The Junk Liveaboard: Destinations

The Junk Liveaboard - Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

DaysNightsDive Cruise Destinations
5619 dives: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
4414 dives: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

First of all The Junk Liveaboard, whose real name is The June Hong Chiang Lee, is known locally as simply 'The Junk', is actually a genuine, traditional Malaysian-built Chinese Junk. The Junk Liveaboard became a dive boat after extensive renovations in 1995, previous to this she was part of a merchant fleet. She is now probably the most noticeable Liveaboard in the Similan or Surin Islands.

Additional en-suite cabins due to even further refurbishment with massive amounts of relaxation space make the Junk Liveaboard even more desirable. Sleeping under the stars or taking in the rays on her large sun deck are firm favourites between dives as well as relaxing in the large air-conditioned saloon. On The Junk Liveaboard you can even get a Thai massage upon request!

There is a huge dive platform on The Junk Liveaboard. This along with 2 large tenders (ribs) ensures you get dropped in on the best dive site entry point possible. And get picked up when you have finished your dive.

And if you want to dive Phuket before your Liveaboard Trip just let us know and we can schedule a Phuket day trip to get you back into Dive-Mode!

THE JUNK Liveaboard Schedule & Prices

The Junk Liveaboard: Cabin prices are in Thai Baht, per diver, excluding equipment & Park Fees

The Junk Liveaboard: Inclusions
  • 14-19 dives
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Snacks, Fruit,
  • Cookies, water, tea and coffee
  • Certified Divemaster (ratio 1 DM: 4 divers)
  • 12 Lit tank, weights and weight belt, DIN adapters
  • Torch: 100 THB / night dive
  • 15 Lit tank: 300 THB/ day
  • Nitrox: 800 THB / day
  • 4 Night trip: 4,000 THB
  • 6 Night trip: 5,000 THB
  • Transfers to and from your accommodation on Phuket’s main tourist areas (Patong, Kata & Karon Beach)
The Junk Liveaboard: Exclusions
  • Scuba Equipment rental, Alcohol, 15L tanks and National Park Fees.
  • Marine National Park Fees are paid directly to The Junk Liveaboard when you reach the boat, who then in turn pay the authorities when the boat enters the National Park
  • Similans / Richelieu Rock / Surin, 500 Baht for entry into the (divers and non-divers)


  • 200 THB / diver / day

Please note: National Park Fees are set by the relevant agencies and are subject to change without notice

The Junk Liveaboard: Guest Facilities
  • Maximum Guests: 18
  • Crew: 10
  • 6 Cabins:
    2 x Three Berth Cabins (can be sold as so called Shared Twins and can also be turned into a Private Double Bed)
    2 x Four berths cabins (which are all bunks but can also be sold as Shared Twin)
  • All cabins are fully air-conditioned and have their own hot water shower and toilet en-suite
  • 8 hot water showers with toilet
  • Two recreational areas total 150 sqm:
  • Huge salon which doubles as a deluxe restaurant and is also the perfect place to prepare photo or video equipment
  • Extensive library of books
  • Mini Discs and Videos
  • Immense deck allowing divers plenty of space to gear up suit up in comfort and chill between dives
The Junk Liveaboard: Similan Island Liveaboard Safari – sample schedule:
  • 1st Day: Departure day 18:00 Departure for Similan Islands 20:00 Dinner
  • 2nd Day: Similan Islands
  • 3rd Day: Koh Bon Island
  • 4th Day: Richelieu Rock with the Surin Islands in addition
  • 5th Day: Surin Islands
  • 6th Day: Similan Island
  • 7th Day: The last Day of your cruise starts with wake up at 07:00, Breakfast served on board and at 09:00 finally disembarking

PLEASE NOTE: The above itinerary is an example of an average liveaboard trip.

The Captain and The Junk Liveaboard Cruise Leader will decide the best course of action because weather conditions may affect plans at the specific time of each trip.

Indepth and The Junk Liveaboard retain the right to cancel or alter the trip because we consider most of all the safety of all passengers and crews and also the vessel.


The Junk Liveaboard: Specifications
  • Length: 33m
  • Beam: 8.50m
  • Speed: 8 knots Motor Sailing
  • 1 Main Engine 380 HP
  • 2 generators 50 KW each
  • Tenders / RIBs:
    tender No. 1 - 40 HP 4.20m
    tender No. 2-  60 HP 5.80m
  • Compressors: 2 Bauer
  • Scuba Tanks: 40
  • Electronic: Satellite Navigation System
  • 3 VHF Radios
  • 2 CB Radios
  • Video Depth Sounder
  • Water-maker 6.000 l/p day
  • Range: 10.000 liters of diesel (range unlimited as long as there is wind)
  • Safety: Patient area with 2 large oxygen tanks
  • 40 life jackets
  • Life raft for 25 people