The Junk, Thailand

Excellent crew and service

“Had a great time this past week aboard the Junk, they have a fantastic crew that makes your life easy! You really don’t have to wo…”

nolan B, United States United States
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  • Unique vessel offering year-round diving in Thailand
  • Explore the northern sites of Similan and Surin Islands or the southern sites of Racha and Phi Phi Islands
  • Enjoy first-class dining with a wide variety of cuisines
  • Featured in "007 - The Man With The Golden Gun"

SY The Junk is a unique historical vessel offering year-round diving in Thailand. She caters to 18 divers in 6 double/twin, triple, or quad cabins. All cabins are on the lower deck, with individually controlled AC and private en-suite bathrooms. The air-conditioned saloon is fully equipped with an entertainment system and is a great relaxing place. Alternatively, the spacious outdoor shaded deck or the loungers and bean bags on the top sundeck offer amazing views. Aboard The Junk, the chefs serve delicious meals and snacks 5 times daily, including 2x breakfast, ensuring you will never feel hungry. Enjoy your meals in the saloon or outside on the spacious shaded deck. This 33m authentic wooden sailing vessel 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."

The Junk offers diving liveaboard trips all year round and is a fantastic choice for exploring the best dive sites of the Thai Andaman Sea, the Similan and Surin Islands, and Southern Phuket: Koh Phi Phi and King Cruiser. The expansive dive deck has room for individual gear storage, large freshwater rinse tanks, and dedicated camera stations.

Book online today to start planning your Thailand dive adventure aboard The Junk.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (35-115 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages (2.50-3.75 USD), Nitrox (25 USD per day), Nitrox Course (100 USD), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (250 USD), Snorkel Gear.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • 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
  • Custom built for diving
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


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

The crew speaks English.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan 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 115 hp 5.80 meters
  • Water capacity 8000 ltr
  • Fuel capacity 10000 ltr
  • Freshwater maker 6000 ltr/per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • 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

  • 9.2 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • nolan B
  • United States United States
Excellent Liveaboard with Great Diving

Had a great time this past week aboard the Junk, they have a fantastic crew that makes your life easy! You really don’t have to worry about anything besides staying hydrated and enjoying your dives. Crew helps you from the moment you step on the dock, taking all luggage, helping you on and off the boat, refilling tanks between dives, helping you out of wetsuits, getting you in and out of the dingys, they truly make everything easy for you which helps enjoy the diving and the trip even more. The dives themselves are at beautiful sites, with great coral and interesting things to see. We didn’t get the luckiest on seeing “big stuff” on my trip, but macro lovers were thrilled on every dive. None of the dives were difficult, any diver could enjoy them. Highly recommend anyone visiting Phuket dives with the Junk!

Recommended for
Great staff, interesting dive sites, fun times
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Kellyann N
  • United States United States
Amazing dive trip

Diving sites were amazing, dive crew were friendly and knowledgeable, boat crew were kind and friendly, so much fun

Recommended for
Many diving opportunities, wonderful staff and crew, overall wonderful atmosphere
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Krysten E
  • United States United States
Wish the trip wouldn’t end

Engaging with people from many countries, we all spoke the same language underwater! Richelieu Rock is a must see. Overall, just wish it had been a few days longer!

Recommended for
The Crew, food, and dive guides
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Deborah T
  • United States United States

-The wall dive along coral with an abundance of tropical life. -Mantas! -Being surrounded by sea life.

Recommended for
-I was a new diver so the Junk’s dive master took the two of us under his wing. I was truly spoiled. I learned so much from the dive master. The other dive guides were equally amazing. The staff made sure I was properly suited up before each dive. And the food was phenomenal. The kitchen crew were incredible. It was the people that made the trip so memorable.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • baptiste L
  • France France
Great diving experience !

All of the diving place and to pass my Advanced Open water. The life in the boat during these days.

Recommended for
The crew, the food, the diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Wanyu C
  • Taiwan Taiwan

This Christmas journey had many different dives from different country. Everyone was very friendly. The crew will do Fish ID together. Very interesting! We will share many photos and videos. It’s a very different Christmas! We have chicken and cake on the board!! We also got Santa hats! The crew also dressed up as Santa Claus. Very cute! Thank you to the all divers who participated! No dive No life !!!! Love, Olive

Recommended for
Great atmosphere, freedom , amazing meals!!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Patrick T
  • Netherlands Netherlands
The junk, the best

Viele tolle Tauchgänge

Recommended for
Boot, essen und crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Tejas B
  • India India
Great boat and crew

Amazing crew who are super trained, lots of thought put into ops process of running the liveaboard. Was not happy with our dive guide who was very impatient and very stand-offish, and visibility in some dive sites was poor. Other than that, it was an overall amazing experience.

Recommended for
Great crew, amazing food, nice dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Maxime P
  • Australia Australia
Liveaboard of a lifetime!

The T-13 wreck dive was my favourite but I also really enjoyed doing my advanced diving course with instructor Chox. :)

Recommended for
1. The crew 2. The diving and advanced dive course 3. The food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Alexander E
  • Germany Germany
Perfect 3 day dive trip

The crew was super attentive. Never seen anything like it. The dive guide was stellar in regards to guiding each dive but even more had an extensive knowledge about anything related to the sea and diving. And the diving was just great.

Recommended for
Crew, Dive Guide and food