Welcome to Ocean Hunter Palau!
The boat, owned by Navot & Tova Bornovski, represents 25 years of knowledge in the liveaboard industry and like all of our liveaboards was designed by divers, for divers. The vessel is diving the reefs of Palau, plus special trips to places such as Yap.

Ocean Hunter Palau offers plenty of space for 16 divers. The ship is designed for professional underwater photography, TV and Film production, with a sizable working area, 110, 220 and 415 volt electrical outlets and extra storage space.
Meet the Amazing Team of Ocean Hunter Palau
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Kenneth Johnny
Captain & PADI Instructor

Kenneth joined Fish'n Fins in 1994 and is the Captain of the Ocean Hunter since 1997. Kenneth is not only an extremely experienced captain, he is as well one of the most accomplished PADI Dive Instructors and Dive Guides in Palau, having thousands of dives in Palau under his belt.

“I have an amazing crew, whom I work with since many years. I run Palau's best ship and get to meet divers from all over the world - I love my job!"
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Felipe "Troy" Ngiraikelau
Co-Captain, Chase Boat OP, PADI DM

Troy joined Fish'n Fins in 1994 and is the Co-Captain of the Ocean Hunter since 2006. Troy is one of the most experienced captains in Palau. He is a class of his own as Chase Boat captain and dive guide. He has honed his skills for decades and thousands of dives and knows the reefs of Palau like no other from the surface and under water.

“Even after that long time I enjoy every day of work on the Ocean Hunter. I take pleasure in experiencing nature above and under water - this keeps me very happy and motivated."
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Arlee Terunez
Executive Chef

Arlee joined the Ocean Hunter Team in 2000. As the Executive Chef he is responsible for planning and execution of all meals aboard. Arlee is one of the pillars of the Ocean Hunter experience - his cuisine is outstanding and Ocean Hunter guests love his dishes.

"I am happy when my guests enjoy the meals we prepare - this feeling of appreciation inspires me to try new things, to enhance our cuisine and make sure our guests have the best experience possible."
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Sourav Nanda
Sous Chef

Sourav joined the Ocean Hunter Team in 2010. Together with Executive Chef Arlee, Sourav makes sure that Ocean Hunter Palau guests get only high end cuisine made form the best and freshest local ingredients on their plates. He support Arlee in planing and execution of meals.

“There is a constant buzz aboard, everyone is driven and focused on producing the best work possible for our Ocean Hunter guests. It is a very rewarding place to work with fantastic guests from all over the world.”
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Jerwin Tabon Abaigar
PADI Dive Master, Main Dive Guide

Jerwin is the "baby" in the team, he joined Ocean Hunter Crew in 2018 after having been with Fish'n Fins for a year. Apart of being a PADI Dive Master Jerwin is as well one of the case boat operators. He is an excellent dive guide for photographers. He is great spotting all kinds of marine life, no matter what size.

“I work for Ocean Hunter Palau because it's a great company. I enjoy every dive with my guests here in Palau - it's hands down the best place you can dive in the world - I am looking forward to diving with you!
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Epefanio "Epi" Estova
Chief Engineer, PADI DM

Epi has joined the Ocean Hunter Palau team in 2002 and is ever since its Chief Engineer, responsible for motors, compressors and generators. Further more Epi acts as chase boat operator and dive guide, if time allows. Ocean Hunter did not have a single "Down Day" since the ship sails the waters of Palau.

"I am watching over a lot of moving parts aboard Ocean Hunter, but the company by giving me strong support makes my job easy. Apart of a perfectly working vessel I enjoy Diving Palau.
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Macrino "René" Arnaiz

René joined the Ocean Hunter Team in 2005. He is the most important person aboard to keep Ocean Hunter's daily tasks run smoothly. He takes care that the ship is alway spotless, he makes sure tanks are always well filled and helps wherever he is needed from machine room to kitchen to house keeping.

"It's just a good thing to work for such a great company. I enjoy working here - my co-workers are great and I get to know so many people from foreign countries - I like that :-)"
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Ocean Hunter Palau is a proud member of Quality Divers
What our guests say about us
Errol Bong
As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, there is only 1 liveaboard that I would recommend to bring my dive groups to.

Ocean Hunter Palau has the perfect combination of great food, service, facilities and diving. The world famous dive sites not only have all fantastic marine life, they have also WW2 wrecks and cave dives.
This was my second trip with Ocean Hunter III because I had such a great experience the first time. I wasn't disappointed. It was the same crew as 3 years ago and that speaks volumes about the operation. I've done liveaboards in Fiji, the Bahamas, and the Philippines and found the experience with Fish 'n Fins the best overall. While most crews will try to satisfy you, the OH crew work hard to anticipate your needs and are EAGER to help in any way possible. Everyone with me felt like part of the family early into the trip. And the FOOD!!! Simply incredible food. I did 4 and 5 dives a day and still gained weight. Tova has put together a fantastic team. I cannot emphasize enough how special we all felt. This is nothing like other liveaboards which focus on cramming as many people as possible onto one boat. It's a little more expensive but you get so much more. Absolutely worth it.
My wife and I have done the Ocean Hunter Palau twice now and have loved every minute of it. Unlimited diving in one of the best places in the world, super professional crew and guides, comfortable accommodations and absolutely outstanding food.

As photographers, we appreciate the large deck area for cameras. Much thanks to Fish ’n Fins for the fantastic liveaboard experience!
As an avid diving enthusiast, I have dived many of the world's top diving venues. However, I keep coming back to Palau and to the Fish 'n Fins' excellent top notch operation. Last March (2019), following requests from some diving buddies, I put together a group and we chartered the Ocean Hunter III for a full week. This was my fifth trip on Ocean Hunter liveaboards. The trip was Great!! The liveaboard was comfortable, with roomy cabins, excellent off-diving-time spaces and the best food (Believe me!!) on any liveaboard anywhere. More like a five star hotel than a liveaboard. Unbeleivable. Plentiful, freshly prepared, varied and absolutely delicious!!
I rented equipment in Fish’n Fins shop for diving on Hunter III, we had a great experience. Diving Nitrox 5 dives a day for five days. The Crew was above all standards, the guides are friendly and professional, The chef, well he is a talent, couldn’t wait to eat his dinner...

The ship is great and comfortable, nice room and equipment. I will dive again with them for sure. The whole week was a dream come true. We even made half day visit to Peleliu Island. Go and dive with Fish’n Fins & Ocean Hunter Palau!
Just got off a week on board the Ocean Hunter Palau, and the diving was fabulous, the boat was terrific, and the staff was outstanding.

We have been diving with Fish 'n Fins before, and return to them because they are consistently the best scuba operation in Palau. We are looking forward to our next trip …
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