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The Junk Similans Liveaboard Thailand

The Junk Similans liveaboard offers guests a choice of either a four or six night itineraries which both cover the Similans, Koh Bon & Richelieu Rock with the six night trip also heading out to some rarely dived Surin Islands dive sites. The Junk liveaboard is the exact same boat used for filming in the James Bond movie “The Man With The Golden Gun”. She’s a unique Thailand diving liveaboard offering an olde-worlde relaxed atmosphere & mellow ambience.

Similans & Surins
Prices From USD$1,030
Max Guests 18
Four or Six Nights
Nitrox Available
Cabins & Comforts 
Dive Site Itinerary 
Value for Money 
 Cabins & Comforts
 Dive Site Itinerary
 Value for Money

The Junk Similans liveaboard Thailand

Also referred to as the June Hong Chian Lee is the actual boat used in the James Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun. The Junk liveaboard combines excellent Similan Islands liveaboard diving with considerable romantic old world ambience. Guests can choose between two high quality diving Thailand itineraries, with either four days & four nights, or six days & six nights Similan scuba diving liveaboard trips available. Both of The Junks Similan liveaboard diving itineraries include the five star rated Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon which is a manta ray hot spot, & the beautiful Similan Islands. Scuba divers will enjoy the best scuba diving Thailand has to offer, while diving into the past on this charming Chinese Junk.

Similan Islands liveaboard The Junk

The Junk runs Similan Islands diving liveaboard cruises from November to May. On her Thailand liveaboard tours, this historic Junk takes only eighteen guests when fully booked. There are three different cabin types & all cabins are situated on the lower deck. There two ensuite double bed cabins, two triple or twin cabins with single beds, & two quad or twin bunk bed cabins. All cabins feature authentic teak interiors, are fully air-conditioned & have private ensuite bathrooms with their own toilet & hot water shower.

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Facilities onboard include an indoor air-conditioned saloon with a big TV, plus movie, a library, covered indoor & outdoor dining areas, a shaded dive deck, & a picture perfect main deck where guests can sit back & enjoy the views passing between the sails & rigging. The Junk Similans liveaboard is a Thailand liveaboard experience, & guests always give us excellent feedback after trips. All Thailand liveaboard safaris on The Junk Similans liveaboard set sail in the early evening, with complimentary transfers provided from Phuket hotels on the departure day. The point of departure could be Phuket or Tab Lamu Pier close to Khao Lak, & vary trip to trip depending on which scuba diving Thailand liveaboard itinerary guests have chosen. The crew are professional, friendly & the dive staff have years of valuable experience scuba diving in the Similans so know all the treats & hidden gems to show their guests. If you’re looking for a Similans Liveaboard which oozes ambiance & atmosphere, the Junk could be the trip for you.

Junk Deck

Four Person Cabin

Triple Cabin

The Junk Prices & Itinerary

Similans & Surins – Four Nights – 14 Dives

Private Double / Twin Cabin – USD$1,520 THB per person
Triple / Twin Share Ensuite Cabins – USD$1,260 THB per person
Quad / Twin Share Ensuite Cabins – USD$1,030 THB per person
*All cabins have ensuite bathrooms

Similans & Outer Surins – Six Nights – 18 Dives

Private Double / Twin Cabin – USD$1,900 THB per person
Triple / Twin Share Ensuite Cabins – USD$1,520 THB per person
Quad / Twin Share Ensuite Cabins – USD$1,360 THB per person
*All cabins have ensuite bathrooms

Prices Include

Hotel transfers, accommodation onboard, all meals, tea, coffee, drinking water, bath & deck towels, kayak usage, tanks, weight belt, weights & dive guide.

Price Excludes

Flights, hotel accommodation. Similan National Marine Park fees are currently 1,800 THB per person for the four night trip & 2,200 THB per person for the six night trip. Scuba diving rental equipment if required is 500 THB per day. Dive computers are compulsory and are available to rent on board for 250 THB per day if required. Torches for night dives are 100 THB per dive, 15 litre tanks if required are 300 THB per day, nitrox is 300 THB per tank or 800 THB per day. A Thai massage costs 800 THB for an hour. Soft drinks & alcoholic drinks are also extras which can be paid for in cash on the boat. Please note that guests taking a trip on The Junk must have their own insurance which covers scuba diving.

The Junk Four Night Itinerary

Thailand liveaboard safaris including The Junk normally depart from Tab Lamu Pier north of Phuket. Hotel Transfers from Phuket are available late afternoon on departure days. The Junk setting sail for an overnight cruise to the Similan Islands at approximately 8:00 pm.
Day 1 – Four dives at Anita’s Reef, Boulder City, Shark fin Reef and Honeymoon Bay.
Day 2 – Four dives at Elephant Head Rock, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai.
Day 3 – Four dives at Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock.