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UD Rating – 4 Star

Ocean Hunter I

Designed by divers for divers to offer maximum comfort. 

Enjoy a week’s diving on-board a designed by divers for divers vessel with unlimited diving to a variety of exciting dive sites around Palau and explore over 1500 species of fish and 700 corals the region has to offer!

The Ocean Hunter I has been specifically designed by divers for divers providing comfort, luxury and a high class liveaboard experience around Palau. Offering 7 and 10 night itineraries this intimate liveaboard means less crowded reefs, easy entry into the water, personal attention and maximised bottom time. The crew aboard are experienced, friendly and are there to help you with any questions or queries you may have regarding the itinerary.

The Ocean Hunter I has 3 double cabins all with en-suite bathrooms accommodating 6 guests each charter. She has a comfortable air conditioned lounge featuring an entertainment centre with movies and a marine life library to help you relax or explore between dives. The lounge is also where the food is served every day, the chef has developed a delicious gourmet menu that consists of many international cuisines such as Palauan, Italian, Mediterranean, French and Japanese. The sundeck is another great place to relax after a long day’s diving with many chairs, tables and loungers located in shaded and un shaded areas.

She has a spacious dive platform where unlimited diving takes place throughout the day; the ladders make it easy for divers to climb back onto the dive deck where warm freshwater showers are located. Divers will normally dive straight from the boat however they always have the chase boat prepared in case of changing weather conditions. The Ocean Hunter I is designed for professional underwater photography with its big working areas, 60 electrical outlets, extra storage and E-6 processing available overnight.

Bunk Style Cabin

1 x Bunk Style Cabin with a private shower and bathroom. Suitable for two people sharing.

  • Bunk Beds
  • Private bathroom

Double Cabin

Ocean Hunter I has 3 cabins accomodating up to 6 people. These have private air conditioning and bathrooms. The double cabin is a king size double bed and a single above. Suitable for a couple or two singles using the cabin as a bunk.

  • Double beds
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Private ensuite bathroom

Master Cabin

An air conditioned private bathroom master cabin.

  • Private Bath
  • Air Conditioning

Route Options

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 1979 and refurbished in 1992
Length & Width 20 metres long and a 5 metre beam
Speed 7 knots
Engines Twin 175hp
Generators 2 x 15kw
Number of Cabins 3 double cabins with en-suite bathrooms
Communication & Navigation Systems GPS/ cellular phone/ 48 mile radar/ depthsounder/ fishfinder/ VHF/ HF radio/ support for European PAL/ SECAM and American NTSC
Salon & Dining Area A comfortable air conditioned lounge featuring an entertainment centre with movies and a marine library
Entertainment TV/DVD/CD player, variety of movies and a marine library
Emergency Equipment Emergency 02 kit, oxygen and Medic First Aid Kit
Air Compressors Bauer 5 and 3.5 c.f.m. and 18 scuba tanks
Equipment Rental Scuba diving equipment available onboard at an extra cost - please see below
Dive Deck A spacious deck with individual storage and a dive platform with ladders and warm freshwater showers
Full Rental Equipment USD45
Regulator USD12
Mask, Fins & Snorkel USD5
Mask & Snorkel USD5
Boots USD5
Torch USD15
Wetsuits USD10
Dive Computer USD15 (Suunto)
Equipment Rental All prices listed above are per person per day and are payable onboard on your departure

Available Experiences



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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

4 nights in Ao Chalong and 7 nights onboard the MV Mermaid I

e had a lovely holiday thanks. The price of the holiday was just about reasonable in terms of value for money. The ground organisation, transfer pick-up, hotel check-in and general communication were all very well organised. The hotel suited us very well. It was nice and quiet with good food and friendly staff. The liveaboard was very well run, great food and comfortable cabins. A well organised holiday. Mermaid 1 is a very comfortable liveaboard with great food.

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