Ocean Hunter I

Ocean Hunter One at sunset (Fish 'n' Fins)

Owned, designed and operated by the highly regarded and well established Fish ‘n Fins, Ocean Hunter I is a very comfortable and stable 19 metre steel-hulled motor sailing vessel designed to accommodate just 6 divers in 3 cabins. Cabins 1 & 2 each have two bunk beds, with the lower bed being much wider than a standard single. Cabin 3 is more spacious, having a king-sized bed and a single bed side by side. All cabins have private shower/WC and are air-conditioned. All cabins are on the main deck along with the lounge and dining area, where the chef prides himself on providing fresh, low-fat gourmet cuisine. There is an entertainment centre with LCD TV, DVD, VCR and stereo and a scientific library in the lounge area along with a well-stocked bar, so you can enjoy a drink while you relax after the diving is over for the day. The dive deck is also on the main deck, so it is an easy walk from your cabin or from the lounge to the dive platform. The vessel is designed for professional underwater photography with a large working area and more than 60 electrical outlets (110 volts and 220 volts). Nitrox is available on board and Nitrox certification can be undertaken.

The Ocean Hunters offer ‘unlimited diving and unlimited bottom time’. You can dive whenever you wish. With only 6 (Ocean Hunter I) or 16 (Ocean Hunter III) divers as a maximum on any sailing, there is freedom and flexibility to create diving profiles to suit your specific needs. Personal attention, uncrowded dive sites and easy water entry are what makes the Ocean Hunters the choice for many divers (plus fabulous food, which many divers say is the best on any liveaboard!). 

After giving a briefing the divemaster will enter the water with you on every dive. Night dives are offered every night. All levels of divers, from experienced to beginner, are welcome on the Ocean Hunters. Most dives are done from the main boat, with only a few dives from the chaseboat. Because of their small size and shallow draft, the Ocean Hunters will usually take you directly above the dive site so you can enter the water directly from the dive platform. Some of Ocean Hunters’ dive sites are inaccessible to day boats or the bigger liveaboards. When your dive is over, you can climb back onboard and take a warm, freshwater shower on the dive deck before enjoying a delicious snack such as home-baked cake or a fresh fruit smoothie. On the Ocean Hunters, where you live is where you dive.

A typical day on the Ocean Hunters would start at 0630 with coffee and continental breakfast followed by the fist dive of the day at 0700. A full breakfast is served at 0830 followed by the second dive. After a snack, the third dive follows before lunch. The fourth dive is offered in the afternoon and dusk and night dives are offered before dinner is served at 2015.

Operates In:  Palau

Schedule:  Varies throughout the year.  Please contact us for departure dates

Price: From about £2663 (US$3595, about €3127) 


  • Transfers between local hotels and the boat
  • 7 nights cruise on Ocean Hunter I on a twin/share basis in Cabin 1 or Cabin 2
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily
  • 7 days of diving (up to 5 dives per day, including night dives).

Please note: 10 night charters are also available.

Cabin Upgrades:  Available.

Please note: A cabin tax of $35 and a Koror and Peleliu State Dive Permit fees of US$130 (subject to change) are not included in the package price and will be collected on board. The Koror state permit is valid for 10 days, the Peleliu permit for 14 days.

Single Occupancy Supplement: Please contact us.

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.

The opportunities for technical diving on Ocean Hunter I are excellent (Fish 'n' Fins)

Breakfast time! (Fish 'n' Fins)

Cabin interior (Fish 'n' Fins)

Cabin interior (Fish 'n' Fins)

Living and dining area (Fish 'n' Fins)

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