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The Junk

The Junk

The Junk liveaboard in the Similan Islands

The Junk Liveaboard is stunningly beautiful vessel sailing through the Similan and Surin Islands.

History of The Junk Liveaboard

The Phuket liveaboard June Hong Chian Lee (a.k.a The Junk) was built in the port city of Penang, Malaysia in 1962. She was originally designed to carry mango wood charcoal, which she did until 1985. She was then turned into a classic yacht and in 1997; a two-year overhaul began to turn her into the stunning Similan liveaboard vessel that she is today. Movie buffs may recognize her distinctive shape from her big screen cameos in The Man With The Golden Gun, Shanghai and the Swiss Family Robinson. But don’t let the classic looks fool you; she is fitted with all the mod cons. Air-con in all inside spaces, TV, DVD and an extensive library inside the saloon and a foredeck that is perfect for sipping cocktails as the sun goes down.

With an ambiance like no other boat sailing the rich, clear waters around the Similan and Surin Islands a truly unique experience awaits the discerning diver looking for a trip with style.

The Junk Beautiful Liveaboard Similan Islands

The Junk Beautiful Liveaboard Similan Islands

5 Day / 4 Night Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock – 14 dives

All scheduled and prices updated for 2020 – 2021 season.

7 Day / 6 Night Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock – 19 dives

Low Season May-October – 3 Day – 2 Night – Southern Explorer – 10 Dives

The Cabins

The Junk comfortably accommodates 18 divers in 6 beautifully finished, spacious cabins. All have en-suite facilities, hot showers and air-conditioning

• 2 x private double bed cabins
• 2 x three berths cabins (can be sold as so called Shared Twins and can also be turned into a Private Double Bed)
• 2 four berths cabins (which are all bunks but can also be sold as Shared Twin

The Food

Excellent! The meals on The Junk are served buffet style inside the atmospheric Teak Wood saloon. A wide variety is served at every meal ensuring all guests have the opportunity to taste the unique flavours of the wonderful Thai cuisine as well as various tasty western style dishes. We always receive great customer feedback regarding the food.

Safety Features

Patient area with 2 x large oxygen tanks, 40 life jackets, life raft for 25 people, 3 x VHF radios, 2 x CB radios, Sat nav, Depth sounder, fire extinguishers.

What is Included

Air-conditioning in all cabins. All meals, fruits, drinking water, coffee, tea. Divemaster supervision, tanks, weights, weight belts. Transfer to and from your hotel / dive vessel.

What is not Included

National Park Entry fee and diver’s fee: 1,800 Baht (for diver) National Park Entry fee: 1000 Baht (for non diver) Equipment rental full set 800 Baht per day (not including torch 100baht & computer 250bht per day)

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The Junk Trip Schedules

October-November 2022 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
1 14th Oct 22 – 20 Oct 22 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
2 21st Oct 22 – 25th Oct 22 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
3 25th Oct 22 – 29th Oct 22 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
4 5th Nov 22 – 11th Nov 22 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
5 12th Nov 22 – 16th Nov 22 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
6 16th Dec 22 – 20th Dec 22 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
7 21st Dec 22 – 27 Dec 22 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19

December 2022 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
8 2nd Dec 22 – 8th Dec 22 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
9 15th Dec 22 – 19th Dec 22 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
10 21 Dec 22 – 27 Dec 22 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
11 27 Dec 22 – 02 Jan 23 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19

January 2023 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
12 3rd Jan 23 – 9th Jan 23 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
13 9th Jan 23 – 13th Jan 23 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
14 14th Jan 23 – 18 Jan 23 Similan – Richelieu 4D – 4N 14
15 25th Jan 23 – 31 Jan 23 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19

February 2023 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
16 5th Feb 23 – 09 Feb 23 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
17 9th Feb 23 – 15th Feb 23 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
18 22nd Feb 23 – 26th Feb 23 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14

March 2023 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
19 12th Mar 23 – 18th Mar 23 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
20 23rd Mar 23 – 27th Mar 23 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
21 27th Mar 23 – 2nd Apr 23 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19

April 2023 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
22 12th Apr 23 – 16th Apr 23 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
23 16th Apr 23 – 22 Apr 23 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
24 23rd Apr 23 – 29th Apr 23 Similan & SUrin 7D – 6N 19
25 29th Apr 232 – 3rd May 23 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14

May 2023 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
26 4th May 23 – 8th May 23 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
27 8th May 23 – 14 May 23 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 5N 19

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