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

Fish 'n Fins Ocean Hunter III, Feb, 2014,

by Mark Rosenstein, MA, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 7527.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Palau has some of the best large fish populations I've seen: 20-30 grey reef sharks on every dive, tuna and mackerel cruise the walls, large schools of trevally and snapper, Napoleon wrasse & bumphead parrots too. Manta dives always had mantas. The crew know their sites and get you to the right places at the right time for good encounters and currents without running into day boats.

The boat is comfortable and well run. Some in our group complained about thinness of mattresses, though they didn't bother me. The buffet meals always had a good variety including sashimi with most dinners. The vegetarians in our group were well served as well.
Websites Fish 'n Fins Ocean Hunter III   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Indonesia, Australia, Maldives, Galapagos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm, surge, currents
Water Temp 78-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Requested one hour time limit, but that got relaxed and we usually ran 70-75 minutes/dive
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Ample camera room table space was in walk-through area from salon to dive deck, so non-photographers set things there too, leading to crowding and concern for protecting opened housings.
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