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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 Similan Islands Liveabbaord Boat

The Junk Similan Islands Liveabbaord Boat

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

June – Oct 2020

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
01 05 June 20 – 07 June 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
02 12 June 20 – 14 June 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
03 19 June 20 – 21 June 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
04 26 June 20 – 28 June 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
05 03 July 20 – 05 July 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
06 10 July 20 – 12 July 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
07 17 July 20 – 21 July 20 Southern Explorer FULL FULL
08 24 July 20 – 26 July 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
09 31 July 20 – 02 Aug 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
10 07 Aug 20 – 09 Aug 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
11 12 Aug 20 – 19 Aug 20 Thailand Special Trip FULL FULL
12 21 Aug 20 – 23 Aug 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
13 28 Aug 20 – 30 Aug 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
14 04 Sep 20 – 06 Sep 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
15 11 Sep 20 – 13 Sep 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
16 18 Sep 20 – 20 Sep 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
17 25 Sep 20 – 27 Sep 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
18 02 Oct 20 – 04 Oct 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
19 09 Oct 20 – 11 Oct 20 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10

October-November 2020

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
20 15 Oct 20 – 21 Oct 20 Similan – Surin Islands 7D – 6N 19
21 22 Oct 20 – 26 Oct 20 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
22 26 Oct 20 – 30 Oct 20 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
23 31 Oct 20 – 06 Nov 20 Similan and Surin FULL FULL
24 06 Nov 20 – 12 Nov 20 Similan and Surin FULL FULL
25 13 Nov 20 – 17 Nov 20 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
26 17 Nov 20 – 21 Nov 20 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
27 22 Nov 20 – 28 Nov 20 Similan and Surin 7D – 6N 19

December 2020 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
28 28 Nov 20 – 02 Dec 20 Similan and Surin 5D – 4N 14
29 03 Dec 20 – 09 Dec 20 Similan – Richelieu FULL FULL
30 09 Dec 20 – 15 Dec 20 Similan – Richelieu FULL FULL
31 16 Dec 20 – 20 Dec 20 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
32 21 Dec 20 – 27 Dec 20 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19
33 27 Dec 20 – 02 Jan 21 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19

January 2021 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
34 03 Jan 21 – 09 Jan 21 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19
35 10 Jan 21 – 14 Jan 21 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
36 14 Jan 21 – 18 Jan 21 Similan – Richelieu 4D – 4N 14
37 19 Jan 21 – 25 Jan 21 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
38 25 Jan 21 – 31 Jan 21 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19

February 2021 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
39 01 Feb 21 – 05 Feb 21 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
40 05 Feb 21 – 09 Feb 21 Similan – Richelieu FULL FULL
41 10 Feb 21 – 16 Feb 21 Similan – Richelieu FULL FULL
42 16 Feb 22 – 22 Feb 21 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19
43 23 Feb 21 – 27 Feb 21 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14

March 2021 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
44 27 Feb 21 – 03 Mar 21 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
45 03 Mar 21 – 07 Mar 21 Similan – Richelieu FULL FULL
46 08 Mar 21 – 14 Mar 21 Similan – Richelieu FULL FULL
47 15 Mar 21 – 21 Mar 21 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19
48 21 Mar 21 – 25 Mar 21 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14

April 2021 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
49 26 Mar 21 – 01 Apr 21 Similan – Richelieu FULL FULL
50 01 Apr 21 – 07 Apr 21 Similan – Richelieu FULL FULL
51 08 Apr 21 – 12 Apr 21 Similan – Richelieu 45D – 4N 14
52 12 Apr 21 – 16 Apr 21 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
53 17 Apr 21 – 23 Apr 21 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19
54 23 Apr 21 – 29 Apr 21 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19

May 2021 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
55 30 Apr 21 – 04 May 21 Similan – Richelieu FULL FULL
56 04 May 21 – 08 May 21 Similan – Richelieu 4D – 4N 14

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