About Ocean Hunter 3
Ocean Hunter 3 takes the expertise of the Ocean Hunter fleet to a whole new level. Ocean Hunter 3 was born out of 25 years experience running liveaboards and will meet the needs of even the most discerning diver. No one knows Palau and her many waterways quite like the Ocean Hunter team. From the dive decks of this phenomenal liveaboard you can go further than ever and explore pristine reefs and wrecks for hours on end. What more could any diver want!
Ocean Hunter 3 sleep 16 guests in twin and double cabins All have ensuite and air con as standard. To make your trip even more memorable why not book one of the 2 luscious master staterooms, which are even more spacious with inspiring views over the flat azure seas. In between dives you can relax in the rays, watch the sun go down from one of the 2 on board heated jacuzzis. The saloon is plushly fitted out with sofas, flat screen TV and a computer station for loading up video and photos. The separate dinning area serves delicious gourmet dishes in a relaxed and friendly ambiance.
Ocean Hunter 3 has been thought out in every detail and no less the dive deck. There is a semi dry area before reaching the main deck where fragile cameras can be stowed safely. Technical and nitrox fills are available and the dive deck has more than enough space for everyone to move about in complete comfort. It is almost a shame to leave Ocean Hunter 3 but the diving that awaits is spectacular. With varied dive sites and a huge array of fish life, both big and small, divers have the freedom to explore Palau underwater. The boat also operates no maximum dive time or fixed dive schedule so you can chose just how much diving you want to do. Splash in up to 7 times a day and see for yourself this exclusive and pristine marine wonderland.
Frequently Asked Questions
Located between Guam, The Philippines and Papua New Guinea, Palau is a 640km long archipelago that harbours one of the world’s greatest concentrations of corals, fish and other marine life. The Palau islands include more than 200 islands, of which only eight are inhabited. Having emerged from the United Nations trusteeship in 1994 it is one of the worlds youngest and smallest sovereign states. Few other travel destinations in the world can compete with Palau when it comes to diversity - sharks, mantas, wrecks, caves, reefs and the unique Jelly fish lake. Palau is a scuba destination like no other. Many of the dive sites are reachable from both resort and liveaboard. Scuba Travel have worked for many years with the premier scuba diving operators in Palau and we're more than happy to help you discover this fantastic destination.
Weather and Climate
Palau enjoys a tropical climate all year round with an annual mean temperature of 28 °C. Rainfall can occur throughout the year, averaging a total of 150 inches (3,800 mm). The average humidity over the course of the year is 82%, and although rain falls more frequently between July and October, there is still much sunshine. Typhoons are rare as Palau is outside the main typhoon zone. Water temps are usually around 28C
There are no direct flights to Palau. The best route is via Manila (you may need to overnight here) and then onto Palau. On some dates the flight will stop in Guam before landing on Koror. You will fly with United Airlines between Manila and Palau. We are able to book most major airlines as far as Manila. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Koror, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.
You can chose to break your journey in Manila or en route with your airline. Singapore, Hong Kong or Dubai are popular options.
Arrange before you go
UK passport holders are able to obtain a visa on arrival. Please ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. Guam is a US protectorate - you must have a valid ESTA before travel if your flights transit through Guam. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here
Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It’s worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
Preparing to fly
You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.
As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.
An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here
Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren’t as expensive as you might think. click here
What happens when I arrive?
On arrival in Palau you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. Some reps are able to meet you airside. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.
All transfers will have been arranged for you. Transfers are by land and not usually more than about 30mins.
Return transfer details will be advised locally. There is a $50 departure tax & green fee on leaving Palau
Included in your holiday
Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.
Plugs and electricity
Ocean Hunter I generators operate 24 hours and provide 110V/220V/12V electricity
Available at an surcharge
Deposits and Balances
Special payment conditions apply to this booking. Your travel consultant will confirm the deposit required to secure your booking. All deposits and interim payments (where required) are non refundable. Cancellation at any stage will be with full loss of all monies paid to date.
Ways to pay
We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation
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