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Dive Review of Ocean Hunter III in

January, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Gari Sisk, AK, United States (1 report)
Report Number 4615
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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

sunny, rainy  
Water Temp
81   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
70 feet/50 minutes. Stay with DM's and group (13 divers).  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
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
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
3 stars    
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
Colleen, at Reef and Rainforest, was great!
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