Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
 

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

Fish 'n Fins Ocean Hunter III, Aug, 2013,

by Steven Rosenfeld, CA, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7101 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cocos Island, Galapagos, Mexico, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Limit of 1 hour dive, depth limit of nitrox
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The boat had a large table for cameras. There was also a large fresh water tank for cameras ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments This was my second trip to Palau. I was there 20 years ago and took the day boats out. Being 20 years older I decided to go by liveaboard.

The Oceanhunter III is a 96 foot vessel that is in excellent condition. The boat holds up to 16 divers in 8 cabins. There are 6 standard and deluxe cabins and 2 master cabins. Each cabin has its own restroom. I found the ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Was this report helpful to you?
Report currently has 1 Helpful vote
Bookmark and Share

Subscriber's Comments

By Graham McGregor in ZZ, GB at Sep 03, 2013 07:08 EST  
Steven I'm going to Palau in 5 weeks, on sister ship Ocean Hunter 1. I expect we'll dive a very similar itinerary to you, with Blue Corner etc. Did you dive any unexpectedly good sites that you would particularly recommend? Were the sites crowded or quiet with other dive boats? Small point - did your mobile phone work?
By Steven Rosenfeld in CA, US at Sep 03, 2013 21:41 EST  
Hello Graham. We dove Blue corner 3 times. There were up to 7 boats there at one time. The secret is being on a live aboard and being the first boat there. We also dove some blue holes which were beautiful. I'm sure you will dive jellyfish lake, make it the first dive of the day and beat the crowds. Much of our diving during the week was dependent on the weather and the currents. Mobile phone did not work. Have a great time, Steve
By Charles Rubin in WA, US at Nov 09, 2013 23:45 EST  
Hi Steven. My wife and I live in Singapore, so we have easy access to many great dive sites. We are considering the same LOB. What the experience level for the divers on your trip? Do you think the your experience at Blue Corner with second other boats affected your underwater experience? How crowded are the other sites? Or should we venture to the Solomon Islands that have less people pressure? Thanks, Charlie
By Steven Rosenfeld in CA, US at Nov 10, 2013 14:43 EST  
Hi Charles. As I said we were on a live aboard so we could be the first on any site we liked. Blue corner is the most popular site. The conditions were very different on each dive. The more current the more fish life. There are plenty of other site to dive and the boats work around each other. Our boat had different levels of experience. Most of the dives were easy. The dives are done in a group with a dive guide in the lead and a dive guide in the rear. Hope this information helps.
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 380 dive reviews of Micronesia and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share
Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Island Dreams Travel
Island Dreams Travel
Island Dreams specializes in dive travel to Micronesia. We've dived there ourselves, and stand ready to customize your Micronesia scuba diving adventure.
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest
is an agency for travelers that scuba dive. Looking for sharks, wrecks, kayaking, tropical islands? We specialize in adventures to Micronesia.

Want to assemble your own collection of Micronesia reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home


Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!



Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page displayed in 0.41 seconds