The Junk Liveaboard, Thailand - Bluewater Dive Travel

The Junk Liveaboard

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Destination: Thailand

Itineraries: Similan, Surin & Rochilieu Rock (4-6 Nights), Phuket & Phi Phi (1 Night) | From $268++/night

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The Junk Liveaboard or S/Y June Hong Chian Lee offers luxury dive cruises through the Similans, Koh Phi Phi and Phuket on a historic 33-m native sailing vessel, converted for divers.

 

Why You'll LIke The Junk Liveaboard Sky Liveaboard 

  • Excellent all-inclusive meals in Thai, American and International style
  • Air conditioning throughout the boat
  • 6 comfortable en-suite cabins for 18 guests per cruise
  • Historic luxurious boat redesigned for diving
  • Nitrox and diving courses available
  • Excellent value for money
 

 

Dive Overview

The Thai Islands and the Andaman Sea are known for widely varied underwater terrain, friendly fish, and diverse marine life, with warm water throughout the year. Marine life includes soft and hard corals, fields of anemones, nudibranchs, harlequin shrimp, cuttlefish and seahorses, plus regular sightings of mantas, zebra sharks, and the legendary whale shark. To join the cruise, you can fly to Phuket International Airport and be transferred to the port.

[See: Thailand Dive Travel Guide]

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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The Junk Liveaboard Accommodation Details 

  • No. of Cabins: 6 cabins for 12-18 guests.
  • Cabin Types: Double, Triple and Quad Cabins.
  • Amenities: En-suite bathroom, air conditioning.

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Double, Triple and Quad Cabins, respectively. All with en-suite bathrooms.  

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General Facilities

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The Junk Liveaboard Boat Features 

  • Indoor lounge, complimentary activities
  • Air conditioning throughout the boat
  • All inclusive meals, with a variety of Thai, Asian & Internasional flavors
  • Library of books and audio & video entertainment
  • Beer and wine available at an extra cost
  • 42" Flatscreen TV
  • Sundeck with beds

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The Junk Liveaboard Deck Plan

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

The Junk Liveaboard Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in USD, per person and do not include National Park Fees.

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Inclusions 

  • Accommodation with air con
  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Return hotel and airport transfers in Phuket and Khao Lak
  • Dive master services (English-speaking, 1 guide per max. 6 divers)

 

Exclusions 

  • Mandatory national park fees: Similans 4 nights 50 USD, Similans 6 nights 65 USD, Southern Explorer 3 day/2night trips 35 USD.
  • Dive equipment rental
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Nitrox fills for certified divers
  • Airfare
  • Single travelers price: quad-share price + double-share price

 

OTHER DATES & AVAILABILITY 

For more information on other departure dates that are not listed above and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at 310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Itinerary 1: Similan, Surin & Richelieu Rock (November - May, 6 Nights) 

  • Dive Overview: Leopard shark, giant trevally, angelfish, coral gardens bommies, sharks, batfish and barracuda around Similan Islands. Mantas in Koh Bon. Rays, sharks, pipefish, and nudibranchs in Koh Tachai. oft corals and a variety of marine life in Richelieu Rock. Napoleons, angelfish, bumphead parrotfish, turtles, and more in Surin Islands. You might also visit Khao Lak wrecks if the conditions allow.
  • No. of Dives: 19 dives. Up to 4 dives per day plus a sunset or a night dive. Days 1 and 7 are reserved for embarkation and disembarkation.
  • Typical Daily Schedule: Light Breakfast, followed by Dive 1. Full breakfast and relaxation, followed by Dive 2. Lunch and relaxation followed by Dive 3. Dinner either before or after sunset/night dive.

 

Itinerary 2: Similan & Richelieu Rock (November - May, 4 Nights) 

  • No. of Dives: 4 dives. Up to 4 dives per day plus a sunset or a night dive. Day 1 reserved for embarkation. 2 dives on the last day.
  • Typical Daily Schedule: Light Breakfast, followed by Dive 1. Full breakfast and relaxation, followed by Dive 2. Lunch and relaxation followed by Dive 3. Dinner either before or after sunset/night dive.
  • Dive Overview: Leopard shark, giant trevally, angelfish, coral gardens bommies, sharks, batfish and barracuda around Similan Islands. Mantas in Koh Bon. Rays, sharks, pipefish, and nudibranchs in Koh Tachai. oft corals and a variety of marine life in Richelieu Rock. You might also visit Khao Lak wrecks if the conditions allow.

 

Itinerary 3: Phuket & Phi Phi (May - September, 1 Night) 

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  • No. of Dives: 7 dives. Up to 4 dives per day including a sunset or a night dive.
  • Typical Schedule: Boarding in Chalong at 8am, light breakfast & Dive 1. Full breakfast, relaxation & Dive 2. Lunch, relaxation & Dive 3. Snack. Sunset or night dive followed by dinner (Day 1) or disembarkation at 4pm (Day 2).
  • Highlights: Suitable for photographers, good for all skill levels, a mix of large and small marine life: Leopard Sharks, Barracuda, Macro such as Seahorses, Nudibranchs and Frog Fish

 

[Read More: Thailand Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Diving Facilities & Services 

  • Nitrox available at an extra charge
  • Dive equipment rental onboard
  • Diving courses available at an extra charge

 

Diving Courses 

  • Nitrox Course : 
  • - 6 500 THB for course only (includes 2 dives on the course on Nitrox)
  • - 10 000 THB for 6-night cruise (includes all dives on Nitrox and the course)
  • - 8 500 THB for 4-night cruise (includes all dives on Nitrox and the course) 
  • Advanced Open Water Course: 9 000 THB
  • All courses include certification and PADI materials.

 

Dive Equipment Rental 

  • Full dive equipment rental: 800 THB per dive day (please request individual item pricing)
  • Dive Computer: 250 THB per day
  • Torch: 100 THB per night dive
  • 15 ltr tank: 300 THB per day
  • Nitrox: 1000 THB for 1 nights - 5000 THB for 6 nights

 

Boat Specifications 

  • Year Built: 1962
  • Year Restored: 1998
  • Length: 33 meters (99 feet)
  • Beam: 8.50 meters (28 feet)
  • Speed: 8 knots Motor Sailing
  • Engine: 1 Main Engine 380 HP
  • Generators: 2 generators 50 kW each
  • Tenders: 1 tender 40 hp 4.20 meters & 1 tender 60 hp 5.80 meters
  • Compressors: 2 Bauer
  • Scuba Tanks:  40 
  • Electronic: Satellite Navigation System, 3 VHF Radios, 2 CB Radios, Video Depth Sounder
  • Watermaker: 6,000 L 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, Life raft for 25 people
  • Surface: 2 recreational areas totaling 150 square meters
  • Maximum guests: 18 passengers
  • Number of cabins: 6
  • Crew: 10

 

Practical Information 

  • Time Zone: GMT +7
  • Local Currency: THB (BHT)
  • Language Spoken: English spoken aboard
  • Electricity: 220v (110v adapters available)
  • Payment Onboard: Cash & Credit Cards accepted 
 

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Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

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Reviews (1)

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The Junk is a very cool boat with a very interesting history including being used in a James Bond film. The cabins are adequate and there are plenty of places on the boat to hang out. The boat is well maintained and didn't have any issues with leaking cabins or broken toilets on my 10 day trip. Food is plentiful and good with a mix of excellent Thai food and some western cuisine. The crew were excellent and a lot of fun, and they brought us to a few beaches to hang out.
One of the coolest things about The Junk is that you get to help raise the sails in the old school way on the last day and go sailing.
Schedules and itineraries vary and they do go to some of the best dive sites in Thailand like Hin Daeng and Hin Muang and Richelieu Rock.

Visited on 01/2017 - Submitted on 10/26/2017

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