The Junk, Thailand

from US$ 161 / day
  • Nitrox available
9.110 "Superb"   16 Verified Reviews
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    The Junk - June Hong Chian Lee Liveaboard was part of a small merchant fleet that traded up and down the coastline from Burma to Malaysia from the 1960’s - 80’s. In 1997 The Junk underwent a complete renovation and this 33m authentic sailing vessel was turned in to an amazing dive liveaboard adventure. The Junk has her own claim to fame and has been used in several films, including James Bond’s ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ and the ‘Swiss Family Robinson’. Now fitted with 6 air-conditioned cabins all with en-suite bathrooms.

    Aboard the Junk meal times are taken very seriously, and the Junk have madw it their mission for you to experience as many different dishes as possible within the week. The chefs of The Junk - June Hong Chian Lee aim to never let you go hungry whilst aboard their vessel, and even do breakfast twice! The air-conditioned salon has a fully kitted out entertainment system, and is a great place to relax, or alternatively there is the shaded sun-deck which offers amazing views.

    The Junk Liveaboard offers dive trips between November and May each year and is a fantastic choice for scuba diving the Andaman Sea Thailand, or the un-explored waters of Myanmar (Burma). The experienced dive guides will give extenstive briefings and de-briefings, to give you amazng local insights to the marine life. Diving from the Junk is done via dhingy, to ensure you easilly get to the best dive sites. 

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided

    Excluded: Rental gear, National Marine Parks fee (from 1800 baht per trip).

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    Boat features

    • Leisure Deck
    • Camera Station
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Custom built for diving

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!


    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Rinse hosts
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English and Japanese.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:800 THB per day
    • 15L tanks:Free
    • Fins:100 THB per day
    • Wetsuit:200 THB per day
    • Regulator:250 THB per day
    • BCD:250 THB per day
    • Dive Computer:250 THB per day
    • Snorkel equipment:200 THB per day
    • Nitrox Refills:800 THB per day

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Deck Plan The Junk Liveaboard floorplan


    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:1962
    • Year renovated:1997
    • Length:33m
    • Beam:8.5m
    • Top speed:10 knots
    • Cruising speed:8 knots
    • Engines:1 x Hino 380Hp
    • Max guests:18
    • Number of cabins:6
    • Number of bathrooms:7
    • Tenders:1 x 40 hp 4.20 meters 1 x 60 hp 5.80 meters
    • Water capacity:8000 ltr
    • Fuel capacity:10000 ltr
    • Freshwater maker:6000 ltr/per day

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Depth Sounder
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Fishfinder
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • Bilge pump alarm
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares

    The Junk Reviews

    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 16 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    Una estupenda semana, buen buceo y excelente comida. The Similan & Surin Islands (Phuket-Khao Lak), Thailand in February

    Excelente semana, la relación calidad-precio es muy buena. Dos cosas que no nos gustaron: el colchón era duro...muy duro :-) :-) , y la limitación a 60 min las inmersiones diurnas y a 45 min las nocturnas.

    Recommended for

    Comida, organización/puntualidad y las inmersiones en Richelieu Rock

    Very good
    Great Dive, and great tram. The Similan & Surin Islands (Khao Lak-Khao Lak), Thailand in February

    Richelieu site, and other divers justice Nice...

    Recommended for

    Confortable, Dive orienter, and great fois.

    South Korea
    fantastic and heart-warming experience with beautiful ship The Similan & Surin Islands (Khao Lak-Khao Lak), Thailand in February

    see stars on the top of the ship at night vessel's masts look so great with the stars and dark sky. all staffs are nice and dive-guiding also nice and gentle.

    Recommended for

    delicious food, nice staffs, old and historic vessel

    A very friendly first liveaboard experience on a characterful boat + great dives The Similan & Surin Islands (Khao Lak-Khao Lak), Thailand in February

    - Great boat crew, from Jonathan's briefings (detailed and funny), to attentive instructors (Brian and Jerome), to the boat captain + dinghy drivers + boat hands + Nitrox engineer + cook & cleaning crew - Great dive team and divers on board - Good balance of organisation pre & post dive + guiding us during dives (if wanted) and letting us enjoy the scenery / schools etc - Dives: Best were the 4 dives on Richelieu Rock - all with a different blend of ingredients - New things: watching gobies and shrimps working together; being "absorbed" by a school of yellow baracudas / fusiliers / etc; being a spectator to various amorous behaviours among fish, especially the large baracudas. - Nice hike up to rocks on Similan 9

    Recommended for

    1) great people 2) great dives 3) Professionally run with humour

    Excellent! The Similan & Surin Islands (Khao Lak-Khao Lak), Thailand in February

    Very well managed all the way from pick-up at aiport to drop-off after the cruise. Very friendly staff and dive guides. Excellent mix of Thai and western food (4 meals per day between each dives). 4 dives/day including 1 night dive and 2 dives on last day.

    Recommended for

    Boat & Crew - Food - Dive sites

    Une jolie croisière The Similan & Surin Islands (Khao Lak-Khao Lak), Thailand in January

    Un joli bateau dans un cadre magnifique

    Recommended for

    Équipage Nourriture bateau

    Very good
    good despite the bad weather The Similan & Surin Islands (Phuket-Khao Lak), Thailand in January

    See barracuda schools and sharks.

    Recommended for

    very professional follow up after registration, good and friendly diving instructors,

    South Korea
    Great crew and food and good diving The Similan & Surin Islands (Khao Lak-Phuket), Thailand in December

    Sand bottom diving

    Recommended for

    Crew, food,

    South Korea
    Great holiday The Similan & Surin Islands (Phuket-Khao Lak), Thailand in December

    It's really classic boat. Good friends good food Sunny days I'm very relaxed holidays in junk.

    Recommended for

    System food classic

    Incredible happy trip The Similan & Surin Islands (Khao Lak-Khao Lak), Thailand in December

    Every day is wonderful

    Recommended for

    Very friendly crew, wonderful food! Very well Organised activities

    United States
    A great way to experience one of the top dive spots The Similan & Surin Islands (Khao Lak-Khao Lak), Thailand in December

    - spending a whole day on Richelieu Rock - My dive buddy group was very well organized by the dive staff - safety was a great concern and well executed by the Dive Team - thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I would go again!

    Recommended for

    1) Dive Instructors and the way they broke up our groups. 2) Food and drinks on board - the chef is spectacular! 3) The schedule - enough time in between dives

    Dive in similan The Similan & Surin Islands (Khao Lak-Khao Lak), Thailand in May

    Nice trip great dive no manta no shark whale Horse fish very cute nudibranches small is beautiful 4 dives a day may be to much but come before is exist.

    Recommended for

    Diving resting food

    United States
    This was a great experience and a wonderful value for the money The Similan & Surin Islands (Phuket-Khao Lak), Thailand in April

    Diving was spectacular, and raising the sails was pretty cool too.

    Recommended for

    The Diving, The Crew, The Food

    Awesome Experimente! The Similan & Surin Islands (Phuket-Khao Lak), Thailand in April

    Sailing the Andaman Sea, meeting so many nice People, diving at Richelieu Rock, getting stuffed with delicious Food, being offline for a whole Week, Relax to the Max.....

    Recommended for

    The Ship, the Crew, the other Guys

    Very good
    The boat could offer more comfort on deck, choose of the diving sites could be better The Similan & Surin Islands (Khao Lak-Phuket), Thailand in March

    weather conditions, big barracuda school never sawn before, atmosphere on the boat

    Recommended for

    Crew service, Food & atmosphere

    Great experience The Similan & Surin Islands (Phuket-Khao Lak), Thailand in January


    Recommended for

    Mantas, great crew & excellent diving

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