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Ocean Hunter I - Crew

The Ocean Hunter business really is like one big family. Unlike the larger liveaboards who change crews and captains every season, our family-run business gives you the same famous service and faces since 1993. We gather information year after year and are here waiting to share it with you! We are also largely staffed by local, experienced Palauan guides who have grown up on the reefs and act as ambassadors between the visitors and Palauan culture and environment.

  Troy Ngiraikelau - Captain, PADI Divemaster
Born and raised in Palau, Troy has been working at Fish ´n Fins since 1989, becoming a boat captain and dive guide. He joined the Ocean Hunter crew in 1998. Favorite fish: sharks. Favorite dive site: Ulong Channel. He's got a great sense of humour and on the boat, he loves watching the stars. Troy has logged around 10,000 dives and is extremely knowledgeable about Palau, it's wildlife and it's diving.
  Rico -PADI Divemaster
Born in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, Rico came to Palau in 2009. He is a good-natured happy guy always ready to attend to the slightest need that might arise. His task is to make sure the ship is prepared for anything, in true Ocean Hunter fashion. And that's exactly what he manages to do. Rico will guide you underwater.
  Chef Roy - Ocean Hunter 1 chef
Born and raised in Philippines, Roy was assistant chef aboard Ocean Hunter 2 and 3 for 6 years and thanks to Tova’s training and Ocean Hunter 3 chef Arlee supervision became a great chef himself. Roy specializes in a very healthy cuisine incorporating the freshest ingredients to produce memorable meals with great diversity. At the end of your trip you'll agree that he is the best liveaboard Chef there is.


To explore Ocean Hunter I, see the menus at top and left. Our newest ship, Ocean Hunter III can be found here. Or to explore Palau see the links below. 4/17/17