Panunee - Purpose-Built Diving Liveaboard in Indonesia

MV Panunee

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Panunee Liveaboard Indonesia
Indonesia Indonesia
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Ambon / Labuan Bajo, Flores / Maumere, Flores / Sorong, West Papua
No. of guests: 20
Prices from: 2,000 USD
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One of the most prestigious and easily-recognizable diving cruise ships at the Komodo Islands is Panunee. This large boat was designed & built specifically for diving safaris around Southeast Asia. Divers come from all over the world to join Panunee’s diving safaris at the best locations around Indonesia. There is just the right balance of luxury & value. Guests can choose from double-bed cabins with private en suite bathrooms, twin deluxe, or studio cabins. All cabins have individually-controlled air-conditioning and there are lots of comfortable air-conditioned indoor and outdoor communal areas.

Panunee is a large, comfortable diving boat, and its size also provides safe & comfortable journeys in any sea conditions. Diving from a large liveaboard boat has no disadvantages at all for guests. There are motorized tender dinghies to pick divers up, and to transfer passengers to the islands, including excursions to visit the famous Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat.

The boat’s main deck is where the luxurious suite rooms look out across the bow and home to three deluxe rooms. On the lower deck there are five more deluxe rooms & two single cabins, which are ideal for photographers. The top deck is where guests sunbathe and enjoy evening barbeques. Towards the back of the upper deck guests will find the Andaman Multimedia Room (air conditioned) and the open-air lounge. Most meals are served down on the main deck, inside the ‘Similan Dining Lounge.’ The boat also has a camera station room for photographers to store, play with and clean their equipment.

MV-PanuneeDiving from Pannunee is safe, comfortable and enjoyable, mainly due to the boat’s design and the staff & crew. There is a huge dive platform, with lots of space to move around before or after a dive. Naturally, Nitrox is available, and there are plenty of rinse tanks for photographers. To see more information, such as pictures, schedules, rates and specifications, just click on the tabs above this text.

Prices & Schedule

MV Panunee Diver Prices Overview 2023 / 2024
DestinationsDuration Deluxe Twin Suite Double
( 16 Dives)
6D / 5N Deluxe Twin2,000 USD Suite Double2,300 USD
( 18 Dives)
7D / 6N Deluxe Twin2,250 USD Suite Double2,550 USD
( 18 Dives)
6D / 6N Deluxe Twin2,750 USD Suite Double3,050 USD
( 25 Dives)
8D / 8N Deluxe Twin3,150 USD Suite Double3,450 USD
Banda Islands,
( 23 Dives)
8D / 7N Deluxe Twin3,465 USD Suite Double3,780 USD
Banda Islands,
( 35 Dives)
11D / 10N Deluxe Twin4,200 USD Suite Double4,515 USD
Banda Sea,
( 38 Dives)
11D / 11N Deluxe Twin4,200 USD Suite Double4,515 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Alcoholic drinks
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Mask and Snorkel
Full-foot fins
Tips / Gratuities
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Panunee has several itineraries, so please check carefully from the list below to find the itinerary that matches your chosen trip(s) from the schedule.

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Komodo 6 Days / 5 Nights 16 Dives
Maumere, Alor, Banda Sea, Ambon 11 Days / 11 Nights 38 Dives
Ambon, Banda Islands 8 Days / 7 Nights 23 Dives
Raja Ampat, Misool 8 Days / 8 Nights 25 Dives
Raja Ampat 6 Days / 6 Nights 18 Dives
Ambon, Banda Islands, Misool, Raja Ampat 11 Days / 10 Nights 35 Dives
Komodo, Maumere 7 Days / 6 Nights 18 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Panunee
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Free Pickup
Single cabins available
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Beach Transfers
MV Panunee Layout




1. Wheelhouse.
2. Manager's room.
3. “Andaman” Multimedia room.
4. Open-air lounge.
5. Sundeck.
6. Dive Deck.
7. "Similan" dining room.
8. Deluxe cabin.
9. Suite cabin.
10. Studio cabin.
11. Crew Cabin.
12. Kitchen.
13. Storage.
14. Engine room.
15. Dive Leader Room.
16. Shower / Toilet.
17. Trip Manager's room.


MV Panunee Specifications
Suite. 2, with en suite shower & toilet.
Deluxe. 8 (3 on the main deck and 5 on the lower deck.) Main deck cabins have windows.
Studio. 2 (Special for photographers / videographers).
Facilities. 7 communal hot & cold shower / toilets. Cleaned daily
Length. 32 Metres.
Breath. 7.2 Metres.
Draft (Design). 3.5 Metres.
Material. Steel & aluminum.
Maximum Speed. 18 Knots.
Maximum Passenger. 20.
Crew Members. 10.
Water Supply. Water tank = 15,000 Litres.  Desalination machine = 4,000 litres / day.
Voltage. 380 / 220 / 110 V, 50hz, 12v DC.
A/C - Individual control. All staterooms and communal area.
Video & Audio. 42" Samsung, DVD player & slide projector in Andaman Room (multi - media room & library) 29" tv & DVD player in Similan Room (dining room).
Engine. Twin Man D2842 LE 760 Hp 2300 RPM MARINE.
Gear Box. ZF IRM 350 A Ratio 2636 : 1 .
Generator. Twin Man D2866 LE 100 kw 380 V (3 phase, 50 Hz).
AC Generator. Stamford.
Radar. Furuno FR-1942 64 NM range, 6 KW.
GPS. Furuno color video plotter model GP-1650.
Sounder. Furuno video sounder model FCV-291, 10-inch color CRT.
VHF. Furuno Radio telephone FM-2710 (25 w).
H.F. Super Star SS-2400 MK II.
SSB. Kenwood.
Satellite Telephone . Mini-M telephone.
Life Raft. 2x 12 - person automatically inflated.
PFDs. 40x Type - I commercial life vests.
E.P.I.R.Bs. 406 MHz Category 1 automatically deployable.
Fire Extinguishing System. In engine room and common areas.
Oxygen. 2x DAN portable & 2x DAN stationary.
First aid. Comprehensive first aid kits available on board.
Emergency Power. Lighting, ship communication and navigation system.


If you would like to take part in a PADI or SSI course while on board Panunee, please let us know well in advance. Unlike most other liveaboard diving boats in Southeast Asia, Panunee’s guests mostly join the cruises just for fun diving and courses are not as common as on other trips. However, with enough notice it may well be possible for us to arrange a diving course for you on this boat.

Contact us for more information about courses on MV Panunee

Transfer details

Normally, there are free transfers from local hotels and the nearest airport on departure day. These are often at set times.

At the end of the trip, guests disembark after breakfast and the Panunee team transfer them to local hotels or the nearest airport.

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