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Palau – Ocean Hunter III + Palau Royal: October 14-25, 2025

Description

Welcome to Palau and Fish ‘n Fins

Welcome to the Fish ‘n Fins website, home to Palau’s leading dive and tour center. Established in 1972, we are the true pioneer dive operation in Palau. Fish ‘n Fins Dive center along with the Ocean Hunter fleet of liveaboards is owned and run by Navot & Tova Bornovski. We created our website so it can guide and answer many of your questions about diving and visiting Palau with Fish ‘n Fins.

Welcome to Ocean Hunter Palau  …where Adventure and Luxury meet

Ocean Hunter is a high-end liveaboard that offers world-class diving experiences, upscale cuisine, and comfortable accommodations for its guests. The ship has 8 guest cabins, including Standard, Deluxe, and Master Staterooms. The upper deck has a sun deck with two Jacuzzis and garden furniture for relaxation. The salon offers a 48″ wall-mounted flatscreen TV, a computer station, a library, and board games for guests to relax after a dive. The galley provides fresh gourmet food with an industrial refrigerator and freezer, while the dining room has comfortable seating and a 32″ plasma TV. The dive deck is spacious and efficient with individual storage bins, ample room for Nitrox and air tanks up to 100 cubic feet, and a filling station for gas mixing. The wheelhouse is equipped with 3 GPS systems, gyro compass, and autopilot, among other safety features. The Master Staterooms are designed to Mega Yacht standards and feature a large living space, extra-large double bed, private TV, DVD, and mini bar, with a spacious bathroom and ample storage space. The sun deck is perfect for relaxation with ample loungers, chairs, and tables, along with two heated Jacuzzis.

Ocean Hunter III Palau, comfortable Cabins

We offer a total of 8 guest cabins, 5 on the lower deck and 3 on the upper deck, which harbors as well a spacious sun deck with 2 jacuzzis, sun beds and garden furniture. Two cabins on the lower deck are Standard Cabins, four cabins, three on the lower and one on the upper deck are Deluxe Cabins and finally two cabins on the upper deck are Master Staterooms.

Room Amenities:  Reading Lights • Closet • Sitting Area • Private Bathroom • Intercom for Wake Up – Meals and Diving Calls • Hair Dryer • Air Conditioning • Turn Down Service • House Keeping

Excellent Liveaboard Cuisine

Welcome to Ocean Hunter Live Aboard, the ultimate luxury experience in Palau for scuba diving enthusiasts! Ocean Hunter liveaboard is not only famous for its lovely cabins, expert staff, and world-class scuba diving, but also for its exceptional cuisine.

Its chefs take great pride in offering a diverse and delicious menu, catering to all dietary restrictions and preferences. Ocean Hunter’s experienced and talented chefs source only the freshest local ingredients and carefully prepare each dish to perfection. From savory seafood dishes to mouth-watering vegetarian options, there is something for everyone on the menu.

Ocean Hunter’s commitment to quality and attention to detail set us apart from our competitors. People at Ocean Hunter understand the importance of good food to fuel your body and enhance your overall experience on board. That’s why they go above and beyond to provide an exceptional dining experience for their guests.

At Ocean Hunter, the staff believe that every aspect of your vacation should be extraordinary, including the food. Join Ocean Hunter for an unforgettable liveaboard experience and indulge in its gourmet cuisine. We promise it will be a highlight of your trip!

World-Class Liveaboard Diving

Ocean Hunter offers a truly exceptional liveaboard diving experience that is sure to impress even the most discerning diver. With up to five dives per day, guests have the opportunity to explore a variety of dive sites, from spawning dives to stunning manta ray encounters, colorful wall dives, cave diving, and shark diving.

But the Ocean Hunter experience is not just about the diving. Guests are treated to an indulgent culinary experience that is simply unmatched. The liveaboard cuisine is prepared with the freshest ingredients and expertly crafted to satisfy even the most discerning palate. With every meal, guests are treated to a true gourmet experience, featuring a variety of international and local flavors.

As if the diving and cuisine weren’t enough, Ocean Hunter also offers top-notch accommodations and amenities. The liveaboard is equipped with a chase boat for diving, and the dive sites are only minutes away, making for a comfortable and convenient diving vacation.

For the ultimate indulgent DIVE – EAT – SLEEP – REPEAT experience, Ocean Hunter is the clear choice. Book your stay now and enjoy a luxurious and unforgettable diving vacation.

Ocean Hunter III Dive Package Includes:

  • 7 nights aboard Ocean Hunter III, per cabin choice below
  • Full Board, Snacks, Water, Tea, Brewed Coffee, Espresso
  • Airport transfers to/from boat, hotel
  • Up to 5 guided dives per day
  • Weights, weight belt, chase boat, dive guide
  • Nitrox (certified divers)
  • 12 liter/80 cu.ft. tank with air

Special dives included with Ocean Hunter III:

  • Jellyfish Lake – the lake is open and they are slowly coming back. Hopefully next year the lake will fully recover.
  • World War II Koror/Peleliu Tour – During this tour in Peleliu, you will have the opportunity to explore the historic sites of the war and witness the remnants of the battle that took place on the island.
  • Bumphead Parrotfish Spawning – the spawning occurs 2-3 days before the full moon or New moon. The New Moon is October 21, 2025.

Dive Package Does Not Include:

  • International airfare
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Satellite phone/email connection – can be purchased onboard
  • Dive equipment, dive training, crew gratuities
  • Diving insurance – can be purchased upon check-in
  • Marine Park Fees and Taxes

Ocean Hunter Dive Package Pricing, based on double occupancy:

  • Standard Cabin:  2 Bunk Beds (Single Beds – Twin Sharing)  $3495 + 10% PGST = $3845
  • Deluxe Cabin:  2 Bunk Beds (1 Single & 1 Double Bed – Twin Sharing)  $3595 + 10% PGST = $3955
  • Master Stateroom:  One King Bed – Twin Sharing  $3995 + 10% PGST = $4395

Palau Island Adventures

There is more to Palau than just diving! If you’ve got a day to fill before flying home, or just fancy a day out of the water, we can offer guided kayak excursions through the stunning Rock Islands, land tours to the sights and history of the ‘Big Island’, Babeldaob, or fishing trips to catch the denizens of the deep.

Let us lead you on a personalized land tour. In one of our comfortable mini-buses, we can take you up the rocky dirt roads of Babeldaob Island (the Big Island) to see the sprawling, panoramic view on top of Palau’s highest peak. Hike across the freshwater river, stopping to bathe in the mini-waterfalls and mountain pools along the stream, until you reach the big 80-foot drop waterfalls, and rejoice in that clear water. Head to the stone monoliths of Palau’s old civilisations. You can visit WWII tanks, relics and monuments, and even include stops around town at museums and the storyboard shops. The price includes lunch and cold drinks of water and tea.

See webpage for land tours and adventures – can you enrich your trip with a few additional days on the island.  For available tours, go to:

https://fishnfins.com/index.php/palau-activities

Palau Royal Resort – our home after the boat

Enrich yourself in luxurious nature by the sea.

Stay in the luxurious Palau Royal Resort! Take your life away from the hustle-bustle of the city and lie down, stretch your body beneath the deep blue sunny skies of Palau’s rock island beauties.

Surround yourself among the cool blue waters around the hotel and enrich yourself with bright smiles of the local island people. Enjoy clean spacious guest rooms with a gorgeous view of the peaceful ocean or a relaxing harbor scene overlooking from the balcony of each rooms. Be ecstatic on the offers of Waves Restaurant and the Breeze Bar bar surrounded by a green garden with the freshly grown flower beds, captivating beauty of the azure sea and a private beach that will ensure your journey to be an unforgettable one. Palau Royal Resort is the perfect place to meet your vacation standards, assisting to create moments with your family, friends or even with your loved ones.

Palau Royal Resort includes:

  • 2 nights accommodations – see room choices and prices below
  • Daily Continental Breakfast Buffet

All guest rooms at Palau Royal Resort, especially located at higher floors have balconies overlooking the sea either of quiet harbor or sparkling ocean. Lower floor guest rooms feature the hotel gardens that is lush with greenery scenes and is surrounded by lots of mixed flora & fauna. Rooms are designed to accommodate variety of wishes and desires of the guests by a view or by its functionality. Lay down and stretch your legs at the most comfortable rooms of your choice, which makes Palau Royal Resort one of the best hotels in Palau, Micronesia.

Palau Royal Resort Pricing is shown below, 2 nights accommodations (based on Superior Garden, double occupancy):

  • Superior Garden View – $635
  • Superior Premium View – $651
  • Deluxe Harbor View – $687
  • Deluxe Ocean View $739

New Local Tax ReformImplementation of Palau Goods and Services Tax (PGST) took effect on January 01, 2023. This replaced the Gross Revenue Tax (GRT). The PGST adds a 10% surcharge to all goods and services purchased in Palau.

Complete Package Pricing – starts at $4480 (Standard Cabin + Superior Garden View), based on double occupancy.  Add one night at P

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

Deposit: $1000 to reserve your space (deposit is non-refundable)

Subsequent Payment: $1000 is due October 5, 2024

Final Payment: Balance is due on July 5, 2025

Passport requirement – must have 6 months remaining until expiration date upon return to USA.

For all dive trips, consider purchasing travel insurance, and dive accident insurance.  Both are highly recommended, and are made available to purchase!

To purchase DAN dive accident insurance, please scroll to the bottom of this page, and click on the DAN banner link, Join DAN Today!, then follow the prompts on DAN’s website.

To purchase travel insurance, please scroll to the bottom of this page, and click on the DAN banner link, Purchase Travel Insurance?, then follow the prompts on DAN’s website.

REEF SAFE SUNSCREEN

Some sunscreen ingredients are not safe for corals; these include oxybenzone.  Research indicates that these chemicals can cause DNA damage to corals, promote viruses in corals, and contribute to the bleaching of corals.  So that we can help protect our reefs, we encourage our guests to choose and use a sunscreen that is “coral safe”.

To purchase eco-friendly sunscreen products, please scroll to the bottom of this page, and click on the Stream2Sea banner link, use code, “cleanreef” for a 10% discount.

** AIRFARE SOLD SEPARATELY **

Price is per person and based on double occupancy and items specified.  Space is subject to availability, price subject to change without notice and not guaranteed until deposit is received.  Cost for airfare cannot be guaranteed until paid and ticketed.  Some restrictions may apply.

* Credit card payments can expect an additional 3% to be added to the final invoice for all payments made with credit cards.  This fee covers the cost of PayPal.  Checks are always welcome.

If interested, please contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, email to askuntz@yahoo.com, or call at 719-322-6941.  

Trip flyer, terms and conditions, and a trip application will be provided.  Once the application is complete, please return to Andy, then an invoice for the designated deposit will be provided.

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