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The Junk

The Junk

The Junk liveaboard in the Similan Islands

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 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

May – Aug 2019

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
01 02 May 19 – 06 May 19 Similan and Surin 4D – 3N 14
02 06 May 19 – 10 May 19 Similan and Surin 4D – 3N 14
03 10 May 19 – 16 May 19 Similan – Richelieu – Surin 7D – 6N 19
04 24 May 19 – 26 May 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
05 31 May 19 – 02 Jun 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
06 07 Jun 19 – 09 Jun 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
07 14 June 19 – 16 Jun 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
08 21 Jun 19 – 23 Jun 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
09 28 Jun 19 – 30 Jun 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
10 05 Jul 19 – 07 Jul 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
11 12 Jul 19 – 14 Jul 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
12 19 Jul 19 – 21 Jul 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
13 26 Jul 19 – 28 Jul 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
14 02 Aug 19 – 04 Aug 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
15 09 Aug 19 – 11 Aug 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
16 16 Aug 19 – 18 Aug 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
17 23 AUg 19 – 25 Aug 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
18 30 Aug 19 – 01 Sep 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
19 27 Sep 19 – 29 Sep 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10

October-November 2019

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
20 04 Oct 19 – 06 Oct 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
21 11 Oct 19 – 13 Oct 19 Southern Explorer 3D – 2N 10
22 15 Oct 19 – 21 Oct 19 Similan – Richelieu – Surin 7D – 6N 19
23 22 Oct 19 – 26 Oct 19 Similan and Surin 4D – 4N 14
24 26 Oct 19 – 30 Oct 19 Similan and Surin 4D – 4N 14
25 31 Oct 19 – 06 Nov 19 Similan – Richelieu – Surin 7D – 6N 19
26 06 Nov 19 – 12 Nov 19 Similan – Richelieu – Surin 7D – 6N 19
27 13 Nov 19 – 17 Nov 19 Similan and Surin 4D – 4N 14
28 17 Nov 19 – 21 Nov 19 Similan and Surin 4D – 4N 14
29 22 Nov 19 – 28 Nov 19 Similan and Surin 7D – 6N 19

December 2019 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
30 28 Nov 19 – 02 Dec 19 Similan and Surin 4D – 4N 14
31 03 Dec 19 – 09 Dec 19 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19
32 09 Dec 19 – 13 Dec 19 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
33 14 Dec 19 – 20 Dec 19 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19
34 21 Dec 19 – 27 Dec 19 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19
35 28 Dec 19 – 03 Jan 20 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19

January 2020 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
36 04 Jan 20 – 10 Jan 20 Similan – Richelieu – Surin 7D – 6N 19
37 11 Jan 20 – 15 Jan 20 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
38 15 Jan 20 – 19 Jan 20 Similan – Richelieu 4D – 4N 14
39 20 Jan 20 – 26 Jan 20 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19
40 26 Jan 20 – 01 Feb 20 Similan – Richelieu – Surin 7D – 6N 19

February 2020 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
41 02 Feb 20 – 06 Feb 20 Similan – Richelieu 4D – 4N 14
42 06 Feb 20 – 10 Feb 20 Similan – Richelieu 4D – 4N 14
43 11 Feb 20 – 17 Feb 20 Similan – Richelieu – Surin 7D – 6N 19
44 17 Feb 20 – 23 Feb 20 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 16
45 24 Feb 20 – 28 Feb 20 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14

March 2020 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
46 28 Feb 20 – 03 Mar 20 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
47 04 Mar 20 – 10 Mar 20 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19
48 10 Mar 20 – 16 Mar 20 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19
49 17 Mar 20 – 21 Mar 20 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
50 21 Mar 20 – 25 Mar 20 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14

April 2020 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
51 26 Mar 20 – 01 Apr 20 Similan – Richelieu – Surin 7D – 6N 19
52 01 Apr 20 – 07 Apr 20 Similan – Richelieu – Surin 7D – 6N 19
53 08 Apr 20 – 12 Apr 20 Similan – Richelieu 4D – 4N 14
54 12 Apr 20 – 16 Apr 20 Similan – Richelieu 5D – 4N 14
55 17 Apr 20 – 23 Apr 20 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19
56 23 Apr 20 – 29 Apr 20 Similan – Richelieu 7D – 6N 19

May 2020 Departures

Trip Number Dates Destination Duration Number of Dives
57 30 Apr 20 – 04 May 20 Similan – Richelieu 4D – 4N 14
58 04 May 20 – 08 May 20 Similan – Richelieu 4D – 4N 14
59 09 May 20 – 15 May 20 Similan – Richelieu – Surin 7D – 6N 19

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