Bunmee 3 is a new boat that is managed by a very experienced team who know how to provide safe, comfortable, and enjoyable scuba diving cruises in Burma (Myanmar). The guest cabins and communal areas are comfortable, well designed and just the right size. The trips are eight nights in length, starting & finishing in Thailand. Due to the team’s experience and the boat’s design, guests can relax and enjoy the wonderful diving in Burma.
Spending eight nights at sea far from civilisation isn’t easy, and passengers need comfort, privacy & good service to ensure relaxed happiness throughout any diving cruise in Burma. The local crew & mainly-western team of dive staff of Bunmee 3 know what is required to ensure that everyone enjoys every minute of each trip. Their job is made easier due to the size and design of the boat. Bunmee 3 is a new boat, and was specially designed for long scuba diving cruises. Its steel hull and large size means that it can sail easily & safely through The Andaman Sea, even if there are waves. The diving platform is well designed to give plenty of space for guests to move around before and after each dive. And the communal areas and guest cabins are nice places to spend time in. Due to meticulous planning before each diving trip into Burma, the team on Bunmee 3 have no problem in providing a great service to no more than 18 lucky guests. From the diving to the food, everything is excellent.
Bunmee 3 has nine air-conditioned guest cabins, each for no more than two people. Some have double beds, and others have twin beds. Most have private bathrooms. On the upper deck, there are four ‘Standard Cabins’ which have large windows, doors that open out onto the deck, and comfortable beds (twin & double). These two cabins have the sole use of two bathrooms, which other guests and staff do not use. On Bunmee 3’s main deck there are four ‘Comfort Cabins’ and a ‘Master Cabin’. The Comfort Cabins can have twin or double beds, and the Master Cabin has a large double bed, plus a sofa. All Comfort & Master Cabins have private en suite bathrooms, with hot & cold freshwater showers and European toilets. All cabins on Bunmee 3 are cleaned every day and fresh towels are always available. They have space for some luggage, reading lights, and electrical sockets. 220v. electricity is available 24 hours per day. Most cabins have private security safes for personal belongings.
Between dives and during the evenings, most guests on Bunmee 3 congregate around the tables of the outdoor dining area. This is where the delicious food is served and eaten, and where the team give detailed dive briefings using multimedia for more detail. There is a large flat-screen television and when in range of a cellular signal, wi-fi is available for free. The outdoor dining area is designed in a way that small groups can socialise in private, but large groups can also chat together. In addition, there are sunbathing areas on two decks. Because the management of Bunmee 3 prefer to have very happy smaller groups than quite happy large groups, trips are rarely full. They do not discount trips to fill the boat. This means that a boat which is designed to easily accommodate 18 guests is even more spacious if only 12 - 15 guests are on board.
All in all, Bunmee 3 is a perfect boat for the best diving cruises in Myanmar. Its size is ideal to comfortably accommodate the guests, and its team are very good at making everyone happy throughout the week-long diving trips. Cabins are clean and comfortable, and the choice of dive sites is always good.
MV Bunmee 3 Prices & Schedule
|MV Bunmee 3 Diver Prices Overview 2018 / 2019|
|Destinations||Duration||Standard Twin||Standard Double||Comfort Twin||Comfort Double||Master Double|
|6D / 7N||Standard Twin 1,439 USD||Standard Double 1,439 USD||Comfort Twin 1,596 USD||Comfort Double 1,596 USD||Master Double 1,783 USD|
|7D / 8N||Standard Twin 1,658 USD||Standard Double 1,658 USD||Comfort Twin 1,846 USD||Comfort Double 1,846 USD||Master Double 2,065 USD|
Schedule & Prices 2018 / 2019
|Departure||Return||Trip Information||Diver Prices
Duration: 7 Days / 8 Nights
Number of dives: 24
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Fri at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Sat at 8:30 AM
|Departure||Return||Trip Information||Diver Prices
Duration: 6 Days / 7 Nights
Number of dives: 20
Departs: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak , Tue at 8:00 PM
Returns to: Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Tue at 8:30 AM
MV Bunmee 3 Itinerary
Trips sail from Khao Lak in Thailand, departing in the evening. On the first diving day, Bunmee 3 visits Thailand’s best dive site (Richelieu Rock), then sails to Ranong. The following day, Thai and Burmese immigration are cleared, and the boat sails into The Mergui Archipelago. There are two dives on the final day, before immigration and returning to Thailand. Then guests stay on board for one more night while Bunmee 3 sails quietly back to port in Khao Lak. Disembarkation is after breakfast the following morning.
A detailed itinmerary can be seen below.
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|
|Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar/Burma||7 Days / 8 Nights||24 dives|
MV Bunmee 3 Facilities, Layout & Specification
|MV Bunmee 3 Layout|
|1.||Master Cabin.||9.||Dining Area.|
|3.||Standard Cabin.||11.||Mini Bar.|
|4.||Shower / Toilet.||12.||Video / Multimedia|
|6.||Diving Area.||14.||Crew Cabins|
|7.||Diving Deck.||15.||Captain Cabin|
|MV Bunmee 3 Specifications|
|Length:||24 metres / 83 feet.|
|Beam:||5.5 Metres / 18 feet.|
|Draft:||2 Metres / 7 feet.|
|Engines:||2x 500 HP V10 Nissan.|
|Generators:||2x 60 kw.|
|Crusining speed:||12 Knots.|
|Compressors:||2x 16 m3/h. Bauer.|
|Instrumentation:||1 GPS, Depth Sounder, Radar, VHF, marine CB and mobile Phone. WI-Fi is available most of time.|
|Fresh Water:||10,000 Litres.|
|Safety:||Oxygen and First Aid Kit.|
MV Bunmee 3 Courses
A wide range of courses are available on Bunmee 3's diving trips in Burma. Most of the staff are affiliated with CMAS & PADI. Please let us know as soon as possible about any diving courses that you're interested in taking during your liveaboard cruise in Burma on Bunmee 3.
MV Bunmee 3 Transfer Details
Bunmee 3 sails from Khao Lak. Scheduled transfers from (and back to) most hotels and resorts in Khao Lak are for free. Guests coming from (or returning to) Phuket can also get shared transfers for a small fee.