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The Junk

Thailand liveaboard

The Junk is a stunning liveaboard which offers an insight into the past. Originally built in 1962 for coal transportation, the traditional 33 metre, three masted diving liveaboard was restored and redesigned into a classical sailing yacht in 1985. Today she is a beautifully redesigned diving liveaboard with all of the quality that you would expect from the Worldwide Dive and Sail fleet.

Accommodating just 18 guests and offering itineraries to the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon or Phi Phi Island, The Junk provides complete comfort and luxury whilst diving the best sites in the Andaman Sea.

To find out more about this area, visit our Thailand page.

Getting there
Phuket is easily reached with one stop from the UK and takes around 12 hours. The most straightforward routing tends to be via Bangkok, Dubai or Abu Dhabi with just short transits in each.

Guide price: 4nts from £768pp* / 6nts from £1019pp*
Includes: Full board accommodation in a quadruple occupancy cabin, tea/coffee, juices & soft drinks, up to 4 dives daily, 12 litre tank with air fills, weight belt and weights, SMB

Package excludes; International flights, equipment hire, nitrox, alcoholic drinks, soda/fizzy drinks, on board merchandise, crew and dive guide gratuities, Marine Park & Port Fees (Similan & Surin Islands 6 nights – USD $65 / 4 nights – USD $50)

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for quad share accommodation. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Exploring Thailand
Thailand is a beautiful country, offering stunning beaches and islands, bustling city life and unspoilt rainforests. Visit our Thailand section for an introduction on where to go throughout this country and what to combine with your liveaboard trip. We can highly recommend the  wonderful Elephant Hills Camp.

Quick Guide: The Junk

  • 33m length
  • 2 Quad cabins
  • 2 Triple cabins
  • 2 Double cabins
  • Recommended diver level: PADI Open Water or equivalent

Accommodation & Facilities

The Junk has 6 comfortable cabins located on the lower deck. All cabins have air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with hot shower, towels and toiletries.

There are 2 double cabins, 2 triple cabins with a double and 1 single lower and 1 single upper bunk bed and 2 quad cabins with 2 single lower and 2 single upper bunk beds.

There is a spacious air-conditioned lounge located on the main deck with cosy sofas, onboard entertainment system and library. If you prefer the sunshine, there is a large partially covered sundeck with loungers and deck chairs.

Meals are served in the dining area, located on the main deck and are a combination of classic Asian and Western cuisine. Snacks between meals are always available including cookies, donuts, banana cake, cheese cake, fresh fruit and nuts.

The large shaded dive deck has personal storage lockers for each diver and all diving is conducted from 2 large zodiacs which carry you to dive sites and pick you up wherever you surface. The dive guides have extensive local knowledge and give thorough briefings before each dive.

Itineraries

6 Nights Similan & Surin Itinerary
Total of 19 scheduled dives including up to 4 sunset/night dives

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 after the sunset dive or before the night dive

Day 1 and Day 7 are reserved for embarkation and disembarkation; there will be no diving on these days. On day 6 there are 3 dives scheduled to allow plenty of time for off-gassing before disembarkation and your flight home. Similan Islands

Diving the following sites:
Elephant Head
Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai
Richelieu Rock
Surin Islands
Khao Lak Wrecks

4 Nights Similan & Surin Itinerary
Total of 14 scheduled dives including up to 3 sunset/night dives

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 after the sunset dive or before the night dive

Day 1 is reserved for embarkation; there will be no diving on this day.  On the final day aboard there are 2 dives scheduled to allow plenty of time for off-gassing before disembarkation and your flight home.

Diving the following sites:
Similan Islands
Koh Bon
Koh Tachai
Richelieu Rock
Surin Islands

Ready for your next adventure?

Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
Combs
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 09.00am - 1.00pm
Tel: 01473 921888
Email: info@greatescapesdiving.com

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