Bunmee 4 Liveaboard Dive Boat Similan Islands Thailand

MV Bunmee 4

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Bumnee 4 Liveaboard Boat Similan Islands Diving
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Chalong, Phuket / Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 20
Boat rating: 10/10 Based on 1 divers
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Prices from: 666 USD
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Bunmee 4 is a very special boat for several reasons, some of which are tangible, but others need to be experienced to be appreciated. This purpose-built diving liveaboard was new in 2016, and can comfortably take up to 20 lucky guests on scuba diving safaris to all of the best dive sites in Thailand. From the accommodation, to the communal areas, service and organisation, Bunmee 4 is a great choice.

Starting with the communal areas, Bunmee 4 has plenty of space for up to 20 guests to relax and socialise. This includes finding some privacy in the shade or sun, as well as getting to know your fellow guests or dive staff over a dinner or a drink. There are sundecks at the front and on top of the boat where you can top up your tan. The diving platform of Bunmee 4 is located at the rear of the main deck, and this area is large and well designed. A spacious dive deck is very important for incident-free diving safaris. At the rear of the upper deck is the main dining and relaxing area. This is covered but outside, so everyone is sheltered from the sun or any rain, but you can still enjoy the sea breeze and views. Here there are four large dining tables and lots of sofa benches. inside liveaboard boatThere’s plenty of space for guests to dine together or away from others. This area is also where Bunmee 4’s unique dive briefings are given. Instead of using a portable whiteboard like most other Similan liveaboard diving boats, the staff on Bunmee 4 use a video presentation to better show and explain what divers are likely to see underwater.

There are 10 cabins on Bunmee 4 in two levels of luxury. On the main deck there are 8 cabins with private en suite bathrooms. These have twin or double beds. On the upper deck are two more cabins that are also twin or double, and these two cabins use a bathroom that is specially designated for these guests, and nobody else. All of Bunmee 4’s cabins have air conditioning, storage space & large sea-view windows. Although the ten cabins can accommodate up to twenty guests, the management of Bunmee 4 are not greedy. They prefer to have fewer very happy guests than a full boat of ‘quite happy’ guests. Other nice touches are things like the pre-ordered breakfasts that guests can order before going to bed. Most other Similan liveaboards only serve buffet meals. The food is a delicious blend of western & Thai cuisine that is very tasty and not too spicy. Of course, vegetarians and other dietary needs can be catered for, but please let us know in advance.

Finally, unlike most other boats in the area, Bunmee 4 offers trips to the Southern Andaman Islands (Phi Phi, Hin Daeng & Koh Haa) as well as to the Similans. 

Prices & Schedule

MV Bunmee 4 Diver Prices Overview 2022 / 2023
DestinationsDuration Standard Twin Standard Double En Suite Twin En Suite Double
( 11 Dives)
3D / 3N Standard Twin666 USD Standard Double666 USD En Suite Twin725 USD En Suite Double725 USD
( 15 Dives)
4D / 4N Standard Twin833 USD Standard Double833 USD En Suite Twin912 USD En Suite Double912 USD
( 15 Dives)
4D / 4N Standard Twin833 USD Standard Double833 USD En Suite Twin912 USD En Suite Double912 USD
( 15 Dives)
4D / 5N Standard Twin875 USD Standard Double875 USD En Suite Twin954 USD En Suite Double954 USD
( 22 Dives)
6D / 6N Standard Twin1,199 USD Standard Double1,199 USD En Suite Twin1,304 USD En Suite Double1,304 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to and from local hotels
Meals
Snacks
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
VAT
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Towels
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Soft drinks
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Nitrox
Mask and Snorkel
Open-heel fins
Full-foot fins
Tips / Gratuities
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Itinerary

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Bunmee 4 has four similar but different itineraries which are listed below.
Please check carefully the itinerary for the trip(s) that you are interested in.

3D/3N trips go to Koh Phi Phi, Hin Daeng, Koh Haa and leave from & return to Phuket.

The 4D/4N, 4D/5N & 5D/5N trips visit the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock, but leave from and return to different piers.

Click below on the trip you're interested in to see more-detailed itineraries.

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.

Itineraries
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock 4 Days / 4 Nights 15 Dives
Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon, Similan Islands 4 Days / 4 Nights 15 Dives
Koh Haa, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Phi Phi, Shark Point 3 Days / 3 Nights 11 Dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands 6 Days / 6 Nights 22 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Bunmee 4
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
TV in Cabin
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
WIFI
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Beach Transfers
MV Bunmee 4 Layout

bunmee 4 liveaboard plan

Main Deck
main deck bunmee 4
Upper Deck
upper deck bunmee 4
1: Corridor 10: Buffet Area
2: Marina Cabin (double or twin) 11: Mini-Bar
3: Horizon Cabin (double or twin) 12: Video Multimedia
4: Shower Toilet 13: Solarium
5: Ladder Deck 14: Crew Cabin
6: Diving Area 15: Wheelhouse
7: Dive Deck  
8: Galley  
9: Living Area  

 

 Bunmee 4 Specifications 
 Built:  2016.
 Length:  29 metres.
 Width:  5.8 metres.
 Engines:  2 x V10 engines 800 hp.
 Generators:  3 x gemerators, 24 hours electricity, 220v / 380v.
 Fuel:  8 days of fuel.
 Water:  12,000 litres
 Compressors:  2 x dive compressors, air nitrox refills 34 m3/h.
 Navigation:  GPS, Depth Sounder, AIS, Radar.
 Communication:  Marine radio, Telephone.
 Safety:  Pharmacy, Oxygen, First aid kit

Courses

Bunmee 4 staff can teach CMAS and PADI courses on board. The most-popular courses to take on this boat are the Advanced Open Water (or CMAS2*) and EAN Nitrox speciality courses. There’s also the Adventure Deep dive for Open Water divers who just want to be able to go deeper. Most of the time it’s possible to decide on your diving course after your Bunmee 4 trip has begun, but it’s much better to let us know first so that we can make sure it’s available, let you know the prices, and prepare as much as possible in your preferred language.

Courses
Courses Prices
CMAS: EANx Nitrox
Including: Manual & Certification
157 USD
PADI: EANx Nitrox
Including: Manual & Certification
183 USD
PADI: Advanced Open Water (AOWC)
Including: Manual & Certification
219 USD

Transfer details

There are free shared scheduled transfers available for Bunmee 4 guests on departure and return days. The free pick up & drop off zone is the area nearest to the pier which Bunmee 4 departs from or returns to. Bunmee 4 has several itineraries, and uses piers in Ranong, Phuket and Khao Lak for its trips. Sometimes, the boat starts and finishes at the same place, but other times it departs from one and returns to the other. These are all detailed in the itineraries, and on the schedule.

In summary, if the boat is leaving from Khao Lak guests in Khao Lak get free transfers and guests in Phuket need to pay a small fee. Likewise, if the boat is departing from Phuket, Phuket transfers are for free and from Khao Lak for a fee. This is the same at the end of the trips.

MV Bunmee 4 Scheduled Transfers
4D / 4N Trips
18:30 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
20:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
18:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
18:30 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
MV Bunmee 4 Scheduled Transfers
4D / 5N Trips
18:30 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
20:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
06:00 Return ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
08:30 Drop off to Phuket : Free
18:00 Return ( Chalong Pier, Phuket ) 18:30 Drop off to Phuket : Free
MV Bunmee 4 Scheduled Transfers
6D / 6N Trips
18:30 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
20:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
18:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
18:30 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
MV Bunmee 4 Scheduled Transfers
4D / 5N Trips
18:30 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
20:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
06:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
08:30 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free

Guests who are unable to meet the scheduled pick ups or would like private transportation are welcome to contact us to arrange a private taxi at the most competitive rates.

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MV Bunmee 4 Reviews

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Ivana&Massimo
Nationality: Italian
Dived: 22 January 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
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