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.

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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
  • 111 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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
  • Craig H
  • Australia Australia
Great adventure around the wonderful Thai islands warm breeze’s warm seas

Big fun boat, yummy food, so much space on deck’s and rooftop, stable in open water, easy set up gear on - into tenders -short trip to dive sites

Recommended for
Crew members Food 🥘 Diving equipment
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Christophe M
  • Belgium Belgium
Lovely dive trip

The wonderfull nature and great experience with the people of The Junk

Recommended for
Service, location, the boat
  • 9.2 Superb
  • E****d C
  • Australia Australia
Exceptional guides and crew made this liveaboard a blast.

Helpful, interesting guides. Tasty, abundant food. Great atmosphere on boat.

Recommended for
Guides, atmosphere on board, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Simon V
  • Belgium Belgium
Beautiful boat and crew

Richelieu Rock is a dive site to be seen ! We got to dive it 5 times, and i was really impressed by the biodiversity and massive amount of life there.

Recommended for
Excellent dive sites, superb boat and delicious food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christian B
  • Belgium Belgium

Richelieu Rock and the attentiveness of every crew member.

Recommended for
The crew, the boat, the islands
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ke Li C
  • Australia Australia

My boyfriend and I decided to book this trip on a whim as our first live aboard ever and it was absolutely incredible. So much so, it was the highlight of our three weeks in Thailand. The boat itself is super cute, comfortable, air conditioned; I don't remember a single thing I didn't like about it. The crew were fantastic, so friendly and cooked the best food ever! There were just over 10 people on the boat and it made for some great socialising. My only complaint is it was too short and there were times it would have been prudent to include safety checks as a must, but luckily the only fault I ever found was my tank wasn't switched on once (lol, but I quickly rectified that myself anyway). We loved it so much we are trying to go on another liveaboard.

Recommended for
The diving was amazing, food was amazing, and crew were extremely friendly!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sandra F
  • Austria Austria
A trip you don't wanna miss in your entire life

Diving at these amazing spots, especially Richelieu Rock and having loads of lovely people around for sharing this epic moments!

Recommended for
The whole crew, delicious food and the junk for itself
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Mariano S
  • Argentina Argentina
Hermosa experiencia de buceo!

Muy buen servicio a bordo, la tripulación tiene una excelente predisposición para ayudar en lo que sea necesario durante todo el viaje. Los instructores de buceo también tienen gran predisposición a qué las inversiones sean buenas. El servicio a bordo es muy bueno. Y el barco hermoso

Recommended for
La tripulación, la comida, los buceos
  • 9.2 Superb
  • carlos alberto G
  • Argentina Argentina
Fabulosa.experiencia única muy agradecidos


Recommended for
Los buceos .la comida .los anfitriones