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Dive Review of Ocean Hunter III in
Micronesia/Palau

Ocean Hunter III, Jan, 2009,

by Gari Sisk, AK, United States ( 1 report). Report 4615.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Thailand, Maldives, Costa Rica, Australia, Hawaii. Belize, Fiji, Washington, Little Cayman, Truk, Palau, Mexico, Okinawa
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas surge
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 70 feet/50 minutes. Stay with DM's and group (13 divers).
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Rinse tank on main boat available. No rinse tank on dive boat. No rinse tank period for non-photo gear available.
Dry area available on (covered) back deck for camera equipment.
Richard, photographer/videographer, available for hire through Fish and Fins.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Great staff, great food. Arlee, the chef. and Roy, assistant chef, made huge effort to create a varied and healthy menu and should be commended on their success.
One of our very experienced divers wanted to use a smaller tank (she came up with 1800+ psi EACH dive), but DM (Eddie) was reluctant to accommodate.
Diving was varied, visibility was either good, or poor, depending on the dive site. Dive staff could have given a bit more dive site info, and pointed out more of the interesting critters, but might have been fairly busy as they preferred we dove as a large group (14 divers), versus allowing us to dive our own profiles and dive at our own speed.
Reef hooks, available at Fish and Fins were available for purchase and are well designed and critical.
Wet Suit stowage/drying on the boat was a bit cramped. Suggest bringing own rail clamps for drying various gear.
Charito, at Fish N Fins, was extremely helpful with questions, as well as logististics.
Colleen, at Reef and Rainforest, was great!
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