OCEAN HUNTER III I 2019 / 2020 I PALAU

OCEAN HUNTER III I 2019 / 2020 I PALAU
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This modern vessel has excellent en-suite cabins. 2 Jacuzzi. Delicious International and Asian cuisine. Nitrox, Trimix and Rebreather support. Easy access tenders. Mini Bar. Excellent Photography facilities.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Languages spoken English
  • 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
  • Trimix and rebreather support
  • Designed with photographers & videographers in mind
  • The latest and most luxurious addition to the Ocean Hunter fleet in Palau.
  • 2 jacuzzis
  • Palauan, Italian, Mediterranean, French and Japanese including fresh sashimi and sushi
  • Small family style atmosphere allows for customized diving

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from Dhoni
  • Din/Int Adapters Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($) Courses ($) Rebreather services($)
  • Camera Room Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books Spacious Dive Deck Separate Zodiac/Dhoni
  • Air-Conditioning Wi-Fi ($) Lounge/TV Area Heating US Power Sockets Power Socket Adapters Movies
  • Snorkelling Kayaking Land Excursions
  • Buffet Fine Cuisine Alcohol Vegetarian Food
  • Payments on board - Visa Mastercard Personal Checks Cash

FOR YOUR SAFETY

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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Departure: 02/09/2019
Arrival: 09/09/2019
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
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Arrival: 16/09/2019
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
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Arrival: 25/09/2019
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Koror - Koror
Departure: 25/09/2019
Arrival: 02/10/2019
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Koror - Koror
Departure: 02/10/2019
Arrival: 09/10/2019
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Koror - Koror
Departure: 01/11/2019
Arrival: 08/11/2019
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Koror - Koror
Departure: 08/12/2019
Arrival: 15/12/2019
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
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Departure: 15/12/2019
Arrival: 22/12/2019
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
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Departure: 06/01/2020
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Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Koror - Koror
Departure: 01/02/2020
Arrival: 08/02/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Koror - Koror
Departure: 08/02/2020
Arrival: 15/02/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Koror - Koror
Departure: 15/02/2020
Arrival: 22/02/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Koror - Koror
Departure: 01/05/2020
Arrival: 08/05/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Koror - Koror
Departure: 08/05/2020
Arrival: 15/05/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Koror - Koror
Departure: 15/05/2020
Arrival: 22/05/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 12
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Koror - Koror
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02/09/2019 09/09/2019 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror
09/09/2019 16/09/2019 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror
18/09/2019 25/09/2019 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror
25/09/2019 02/10/2019 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror
02/10/2019 09/10/2019 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror
01/11/2019 08/11/2019 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror
08/12/2019 15/12/2019 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror
15/12/2019 22/12/2019 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror
06/01/2020 13/01/2020 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror
01/02/2020 08/02/2020 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror
08/02/2020 15/02/2020 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror
15/02/2020 22/02/2020 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror
01/05/2020 08/05/2020 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror
08/05/2020 15/05/2020 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror
15/05/2020 22/05/2020 7 nights 12 Koror - Koror

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OUR BOAT

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.

OUR CABINS

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 and 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.

AMENITIES

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 favourite 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, Snorkelling and exciting Shore Excursions are offered between dives.

FOOD ON BOARD

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.

DIVING WITH US

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.

 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.

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

  • Size:  -
  • Beds:  1 King
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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 en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. Large storage space and closets, separately controlled Air Conditioning and 110/220 volt outlets.

  • Size:  -
  • Beds:  1 Queen and 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

LOWER DECK - DELUXE CABIN

Deluxe cabins contain a large living space with king size double bed with single bunk above. The en-suite 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.

  • Size:  -
  • Beds:  1 King and 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Palau (Koror) and ends in Palau (Koror)
  • The closest airport is Babelthuap (ROR)

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Airport transfer is not included. You'll need to make your own way to the harbour
  • Hotel pickup time is around 10:30
  • You can check in on the boat at 10:30
  • The boat departs Palau (Koror) early in the afternoon on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with US power sockets, Power socket adapters
  • Accepted payment methods on board: VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Towels are provided

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day according to your flights
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Palau (Koror) in the evening on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 08:00 on the last day.
  • Hotel drop-off time is in the morning
  • Airport drop-off time is in the morning

ITINERARY GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Approx. 20 – 25 dives
  • No minimum of logged dives required, but you must be a certified diver to take part in diving activity
  • Palau is recognised by divers-in-the-know as being among the best in the world.
  • Excellent visibility and constant water temperatures throughout almost the entire year,
  • Home to over 1,500 fish species and 700 species of coral and sea anemone.
  • Innumerable wrecks litter the sea floor around Palau during WWII.
  • Ships and aircraft, lost in battle, are now part of the underwater world encrusted with sponges and bejewelled with corals
  • 3 to 4 dives per day plus night dives
  • 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, It will include fun drift dives, wrecks and of course the big fish dives.

TRAVEL PROGRAM

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!

DAY 1

  • 2:30PM: First dive on Helmet Wreck (WWII Japanese ship which is easy to dive and you can check your gear and weights)
  • 4:00-4:30PM- Ocean Hunter III will cross the lagoon to German Channel
  • 4:30PM- Second dive at German Channel or Big Drop Off.
  • 7 PM Night dive
  • Dinner (can be moved before night dive at customer request on any day)

DAY 2 – 7

Daily routine 

  • Wake up at 6:00-6:30am with coffee, tea and sweet rolls.
  • 7:00 AM- First dive
  • 8:30 AM- Full breakfast
  • 10:00 AM- Second dive
  • 12 noon- Lunch
  • 1:00 PM- Third dive
  • 4:00 PM- Fourth dive
  • 7:00 PM- Night dive
  • Dinner

LAST DAY

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

Dive Sites

The diving on these days will be at some of the following dive sites: 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.

Ocean Hunter III 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.

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.

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 Mandarin fish Lake. Arrive at the dock in the late afternoon. Guests can rinse their gear and start packing.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives
  • Dive guides
  • Airport and local hotel transfer to/from the boat

NOT INCLUDED

  • Departure tax and green fee tax, this is payable at the airport: USD 50
  • Peleliu State fee (33 USD per trip)
  • Koror State Permit (without Jellyfish Lake) (53 USD per trip)
  • Domestic flights
  • Nitrox (199 USD per trip)
  • Wifi (USD per trip)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Full set rental gear (BCD, Regulator, Mask & Snorkel, Fins, Dive Computer & Wetsuit) (75 USD per day)
  • Rental equipment 
  • Soft drinks, local beer & wine, alcohol

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies: 

  • 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

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

 BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality
  • Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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