Ocean Hunter 3 | Palau Liveaboard | Palau Diving Holiday | Scuba Travel

Ocean Hunter 3 | Palau Liveaboard | Palau Diving Holiday - Pacific

  • Guests 18
  • Rooms Choice of 3 cabin grades on board
  • Restaurants The chefs serve fresh, low-fat gourmet cuisine, with tasty meals and snack
  • Food and Drinks Filtered water, tea and coffee included, additional drinks available at a charge
  • FacilitiesModern stable liveaboard
  • Diving Between 4-6 dives a day!
  • Diving Extras Nitrox, trimix and rebreather support
  • Internet Access Mobile phone coverage in Palau is highly unreliable. The boat has a VHF radio and sat phone for safety

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.

Cabin 7 or 8

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 ensuite shower. Good storage space and closets. Separately controlled A/C.

Cabin 9

Upper Deck Cabin with twin beds and a bunk, ensuite bathroom with a shower, basin and a Microphor toilet.

Cabins 3,4,6

The 3 deluxe cabins contain a large living space with king size double bed with single bunk above. The ensuite bathroom holds a shower, basin and a Microphor toilet. Large storage space and closets. Separately controlled Air Conditioning

Cabin 2 or 5

The 2 standard cabins on Ocean Hunter contain a queen size double bed along with a single bunk. As always there is a private ensuite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. Large storage space and closets, separately controlled Air Conditioning

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

Chris & Sarah

2011-10-07 10:08:44

Wow what a week! Sharks Manta's turtles cave's wrecks. We saw it all. Such a great time. Thank you Ken, Epi & Arlee for making our trip so special

Ken Seymour

2011-10-07 10:05:48

Wonderful holiday on Ocean Hunter 3. The crew couldn't have been more helpful. The diving was amazing so many sharks!! Jelly fish lake was also a great experience. We'll definitely be back as we are missing Arlee's 3'oclock chocolate brownies

Covid Information for Ocean Hunter 3

Covid-19 update coming soon: once this destination reopens, we will update you with 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.


US Dollars

Phone coverage

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

Plugs and electricity

Ocean Hunter 3 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 repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling within 12 months

Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices


You liveaboard includes accommodation on a full board basis, twin share, with all meals, snacks, water, tea and coffee

All trips are fully guided and include 12lt tank, air fills & weights.

Airport transfers are included


This holiday does not include any international flights to Koror. There is a departure tax ($50).

To pay on board are the Koror State Permit $50 10 days, or $100 Jellyfish Lake Permit, Peleliu State Permit $30 10 days, processing fees, Nitrox $199.00 7 days, Peleliu Land Tour $75.00

To pay on board soft drinks, alcohol, kit hire and souvenirs.

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