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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 2023 – 2024 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)

The Junk Liveaboard Scuba Diving Phuket Thailand Best

The Junk Liveaboard Scuba Diving Phuket Thailand Best

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The Junk Trip Schedules

June-October 2024 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
2427 07th Jun 24 – 09th Jun 24 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
2428 14th Jun 24 – 16th Jun 24 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
2429 21st Jun 24 – 23rd Jun 24 Similan – Richelieu 3D – 2N 10
2430 28th Jun 24 – 30th Jun 24 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
2431 05th Jul 24 – 07th Jul 24 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
2432 12th Jul 24 – 14th Jul 24 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
2433 19th Jul 24 – 21st Jul 24 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
2434 26th Jul 24 – 28th Jul 24 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
2435 02nd Aug 24 – 04th Aug 24 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
2436 09th Aug 24 – 11th Aug 24 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
2437 16th Aug 24 – 18th Aug 24 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
2438 23rd Aug 24 – 25th Aug 24 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
2439 30th Aug 24 – 01st Sept 24 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
2440 27th Sept 24 – 29th Sept 24 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
2441 04th Oct 24 – 06th Oct 24 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
2442 14th Oct 24 – 18th Oct 24 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
2443 19th Oct 24 – 23rd Oct 24 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
2444 23rd Oct 24 – 27th Oct 24 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
2445 28th Oct 24 – 03rd Nov 24 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19

November 2024 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
2446 3rd Nov 24 – 9th Nov 24 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
2447 10th Nov 24 – 14th Nov 24 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
2448 14th Nov 24 – 18th Nov 24 Similan & Surin 5D – 4N 14
2449 19th Nov 24 – 25th Nov 24 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
2450 25th Nov 24 – 01st Dec 24 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19

December 2024 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
2451 02nd Dec 24 – 6th Dec 24 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
2452 06th Dec 24 – 10th Dec 24 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
2453 11th Dec 24 – 17st Dec 24 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19
2454 17th Dec 24 – 23rd Dec 24 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
2455 24th Dec 24 – 30th Dec 24 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
2456 30th Dec 24 – 05th Jan 25 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19

January 2025 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
2501 06th Jan 25 – 12th Jan 25 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
2502 13th Jan 25 – 17th Jan 25 Similan & Surin 5D – 4N 14
2503 17th Jan 25 – 17th Jan 25 Similan & Surin 5D – 4N 14
2504 17th Jan 25 – 21st Jan 25 Similan & Surin 5D – 4N 14
2505 22nd Jan 25 – 28th Jan 25 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19

February 2025 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
2506 04th Feb 25 – 08th Feb 25 Similan & Surin 5D – 4N 14
2507 08th Feb 25 – 12th Feb 25 Similan & Surin 5D – 4N 14
2508 13th Feb 25 – 19th Feb 25 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
2509 19th Feb 25 – 25th Feb 25 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
2510 26th Feb 25 – 02nd Mar 25 Similan & Surin 5D – 4N 14

March 2025 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
2512 02nd Mar 25 – 06th Mar 25 Similan & Surin 5D – 4N 14
2513 07th Mar 25 – 13th Mar 25 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
2514 13th Mar 25 – 19th Mar 25 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
2515 20th Mar 25 – 24th Mar 25 Similan & Surin 5D – 4N 14
2516 24th Mar 25 – 28th Apr 25 Similan & Surin 5D – 4N 14

April 2025 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
2517 29th Mar 25 – 04th Apr 25 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
2518 04th Apr 25 – 10th Apr 25 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
2519 11th Apr 25 – 15th Apr 25 Similan & Surin 5D – 4N 14
2520 15th Apr 25 – 19th Apr 25 Similan & Surin 5D – 4N 14
2521 20th Apr 25 – 26th Apr 25 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19
2522 26th Apr 25 – 02 May 25 Similan & Surin 7D – 6N 19

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