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 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.
5 Day / 4 Night Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock – 14 dives
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 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
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.
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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This is a question that I often get asked, and really it is not as simple as YES or NO.
If you want to become a certified scuba diver by doing the PADI Open Water Diver Course then the answer is yes. In the PADI Open Water Diver Course it is specified that you have to be able to swim 200 metres with any stroke and also have to be able to tread water or float for at least 10 minutes.
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Looking for a perfect weekend getaway?
The Junk, also known as "June Hong Chian Lee" is one of Thailands premium liveaboard experiences. With the Similan Islands season finishing up for 2018/19, The Junk will now be offering the perfect weekend getaway's. Exploring the Southern Andaman dive sites around Phi Phi & Phuket during the West Coast's low season (May - October).
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This weekend dive trip will depart from Phuket every Friday morning & return to Phuket on Sunday evenings. Stopping at the best dive sites around Koh Doc Mai, Phi Phi, Shark Point & Anemone Reef, offering a great m [...]
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Good visibility and bad visibility is a subjective thing and people when commenting should be giving an example of what level of visibility they are comparing it too or with.
For example, a diver that regularly dives in lake or quarries and they compare to that, may think the visibility is good. Those that regularly dive in deep waters may think that that the visibility is poor. We regularly have divers from both spectrums and then can arrive back from the same dive trip and one saying the visibility is good and the other saying it is not good.
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