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Similans Liveaboard The Junk

The Junk Similans liveaboard is the actual boat used in the James Bond movie, The Man With The Golden Gun, which was set in and around Thailand and starred Roger Moore.

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Similans, Koh Bon, Tachai, Richelieu Rock

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Four or six nights

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Prices from US$ 1,030  per person

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Early booking special offer available!

The Junk Similan Islands Liveaboard

The Junk Similans liveaboard, also known as the MV June Hong Chian Lee, was one of several traditional Chinese Junks built in Penang in Malaysia. Built in 1962, The Junk was originally designed to transport charcoal and she traded up and down the coast from Malaysia to Burma. In 1985 she was restored and redesigned to serve as a classic yacht. Then in 1997 her current owners acquired her and she was once again completely restored and redesigned to operate as a luxury liveaboard dive yacht. She has appeared in many big screen productions in addition to the aforementioned James Bond classic, The Man with the Golden Gun.

Reports from the Junk are constantly good. On their six-night trip, you’ll be treated to dive sites throughout the Similan Islands, the Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and also Richelieu Rock. Out of all the Similans liveaboards, The Junk, undoubtedly has the most character and old world charm. This is one of the few operators that schedules in an extra days diving in order to take in some of the sites around the Surin Islands. Although rare, small Tiger Sharks have been spotted in this area. There is also a slightly shorter four-night trip which also dives at the best spots in the Similan Islands, as well as Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai, and Koh Bon.

The Junk Similans diving liveaboard

The facilities although not as luxurious as some other yachts, are still excellent and the food and fare is tasty and mouthwatering. The crew are friendly and the dive staff have years of valuable experience working in the Similans so know all the treats and hidden gems to show their lucky guests. If you want to take a Similans Liveaboard which oozes ambiance and atmosphere, then the Junk could be the trip for you.

The Junk Thailand Liveaboard

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Complimentary pick-ups from Phuket begin in the afternoons of departure days and take guests to the Junk, which departs from the pier at Tab Lamu. Return transfers to Phuket or Khao Lak are also included if required. Both four and six night itineraries include diving in the Similan Islands as well as Surin dive sites like Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

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Scuba Diving Insurance: Guests taking this liveaboard trip must have their own scuba diving insurance. We recommend Divers Alert Network (D.A.N.), a non-profit scuba diving organization which offers various levels of scuba diving insurance for both recreational divers as well as professional divers.

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Prices Include: Return transfers from Phuket or Khao Lak to the boat, all meals, snacks, drinking water, dive guides, tanks & weights.

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Prices Exclude: Similan National Marine Park fees are currently 1,800 Thai Baht per person for the four-night trip, or 2,200 Thai Baht for the six-night trip. Equipment rental if required is 500 Thai Baht per day for a full set. Guests are required to dive with dive computers and for guests who need one, they are available to rent on the boat for 250 Thai Baht per day. As mentioned above, guests must also have their own scuba diving insurance. Torches for night dives cost 100 Thai baht per day and nitrox tanks cost 300 Thai Baht per tank. Both soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are also an additional cost.

Map Similan Islands dive sites

Similan Dive Sites Map

The Junk Schedule

Flying after diving

Flying After Diving Guidelines

Map of Similan Islands dive sites

Similan Dive Sites Map

Flying after diving

Flying After Diving Guidelines

The Junk Similans Liveaboard Prices

  • Four Days & Four Nights ∗ 14 Dives
  • Private Double / Twin Cabin – US$1,520 per person
  • Twin or Triple Share Cabins – US$1,260 per person
  • Quad Share Cabins – US$1,030 per person
  • Similan Marine Park fees of 1,800 Thai Baht are payable in cash on the boat
  • All cabins have private bathrooms

  • Six Days & Six Nights ∗ 18 Dives
  • Private Double / Twin Cabin – US$1,9o0 per person
  • Twin or Triple Share Cabins – US$1,520 per person
  • Quad Share Cabins – US$1,360 per person
  • Similan Marine Park fees of 2,200 Thai Baht are payable in cash on the boat
  • All cabins have private bathrooms

The Junk Schedule

TRIP
DESTINATION
DEPARTS
RETURNS
NIGHTS
FROM
JK-07Similan & Surin Islands17-Nov-201921-Nov-201904USD$1,030
JK-08Similan & Surin Islands22-Nov-201928-Nov-201906USD$1,030
JK-09Similan & Surin Islands28-Nov-201902-Dec-201904USD$1,030
JK-10Similan & Surin Islands03-Dec-201909-Dec-201906USD$1,030
JK-11Similan & Surin Islands09-Dec-201913-Dec-201904USD$1,030
JK-12Similan & Surin Islands14-Dec-201920-Dec-201906USD$1,030
JK-13Similan & Surin Islands21-Dec-201927-Dec-201906USD$1,030
JK-14Similan & Surin Islands28-Dec-201903-Jan-202006USD$1,030
JK-15Similan & Surin Islands04-Jan-202010-Jan-202006USD$1,030
JK-16Similan & Surin Islands11-Jan-202015-Jan-202004USD$1,030
JK-17Similan & Surin Islands15-Jan-202019-Jan-202004USD$1,030
JK-18Similan & Surin Islands20-Jan-202026-Jan-202006USD$1,030
JK-19Similan & Surin Islands26-Jan-202001-Feb-202006USD$1,030
JK-20Similan & Surin Islands02-Feb-202006-Feb-202004USD$1,030
JK-21Similan & Surin Islands06-Feb-202010-Feb-202004USD$1,030
JK-22Similan & Surin Islands11-Feb-202017-Feb-202006USD$1,030
JK-23Similan & Surin Islands17-Feb-202023-Feb-202006USD$1,030
JK-24Similan & Surin Islands24-Feb-202028-Feb-202004USD$1,030
JK-25Similan & Surin Islands28-Feb-202003-Mar-202004USD$1,030
JK-26Similan & Surin Islands04-Mar-202010-Mar-202006USD$1,030
JK-27Similan & Surin Islands10-Mar-202016-Mar-202006USD$1,030
JK-28Similan & Surin Islands17-Mar-202021-Mar-202004USD$1,030
JK-29Similan & Surin Islands21-Mar-202025-Mar-202004USD$1,030
JK-30Similan & Surin Islands26-Mar-202001-Apr-202006USD$1,030
JK-31Similan & Surin Islands01-Apr-202007-Apr-202006USD$1,030
JK-32Similan & Surin Islands08-Apr-202012-Apr-202004USD$1,030
JK-33Similan & Surin Islands12-Apr-202016-Apr-202004USD$1,030
JK-34Similan & Surin Islands17-Apr-202023-Apr-202006USD$1,030
JK-35Similan & Surin Islands23-Apr-202029-Apr-202006USD$1,030
JK-36Similan & Surin Islands30-Apr-202004-May-202004USD$1,030
JK-37Similan & Surin Islands04-May-202008-May-202004USD$1,030
JK-38Similan & Surin Islands09-May-202015-May-202006USD$1,030

Similan Liveaboard Choices

Ultimately, the scuba diving in the Similan Islands is fantastic regardless of which Similans liveaboard guests dive from. However, the different liveaboard options below cater to different tastes and budgets expected from guests. Please don't hesitate to ask us if you have any questions!

Deep Andaman Queen luxury Similans and Myanmar liveaboard

Deep Andaman Queen

  • Premium Class
  • Similans, Richelieu, Burma
  • 4 to 7 nights
Hallelujah Similan Islands liveaboard business class

Hallelujah

  • Premium Class
  • Similans, Richelieu
  • 4 nights
Pawara Similan Islands liveaboard first class

Pawara

  • Premium Class
  • Similans, Richelieu
  • 4 nights
Sawasdee Fasai Similan Islands luxury liveaboard

Sawasdee Fasai

  • Premium Class
  • Similans, Richelieu
  • 4 nights
Premium Similan Islands liveaboard The Junk

The Junk

  • Premium Class
  • Similans, Richelieu
  • 4 to 6 nights
DiveRACE Similan Islands liveaboard

DiveRACE

  • Premium Class
  • Similans, Richelieu
  • 4 nights
Manta Queen 1 budget Similan Islands liveaboard

Manta Queen 1

  • Budget class
  • Similans, Richelieu
  • 4 nights
Manta Queen 2 budget Similan Islands liveaboard

Manta Queen 2

  • Budget class
  • Richelieu, Bon, Tachai
  • 3 nights
Manta Queen 2 budget Similan Islands liveaboard

Manta Queen 3

  • Budget class +
  • Similans, Richelieu
  • 4 nights
Manta Queen 5 budget Similan Islands liveaboard

Manta Queen 5

  • Budget class
  • Similans, Richelieu
  • 4 nights
Manta Queen 6 budget Similan Islands liveaboard

Manta Queen 6

  • Budget class
  • Similans, Richelieu
  • 4 nights
Manta Queen 7 budget Similan Islands liveaboard

Manta Queen 7

  • Budget class
  • Similans, Surins, Richelieu
  • 5 nights
Manta Queen 8 Similan Islands liveaboard

Manta Queen 8

  • Budget class +
  • Similans, Surins, Richelieu
  • Five nights
Giamani Similan Islands liveaboard

Giamani

  • Premium class +
  • Similans, Richelieu, Hin Daeng
  • 2 to 6 nights
Dolphin Queen Similan Islands liveaboard

Dolphin Queen

  • Budget class
  • Similans, Burma
  • 4 to 6 nights
Similan Explorer Similan Islands liveaboard

Similan Explorer

  • Budget class
  • Similans, Surins, Richelieu
  • 3 to 5 nights
Phi Phi Islands diving day trips

Day Trips

  • Choice of destinations
  • Three dives
  • Small group sizes
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Phuket Dive Courses

  • Learn to dive in Phuket
  • Friendly & patient staff
  • Competitive prices
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