The Junk Liveaboard

The Junk Liveaboard

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9.5
Excellent48 reviews
  • NitroxSurcharge
  • WifiNo
  • Diving EquipmentSurcharge
  • Tech Diving FriendlyNo
  • Fleet nameThe Junk
  • Year built1962
  • Length33 m
  • Width9 m
  • Capacity18
  • MaterialWood

The Junk is part of the Worldwide Dive and Sail Fleet, which means you will get quality service and a trained team.

Boat interior

The Junk has only 6 cabins, and all of them have facilities in the cabins. Because of the small capacity, you can rely on personal service. In between dives, boat guests can spend time in an indoor lounge with lots of entertainment facilities. Passengers can use the boat’s small library, watch TV, or use the camera table. There is also a spacious outdoor area for relaxing.

Dive deck

The Junk’s spacious dive deck has storage facilities for gear. Divers who travel without their own diving equipment can rent it on board. The yacht also has a diving platform and 2 diving tenders.

Safety

The Junk is equipped with all the necessities to ensure your safety on board: life vests, life rafts, fire extinguishers, and first-aid kits.

Itineraries

The Junk has the most attractive Thailand itineraries to the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock. The Similan Islands have hard corals that cover the slopes down to the bottom, soft corals, and large gorgonians. This area is rich with fish life. Some types of sharks are often seen here, like leopard sharks and whitetip and blacktip reef sharks. While diving in the Similans you can also encounter batfish, snapper, barracudas, surgeonfish, and unicornfish. Turtles, barracudas, and octopi often visit the shallow areas with canyons. The dive spots in the Similan Islands are diverse and interesting, even for experienced divers. Richelieu Rock has spectacular underwater scenery with colorful corals and schools of trevallies and snapper. Sometimes manta rays and whale sharks visit this dive spot.

When to go

The high season for visiting the Similans is early November through May. Between February and April, the visibility and water temperature are more stable. To dive at Richelieu Rock, it is better to choose a time between November to April. 

The Junk is a superb boat for those who want to feel the true atmosphere of a diving safari in Thailand

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CabinsView deck plan

Double Cabin

Double Cabin

Deck:
Lower deck
Bedding:
Double bed
Max occupancy:
2
Ensuite bathroom:
Yes
Aircon:
Yes
Number of Cabins:
2
Completely renovated double cabin, air-conditioned and has its own hot water shower and toilet en-suite
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Triple Cabin

Triple Cabin

Deck:
Lower deck
Bedding:
2 Twin beds + 1 Twin bed (bunk-style)
Max occupancy:
3
Ensuite bathroom:
Yes
Aircon:
Yes
Number of Cabins:
2
Triple cabin (can be sold as so called Shared Twins and can also be turned into a Private Double Bed) is fully air-conditioned and has its own hot water shower and toilet en-suite
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Quad Cabin

Quad Cabin

Deck:
Lower deck
Bedding:
2 Twin beds + 2 Twin beds (bunk-style)
Max occupancy:
4
Ensuite bathroom:
Yes
Aircon:
Yes
Number of Cabins:
2
Quadruple cabin (which are all bunks but can also be sold as Shared Twin) is fully air-conditioned and has its own hot water shower and toilet en-suite
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Amenities

Boat specification

  • Fleet nameThe Junk
  • Year built1962
  • Last renovation dateOctober, 2014
  • Length33 m
  • Width9 m
  • Capacity18
  • MaterialWood
  • LanguagesEnglish
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins6
  • Engines1 x Main Engine 380 Hp
  • Generator2 x generators 50 kW each
  • Compressors2 x Bauer
  • Tenders1 x tender 40 hp 4.20 m, 1 x tender 60 hp 5.80 m
  • Power plugs onboard220V with 2 round pin sockets (European style)
  • Freshwater maker6.000 l/p.day
  • On-board payment methodsCash
  • Water capacity10000 liter
  • Fuel capacity10000 liter

Crew

10 person

Onboard Facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Onboard Kayaks
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Loungers
  • Open Air Saloon
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • SPA
  • Land Excursions
  • Fishing

Cabin Facilities

  • TV in Cabins
  • Air Conditioning
  • En-suite Cabins
  • Wall Fan
  • Lockable Storage
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries

Food & drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Buffet Style
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits
  • A La Carte
  • Hot & Soft Drinks and Cold
  • Snacks All Day

Photography Facilities

  • Camera & Photography Station
  • Separate Rinsing Tanks for U/W Camera
  • Camera Table
  • Special Storage for U/W Camera
  • Charging Stations

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Diving and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS Tracking
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sounder
  • Satellite Phone
  • Bilge Pump Alarm
  • Searchlight
  • EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Life Rings

Diving Facilities

  • Warm Water Showers
  • Rebreather Support
  • Compressors
  • Rinse Hosts
  • Tenders for Diving
  • Tech Diving
  • Dive Deck
  • Valve Fittings
  • Personal Storage Space

Reviews about The Junk

9.5
Excellent48 reviews
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One of the best live-aboards ever!Verified review

Amazing diving, great food and the most amazing crew! The ship is also really cool, you feel like a Chinese pirate living the coolest adventure. The crew is honestly one of the best I´ve seen, first class service, friendly smiles and always happy to help with anything. Will go back if I can some day!
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Amazing experience!!Verified review

One of the best experiences​ i've ever had. Excellent crew, excellent dives, excellent wheater. Will come back next season.
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