Ocean Hunter 3, Micronesia

Excellent boat comfort

“Great combination of sites, accommodating crew. ”

Michael F, 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

  • 9.7 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Uwe W
  • Austria Austria
Rundum verwöhnt in einem der besten Tauchgebiete auf diesem Planeten

Dafür ist nicht genug Platz hier um das zu beschreiben. 11 Punkte von 10

Recommended for
Boot, Staff, Unterwasserwelt
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anton L
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Trotz ungünstigem Wetter schöne Tauchferien

Im Vergleich zu den Malediven sind die Korallen hier wesentlich besser erhalten. Ulong Wall war wie Kino, Strömungshaken einhängen und einfach schauen: v.a. viele Riffhaie. Das Essen auf der Ocean Hunter war auch ausgezeichnet!

Recommended for
schöne Korallen, viele Schildkröten, viele Haie