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Dive Review of Fish 'n Fins/Ocean Hunter 1 in
Micronesia/Palau

Fish 'n Fins/Ocean Hunter 1, Oct, 2013,

by Graham McGregor, Kilmacolm, GB (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 25 reports). Report 7203.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Sipadan, Malapascua, Maldives, Red Sea, Hawaii, Caribbean (various), Bermuda, Spain
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 29 to 30 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10 to 30 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We were a group of 4 divers and were the only divers on Ocean Hunter 1, so the guides were pretty flexible in terms of dive profiles, times etc
Liveaboard? no 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments camera rinse tank on boat and crew would help with entry/exit to/from the water with 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 4 stars
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Comments It is a long way (pretty much from anywhere!) to Palau but it is a great allround dive destination. We had Ocean Hunter 1 to ourselves, 4 of us spread through the 3 cabins they have. Cabin 3 at the rear is by far the best (a double bed and a single) the other two cabins were 2 sharing bunk arrangements and pretty cramped if you were sharing. The boat itself isn't big (about 20m) and there isn't a lot of space. Fine for a group of 4 friends but you might find it a bit claustrophobic if you were on your own and sharing a cabin!
That said, the crew of three were great. Captain Troy knows the area like the back of his hand and knew the best times to dive to avoid crowds. Dive guide Richard was a really good guide (he and Troy were interchangeable either sometimes driving the chase boat and the other acting as dive guide). Roy took care of the cooking and upkeep of the boat. The foo ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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