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Dive Review of Ocean Hunter Palau in

Ocean Hunter Palau, Jul, 2013,

by Jacob Rosenstein, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7200.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
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 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I lucked out on this trip, since there were 2 other divers on this 7 day trip. The cabin would have been stifling if I had to share it with another diver. There's not enough storage space for 2 divers. As it was, it worked out very well for me.

The diving was spectacular. My dive buddies and the D.M. felt like family. The food was gourmet. Service was first class. The boat has a lounge with a big screen TV and a good selection of DVDs. Palau prides itself as the first shark sanctuary in the world. Sharks were seen on almost every dive. Also turtles. There's a plentiful variety of tropical fish species. The hard coral was in great condition, although there was some algae growth in the lagoon.

We dove all the popular dive sites, including Peleliu, shipwrecks, seaplane wreck, and of course snorkeled in Jellyfish Lake. The diving was done from a smaller skiff, and dive sites were short rides, except for Peleliu, which is farther south. Al in all, a terrific dive trip. It rained the morning of the Jellyfish Lake trip, and also on the day I left the boat. The rest of the time was sunny and hot.
Websites Ocean Hunter Palau   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Various Caribbean locations, Hawaii, Sea of Cortez, Red Sea, Indonesia, Fiji, Costa Rica, Carmel/Monterey in No. Calif., Santa Barbara Channel Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Since we were a small group, we dove together with the Dive Master.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There are tables and charging stations for U/W photography, or videography.
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