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Dive Review of Fish N Fins/Ocean Hunter III in
Micronesia/Palau

Fish N Fins/Ocean Hunter III, Jul, 2008,

by Hardy Sieck, LA, United States (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 4208.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Belize, Bahamas, Galapagos, Truk Bikini, Europe
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Not inforced per se, deepest dive, 94ft
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]Had a camera table and rinse tank

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 1 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments The good: The boat is new and the crew is great. Give a 5 for that. The diving was mixed. Some sites were great, but others are not so great, Saw a awful lot of dead coral along the way.
The not so great: Although I arrived the night before boarding, the boat left a day early because of moving divers from Ocean Hunter I onto our boat. That shedule left one day earlier. So I had to wait for a day boat to go out to drop me off at the Ocean Hunter III. I lost 2 dives, oh well. My step son was supposed to join me in Guam. Due to a flight cancellation he did not make it and arrived in Koror a day late. I was told that Patrik had to spend the night in Koror and catch a day boat the next day or they could "bring him out after arrival for $350.00. I paid the $350.00 to bring him out.
The Bad:If you ever plan to go on the Ocean HunterIII don't book cabin 1,2 or 5. They are windowless dungoens and for the life of me I don't know how 2 people can live there.The rooms are about 7'X7'with 2 bunks. The door only opens 2/3 of the way on cabin one. The toilet faces the wall and the space is one ft. One has to have some acrobatic skills to negotiate it. Cabins 3,4,6 are only slightly bigger. The two top cabins are nice. So is the eating area and the salon.The food was ok, barely but ok . Little varity, lots of chicken and pretty greasy. Of all the livaboards I ever been on this gets last place. Also, very pricy.Overall, not a good value. At least not for my money.
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