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Ocean Hunter III

Length / Width
29 m / 8 m
Year built / renovated
1978  / 2007
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  • The latest and most luxurious addition to the Ocean Hunter fleet in Palau.
  • Explore Palau's unspoiled reefs, caves and wrecks teeming with impressive marine life
  • Palau has been a shark sanctuary since 2009, so you will encounter lots of sharks
  • Unlimited diving and unlimited bottom time
  • Designed with photographers & videographers in mind
  • 2 jacuzzis
  • Trimix and rebreather support
  • Palauan, Italian, Mediterranean, French and Japanese including fresh sashimi and sushi
  • Small family style atmosphere allows for customized diving
  • Nitrox, wifi, courses and rental equipment available


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Payment terms

  • 34% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 33% is due 194 days prior to arrival
  • 33% (balance) is due 104 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 34% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 180 days prior to arrival
  • 67% will be charged if you cancel between 180 and 93 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 93 days prior to arrival

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The luxurious Ocean Hunter III offers unlimited diving in the rare oasis of Palau, an isolated archipelago thriving with abundant marine biodiversity

The beautiful liveaboard yacht, Ocean Hunter III, is the newest and most luxurious of the Palau fleet, the perfect platform for the restless modern-day Dive Safari Adventurers. The dives take place in the western most islands of the West Caroline Islands, which is part of Micronesia. With incredible marine species and an abundance of marine life and phenomenon not seen anywhere else in the world, the combination of luxury and thrilling diving makes this a “must” for all Serious Divers.


The impressive Ocean Hunter III is 96 feet (29m) and a custom designed vessel designed by Divers, for Divers and Photographic Enthusiasts and Specialists . The English speaking crew members create a Dive Safari Vacation customized to each guest.

16 guests can be accommodated in the 8 plush, air conditioned cabins. Cabins available include 2 Standard cabins with one Queen size bed and one Single Bunk above, 4 Deluxe cabins with one King size bed andh one Single Bunk above, and 2 Upper Deck Master Staterooms with one King size bed and 1 one Single bed (convertible from the sofa). All roomy cabins are equipped with private head, shower and individual climate controls.

The Master Staterooms boast a large living space,and are also equipped with a mini bar, flat screen TV,  DVD with USB media support (so you can enjoy your own entertainment). The electrical sockets are universal and have USB charging ports.

The huge dimensions of the Ocean Hunter III Palau liveaboard mean that you will never feel cramped. The air conditioned Saloon has cozy couches, entertainment systems, Espresso machine, Icemaker, Mini-bar and Computer Room with email and photo/video editing services. The outdoor shaded areas and Sun Deck offer an impressive amount of space. If you want to be sociable you can meet your buddy at the mini bar for your favorite adult beverage. If you desire solitude, nap on the shaded Sun Decks.

Ocean Hunter III offers a full bar and refrigerator of drinks for guests. Mineral water is always free, however we must charge $1.50 for soft drinks and $3.00 for beer. These charges go towards developing a much-needed recycling program in Palau for the disposal of the cans. You are responsible for marking down your own tab at the refrigerator. Fine wine is available from $40 to $75 per bottle. 

If you are looking for some extra pampering on your dive vacation, soak in one of the two Jacuzzis or treat yourself with something from the onboard Spa menu. For the more energetic guests, Snorkeling and exciting Shore Excursions are offered between dives.

The liveaboard Ocean Hunter III prides themselves on not only luxury accommodation but mouth watering cuisine for their guests.

Renowned Chef Tova Har-el developed an incredible gourmet menu specializing towards the needs of active Divers. Tova designed the menu to include international delicacies from countries such as Palau, Italy, the Mediterranean, France and Japan. The expansive menu even includes fresh Sashimi and Sushi. She also throws in a few recipes from her personal repertoire. Fresh vegetables and fruit are served at each meal. Special diets can be accommodated with advance notice. Snacks will be served between meals to make sure no guest ever goes hungry aboard the Ocean Hunter III.

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. Ocean Hunter III offers powerful PC’s for movie and video editing with download, email and cd burning services.


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Lower Deck - Deluxe Cabin

Deluxe cabins contain a large living space with king size double bed with single bunk above. The ensuite bathroom holds a shower, basin and a Microphor toilet head providing silent and reliable operation. Large storage space and closets. Separately controlled Air Conditioning and 110/220 volt outlets.

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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.

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Upper Deck - Master Stateroom

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 Microphor Toilet head providing silent and reliable operation. Large storage space and closets. Separately controlled A/C. 110/220 volts outlets.

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Diving gear

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English

Boat Amenities


  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi


  • Camera Room
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Heating
  • Us Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters
  • Rebreather-Friendly
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Great for families

  • Movies


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Personal Checks
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking


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