Dive the best of the Andaman Sea from this stylish liveaboard rich in history and characterfrom $184 /day
- Choose from enticing itineraries exploring the Andaman Sea
- Dive in comfort and style with a shaded dive deck and superb tender
- PADI dive courses and specialties taught on board by experienced instructors
- Enriching island excursions and kayaking on offer between dives
With an inviting blend of modernity and old-world charm, The Junk offers fantastic liveaboard holidays to the best dive sites in Thailand’s Andaman Sea. With air-conditioned cabins, a cosy saloon, shaded sundeck and alfresco dining areas, this stylish vessel is all about comfort. Boasting a superb dive deck and comfortable tender, diving some of Southeast Asia’s top sites has never been easier. Add in an experienced, fun and friendly team who welcome you with open arms, and your dive holiday is guaranteed to be unforgettable!
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Scheduled, private charter available
Boasting plenty of old-world charm, The Junk is 33-metres long and offers an unparalleled liveaboard experience exploring the best dive sites in southwest Thailand. Incredible itineraries explore classic destinations including the Similan and Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock. Air-conditioned cabins, a cosy saloon and shaded sundeck offer hotel-like comfort, while delicious buffets and a superb drinks selection will satisfy hungry divers. The dive deck and tender make for easy diving, and with nitrox and well-maintained rental gear on offer, you’ll have everything needed for a day of exploration. To top it off, the experienced team form the heart and soul of the boat, welcoming you into their family with a warm and friendly smile.
The June Hong Chian Lee - nicknamed The Junk - was part of a small merchant fleet that traded up and down the coastline from Burma to Malaysia between the 1960s and 1980s. In 1997, the hardwood teak vessel was renovated to become a stylish liveaboard. This authentic boat’s charm caught Hollywood’s eye, and was used in several films including James Bond’s ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’, as well as ‘Swiss Family Robinson’. Now, The Junk and its team delight in giving guests a five-star holiday, offering dive trips between November and May.
Onboard The Junk
The Junk accommodates 18 guests in six ensuite air-conditioned cabins in stylish comfort. Meal times are taken very seriously, and chefs make it their mission to deliver as many different dishes as possible. They even do breakfast twice - perfect for hungry divers! Dishes are served buffet-style in covered indoor and outdoor dining areas, and snacks are always available between meals, including fresh fruit, cookies, donuts and cakes.
Indoors, an air-conditioned saloon provides the ideal place to relax, with comfy sofas, a library, movie selection and flatscreen TV. Sun-worshippers will love the partly-shaded sun deck fitted with inviting sunbeds - the ultimate spot for soaking up the gorgeous views. There’s also a lovely outdoor deck area with comfortable chairs and retractable shade.
Diving from The Junk
Diving from The Junk begins on the shaded dive deck with personal set-up areas and gear storage crates. For comfort and convenience, divers are ferried between the vessel and the dive sites on a convenient tender. Aqualung rental gear is available, and certified divers can opt for nitrox. Plus, the experienced dive instructors can teach the PADI advanced open water course along with multiple specialties, including nitrox, deep, night and underwater photography.
- Want to dive the best dive sites in the Andaman Sea? The Junk’s itineraries include famous spots like the Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng and Muang, and more!
- With kayaking and island visits between dives, The Junk offers more than just diving!
- Divers must be open water-certified to dive with The Junk, but can take an advanced certification along with specialties during their trip.