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
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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

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

  • Twin or double bed cabin with en-suite: 55,000 baht per diver
  • Triple share cabin with en-suite: 44,000 baht per diver
  • Four share cabin with en-suite: 39,000 baht per diver

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

  • Twin or double bed cabin with en-suite: 44,000 baht per diver
  • Triple share cabin with en-suite: 36,000 baht per diver
  • Four share cabin with en-suite: 29,500 baht 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

DatesDescriptionStart / Finish
16-22 Nov 20175d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock **20% Off**Khao Lak / Phuket
23-29 Nov 20175d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock **20% Off**Phuket / Khao Lak
29 Nov-3 Dec 20174d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock **20% Off**Khao Lak / Khao Lak
10-14 Dec 20174d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16-22 Dec 20175d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
22-26 Dec 20174d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26-30 Dec 20174d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
30 Dec-5 Jan 20185d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket
6-12 Jan 20185d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
12-16 Jan 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
17-21 Jan 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21-27 Jan 20185d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket
28 Jan - 3 Feb 20185d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
3-7 Feb 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
8-18 Feb 201810d 10nFull
18-28 Feb 201810d 10nFull
2-6 Mar 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
6-12 Mar 20185d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket
13-19 Mar 20185d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
19-23 Mar 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
24-28 Mar 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
28 Mar-3 Apr 20185d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket
4-10 Apr 20185d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
10-14 Apr 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
15-19 Apr 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
19-25 Apr 20185d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Phuket
26 Apr-2 May 20185d 6n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockPhuket / Khao Lak
2-6 May 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
7-11 May 20184d 4n Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak

Itinerary

The Junk itinerary

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

Book / Enquiry

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To book, or just ask a question:

  1. Tell us the dates you are interested in. We’ll reply within 24 hours with availability and prices. At this stage there is no commitment and we won’t ask you for any payment.
  2. When you are ready to make a booking we’ll reserve your place(s) and email you the secure online payment instructions.
  3. 30% deposit to confirm your booking. Payment is online by credit card or paypal (no booking fee or credit card fee), or by bank transfer.
  4. Balance payable 60 days before the trip departure date.

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The Junk Similan liveaboard reviews

Best price for The Junk Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

The Junk

★★★★★
5 5 1
Minna and I dived with Jerome, who was very experienced and an excellent dive master. He found a lot of small things for us and our group was the only one to see a manta ray during this trip. The crew was excellent, very friendly, helpful and professional at the same time. It felt safe to dive with them and their equipment. Their equipment engineer seemed to be a very thorough man. Food was excellent. I don't know how their chef was able to make such a big variety of very tasteful dishes to each meal. On new years eve they offered Prosecco to all of us and on the last night they had some drinks as well for everyone. The pick-up from hotel and to hotel worked well. There is really nothing negative to say about the Junk, the beds were a bit hard but that is a minor thing. All in all, I think the Junk is an excellent value for the money. Thanks for all the arrangements and answers to our questions.

★★★★★
5 5 1
The trip was awesome. Both the guides & crew did great job to take care of us and make the trip perfect. I loved the diving, the ship is great and food was very good as well. I'll sure give you great rating on trip advisor too. Simply I liked everything, thanks a lot. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera, so no pictures from my side. Once again it was great, I enjoyed it a lot and hopefully will be able to go again in the future.

★★★★★
5 5 1
The trip was really nice! The crew was very friendly, caring and professional. I have never met such an attitude from the crew in liveaboards. The food was absolutely great, better than in 5* hotel restaurants. The guides were very good as well. We dived with Mona and saw a lot of interesting, like a shark, green turtle, and, of course, a manta ray! The videographer also did a great job. It is a pity we did not manage to get to Surin and Richellue Rock due to bad sea conditions, but they really tried and did their best to get us there. The group was very diverse and multinational, and it was very enjoyable trip. Thank you for your help! It was our pleasure to celebrate New Year on Junk.

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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