Ocean Hunter 3, Micronesia

Excellent crew and service

“45 dives in 10 days - was very happy at end of each dive. Mind blowing all the creatures/ reef to view. not having to carry my ge…”

Marie M, United States United States
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    • Two Jacuzzis on the sun deck
    • State-of-the-art facilities for underwater photographers
    • Custom dive itineraries and personal attention

The M/V Ocean Hunter III Palau is a 29m liveaboard and was designed by divers for divers and offers superior diving comfort and enjoyment.

Ocean Hunter III has 8 cabins with private bathrooms and air conditioning and can accommodate up to 16 guests. Ocean Hunter III features a comfortable salon with a television, entertainment system, and spacious dining. Guest may also relax in one of the two Jacuzzis on the sun deck. Ocean Hunter III provides state-of-the-art facilities for professional underwater photographers, including a large work area and over 60 electrical outlets. 

Aboard the MV Ocean Hunter III, divers will exit and enter from a spacious diving platform to explore Palau's unspoiled reefs, caves, and wrecks teeming with impressive marine life. Because of the small guest capacity, Ocean Hunter III works with divers to develop custom dive itineraries and offers personal attention. Ocean Hunter III schedules 7 and 10-night diving cruises to the best Palau dive sites.

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Included: VAT, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (33-105 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox, Rental Gear.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Tech diving
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1978
  • Year renovated 2008
  • Length 29 meters
  • Beam 8 meters
  • Cruising speed 11 knots
  • Engines Twin 375HP each
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders Yes
  • Water capacity 4'000 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 24'000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 1'200 gallons per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Oxygen
  • Fishfinder

Ocean Hunter 3 Reviews

  • 9.5 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Marie M
  • United States United States
totally wonderfull!

45 dives in 10 days - was very happy at end of each dive. Mind blowing all the creatures/ reef to view. not having to carry my gear up the ladder after each dive. staff was so welcoming and friendly.

Recommended for
45 dives in 10 days, lack of access to outside world, my own cabin
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael F
  • United States United States
Fantastic week of diving

Great combination of sites, accommodating crew.

Recommended for
Dive sites, crew, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Carolyn S
  • United States United States
I have already recommended it to others!

Great care taken to accommodate diver's needs! Staff went above and beyond!! Spectacular diving!!

Recommended for
FOOD!!!!!!!! Accommodated special diet incredibly well!!!!!! Well appointed with all the creature comforts!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gene F
  • United States United States
Amazing vacation!

Unbelievable diving in beautiful, clear water. The scenery was astounding every single moment I was above water. The crew was so friendly and attentive. The food - WOW!!!!! The only negative thing I could say about the trip is that I dove with heartburn every day from eating too much of the delicious food.

Recommended for
The diving, the crew, and the boat.
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Sabrina B
  • Italy Italy
A great gourmet experience, but the dives could and should be better.

Sadly I have not been fully satisfied by this trip. The food has been by far the best ever tried on a diving boat , but the diving management has been poor. The main boat has been moved only one time and for all the week we have been always around the German Channel : were the weather conditions too bad ? It has been not explained. It has been evident from the very first dive that we should - and we could :9 guests 2 diving guides - be divided in 2 groups :the photographers and the divers. Indeed the 2 guides has constantly tried to force everybody together, even when the pace was extra slow. And just to make everything worse in one day all the dives not only almost in the same area , but with the same profile " Maximum depth 21 meters" , why? We all know the max depth for AOW recreational is 30 mt and with the deep specialty 40 , so from what/where the constant 21 mtrs? I was so bored that I skipped some afternoon dives. At the middle of the week regarding this issues, I had a conversation with the Captain - Mr. Ken - after which he also step in the water and I admit the dives got better. DM313144

Recommended for
The participants, the food and the cabin absolutely spotless
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Andrew A
  • Canada Canada
A great liveaboard with a great crew!

My trip on Ocean Hunter III was my second liveaboard and I couldn’t be happier with the crew and the guides. The food was excellent and they tried to meet every dietary restriction by making a special food for every need. The diving was also excellent and the guides and the captain were great and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend it for someone who wants to dive in Palau on a liveaboard.

Recommended for
The food, the crew and the comfort
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Cyrille J
  • France France
Just perfect

First, note that diving was quite intense (5 dives per day). Although some would prefer a bit less diving and more land tours, some might love it. :) The dives were quite diverse (wrecks, open ocean, walls, reefs, drift, night, lagoons, blue holes, and even an easy cavern). It was also a really good boat for underwater photographers and the right place for learning wide-angle. The crew was also really nice and skilled. To be noted, the food was also really diverse and good. I highly recommend

Recommended for
The diversity of the dives, the crew and the boat itself (including the food)
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Joerg R
  • Germany Germany
Great week around Palau!

To sum it up: if I ever return to Palau I would choose the Ocean Hunter 3 again!

Recommended for
Great vessel, great crew, great food and great diving!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Roswitha G
  • Germany Germany
Divers Paradise

Extraordinary Dive Spots as German Channel, Blue Corner - you can´t mention them all. Professional and friendly Crew Condition of the Boat immaculate Not to forget the Chef and the kitchen crew - every day another surprise

Recommended for
Dive Spots - Crew - Boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Howard H
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Best Liveaboard ever!

Manta Rays on several dives, loads of different sharks, wreck dives, cave dive, friendly Napoleon wrasse who knew Ken the captain, great night dives with cuttlefish, grey reef sharks. Saw so many new fish species I’d never seen before like the Crocodile fish, Mandarin Fish, giant sea slug, lemon shark, bull shark, and so much more. This was my 5th liveaboard and definitely the best one yet.

Recommended for
Excellent service, excellent food for my vegan diet, dive sites all very unique