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Ocean Hunter III

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Type of boat: Ocean Hunter III is specially designed for divers by divers, she is the newest addition to the Ocean Hunter fleet. Ocean Hunter III is the culmination of more than 20 years with liveaboard dive vessels, having started operating in April 2008, she is the most luxurious liveaboard in Palau. The former Australian research vessel is ocean going ship and will lead trips to remote destinations in the Western Pacific as well as regular trips in Palau.
Length: 95 feet / 30 m
Beam: 28 feet / 8,5 m
Speed: 11 Kts
Guests: maximum 16 Guests
Crew: Kenneth Johnny – Captain / PADI & IANTD Instructor
Born and raised in Palau, Kenneth has a record of more than 10,000 dives in Palau over the last 20 years. His knowledge of the reefs, currents, fish life and Palauan customs is stunning. Yet he continues to be the friendly guy he has always been, eager to share his knowledge and stories with you. His favorite reef is the entire Ngemelis reef and his favorite fish is a small one, the harlequin ghost pipefish.

Siksei Markungael – Captain / PADI Divemaster
After having worked for 3 years at Fish 'n Fins as a dive guide and boat captain, Siksei was transferred to Ocean Hunter in August 2003. Born and raised in Palau, he loves the ocean, being a captain and finding small fish. His favorite fish is a leaf fish, followed by a scorpion fish, or the other way around. Ulong Channel, Blue Corner and Peleliu Express are some of his favorite divesites. He has logged around 8,000 dives.

Gabriel Pena - PADI Divemaster / Boat Operator
Gaby was born in Cebu, Philippines amid a family of divers. His father was one of the first divers in the Philippines in the early 50s. Gaby has got a great collection of photos of his father diving in 1953 when a rope for a weight belt was one of the early days inventions. Recruited in 2003 Gaby is a gentleman with a peaceful nature. Our guests all find him to be a great dive guide and delightful after-dive company. His favorite reef is Ulong Channel, his favorite fish are sharks.

Eddie Foja - PADI Instructor
Born and raised in the Philippines, Eddie used to work as a bookkeeper but changed his profession when he discovered the beautiful aquatic world. He worked in Puerto Galera, Philippines for 9 years and then came to Palau in 2003. His favorite reefs in Palau are Buoy 6, Ulong & German Channel. His favorite fish are any rays or sharks, especially the big ones.

Arlee Terunez - Chef Cook
He joined Ocean Hunter I in 1999, Ocean Hunter II in 2005 and Ocean Hunter III in 2008. Divers love him, he has a million-dollar smile and is always eager to please you. Thanks to Tova’s training, Arlee specializes in a very healthy cuisine incorporating the freshest ingredients to produce a memorable bill of fare with great diversity. At the end of your trip you'll agree that he is the best liveaboard Chef in the world.

Richard Eco - Sailor
Born in Cebu, Philippines, Richard came to Palau in 2002. He is a good-natured young guy always ready to attend to the slightest need that might arise. His task is basically to make sure the ship is prepared for anything, in true Ocean Hunter fashion. And that's what he manages to do.

Roy Arnaiz - Deckhand
Roy joined us in 2005. As deckhand he works all over Ocean Hunter III, helping with anything that needs doing and generally ensuring the boat remains spick and span, just the way you like it!
Cabins: 8
Cabin Facilities: All cabins are equipped with king size/single beds for a couple or two singles, private toilet, shower and individually controlled air-condition.

Cabin 1, 2 & 5: Standard
Cabin 3, 4 & 6: Deluxe
Cabin 7 & 8: Master Staterooms
Amenities: Accommodating 16 guests in roomy cabins, all have private bathrooms and air conditioning. The kitchen serves gourmet food in the beautiful adjoining dining room.
A separate salon, with comfortable sofas, offers an extensive entertainment center, 42” TV, music center, marine scientific books and DVD library as well as Computers and Internet service.
The large dive deck and platform make diving easy, with a special dry room for cameras and gear. Dedicated areas with sizeable workspace are provided for professional photography, TV, and film production as well as a powerful PC for movie and video editing.
Nitrox is available on-board for extended bottom time diving. Trimix and technical diving are also offered.
Best sunsets are guaranteed from the sun deck overlooking the lagoon of the famous rock islands, with two Jacuzzis awaiting you after your dive.
Tenders: Chase boat, 35 feet / 11 m / fiberglass skiff with Yamaha 225 hp engines.
Meals & Drinks: Our chef serves fresh low-fat gourmet cuisine in a dining room which sits 20 guests with music and TV/DVD. (Please notify our office of special dietary requests).

A sample schedule of a day onboard the Ocean Hunter III:
06:30 - Gourmet coffee / tea and sweet rolls
07:00 - First morning dive
08:30 - Full Breakfast
10:00 - Second morning dive
11:30 - Snacks
11:45 - Third dive
13:00 - Lunch,
14:30 - Fourth dive
16:00 - Fruit smoothies and cake
17:00 - Dusk dive
19:00 - Night dive
20:15 - Dinner
Payment onboard: Charges incurred onboard will be invoiced at check out at Fish ‘n Fins diveshop.(Cash, traveler’s checks, Visa, American Express, & MasterCard).
Electricity onboard: Voltage DC: 24V, Voltage AC (50hz): 110V, 220V and 415V.
Security: USCG, SOLAS, DAN and PADI Safety standards.

First Aid Kit and DAN Oxygen System with 100% demand.
Manual fire extinguishers and fire fighting equipment.
Life-Jackets for all passengers and crew. and Rescue Equipment - Mirrors, Dive Alerts, and/or Safety Sausages
Board Electronics: GPS x 3, Satellite Phone, Cellular Phone, 72 mile radar, Depth sounder x 2, Fish finder, VHF, HF Radio, CD, DVD, VCD. TV and VCR with support for European PAL, SECAM and American NTSC.

Engines: DD 8-71 (2 x 400hp), Generators: 2x 85 KVA each, 2 x 15 cfm Bauer dive compressor, Nuvair Nitrox membrane, 100% O2, HP Booster pump, RO Watermakers: 2 x 1400 gpd (5400 lpd).
Rates & Booking Conditions
Rates Remarks: Season 2008 & 2009 & 2010
Prices effective 1. September 2008
All prices are in USD

(Rates are subject to change without notice)
Rates: Season 2012 (September 2011 - September 2012)

7 DAYS TRIP:
Cabin 2 & 5: US$ 3.495,-- per Person
Cabin 3, 4, 6 & 9: US$ 3.595,-- per Person
Cabin 7 & 8: US$ 3.995,-- per Person
Full Charter: US$ 58.720,-- per Charter

10 DAYS TRIP:
Cabin 2 & 5: US$ 4.950,-- per Person
Cabin 3, 4, 6 & 9: US$ 5.090,-- per Person
Cabin 7 & 8: US$ 5.665,-- per Person
Full Charter: US$ 83.180,-- per Charter


Season 2013 (September 2012 - September 2013)

7 DAYS TRIP:
Cabin 2 & 5: US$ 3.495,-- per Person
Cabin 3, 4, 6 & 9: US$ 3.595,-- per Person
Cabin 7 & 8: US$ 3.995,-- per Person
Full Charter: US$ 58.720,-- per Charter

10 DAYS TRIP:
Cabin 2 & 5: US$ 4.950,-- per Person
Cabin 3, 4, 6 & 9: US$ 5.090,-- per Person
Cabin 7 & 8: US$ 5.665,-- per Person
Full Charter: US$ 83.180,-- per Charter


Season 2014 (September 2013 - September 2014)

7 DAYS TRIP:
Cabin 2 & 5: US$ 3.495,-- per Person
Cabin 3, 4, 6 & 9: US$ 3.595,-- per Person
Cabin 7 & 8: US$ 3.995,-- per Person
Full Charter: US$ 58.720,-- per Charter

10 DAYS TRIP:
Cabin 2 & 5: US$ 4.950,-- per Person
Cabin 3, 4, 6 & 9: US$ 5.090,-- per Person
Cabin 7 & 8: US$ 5.665,-- per Person
Full Charter: US$ 83.180,-- per Charter

Rates include: Accommodation, 5 dives per day, Air-Tanks / Weight / Belt.
Shuttle Service from Hotel.

All meals and onboard drinks (Filtered Water, Tea and Coffee).
Rates not included: The following prices are additional costs not included in the price of your trip:

Nitrox:
Per Tank $10,50
Unlimited Use (7 day trip) $199,--
Unlimited Use (10 day trip) $285,--

Soft Drinks $1,50
Bottled Mineral Water $1,50
Beer $3,00
Spirits $4,00
Wine (per bottle) $40.--
Other fees
& taxes:
The following prices are additional costs not included in the price of your trip.

Diving Permits & Government Fees:
Koror State Diving Permit incl. Jellyfish Lake $35,-- for 10 days
Koror State Diving Permit excl. Jellyfish Lake $25,-- for 10 days
Peleliu Diving Permit $20,-- for 14 days

Koror Airport Departure Tax $20,--
Booking conditions: 34% deposit within 14 days once booking is confirmed.
2nd payment of 33% within 6 month prior to the trip.
90 days prior to the trip: Final payment.

Cancellation policy:
6-12 month prior to departure: Fee of 33% of deposit
Within 6 month: All deposit are non-refundable
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