving
Ocean Hunter III Diving
They typically do 7-night/8-day scuba diving trips with up to 30-32 dives. They use a 35ft long chase boat with padded seats for up to 18 divers. One your regulator, BCD, and tank are set up, you are good to go for the week. They refill your tank between dives, right on the chase boat, so all you have to do is board back on wearing your wetsuit and carrying a camera, and the rest of you gear is ready to kit up on the spot. Nitrox is available. Ocean Hunter has lots of camera space too. Above all, a typical day of diving might include a morning dive, then breakfast, then dive 2 followed by a snack and then dive three. After lunch it’s time for dive 4, then fruit smoothies and cake. A dusk dive and/or a night dive are followed by dinner.
There are 1400 different species of fish, and 700 species of coral found here. As a result, the sea life around these 200 islands is spectacular to view. Coral formations, walls, caves, tunnels, and blue holes just add to the scenic backdrops behind endless schools of fish. While aboard Ocean Hunter, plan on exploring channels, tunnels, holes, walls, and even a cave or wreck. Besides sharks, Groupers, and Napoleon wrasse, expect to see enormously large manta rays. German Channel
is where the mantas routinely stop by the cleaner stations. Wonder Channel
is a wall dive for macro photographers. Ngedebus Coral Gardens
are also quite photogenic. Even better known is Blue Corner
for its schools of gray sharks, eagle rays, turtles, and hammerhead sharks.
Attractions and Activities
Meals are buffet style onboard Ocean Hunter III. Between dives you may also wish to try a lounger or go kayaking. At night you may wish to relax in one of the two Jacuzzi tubs or relax at the bar. Now, if you need rental gear or care to purchase items such as a dive light or current hook, Fish ‘n Fins right next door, and they can also set you up with land-based dive tours as well as other land tours. For example, you can visit Jellyfish Lake,
which is a popular snorkel destination. For one day dives, you may wish to visit shipwrecks and planes that were sunk in Micronesia during WWII. The largest shipwreck is the Amatsu Maru
. Buoy 6
is a submarine chaser, and Helmet Wreck
is a cargo streamer. Fish 'n Fins Palau also features a mandarin fish dive and local night dives.
There are also rock island tours, big island sight-seeing tours, waterfall tours, cultural tours, and WWII History Peleliu tours.