The Junk, Thailand



  • 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.

The captain, staff and crew of Blue O Two have put robust safety procedures in place to ensure the safety of all guests.

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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, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (35-65 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox, 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

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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

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 107 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • John M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing diving, on an amazing boat with an amazing crew

The in-depth knowledge and wonderful dive briefings and dive leadership of Jonathan, the Boatmaster, made the whole trip much more enjoyable than it than it would otherwise have been. Even without that though the trip would have been incredible visiting some great dive sites across the Andeman Sea, but the absolute highlight was the four dives at Richelieu Rock, and the frequent sightings of Whale Sharks there. Another highlight of the diving for me was seeing and photographing a seahorse at 30m. I think Jonathan knew where he lived and led us straight to him! The Junk itself is a unique vessel with a fascinating history, and just being on board was a huge privilege. The kitchen team were fantastic, and kept producing a never ending variety of amazing food with great flavours from authentic Thai and European recipes. I can't complete this review without complimenting the whole crew on their friendliness, efficiency and professionalism. from the boat crews helping us in and out of the ribs, to the super reliable engineer in charge of managing and refilling the cylinders, and the lovely smiling lady offering refreshing juices after each dive. All of this made for a diving holiday that will be hard to beat.

Recommended for
The boat itself, the whole crew, the dive locations.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • France France

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
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Bruno V
  • Switzerland Switzerland
good despite the bad weather

See barracuda schools and sharks.

Recommended for
very professional follow up after registration, good and friendly diving instructors,
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Fred Louis G
  • United States United States
Great holiday

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

Recommended for
System food classic
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Manfred K
  • Germany Germany
Incredible happy trip

Every day is wonderful

Recommended for
Very friendly crew, wonderful food! Very well Organised activities
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Monica M
  • United States United States
A great way to experience one of the top dive spots

- 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
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Pascal F
  • France France
Dive in similan

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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Glee G
  • United States United States
This was a great experience and a wonderful value for the money

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

Recommended for
The Diving, The Crew, The Food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Henrik R
  • Denmark Denmark
Great experience


Recommended for
Mantas, great crew & excellent diving
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Carmen M
  • Spain Spain

Richelieu Rock.

Recommended for
Guías, buceo, compañeros de buceo