The world-class luxurious liveaboard Panunee was launched in 2006. It offers the best dive destination in Indonesia, which has a title of holding four times more water than land. The luxurious yacht is designed specifically by divers for divers as you can get all the eminent amenities required to have a memorable diving vacation. The itinerary of Panunee includes Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Alor, Bali, and many more. During the dives at these sites, you may get a chance to explore sharks, mantas, dolphins and Komodo dragons. Whereas, around 500 corals species (soft and hard both) and thousands of fish species are visible in the underwater adventures with Panunee.
Our Overall Review
Things we like:
Several divers reported that their favorite diving sites were Manta Ridge, Blue Magic and Last Night Dive.
Many people were happy with the food that provided a Thai twist.
People commemorated the dive guides for allowing seven whale dives on the trip.
Some people stated that the rooms were spacious and offered a lot of room for luggage and a room mate.
The guest were pleased with the spacious showers and the fact that was always hot water on offer.
Some people noted that the crew was professional and always had a friendly demeanor about them.
Things we don't like:
Some people claimed that the cruise was to short and would of wanted it to last longer.
Diving on the Panunee Yacht in Indonesia
Panunee – start you dive safari adventure with a world-class liveaboard
The 42 meter (approx. 138 feet) aluminum steel-hulled motor yacht is cruising in the Indonesian Sea since 2006. After a decade of providing fun-filled dive adventures, in 2016 it was completely renovated with ultra-modern technology and epitome interior. From ceiling to floor and lights to furniture, almost every accessory was replaced to give the best onboard facilities to its travelers. While diving with Panunee, you can explore the best dive sites of Indonesia including the world heritage Komodo National park, Raja Ampat, Bali, Gili Islands, and Alor. Whereas, you will also get a chance to discover the untouched and beautiful Forgotten Islands, reaching those places is only possible by liveaboard.
Boat Interior – completely refurbished with new technology to ensure luxury and comfort
The sumptuous double-engine vessel Panunee has an impressive interior with all the luxurious facilities. It has a capacity to welcome 22 guests onboard, who can be accommodated in 12 cozy and spacious cabins. These cabins include 8 deluxe, 2 single bed and 2 lavish suites, where the divers can get comfort and relaxation after a tiring day of diving. All these cabins have en-suite bathrooms, a/c with temperature control, storage areas, bathrobes, toiletries, power sockets and much more. There is an indoor saloon, dining area and outdoor lounge, which are used as the communal areas.
Deck Area – dive under the supervision of instructors
The dive deck of Panunee has everything required for a safe, convenient and comfortable dive under the supervision of professional instructors. The tanks are all lined-up on the dive deck, including the rental equipment, which can be used by paying a charge. The platform is designed specially to provide an easy entry and exit. Nitrox is also available for the EANx certified divers. The large sundeck has a partially covered area. You can enjoy the panoramic vistas of the archipelago. It has plenty of sun loungers where the guests can enjoy sunbathing under brilliant sunlight. There are 7 camera stations, which meet all the requirements of underwater photographers.
Food and Entertainment
The indoor saloon has all kinds of entertainment options, which are absolutely free. The saloon is spacious, comfy and features lounging chairs, TV and DVDs, multimedia room, and much more. You may enjoy your time at the exclusive camera work station, which is next to the outdoor saloon. After an action-filled dive, you can have the mouthwatering wholesome meals prepared freshly by the chef. The food is served in buffet style with the help of waitresses in the open-air dining area. The guests on a special diet or medication are also catered based on prior requests. Snacks, tea, coffee and a variety of beverages are served all day long to make sure no diver stays hungry.
When to go
The lavish liveaboard Panunee offers the dive safari adventure in the Indonesian sea round the year. You can plan your ultimate vacation to the astonishing dive sites with this gorgeous yacht with your friends or family or solo any month of the year.