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Panunee

PANUNEE; BUCKETLIST MATERIAL FOR SCUBA-LOVERS.

Originally built in 2006 as a diving vessel, the MS Panunee was recently refurbished to the latest standards. The aluminium hull has a length of 42- and a beam of 8 meters. Diving safaris are organised to various Indonesian top sites including Komodo, Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih, Maumere, Alor, Banda and Misool. The ship can accommodate 22 guests for trips between 6 and 12 days.

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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: Beer, Dive gear rental, Round trip airport transfer fees, Possible fuel surcharge, Marine Park fees, Port/Harbour fees: Komodo – USD $200p.p (5n trip) / Komodo-Maumere – USD $200p.p (6n trip) / Maumere-Alor-Banda-Ambon – USD $300p.p (11n trip) / Ambon-Banda Sea – USD $250p.p (7n trip) / Ambon-Banda-Raja Ampat – USD $300p.p (10n trip) / Raja Ampat – USD $240p.p (6n trip) / Cenderawasih – USD $280p.p (6n trip), Raja Ampat- Misool – USD $240p.p (8n trip), Nitrox tanks

ACCOMMODATION

Passengers are quartered in 12 modern and comfortable cabins. 2 suites (8 sqm) on the main deck have queen-size beds and private restrooms. 8 deluxe rooms (8 sqm) are situated on the main deck and on the lower deck. They have twin beds with the usage of common sanitary facilities. 2 single cabins (6sqm) on the lower deck also make use of the shared showers and toilets. All cabins are air-conditioned, have plenty of storage facilities and windows for fresh air, daylight and views.

COMFORT

This steady and fast yacht offers all the comfort you could wish for. Indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to give you the maximum of enjoyment. The lounge is a great place to watch and share the footage of your previous dives. We have a special camera room for your photo and film equipment. The sun deck is a favourite spot to relax. Our English-speaking staff consists of 14 enthusiasts. They are well-trained and always at your service. Wi-Fi is available.

CATERING

We serve a wide range of Asian and Western cuisine as a buffet, informal but festive. Eat what you like, as much as you want. The food can be relished in the indoor galley or in the outside saloon at the stern. No effort will be spared in assuring your pallet is completely satisfied. Snacks and drinks are served throughout the day. Alcoholic beverages are for sale at the bar. In case of special alimentary requirements, please notify us at the time of your booking.

DIVING

The Indonesian archipelago offers an enormous scuba potential with a tremendous range of corals, fish specimen and historical artefacts. A great choice of underwater scapes, varying from shallow mangrove lagoons to steep descents are opened up to you by our diving guides. The shaded dive deck has an easy entry-exit platform. Rinse tanks and showers keep your equipment and body in perfect shape. Nitrox is available in the rental shop and applied diving courses are offered. land excursions can be part of your cruise.

ITINERARIES

These are example itineraries to give you an indication of the liveaboard cruises. The final cruise might be different due to weather, sea conditions and/or guest experience. The final call is always with the boat manager and the captain of the liveaboard. This to ensure your safety as well as to give you a dive holiday never to forget.

Komodo North - South
  • Departure Port: LABUHAN BAJO, FLORES
  • Return Port: LABUHAN BAJO, FLORES
  • Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights (Approximately 20 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

Itinerary highlights
Diving in the Komodo National Park is an amazing experience. The abundance and variery of large and small animals, reef creatures and pelagics, invertebrates and vertebrates, shallow reefs, drop-offs and drift dives turn out in exceptional diving, widely regarded as some of the best in the world. Wide range of diving experiences: high-voltage current dives, gentle drift dives, cliff dives, Pinnacles patrolled by sharks, tuna and other big fish. Experience a guided trek in the national park with the famous Komodo Dragons!

Day 1
Safety Briefing, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour. During the journey to our first dive site for a check dive, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable. Check dive & Night dive at Wainilu.

Day 2
4 dives in Makassar reef, Tatawa Besar, Batu Bolong, Pink Beach, Batu Bolong It is a small rocky island. Diving can be done only during slack tide. This area is unharmed by fisherman because the location with steep walls does not allow them to use dynamite and cyanide fishing techniques. The area is covered by colorful corals and thousands of small colorful fish. Divers must follow the dive guide to avoid the suck down to the deeper level.
Day 3
4 dives at Manta Alley, Cannibal Rock, Torpedo Point, Yellow wall, Cannibal Rock has hard and soft corals Very abundant and worth to do several dives. with several species of unusual nudibranches, zebra crabs, and frogfishes. The top of the reef is covered by anemones with different species of sea anemone fishes. Diving here is easy because there is no current. Yellow Wall is covered by large yellow soft coral … that’s why it is called Yellow Wall. The water temperature is very cold because of upwelling from deep in the ocean south of Rinca. Manta Alley is very famous to see Mantas.

Day 4
4 dives at Batu Bolong, Castle Rock, Shot gun, Gili Lawa, Batu Bolong is a small rocky island. Diving can be done only during slack tide. The area is covered by colorful corals and thousands of small colorful fish.

Day 5
2 dives at Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, searching for Komodo dragon in the afternoon, castle Rock approx. 20-30 m depth. Numerous seafans home of pygmy seahorses. The fish life here is simply stunning with school of barracudas, trevally, and mackerel. Also white tips, black tips, gray reef sharks, and the visibility is excellent. Crystal Rock is submerged at high tide and exposed at low tide. The best time to dive there is during slack tide. Big fishes come with some current. The water is very clear, Colorful Anthias , damselfish, pyramid butterfly fish, turtles and large octopus.

  • Year built: 2006
  • Length: 36 meters
  • Beam: 8 meters
  • Top speed: 15 knots
  • Engines: Twin Man 760 HP
  • Max guests: 22
  • Number of cabins: 12
  • Number of bathrooms: 8
  • Tenders: 2 x 40HP RIB
  • Water capacity: 20’000 litres
  • Fuel capacity: 15’000 litres
  • Freshwater maker: 8’000 litres per day
  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
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