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: Phuket / Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 20
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 3 divers
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Prices from: 839 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. Most can be arranged to have twin or double beds, and two at the back are fixed bunks. 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 & 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. And you can combine north and south trips to make a supercruise!

Prices & Schedule

MV Bunmee 4 Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Standard Twin Standard Double En Suite Twin En Suite Double
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( 11 Dives)
3D / 3N Standard Twin839 USD Standard Double839 USD En Suite Twin921 USD En Suite Double921 USD
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( 15 Dives)
4D / 4N Standard Twin1,084 USD Standard Double1,084 USD En Suite Twin1,192 USD En Suite Double1,192 USD
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( 15 Dives)
4D / 5N Standard Twin1,138 USD Standard Double1,138 USD En Suite Twin1,263 USD En Suite Double1,263 USD
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( 26 Dives)
8D / 8N Standard Twin1,969 USD Standard Double1,969 USD En Suite Twin2,170 USD En Suite Double2,170 USD
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( 26 Dives)
8D / 8N Standard Twin1,969 USD Standard Double1,969 USD En Suite Twin2,170 USD En Suite Double2,170 USD
Included In The Price
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
Transfers to & from the airport
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Soft drinks
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Mask and Snorkel
Open-heel fins
Full-foot fins
Tips / Gratuities
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Booking / Enquiry

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 sometimes 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.

Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Bunmee 4
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
TV in Cabin
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable for Children
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
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: En Suite Cabin 11: Mini-Bar
3: Standard Cabin 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


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 Prices
CMAS: EANx Nitrox
Including: Manual & Certification
163 USD
PADI: EANx Nitrox
Including: Manual & Certification
190 USD
PADI: Advanced Open Water (AOWC)
Including: Manual & Certification
228 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 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

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Bunmee 4
aurelien mery MV Bunmee 4
aurelien mery
Nationality: French
Dived: 08 March 2024
Boat rating: 9/10
great boat, convenient departure time. good equipment, great to have nitrox onboard. food was ok. nice crew, briefing can be improved
Helen & Tomas
Nationality: Swedish
Dived: 01 December 2023
Boat rating: 9/10
Boat with à lot of space. Some cabins with space for your stuff as well so all in all the boat is a good choice for liveaboard. Staff was great and some people had both the northern and southern 26 dives with they enjoyed. We had the southern and Hin daeng and Hin muang are excellent dive sites. We saw enormous sciools if fish, triggers, turtle, shark, sea snake, sea horse and so on and beautiful corals. Jumping marlin and a bug whale from the boat..
Nationality: Italian
Dived: 22 January 2018
Boat rating: 10/10
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