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MV Ocean Hunter 3

The amazing ergonomic steel-hulled vessel MV Ocean Hunter 3 offers year-round trips to the best dive destinations of Palau. A huge tender is linked with the liveaboard to provide a safe and comfortable pickup, entrance, and dive. It offers all types of diving to the best dive spots at Palau and the surrounding cluster of islands in the region of Micronesia, which forms a beautiful archipelago. During the dives at the rare oasis of Palau, you can encounter manta rays, various species of sharks and abundant marine life. Enjoy a perfect combination of safe and thrilling dives with the exclusive liveaboard.

A proper review of
MV Ocean Hunter 3 Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 6.5 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about MV Ocean Hunter 3 Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

The Ocean Hunter
MV Ocean Hunter 3 liveaboard
Good liveaboard

5 reasons to dive

  • Several divers commended the dive master on selecting the best dive spots
  • Many divers said the night dives was their highlight on their trip
  • Some of the divers said that they got to see crocodile fish, mandarin fish and a giant sea slug
  • A couple of people noted that the food was on point and they had various vegan options
  • Many people said they would return on a future date to relive this experience

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • A couple of people were taken back by the lower deck cabins and the noise caused by the engine room
  • Some people said they had to pay extra for soft drinks on the liveaboard and that was an inconvenience

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2007
Max divers 16
Internet Yes ($)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it


  • Comparatively, offer low rates than other liveaboards of its kind
  • Private boat charter
  • Enjoy a fun-filled trip to the most amazing dive spots of Palau
  • Witness the mesmerizing views of the archipelago
  • Wreck diving on the famous World War II wrecks
  • Discover bombs of that time on Helmet wreck
  • Spacious to accommodate 16 guests
  • 8 comfortable and commodious cabins
  • Scrumptious food served in the buffet (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Snacks and beverages available whole day
  • Jacuzzi and spa services
  • Safety arrangements – life jackets, fire extinguishers, emergency rafts, and first aid kits
  • A multilingual crew for effective communication
  • Nitrox and Wifi available

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Description and details

Diving on the MV Ocean Hunter 3 in Micronesia and Palau

The 29 meters (approx. 96 feet) custom-built liveaboard is specially designed by divers for ardent divers, fervent photographers, and specialists. Novice divers can also explore the beauty of the underwater world of Palau with personalized service offered by the urbane and suave crew member of the Ocean Hunter 3. They are extremely professional and assures to offer the utmost comfort and high-standard services to the guests onboard. The spectacular vessel offers diving at the gorgeous archipelago of the Palau, which is famous for vibrant coral formations. You may explore numerous caves, pristine reefs, and drop-offs. The strong currents in vigorous water are the major reason to attract a wide range of fish species including barracuda, house of tuna, crocodile fish, mantas, marble rays and much more. Whereas, you can also explore the wrecks of World War II along with the most famous wreck Helmet. At the wreck, divers can still discover bombs of that time on the deck.

Boat Interior

The exquisite vessel Ocean Hunter has enough space to accommodate 16 travelers. There are 3 types of cabins; standard cabins and deluxe cabins, which are located on the lower deck. Whereas, the master cabins along with another deluxe cabin area on the upper deck. Each cabin has an individual air conditioning system with an en-suite bathroom and showers. The indoor lounge of Ocean Hunter 3 has entertainment facilities, which can be availed absolutely free. The communal areas are ideal spots to get relaxed and spend time from back to back dives. There is also a spacious sundeck of Ocean Hunter III, which is well-equipped and has a modern jacuzzi with sun loungers and deck chairs in the surrounding.

Deck Area

The commodious dive deck of Ocean Hunter III has plenty of space for divers to prepare for dive. there are storage boxes for the gear rentals and hanging area to hang wetsuits. The modern liveaboard is equipped with a Nitrox membrane, which can be availed by EANx certified divers. For extra pampering soak yourself in any of the 2 modern Jacuzzis on the sundeck or enjoy spa services in the fresh sea breeze while enjoying the astonishing vistas of the archipelago.

Food and Entertainment

Apart from diving, guests of Ocean Hunter III can enjoy indoor entertainment by watching a movie, grab a book from the mini-library of the vessel. The air-conditioned salon has cozy couches, a/v entertainment, Espresso machine to enjoy coffee anytime, mini-bar and wireless internet service (if in range). The liveaboard offers full board meals as a part of the cruise. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are generously served in buffet with full-day snacks and drinks available at self-service.

When to go

The best time to dive on the famous dive sites of Palau is from November until June. Although Palau welcomes guests throughout the year, the diving conditions are good in this period as the temperature of the water is warm and has amazing visibility. The rainy seasons lasts from May to November and diving conditions may become rough and slightly uncomfortable for beginner divers.

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

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