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Dive Review of Fish 'n Fins Ocean Hunter III in

Fish 'n Fins Ocean Hunter III: "Amazing", Jan, 2018,

by MAX WEINMANN, GA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 16 Helpful votes). Report 10384 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Fish N Fins is more than a family business; it's a commitment to the nation of Palau in relation to tourism, environmental development and stewardship, and support of the people.
The Bornovski's have invested time, money, effort and family into Palau over the 30 years they've been there; and it shows.
Navot, with a degree in Marine Engineering, has an obsessive commitment to diver safety in the structure of Ocean Hunter 3 and his land based operation, while Tova is a force of nature in relation to environmental issues and wild life preservation. They are both widely respected and well known throughout Palau.
Ocean Hunter 3 is one of the best run live aboards in the Pacific. The crew is extremely professional, the boat is immaculate and there is nothing too small or too large that they will not provide for divers. One diver even requested a submarine for exploration ! They could organize it but not on short notice!!
The diving in Palau is just wonderful. The diversity of the reefs, their state of preservation and the large creatures that inhabit them is breath taking. And the small critters are equally abundant if macro is what you are after.
Their dive guides will lead you as closely as is required or as you request. The ratio is based on diver experience and safety, and they are never intrusive. From kids to handicapped divers to elderly folks who may just want to snorkel, all are catered for with respect and great care, making Fish N Fins a premier dive company whether you dive land based or from Ocean Hunter.
Unlike other companies in Palau, there is very little turn over of dive guides, consistent with the stability of leadership and satisfaction with work conditions by the guides and crew.
Diving with Fish N Fins is an experience that I can never get enough of!
Websites Fish 'n Fins Ocean Hunter III   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving New Guinea, GBR, Sea of Cortez, Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, Palau
Closest Airport Palau Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 86-90°F / 30-32°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-90 Ft/ 18-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments The photographer is very well attended to on board and on land. On Ocean Hunter 3, there is by far, the largest photographic station I have ever seen, along with all of the amenities ; air blower, dozens of power sockets, good lighting, good ventilation, huge rinse tanks. No crowding here, since the design has been well thought through and is clearly dedicated to the photographer.
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