The Junk

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The Junk Liveaboard diving
Type : Liveaboard
Departs from: Chalong Pier, Phuket / Patong, Phuket / Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 18
Boat rating: 10/10 Based on 3 divers
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Prices from: 271 USD
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June Hong Chian Lee is known to most as The Junk. This 60-year-old vessel has a very interesting history, but in recent years the boat has been offering the most-luxurious liveaboard cruises around the best dive sites in Thailand. The Junk gives guests the opportunity to relax in luxury at affordable prices, but at the same time doing it in a way that can't be experienced on a regular-style liveaboard diving boat. Enjoy cruises diving around The Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock during the high season, or shorter trips to dive spots around Koh Phi Phi when the Andaman Sea national parks are closed. 

At 33m in length and 8.5m wide, this vessel is easily large enough to face any conditions in Thailand’s Andaman Sea during the diving season, and do so ensuring comfort & safely for all on board. The six cabins on The Junk come in several types: quad, triple & double. All have air-conditioning and private en suite bathrooms with hot showers. The dining room & saloon lounge is large, comfortable, and air-conditioned. There are areas for photographers to work and show images, as well as plenty of spots where guests can find some privacy. In addition to indoor dining, there is a covered outdoor area as well. 

The-junk-inside-similans-divingDiving from The Junk is both safe and comfortable. Tanks and equipment are stored away from the relaxing areas, and taken good care of by the attentive team. Divers are taken to the dive site drop off locations by two motorised tender dinghies. These dinghies are also used to take guests to the pristine beaches on uninhabited tropical islands. While onboard, guests can enjoy classic looks & design, modern luxuries, fine dining and like-minded company. Rates are extremely competitive now that the ship is now managed by an experienced and professional team.

Of all our boats, The Junk's pre-trip organisation is the most thorough. This includes lots of tiny details that if overlooked could cause inconvenience or a problem. However, The Junk's systems and team ensure that everything is prepared at least one month in advance, and this helps to make the cruise as enjoyable as possible. Once on board, the team of mainly-western multilingual dive staff and local crew take the best care of each guest from the moment of pick up until the final farewell. This includes the kitchen staff, who make sure that nobody goes hungry while on board. A delicious mix of western and local cuisine is served buffest style, with snacks, soft drinks and alcohol also available.

The Junk Prices & Schedule

The Junk Diver Prices Overview 2017 / 2018
Destinations Duration Quad cabin 3 Bed cabin Double / Twin
Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Bida Nok, Shark Point, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef,
(7 Dives)
2D / 1N Quad cabin 271 USD 3 Bed cabin 301 USD Double / Twin 361 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(14 Dives)
4D / 4N Quad cabin 888 USD 3 Bed cabin 1,084 USD Double / Twin 1,324 USD
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck,
(19 Dives)
5D / 6N Quad cabin 1,174 USD 3 Bed cabin 1,324 USD Double / Twin 1,656 USD
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Schedule & Prices 2017 / 2018
August 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
20
Aug
2017
21
Aug
2017
Destinations: Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Bida Nok, Shark Point, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef, ( Show Itinerary)
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
Number of dives: 7
Departs: Chalong Pier, Phuket , Sun at 8:30 AM
Returns to: Chalong Pier, Phuket, Mon at 4:00 PM
Quad cabin : 271 USD
3 Bed cabin : 301 USD
Double / Twin : 361 USD
26
Aug
2017
27
Aug
2017
Destinations: Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Bida Nok, Shark Point, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef, ( Show Itinerary)
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
Number of dives: 7
Departs: Chalong Pier, Phuket , Sat at 8:30 AM
Returns to: Chalong Pier, Phuket, Sun at 4:00 PM
Quad cabin : 271 USD
3 Bed cabin : 301 USD
Double / Twin : 361 USD
29
Aug
2017
30
Aug
2017
Destinations: Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Bida Nok, Shark Point, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef, ( Show Itinerary)
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
Number of dives: 7
Departs: Chalong Pier, Phuket , Tue at 8:30 AM
Returns to: Chalong Pier, Phuket, Wed at 4:00 PM
Quad cabin : 271 USD
3 Bed cabin : 301 USD
Double / Twin : 361 USD
September 2017
Departure Return Trip Information Diver Prices
01
Sep
2017
02
Sep
2017
Destinations: Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Bida Nok, Shark Point, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef, ( Show Itinerary)
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
Number of dives: 7
Departs: Chalong Pier, Phuket , Fri at 8:30 AM
Returns to: Chalong Pier, Phuket, Sat at 4:00 PM
Quad cabin : 271 USD
3 Bed cabin : 301 USD
Double / Twin : 361 USD
05
Sep
2017
06
Sep
2017
Destinations: Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Bida Nok, Shark Point, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef, ( Show Itinerary)
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
Number of dives: 7
Departs: Chalong Pier, Phuket , Tue at 8:30 AM
Returns to: Chalong Pier, Phuket, Wed at 4:00 PM
Quad cabin : 271 USD
3 Bed cabin : 301 USD
Double / Twin : 361 USD
12
Sep
2017
13
Sep
2017
Destinations: Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Bida Nok, Shark Point, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef, ( Show Itinerary)
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
Number of dives: 7
Departs: Chalong Pier, Phuket , Tue at 8:30 AM
Returns to: Chalong Pier, Phuket, Wed at 4:00 PM
Quad cabin : 271 USD
3 Bed cabin : 301 USD
Double / Twin : 361 USD
15
Sep
2017
16
Sep
2017
Destinations: Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Bida Nok, Shark Point, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef, ( Show Itinerary)
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
Number of dives: 7
Departs: Chalong Pier, Phuket , Fri at 8:30 AM
Returns to: Chalong Pier, Phuket, Sat at 4:00 PM
Quad cabin : 271 USD
3 Bed cabin : 301 USD
Double / Twin : 361 USD
19
Sep
2017
20
Sep
2017
Destinations: Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Bida Nok, Shark Point, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef, ( Show Itinerary)
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
Number of dives: 7
Departs: Chalong Pier, Phuket , Tue at 8:30 AM
Returns to: Chalong Pier, Phuket, Wed at 4:00 PM
Quad cabin : 271 USD
3 Bed cabin : 301 USD
Double / Twin : 361 USD
22
Sep
2017
23
Sep
2017
Destinations: Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Bida Nok, Shark Point, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef, ( Show Itinerary)
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
Number of dives: 7
Departs: Chalong Pier, Phuket , Fri at 8:30 AM
Returns to: Chalong Pier, Phuket, Sat at 4:00 PM
Quad cabin : 271 USD
3 Bed cabin : 301 USD
Double / Twin : 361 USD
26
Sep
2017
27
Sep
2017
Destinations: Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Bida Nok, Shark Point, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef, ( Show Itinerary)
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
Number of dives: 7
Departs: Chalong Pier, Phuket , Tue at 8:30 AM
Returns to: Chalong Pier, Phuket, Wed at 4:00 PM
Quad cabin : 271 USD
3 Bed cabin : 301 USD
Double / Twin : 361 USD
29
Sep
2017
30
Sep
2017
Destinations: Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Bida Nok, Shark Point, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef, ( Show Itinerary)
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
Number of dives: 7
Departs: Chalong Pier, Phuket , Fri at 8:30 AM
Returns to: Chalong Pier, Phuket, Sat at 4:00 PM
Quad cabin : 271 USD
3 Bed cabin : 301 USD
Double / Twin : 361 USD
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The Junk Itinerary

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There are several different Junk itineraries.

During the summer months (low season) The Junk has short trips around Koh Phi Phi and Phuket. 

During the high season The Junk's itineraries are either 4D4N (4 days & nights / 4 full diving days) or 5D6N (5 days & 6 nights / 5 full diving days). Please note that elsewhere on the internet you may see the trips advertised as 5D/4N and 7D/6N. The trips we advertise are the same trips, but we prefer to show the length as more truthful/realistc. Clicking on the boxes below will explain further.

Please note that some trips depart from (and return to) Patong Beach in Phuket, and others from Tab Lamu Pier in Khao Lak.

 

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

The Junk Itineraries
Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Bida Nok, Shark Point, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef 2 Days / 1 Nights 7 dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck 4 Days / 4 Nights 15 dives
Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Boonsung Wreck 5 Days / 6 Nights 19 dives

The Junk Facilities, Layout & Specification

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Facilities available with The Junk
Nitrox
En Suite Available
Air Con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Suitable For Children
Lounge
All Cabins En Suite
Av Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available To Charter
Beach Transfers

The Junk Layout
The-Junk-layout
1. Winch. 11. Double-bed en suite cabin (can be made into twin beds)
2. Dive platform. 12. Triple-bed en suite cabin (can be made into 1x double + 1x single)
3. Dining area. 13. 4-bed en suite cabin
4. Toilet / Shower 14. Water supply
5. Wheelhouse. 15. Water maker
6. Crew cabin 16. Tanks
7. Galley 17. Generators
8. Radar 18. Engine
9. Compressors 19. Crew cabin
10. Crew quarters 20. Crew cabin
The Junk Specifications
Length. 33 metres.
Beam. 8.5 metres.
Speed. 8 knots motor sailing, 1x ain Engine 380 Hp and 2 generators 50 kW each.
Tenders. 1 tender 40 hp 4.20 metres and 1 tender 60 hp 5.80 metres.
Compressors. 2x Bauer.
Scuba Tanks. 40.
Electronics. Satellite navigation system, 3 VHF radios, 2 CB radios and video depth sounder.
Water - maker. (6,000 litres per day).
Range. 10,000 liters of diesel  (range unlimited as long as there is wind).
Safety. Patient area with 2 large oxygen tanks, 40 life jackets and Life raft for 25 people.
Surface. 2 communal areas, totalling 150 square meters.
Capacity. 18 passengers, in 6 cabins & 8 hot-water showers with western toilet.

The Junk Courses

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Taking part in a diving course is an exciting experience, and best enjoyed while aboard a luxury diving yacht such as the Junk. There is a range of courses available for those lucky enough to be enjoying diving in Thailand on this exceptional diving boat. The most popular diving courses are listed below, but please contact us to ask about any other diving education on The Junk.

Courses
Courses prices
Specialty Diver
(02-Mar Dive)
Including: Certification & manual
196 USD
Open Water Referral
(4 Dive)
Including: Certification & manual
301 USD
Nitrox (Ean 32)
(2 Dive)
Including: Certification & manual
301 USD
Advanced Open Water
(5 Dive)
Including: Certification & manual
361 USD
Rescue Diver
(12 Dive)
Including: Certification & manual
361 USD

The Junk Transfer Details

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The Junk guests get free scheduled transfers from most of Phuket's & Khao Lak's hotels, and from Phuket International Airport. Some of The Junk's trips sail from Patong, Phuket and others sail from from Khao Lak's Tab Lamu Pier. This also applies to the return/disembarkation pier. After each cruise, The Junk guests will be transferred to their chosen destination in Phuket or Khao Lak.

The Junk Scheduled transfers
4D / 4N trips
15:00 - 18:30 Pick up from Phuket : Free
18:00 - 18:30 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
20:00 - 20:30 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
14:00 - 15:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
15:00 - 16:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
15:00 - 17:00 Drop off to Phuket : Free
The Junk Scheduled transfers
5D / 6N trips
15:00 - 18:30 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
18:00 - 18:30 Pick up from Phuket : Free
20:00 - 20:30 Departure ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
14:00 - 15:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
15:00 - 16:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
15:00 - 17:00 Drop off to Phuket : Free
The Junk Scheduled transfers
5D / 6N trips
15:00 - 18:30 Pick up from Phuket : Free
18:00 - 18:30 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
20:00 - 20:30 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
14:00 - 15:00 Return ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
15:00 - 16:00 Drop off to Phuket : Free
15:00 - 17:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
The Junk Scheduled transfers
2D / 1N, 3D / 2N trips
07:00 - 07:30 Pick up from Phuket : Free
08:00 Departure ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
17:00 Return ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
17:00 - 18:00 Drop off to Phuket : Free

Guests who are unable to meet the scheduled pick ups or would like private transportion are welcome to contact us to arrange a private taxi at the most competitive rates.

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The Junk Reviews

Sarina and Dao
Dived: 19 March 2016
Boat rating: 10/10
Sarina & Henrik
Dived: 22 January 2016
Ken Groves
Dived: 15 January 2015
"We spent a 4 night trip on The Junk over New Years 2016. All aspects of the trip were perfect, starting with Jamie from Similan Diving Tours and his brilliant customer service. The quality of the dive crew, food and accommodation made our trip one to remember."