Panunee Liveaboard

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Panunee Yacht is a world-class, steel-hulled vessel. She is 35 metres in length and her beam is 8 metres.


The Panunee Liveaboard

Panunee is well equipped for videography and photography enthusiasts, with 2 of her 10 cabins specially targeted towards videographers and photographers.

She can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests in 10 air-conditioned cabins distributed across 2 of her 3 decks.

Dive Facilities

Panunee has a Spacious dive deck for divers to prepare for each dive. Tanks are filled at their stations via 2 on-board Bauer compressors and Nitrox is available for certified divers. The dive deck is fitted with a camera table for photography enthusiasts and also rinse tanks for equipment.

Most dives are conducted from the mothership although there are 2 dive tenders (4.3m each) available for dive sites where mooring isn’t possible. After each dive the tender will collect your dive group and transport you back to the Panunee where the attentive dive crew will be waiting to assist you back on board. The dive platform is well equipped with 5 hoses for rinsing yourself and your equipment off after your dives.

General Facilities

Panunee is definitely a well designed vessel with plenty of room to relax whilst enjoying the Thailand’s tropical climate and crystal clear waters.

A large well-equipped saloon with full DVD and music entertainment system and 42″ plasma screen occupies the central portion of the main deck. This makes for a perfect place to unwind of an evening and enjoy the underwater highlights on the screen. The saloon is also equipped with a slide projector and library of fish guide books and movies.

Also on the main deck is a separate dining room with comfortable seating for all guests. Evening meals are served in open-buffet format. A 29″ TV and DVD entertainment system is also provided.

The upper sun-deck, at the front of the wheelhouse provides sanctuary and comfort with padded matresses for relaxing between dives and gazing out across the sea. At the rear of the wheelhouse is a shaded BBQ area with tables and chairs.


Thai, Chinese, Japanese and European cuisine is served.


The Panunee has a total of 12 cabins across its main and lower decks. These cabins sleep up to 22 guests and guests have the option of choosing 3 different cabin setups. Regardless of which cabin type is chosen, all guests will experience comfortable sleeping arrangements in air-conditioned rooms with airy windows and bed linens and towels provided. The rooms also have ample storage space for personal belongings in large chests, reading lights and power outlets with 220V electricity.

2 Suite cabins (Main Deck)

The suite cabins have a double bed and an en-suite bathroom.

3 Deluxe cabins (Main Deck)

The deluxe cabins have 2 single beds and make use of the shared bathrooms.

5 Deluxe cabins (Lower Deck)

The lower deck deluxe cabins  have 2 single beds each and also make use of the shared bathroom facilities.

2 single cabins (Lower Deck)

There are 2 single cabins, each containing one single bed situated on the lower deck. The single cabins also make use of the shared bathroom.

5 shared bathrooms (Main Deck)

The 5 shared bathrooms are well-equipped and can be found on the main deck. These bathrooms are shared by 10 cabins, 3 on the main deck and 7 on the lower deck.

Jeremy, United States September 18, 2017

The Panunee is a great way to see the sights around Komodo Island. We visited the area in August and will never forget the memorable experiences.

The 5 days were jam-packed with dives as there was so much to see, and the above-water views were just as incredible.

Recommended for: Stunning underwater landscapes


Haley, Australia September 18, 2017

Visiting Komodo Island has always been a dream of mine, and the Panunee helped to make that dream a reality.

I loved every minute and can highly recommend this 5 night trip to others looking to explore the area.

Life on board the boat was remarkably comfortable and the dives were simply out of this world. I really enjoyed the unique scenery and of course spotting the famous Komodo dragons.

Recommended for: Amazing dives and beautiful sunsets


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