Palau Diving Liveaboard to the best dive sites of Micronesia with Blue Corner, German Channel, Peleliu and lots of more to discover the big life living here. Ocean Hunter 1 and Fish N Fins are the pioneers in these areas and will make you discover the best.

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Description

Boat

The Ocean Hunter I is a 20 Metre (60ft) steel dive yacht, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is twin diesel-powered and can cruise at 7 knots and has 110/220 volt power on board. She has been specifically designed by divers, for divers and is made to please professional underwater photographers, with a big working area and more than 60 electrical outlets, extra storage space, and E-6 processing available overnight.

The Ocean Hunter I sleeps up to 6 guests in privacy and comfort.

The main deck has a nice air conditioned lounge with a TV/DVD, stereo player and an assortment of movies, CDs and books. The galley is adjacent to the salon. And at the front is a sun deck.

The dive platform is well equipped with personal gear boxes, in-place fill station and a line to hang wetsuits.


Cabin

The Ocean Hunter I has 3 comfortable staterooms.

All cabins have private head with shower and AC.

  • Stateroom (no 1): Twin Bunk bed, no porthole.

  • Stateroom (no 2): Double bed (lower) and twin bed (upper) bunk-style, no porthole.

  • Stateroom (no 3): Double bed (lower) and twin bed (upper) bunk-style, no porthole.


Diving

  • 5 dives per day (3 dives on the first day) including night dive.

  • Weights, weight belts, 12l aluminium tanks with standard yoke and DIN valves are included.

  • All dives are guided by professionals and from the mother ship and some from an inflatable dinghy.


Other information

  • Nitrox available: $299 / 7days diving or $425 /10 days diving or $510 / 12 days diving .
  • Rental Dive Equipment Available: Rate on request and must be booked in advance.
  • Dive Insurance: Mandatory.
  • Travel Insurance: Recommended.
  • Wi-Fi Internet Available: No.
  • Payment on board: By cash only: USD.
  • Crew gratuities : Not included, an average is 7.5 to 10% of your cruise price depending upon your satisfaction.
  • Other : Kayak, fishing, land tour: for fee.
  • Disability Diver Friendly : An Instructor is trained to work with blind divers. Annually they cater for a group of deaf divers.

Itineraries

Ocean Hunter I - Itinerary

Below is a typical schedule for your trip onboard Ocean Hunter I. Your actual schedule may vary as all our trips are based around sea conditions, tides, currents and moon cycles. We want to dive the right site at the right time!

Typical Itinerary for 7 day trip:

Day 1
We will pick you up from your hotel at 10:30AM. You can get your gear ready and have lunch on board.
12:30-1PM: First dive on Helmet Wreck (WWII Japanese ship which is easy to dive and you can check your gear and weights)
2:00-4:30PM- Ocean Hunter will cross the lagoon to German Channel
4:30PM- Second dive at German Channel or Big Drop Off.
7PM Night dive
Dinner (can be moved before night dive at customer request on any day)

Days 2, 3, 4:
Wake up at 6:00-6:30AM with coffee, tea and sweet rolls
The diving on these days will be at some of the following divesites: German Channel, Big Drop Off, New Drop Off, Blue Holes, German wall, Barnum wall, Blue Corner, Virgin blue hole, Turtle Cove, Ngedebus coral gardens, Ngedebus wall, Fairyland, etc..
7AM First dive
8:30AM- Full breakfast
10:00AM- Second dive
12 noon- Lunch
1:00 PM- Third dive
4:00 PM- Fourth dive
7PM - Night dive
Dinner

Day 5:
Ocean Hunter moves to the Peleliu area and we dive at the following divesites: Peleliu Wall, Peleliu Corner, Peleliu Coral Garden, Orange Wall, Peleliu Expressway, White Beach, Yellow Wall, Peleliu Cut, etc
For those who are interested we can offer a land tour on the island of Peleliu which was a major battlefield during WWII.
7AM First dive
8:30AM- Full breakfast
10:00AM- Second dive
12 noon- Lunch
1:00 PM- Third dive
4:00 PM- Fourth dive
7PM - Night dive
Dinner

Day 6:
Return to Ngemelis area for another dive and then make our way to Jellyfish Lake (snorkelling and hiking) and then to on Ulong.
Places that we dive there are: Ulong Channel, Siaes Tunnel, Siaes Corner and Shark City.
7AM First dive
8:30AM- Full breakfast
10:00AM- Second dive
12 noon- Lunch
1:00-1:30PM- Third dive
4:00 PM- Fourth dive
7PM - Night dive
Dinner

Day 7:
A dive in the Ulong area and then as we approach Koror, a shipwreck dive (Iro or Chuyo Maru) and then Chandelier Cave. If time permits we can also offer a trip to Mandarinfish Lake.
Arrive at the dock in the late afternoon. Guests can rinse their gear and start packing.
7AM First dive
8:30AM- Full breakfast
10:00AM- Second dive
12 noon- Lunch
1:00PM- Third dive
4:00 PM- Fourth dive
7PM - Night dive
Dinner

Day 8
Guests have breakfast at 7:00 AM and disembark Ocean Hunter at 8:00 AM. We provide the transportation to the hotel or the airport.

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Destinations Palau
Facilities Water Toys
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
26/12/2018 to 05/01/2019 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
06/01/2019 to 13/01/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
13/01/2019 to 20/01/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
21/01/2019 to 31/01/2019 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
01/02/2019 to 08/02/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
08/02/2019 to 18/02/2019 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
19/02/2019 to 26/02/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
01/03/2019 to 11/03/2019 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
11/03/2019 to 18/03/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
18/03/2019 to 25/03/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
25/03/2019 to 01/04/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
02/04/2019 to 09/04/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
10/04/2019 to 17/04/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
19/04/2019 to 29/04/2019 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
01/05/2019 to 08/05/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
10/05/2019 to 20/05/2019 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
21/05/2019 to 28/05/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
30/05/2019 to 06/06/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
08/06/2019 to 15/06/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
18/06/2019 to 25/06/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
27/06/2019 to 04/07/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
08/07/2019 to 15/07/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
16/07/2019 to 23/07/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
25/07/2019 to 01/08/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
02/08/2019 to 12/08/2019 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
13/08/2019 to 20/08/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
22/08/2019 to 29/08/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
02/09/2019 to 09/09/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
09/09/2019 to 16/09/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
18/09/2019 to 25/09/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
25/09/2019 to 02/10/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
02/10/2019 to 09/10/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
09/10/2019 to 16/10/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
17/10/2019 to 24/10/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
24/10/2019 to 31/10/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
01/11/2019 to 08/11/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
10/11/2019 to 17/11/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
17/11/2019 to 27/11/2019 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
28/11/2019 to 05/12/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
08/12/2019 to 15/12/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
15/12/2019 to 22/12/2019 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
24/12/2019 to 03/01/2020 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
06/01/2020 to 13/01/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
13/01/2020 to 20/01/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
21/01/2020 to 31/01/2020 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
01/02/2020 to 08/02/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
08/02/2020 to 18/02/2020 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
19/02/2020 to 26/02/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
01/03/2020 to 11/03/2020 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
11/03/2020 to 18/03/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
18/03/2020 to 25/03/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
25/03/2020 to 01/04/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
02/04/2020 to 09/04/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
10/04/2020 to 17/04/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
19/04/2020 to 29/04/2020 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
01/05/2020 to 08/05/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
10/05/2020 to 20/05/2020 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
21/05/2020 to 28/05/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
30/05/2020 to 06/06/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
08/06/2020 to 15/06/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
18/06/2020 to 25/06/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
27/06/2020 to 04/07/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
08/07/2020 to 15/07/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
16/07/2020 to 23/07/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
25/07/2020 to 01/08/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
02/08/2020 to 12/08/2020 10 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $5,135.00 Detail
13/08/2020 to 20/08/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail
22/08/2020 to 29/08/2020 7 nights Palau Koror - Koror From $3,595.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Palau 7 nights Twin Bunk From $3,595.00
Palau 7 nights Double Bed From $3,995.00
Palau 10 nights Twin Bunk From $5,135.00
Palau 10 nights Double Bed From $5,705.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Palau

Period : Liveaboards trip can be offered year round. While the best diving season is considered to be between late November to early June.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival, and may be extended.

Climat : Palau has a pleasantly warm climate all year round with an annual mean temperature of 27°C (82F). The average relative humidity is approx 82% and although rain falls are more frequent between July and October, there is still plenty of sunshine. Average daily temperature is 28 - 32°C.

Water : Water temperature varies little throughout with the year, usually ranging from 27 to 29°C.

Clothing : It is best to bring a light jacket for evenings and light airy clothes for the daytime.

Plugs : Type A/B electrical plugs (US standard) 120V @ 60Hz

Flights : Many visitors to Palau arrive on United Airlines by way of daily scheduled flights from Guam (the gateway to Micronesia). And some other Airlines also offer from serval Asia destinations (Soul/Manila/Tapei) via Guam to Koror.

Currency : Official currency is the U.S. Dollar(USD), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available. Credit Cards are also widely accepted.

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