The Junk

The Junk

4 Days/4 Nights From US$ 960

Step Back In Time On This Historic Vessel

The June Hong Chian Lee is the most unmistakable Thailand liveaboard. A throwback to a bygone era she was converted from a merchant cargo vessel to this elegant liveaboard in 1997 and has since been an ever present in the Similan & Surin Islands. During green season (May – October) she offers short and very well priced overnight trips to the dive sites around Phuket and Phi Phi.

We know her as the ‘Junk’ but don’t be fooled by the name, she is anything but. Stepping onboard the hardwood deck you immediately feel that you’ve made the right choice. She has starred in several Hollywood movies including James Bond’s The Man with the Golden Gun and Disney’s The Swiss Family Robinson.

She has a spacious and atmospheric indoor saloon and generous deck space to relax on between dives. Food is served buffet style in the saloon and is absolutely delicious! The air-conditioned cabins are all en-suite and come in different configurations to suite every budget.

Diving is conducted from a dinghy which is accessed from a purpose built platform on the side of the boat, the ever present and helpful crew make this an efficient and easy process.

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Itinerary 4 day/4 Night

4 Day/4 Night Itinerary

Check In Day

6.00 PM – Start Check-in & Cabin allocation on Liveaboard at Thaplamu Pier or Chalong Pier
7.00 PM – General boat briefing
7.30 PM – Dinner onboard
8.00 PM – Equipment set up

Day 1 – 3

The ‘Junk’ Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a
sunset or a night dive.
The diving day has a typical schedule as follows:
Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1
Full Breakfast, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 2
Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 3
Dinner will be served either before or after the sunset/night dive

Day 4

6:00 – Wake Up Call
6:30 – Dive briefing
7:00 – Dive Premchai Wreck
8:30 – Breakfast
8:30 – 10:15 – Surface Interval
10:15 – Dive briefing
10:30 – Dive
11:30 – head back to port at either Khao Lak or Chalong

Itinerary 6 day/6 Night

6 Day/6 Night Itinerary

Check In Day

6.00 PM – Start Check-in & Cabin allocation on Liveaboard at Thaplamu Pier or Chalong Pier
7.00 PM – General boat briefing
7.30 PM – Dinner onboard
8.00 PM – Equipment set up

Day 1 – 4

The ‘Junk’ Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a
sunset or a night dive.
The diving day has a typical schedule as follows:
Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1
Full Breakfast, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 2
Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 3
Dinner will be served either before or after the sunset/night dive

Day 5

Only 3 dives scheduled for this day, to allow plenty of time to dry equipment and off gas before your journey home

Day 6

7:00 – Wake up call
8:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – Disembark at either Khao Lak or Chalong

Includes/Excludes

Included

Accommodation onboard
All meals & snacks
Water, tea, coffee
Tanks, weights & weightbelts
Dive Guide
Transfers from Phuket hotels, airport and Khao Lak

Excluded

Similan & Surin Islands 4 nights $50
Similan & Surin Islands 6 nights $65
Full set (torch and computer not incl.) $88 $125
Dive Computer $28 $40
UW torch/flashlight $12 $18
BCD $28 $40
Regulator $28 $40
Fins (incl. boots) $12 $18
Wetsuit $25 $35
Mask $12 $18
Nitrox per fill $10
Nitrox per day $25
Aluminium/Steel 15L cylinder per day $10
Alcoholic drinks
Soft drinks
Anything else not listed in includes

Price Per Person 2023 – 2024

4 Days/4 Nights 6 Days/6 Nights
Double Cabin US$ 1,440
Triple Cabin US$ 1,180
Quad Cabin US$ 960
Double Cabin US$ 2,160
Triple Cabin US$ 1,770
Quad Cabin US$ 1,440

*Not Including National Park Fees or equipment

Schedules 2023 – 2024

October 2023

October

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
JK04 30th Oct 23 05th Nov 23 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18

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November 2023

November

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
JK02 05th Nov 23 11th Nov 23 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18
JK03 12th Nov 23 16th Nov 23 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14
JK04 16th Nov 23 20th Nov 23 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14
JK05 27th Nov 23 03rd Dec 23 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18

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December 2023

December

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
JK06 03rd Dec 23 09th Dec 23 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18
JK07 11th Dec 23 15th Dec 23 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14
JK08 15th Dec 23 21st Dec 23 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18
JK09 22nd Dec 23 28th Dec 23 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18
JK10 29th Dec 23 04th Jan 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18

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January 2024

January

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
JK11 04th Jan 24 10th Jan 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18
JK12 11th Jan 24 15th Jan 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14
JK13 15th Jan 24 19th Jan 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14
JK14 20th Jan 24 26th Jan 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18
JK15 26th Jan 24 01st Feb 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18

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February 2024

February

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
JK16 02nd Feb 24 06th Feb 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14
JK17 06th Feb 24 10th Feb 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14
JK18 11th Feb 24 17th Feb 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18
JK19 17th Feb 24 23rd Feb 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18
JK20 24th Feb 24 28th Feb 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14
JK21 28th Feb 24 03rd Mar 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14

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March 2024

March

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
JK22 04th Mar 24 10th Mar 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18
JK23 10th Mar 24 16th Mar 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18
JK24 17th Mar 24 21st Mar 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14
JK25 21st Mar 24 25th Mar 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14
JK26 26th Mar 24 01st Apr 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18

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April 2024

April

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
JK27 01st Apr 24 07th Apr 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18
JK28 08th Apr 24 12th Apr 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14
JK29 12th Apr 24 16th Apr 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14
JK30 17th Apr 24 23rd Apr 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18
JK31 23rd Apr 24 29th Apr 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18
JK32 30th Apr 24 04th May 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14

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May 2024

May

Trip No. Depart Return Destination Dives
JK33 04th May 24 08th May 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 14
JK34 09th May 24 15th May 24 Thailand – Similan – Richelieu 18

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