The Junk

Similan liveaboard

The Junk dive deck

The Junk

The Junk has been a favourite Similan liveaboard for years and has a very high rate of returning divers who appreciate the service and the quality of the dive guides.

The Junk is a boat that people fall in love with. It’s a boat for divers who appreciate the details that turn a good dive trip into a great dive trip.

Also known as June Hong Chian Lee which means “Respect Wind, Travel Forever,” the Junk has starred in James Bond’s “The Man with The Golden Gun” and Walt Disney’s “Swiss Family Robinson.”

The Junk recently (2014) changed owners and has had a major overhaul. She still maintains all the old charm but the prices have actually dropped and she now represents excellent value, especially for groups of 3 or 4.

The excellent boat crew take care of everything for you on board, including carrying your dive gear into the tender. All diving is done from the dinghy as the Junk does not have a rear dive platform.

“Amazing crew, great food and brilliant diving! What more can you ask for?” Jenny. Jan 2015
Full review on Trip Advisor

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Features

  • Max 18 guests in 6 cabins (double, twin, triple or quad configuration)
  • All cabins have en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers
  • Cruising speed of 8 knots when motor sailing. 1 x 380hp engine
  • The sails go up at least once on every trip
  • Length 33 metres, beam 8.5 metres
  • Very experienced dive guides can show you the best from the dive sites
  • Nitrox available
  • 2 x RIB tenders (5.8m and 4.2m) with outboard motors

The Junk deck plan

Prices

The Junk price

Price Oct 2019 – May 2020

5 days 6 nights (19 dives) at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • Twin bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom:  ฿ 57,640 (USD 1,900) per diver
  • Double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom:  ฿ 57,640 (USD 1,900) per diver
  • Single occupancy cabin with private en-suite bathroom:  ฿ 103,752 (USD 3,420) per diver
  • Triple share cabin with private en-suite bathroom: ฿ 46,112 (USD 1,520) per diver
  • Four share cabin with private en-suite bathroom: ฿ 41,258 (USD 1,360) per diver

4 days 4 nights (14 dives) at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

  • Twin bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom: ฿ 46,112 (USD 1,520) per diver
  • Double bed cabin with private en-suite bathroom: ฿ 46,112 (USD 1,520) per diver
  • Single occupancy cabin with private en-suite bathroom:  ฿ 83,002 (USD 2,736) per diver
  • Triple share cabin with private en-suite bathroom: ฿ 38,224 (USD 1,260) per diver
  • Four share cabin with private en-suite bathroom: ฿ 31,247 (USD 1,030) per diver

 

10% discount for non diving partners

Price includes: Dive guide, tanks, weights & belt, all meals, soft drinks, round trip transfers from Phuket main beach hotels, Khao Lak hotels and Phuket international airport.

Price excludes: Equipment rental, alcoholic drinks, marine national park fees, dive insurance (mandatory).

Schedule

The Junk schedule

15 May-15 Oct: Similan season close. Summer season schedule here

DatesDescriptionStart / Finish
22-26 Oct 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock Khao Lak / Khao Lak
26-30 Oct 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock Khao Lak / Khao Lak
31 Oct-6 Nov 20195d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket
6-12 Nov 20195d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
13-17 Nov 2019
**20%OFF quad cabin
4d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
17-21 Nov 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
22-28 Nov 20195d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket
28 Nov-2 Dec 20194d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
3-9 Dec 20195d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
9-13 Dec 2019
**20%OFF quad cabin
4d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
14-20 Dec 20195d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket
21-27 Dec 20185d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
28 Dec-3 Jan 20205d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket
4-10 Jan 20205d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
11-15 Jan 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
15-19 Jan 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
20-26 Jan 20205d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket
26 Jan - 1 Feb 20205d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
2-6 Feb 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-10 Feb 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11-17 Feb 20205d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket
17-23 Feb 20205d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
24-28 Feb 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
28 Feb-3 Mar 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
4-10 Mar 20205d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket
10-16 Mar 20205d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
17-21 Mar 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21-25 Mar 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26 Mar-1 Apr 20205d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket
1-7 Apr 20205d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
8-12 Apr 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
12-16 Apr 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
17-23 Apr 20205d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket
23-29 Apr 20205d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
30 Apr-4 May 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
4-9 May 20204d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
9-15 May 20205d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket

Itinerary

The Junk itinerary

4 days, 4 nights
Khao Lak to Khao Lak:

Embarkation:
Thap Lamu Pier, Khao Lak at 1800 hrs

Disembarkation:
Thap Lamu Pier, Khao Lak at 1300 hrs

Board in the evening and cruise overnight to the islands.
Then three and a half days of diving (14 dives).
Two dives in the morning of the last day.

5 days 6 nights
Phuket to Khao Lak:

Embarkation:
Patong pier, Phuket at 1800 hrs

Disembarkation:
Thap Lamu Pier at 1000 hrs

Board in the evening and cruise overnight to the islands.
Then five full days of diving.
On night six cruise back to land and disembark after breakfast.

5 days 6 nights
Khao Lak to Phuket:

Embarkation:
Thap Lamu Pier, Khao Lak at 1800 hrs

Disembarkation:
Patong pier, Phuket at 1000 hrs

*Itineraries are subject to change

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The Junk Similan liveaboard reviews

The Dive Master that I had on the Junk (Keith) is the best that I have encountered in over 10 years of diving in terms of briefings, dive guide and customer service. Ian, UK

I especially liked the fact that we were able to put the sails up on the Junk twice. That was highly enjoyable and the food was excellent. I was also pleased by the small group sizes, a perk of going at the beginning of the season. Definitely a experience I’d like to repeat at some point. Ben. Nov 2013

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