The chef onboard is Thai, therefore makes some amazing Thai dishes. The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Indonesian feasts and local cuisine.
If you have any special dietary requirements please make sure you inform us.
You will awaken to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring delicious local cuisine. Dinners are served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken. Once onboard, please speak to the chef about any special needs. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location.
The Panunee selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer. Due to the high duty charged on liquor, we suggest you bring your special brand from duty free. Drinking and diving do not mix. Once you consume alcohol, you become a snorkeler until the next day.
There is a variety of nightly entertainment, including a manta presentation from Steph, movies, games and more. If you have a favourite movie, digital presentation or a video to share, we encourage you to bring it along. The crew especially love new releases of DVD’s, movies, CD’s, recent magazines and books. A small library of books for exchange is maintained onboard as well as fish identification books for reference.
The Panunee offers a complete digital photo department. The photo pro is available for free coaching with equipment rental. Guests should bring their own battery chargers. Please bring all necessary spares, O-rings, batteries etc
The specially purposed photography room allows plenty of room for charging, setting and maintenance of all your photography gear. Whether you have a go-pro or an extensive SLR set up there are charging stations aplenty. There is also plenty of room to edit your days work and plenty of books to hone your photography skills.
All crew onboard are well trained at handling precious camera equipment so you can rest assured that your gear is in safe hands. At Off the Chart, we are keen photographers and excited to share our techniques and passion. We hope to pick up some new tricks along the way.
Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. We believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided. When settling your account the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew. Payment can only be made by cash.