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Dive Cruises in Thailand with The Junk

PHUKET DIVE CRUISE WITH THE JUNK, aka June Hong Chian Lee, built in Penang, Malaysia, in 1962 and is a 30 meter long teak sailing junk, 140 tonnes, three masts and a sail area of ​​330 square meters . At first she was used as a coal transport boat, but in 1997 she changed owners and was completely refurbished to become a luxury diving cruiser in Thailand. June Hong Chian Lee is a true superstar, in fact you can see her in the James Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun” and “Swiss Family Robinson”.

The Junk offers the best diving spots in Phuket, Thailand, with the Northern and Southern Routes of the Andaman Sea. The boat has six cabins: 2 double cabins, 2 triple cabins (can be both double and twin) and 2 quadruple cabins with bunk beds. All cabins have air conditioning and a private bathroom with toilet and hot shower. Minimalistic in design, but extremely comfortable. The upper deck is very large and offers plenty of space for sunbathing or reading a book in the shade. The air conditioned lounge has a large selection of books, CDs and DVDs.

Schedule & Itinerary

The Junk Schedule

DATESITINERARYSTART / FINISH
2 Feb-6 Feb 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
6 Feb-10 Feb 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
11 Feb-17 Feb 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
17 Feb-23 Feb 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
24 Feb-28 Feb 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
28 Feb-3 Mar 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
4 Mar-10 Mar 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
10 Mar-16 Mar 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
17 Mar-21 Mar 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
21 Mar-25 Mar 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
26 Mar-1 Apr 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
1 Apr-7 Apr 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
8 Apr-12 Apr 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
12 Apr-16 Apr 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
17 Apr-23 Apr 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
23 Apr-29 Apr 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
30 Apr-4 May 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
4 May-8 May 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
9 May-15 May 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu

Sample Itinerary 4D/4N – The Junk

  • Embarkation at 18.00hr followed by briefings and dinner
  • Cabin Allocation, Staff Introduction, Boat Briefing. Dinner is served on board.
  • Sailing to Similan Islands.

Day 1-3: Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 dives and a sunset or night dive. A typical diving day is scheduled as follows:

  • Light breakfast, followed by briefing & Dive 1
  • Full breakfast, relaxation, followed by briefing & Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation, followed by briefing & Dive 3
  • Snack
  • Briefing for Dive 4
  • Dinner

Day 1-3: Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 dives and a sunset or night dive. A typical diving day is scheduled as follows:

  • Light breakfast, followed by briefing & Dive 1
  • Full breakfast, relaxation, followed by briefing & Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation, followed by briefing & Dive 3
  • Snack
  • Briefing for Dive 4
  • Dinner

Day 1-3: Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 dives and a sunset or night dive. A typical diving day is scheduled as follows:

  • Light breakfast, followed by briefing & Dive 1
  • Full breakfast, relaxation, followed by briefing & Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation, followed by briefing & Dive 3
  • Snack
  • Briefing for Dive 4
  • Dinner

After dive 2, the vessel commences her cruise to port. Disembarkation is scheduled for around 14:00hr

The Junk Schedule

DATESITINERARYSTART / FINISH
2 Feb-6 Feb 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
6 Feb-10 Feb 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
11 Feb-17 Feb 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
17 Feb-23 Feb 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
24 Feb-28 Feb 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
28 Feb-3 Mar 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
4 Mar-10 Mar 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
10 Mar-16 Mar 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
17 Mar-21 Mar 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
21 Mar-25 Mar 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
26 Mar-1 Apr 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
1 Apr-7 Apr 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
8 Apr-12 Apr 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
12 Apr-16 Apr 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
17 Apr-23 Apr 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
23 Apr-29 Apr 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
30 Apr-4 May 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
4 May-8 May 244D/4N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu
9 May-15 May 246D/6N Similan & SurinThap Lamu/Thap Lamu

Sample Itinerary 6D/6N – The Junk

  • Embarkation at 18.00hr followed by briefings and dinner
  • Cabin Allocation, Staff Introduction, Boat Briefing. Dinner is served on board.
  • Sailing to Similan Islands.

Day 1-4: Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 dives and a sunset or night dive. A typical diving day is scheduled as follows:

  • Light breakfast, followed by briefing & Dive 1
  • Full breakfast, relaxation, followed by briefing & Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation, followed by briefing & Dive 3
  • Snack
  • Briefing for Dive 4
  • Dinner

Day 1-4: Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 dives and a sunset or night dive. A typical diving day is scheduled as follows:

  • Light breakfast, followed by briefing & Dive 1
  • Full breakfast, relaxation, followed by briefing & Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation, followed by briefing & Dive 3
  • Snack
  • Briefing for Dive 4
  • Dinner

Day 1-3: Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 dives and a sunset or night dive. A typical diving day is scheduled as follows:

  • Light breakfast, followed by briefing & Dive 1
  • Full breakfast, relaxation, followed by briefing & Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation, followed by briefing & Dive 3
  • Snack
  • Briefing for Dive 4
  • Dinner

Day 1-3: Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 dives and a sunset or night dive. A typical diving day is scheduled as follows:

  • Light breakfast, followed by briefing & Dive 1
  • Full breakfast, relaxation, followed by briefing & Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation, followed by briefing & Dive 3
  • Snack
  • Briefing for Dive 4
  • Dinner

Usually 2 morning dives and one dive after lunch before the vessel commences the cruise back to port.

Following breakfast, disembarkation is scheduled for 10.00hr

Cabins & Prices – The Junk

The Junk comfortably welcomes 18 divers on board. Choose between 2 private cabins with convertible twin/double beds, 2 three berths cabins (which can be sold as so called Shared Twins and can also be turned into a Private Double Bed) and 2 four berths cabins (which are all bunks but can also be sold as Shared Twin). All our cabins are fully air-conditioned and have their own hot water shower and en-suite toilet.

Double/Twin

1,380$Per Person
  • Lower Deck – 2 Cabins
  • Double or Twin – Private Bathroom – Hot Shower – Air Con
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights – 14 Dives
  • The Junk Thailand Double Cabin 1
  • The Junk Thailand Twin Cabin 1

Double/Twin

2,070$Per Person
  • Lower Deck – 2 Cabins
  • Double or Twin – Private Bathroom – Hot Shower – Air Con
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights – 19 Dives
  • The Junk Thailand Double Cabin 1
  • The Junk Thailand Twin Cabin 1

Triple Cabin

1,120$Per Person
  • Lower Deck – 2 Cabins
  • Double/Twin/Triple – Private Bathroom – Hot Shower – Air Conditioning
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights – 14 Dives
  • The Junk Thailand Triple Cabin 1

Triple Cabin

1,680$Per Person
  • Lower Deck – 2 Cabins
  • Double/Twin/Triple – Private Bathroom – Hot Shower – Air Conditioning
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights – 19 Dives
  • The Junk Thailand Triple Cabin 1

Quad Cabin

920$Per Person
  • Lower Deck – 2 Cabins
  • Twin Bed – Private Ensuite Bathroom – Hot Shower – Air Conditioning
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights – 14 Dives
  • The Junk Thailand Quad Cabin 1

Quad Cabin

1,380$Per Person
  • Lower Deck – 2 Cabins
  • Twin Bed – Private Ensuite Bathroom – Hot Shower – Air Conditioning
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights – 19 Dives
  • The Junk Thailand Quad Cabin 1

Included in the price

  • Transfer Phuket Hotel / The Junk / Phuket Hotel

  • Accommodation in a private or shared cabin

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner on board
  • Water, tea, coffee, snacks, soft drinks

  • Towels and hot drinks after each dive

  • 14 Dives 4 D/4N – 19 Dives 6D/6N

  • Scuba cylinders, weights and belt

  • English Speaking Dive Guide – Ratio 4:1
    (Private guide available on request – surcharge applied)

Not included in the price

  • Diving Accident Insurance (compulsory)

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Marine Park Fees (2,300 THB / diver cash on board)

  • Rental diving equipment (600 THB / day)
  • Dive Torch Rental

  • Dive Computer Rental

  • Nitrox available

Boat Features & Layout

  • Length: 33 m – Width: 8,5 m

  • 2 Decks

  • Max 18 Guests

  • Cruising speed 8 knots

  • Large indoor lounge, spacious outdoor living area, sun deck, huge dive deck

  • Thai & International cuisine

  • 2x Double/Twin Cabins

  • 2x Triple Cabins

  • 2x  Quad Cabins

  • 4x Budget Cabins

  • 2x RIB tender (5,8 m)

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