The Junk is the best Thailand liveaboard for divers who appreciate a boat that turn a good dive trip into a great diving experience.
The Junk Southern explorer trip offers a 3 days / 2 nights (10 DIVES) weekend getaway that departs every friday morning between May – October at 8am from Chalong Pier Phuket to the best dive sites in the southern Andaman ocean.
The Junk visits the 10 best dive sites in the South Andaman.
This Phuket & Phi Phi islands overnight diving trip is ideally suited for people who are experienced open water certified divers or are intending to take the advanced adventure course while staying on board, this trip focuses on diving around the Phi Phi and is relatively inexpensive compared most other liveaboards and works out to be better value than most 3 day dive packages when you consider what your getting over all.
The Boat will visit Shark Point (check dive) Phi Phi Bida Nok, Phi Phi Turtle Rock, or Palang Wall, Phi Phi Kled Keaw Wreck, Phi Phi Hin Bida, Phi Phi Bida Nai, Phi Phi Viking Cave, Phuket King Cruiser, Phuket Anemone Reef, Phuket Koh Doc Mai
Why choose the The Junk as a liveaboard.
The attraction of the liveaboard lifestyle often suits everyone, step aboard The Junk for an unparalleled Thailand liveaboard diving experience,The Junk has been featured in many movies, from James Bond, “The man with the golden gun” to the Walt Disney “Swiss Family Robinson” to name a few.
The boat was constructed mainly from teak wood in Malaysia in 1962 designed to be used as a commercial boat for hauling fruit and wood.
First registered under the name of “June Hong Chian Lee” meaning “Respect Wind Travel Forever” the boat was later overhauled in 1997 and started service again in 1999 being totally renovated and given the name “The Junk” as a stunning new diving liveaboard.
The boat is 30 meters in length with three elegant masts and 330 square meters of sails undeniably one of the most unique diving boats and experience you would never forget as a customer. The Junk has a cruising speed of 8 knots by motor-sailing Max Customers: 18 divers, 2 Double Cabins, 2 Shared-Triple Cabins, 2 shared quads, Air-conditioning in all cabins. All cabins have private bathrooms and individual control air-con.
The meals on The Junk are served buffet style inside the atmospheric teak saloon dining area that provides a wide variety and unique flavours of the wonderful Thai & western style cuisine as well as various tasty dishes.
The prices quoted are per guest and include the following onboard facilities: large open sundeck, lounge with TV / DVD Nitrox is also available, first aid box, emergency oxygen, 2 x dinghy, fire extinguishers & life jackets GPS, depth sounder, mobile phone and radio.
All meals, fruits, drinking water, coffee, tea. Divemaster supervision, tanks, weights, weight belts. Transfer to and from your hotel / dive vessel.
- Private dive Guide (need to book min 2 divers @ 2000 Daily Rate) this is probably the best option if you have a small group as it will keep you away from other divers maximise dive time and our staff will ensure that you are fully supervised at all times.
This is a recreational diving trip. You must be licenced and certified to scuba dive.
- Open water certified divers 18m limits.
- Advanced open water divers 30m limits.
- Deep diver training certification max 40m
- No technical or decompression diving is allowed.
Book 2 divers or more and get Private advanced course add as an extra option + 5,000THB with Free e learning and digital certification
The Junk Liveaboard weekend Schedule 3 days / 2 nights (10 DIVES)
Friday – 1ST DAY
- 08.45 am Departure from Chalong pier
- 10.45 am First dive (1) Shark Point (check dive)
- 12.00 am Lunch served on board
- 14.15 pm Second dive (2) Phi Phi Koh Bida Nok
- 18.00 pm Third dive Night dive (3) Turtle Rock/Palang Wall (sunset)
- 19.30 pm Dinner on board
Saturday – 2ND DAY
- 8.30 am First dive before breakfast (4) Kled Keaw Wreck
- 9.30 am Breakfast on board
- 11.00 am Second dive (5) Phi Phi Hin Bida
- 13.00 pm Lunch served on board
- 15.00 pm Third dive (6) Phi Phi Bida Nai
- 18.30 pm Fourth dive (7) Phi Phi Viking Cave (night dive)
- 19.30 pm Dinner on board
Sunday – 3RD DAY
- 07.30 am First dive before breakfast (8) King Cruiser
- 08.30 am Breakfast on board
- 11.00 am Second dive (9) Anemone Reef
- 12.00 am Lunch served on board
- 13.15 pm Third dive (10) Koh Doc Mai
- 16.00 pm Return pier and transfers by Mini Van
Please read the Diving Medical Form If you reply “YES” to one or more questions, we will need a written medical clearance that you are physically in good shape to scuba dive signed by a certified Doctor.
We strongly recommend you to read the flying after diving article on our website, as you will have to wait at least 24 hours before you can board a plane.
Maybe You just recently purchased a new set of equipment and want to try it out first then you can visit us at the dive resort our private scuba diving training resort located at kata Beach. – If you don’t need a refresher you still have the option of a free pool dive to try out your dive gear if you wish prior to joining the liveaboard.
We would advise that if you have not dived in such a long period of inactivity (6 months) you take a refresher as identified by your licence provider under Safe Diving Practices prior to taking this trip. A refresher can be a short pool session at our dive pool Kata Beach to check out the equipment fits and fine tune your buoyancy
Our professional staff can then issue a “scuba skills update program” a digital recognition card you can access on your Phone to officially prove you as having completed the Scuba Diving Refresher program. This you can then have on your phone as proof of the refresher.
The best chances to see Whale Sharks in Thailand
Liveaboard in Thailand offers scuba divers cabins to sleep in while they stay on board for one or more nights, unlike a day boat operation. This allows time to travel to more distant dive sites relax in between dives and you save more of your time in general.
What is not Included
National Park Entry fee and diver’s fee: 1,200 Baht (for diver) National Park Entry fee: 800 Baht (for non diver) Equipment rental full set 500 Baht per day (not including torch 100 baht & computer 250bht per day) Alcohol
The requirements for this trip is that you must be advanced open water certified with a minimum of 15 dives last dive should be within six month prior to departure –
If you reserve the booking with us and then you need to cancel the trip, We will charge 30% of the full Liveaboard trip prices if given 2 month Notice.
Please ensure we are able to deliver this trip on the date you have requested – we do not offer a 24 hour call centre or booking service – we are unable to process last moment bookings in the middle of the night via email. If you trip is less than 1 month away we need the following information today
Visitors must purchase a ticket to enter the national park, this ticket is not transferable please ensure that your holiday insurance covers for cancelled trips as we will not be able to refund if you cancel for any last moment reason whatsoever.
We advise every certified diver to ensure that you have adequate scuba-diving insurance for diving in Thailand for medical treatment. Please check you travel insurance policy for scuba diving cover.
Most thailand liveaboard diving safaris are sold by local reputable dive shops in Phuket who will then allocate their personal experienced diving guides for your trip to supervise your diving holidays.
If you are a group of 2 or more take a private guide this will make your enjoyment more fun than being in a mixed group
If you take the liveaboard trip you are avoiding hotel charges while combining your holiday, accommodation, scuba diving and food in one package.
If you have never been on a Thailand liveaboard diving boat they are certainly the best way to dive, and we urge you to take a minimum 3 days / 2 nights. The liveaboard lifestyle has many attractions and many downsides. Most boats are mobile, provide inexpensive water access. A liveaboard lifestyle is becoming more popular with scuba divers around the world and generally regarded as being a cheaper way to visit remote dive site.
When you make the payment you will be require to some personal details about you and your group
- Full names of each diver / Boat passenger / student diver in your booking
- Date of Birth Day Month Year
- Passport number for each person Date of Birth (Day Month Year) of each person
- Dive card details / certification level
- Dive card numbers
- Last dive date of each diver
- Number of logged dives
- Do you have your logbook?
- Do you own a dive computer?
Additional information we need
- Equipment sizes (Body weight In Kg and shoe sizes)
- Hotel details, the full name and address of your hotel
Please also advise if you have any Dietary restrictions.
Avoiding the pitfalls of booking a diving day trip or diving Liveaboard in Phuket.
Thailand Liveaboards can often be sold by external 3rd party travel agents and Tour Desks who are not a Licenced diving center or people who sit at home on a laptop and don’t employ diving staff, these tour operators may not even be based in Thailand and often work alone.
It’s easy to find diving agents as they will advertise their products using Google AdWords when looking for Thailand liveaboard or Thailand Diveaboards, Viator or even Padi travel you need to investigate who you will actually dive with, and is the website you are buying from a legitimate diving store, actually a Physical registered dive shop that has well trained staff to take care of you, doing your homework now and looking at the background of the company.
Free transfers from Kata Beach Karon Beach Patong Beach.