Ocean Hunter 1 | Palau Liveaboard | Palau Diving Holiday | Scuba Travel

Ocean Hunter 1 | Palau Liveaboard | Palau Diving Holiday - Pacific

  • Guests 6
  • Rooms 3 double cabins
  • Restaurants Onboard lounge
  • Food and Drinks Mix of international and local dishes.
  • FacilitiesPrivate and intimate
  • Diving Up to 5 dives a day
  • Diving Extras Courses and kit hire available when prebooked
  • Internet Access Mobile phone coverage in Palau is highly unreliable. The boat has a VHF radio and sat phone for safety

About Ocean Hunter 1

Ocean Hunter 1 has a long and illustrious pedigree in Palau, standing out as the pioneer dive boat. Long before others had discovered this remote island nation, Ocean Hunter 1 was sailing the seas and identifying pristine dive sites. You could be in no better hands. This is a boat that prides itself on its unrivaled knowledge of the area and friendly welcoming atmosphere that makes Ocean Hunter 1 a home away from home.

At 20m length, Ocean Hunter 1 is exclusive, sleeping only 6 divers in cosy double and twin cabins. Each has full ensuite and air con. With a steel hull, she makes light work of sailing. The saloon is warm and inviting and with the on board chef serving delicious meals throughout the day, you will want for nothing. Photographers and videographers will find all the facilities they need to process the day's efforts. The dive deck is large so there is plenty of space for everyone to kit up in peace before heading out on the tender to splash in on a fresh diving adventure. Or in between dives, why not head out in one of their canoes for a fresh perspective.

Diving rarely gets any better than Palau. Over 100 islands make up the lagoon and are just begging to be explored. Ocean Hunter 1 does up to 7 dives a day and you are welcome to take your time with no maximum limits set... unlimited diving and unlimited bottom time... it sounds too good to be true! From Ocean Hunter 1 you can explore Palau's miles of reef at your own pace each and every day. Thanks to her size, Ocean Hunter 1 can get to dive sites other boats cannot. The itinerary is tailored to your tastes whisking you away from other boats. Marvelous marco, big fish encounters, opulent reef walls and Second World War wrecks are all on offer so you can enjoy a different thrill with every dive.

Cabin 1

At the bow of Ocean Hunter I, Cabin 1 consists of 2 bunk beds and is designed for 2 people sharing. The cabin comes with its own private shower and bathroom.

Cabin 2

A king-sized bed underneath and a single on top make this room ideal for either a couple or two singles. As with all Ocean Hunter rooms, comes with private ensuite bathroom and shower.

Cabin 3

A king-size bed and a single bed make this the perfect family suite. The most spacious cabin on the ship, cabin 3 also has an ensuite shower and bathroom.

Deck Plan

Ocean Hunter accomodates 6 guests in 3 double cabins with private head and shower and air-conditioning

Please note these prices may not include flights. Click select for the full holiday details


2010-09-24 13:48:29

Back at work now and what can I say about the trip only - WOW ! It was great just can not believe I back at work now, and thinking how can the next trip be good after that !

Covid Information for Ocean Hunter 1

Covid-19 update coming soon: once this destinations reopens we will let you know the on board requirements

Country Covid Travel Information

International travel from the UK is prohibited until May 17th. Travel corridors are paused until this point.

On April 12th the UK government will update the rules for travel in 2021.

For British nationals, The Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office currently advises against all but essential international travel to the whole of Micronesia based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Micronesia has put measures in place to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), including a ban on passengers arriving from overseas.

Updated 25th FEB 2021

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.

Covid Travel Information

International travel from the UK is prohibited until May 17th. Travel corridors are paused until this point.

On April 12th the UK government will update the rules for travel in 2021.

For British nationals, The Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office currently advises against all but essential international travel to the whole of Micronesia based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Micronesia has put measures in place to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), including a ban on passengers arriving from overseas.

Updated 25th FEB 2021

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


Flight options

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

Visa requirements

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.

Check in

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



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.


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Phone coverage

Mobile coverage in Palau is very limited - check with your provider prior to travel

Plugs and electricity

Ocean Hunter I generators operate 24 hours and provide 110V/220V/12V electricity


Hire equipment

Please prebook any kit hire required - local charges apply


Please prebook any course requirements - local charges apply


Souvenirs are available at the end of your trip, from the Fish n Fins dive centre


Nitrox (7 nights $299)


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 accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

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


Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our loyalty discount is all about! If you have booked directly with Scuba Travel, on your 3rd full price holiday you will automatically be eligible for a loyalty discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction. We are always happy to offer discounts as described below but these are not cumulative and we do not offer further discounts on special offer prices.

5% off for loyalty customers


You have a full board package including all meals, snacks, water, tea and coffee. Please do request specific cabins at the time of booking. All trips are fully guided and include 12lt tank & weights.


This holiday does not include any international flights to Koror. To pay on board are the Koror and Peleliu diving permits plus jellyfish lake fee (approx $130), soft drinks, alcohol, additional kit hire, nitrox (7 nights $299) and any souvenirs. Airport transfers are included. There is a departure tax ($50). Ask your travel consultant for a competitive quote to add flights to your booking.

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