Sunrise Divers - Monday, 6 August 2007

The Junk - Diving in Thailand

There's a huge choice of liveaboards here in Thailand. You can spend hours surfing the web and find a dozen boats that all seem to offer luxury service, the best dining, the most experienced staff... This is where Sunrise Divers can help. With many years of experience, we know what makes a good liveaboard. Every year we re-evaluate the boats that we offer, always looking only to offer the best selection of Thailand liveaboards.

The Junk (full name: June Hong Chian Lee) has been around for many years already, but despite her "age" is still a boat that we would not hesitate to recommend. This is something a little bit different.. I mean, you're going diving on a Chinese Junk!

The crew and dive staff really are experienced, the food really is great and you have Mr Chin to wake you in the morning with his rooster impressions. The deck is spacious, and the diving very well organised. The boat being so large, you will almost always dive from a dinghy (RIB) rather than directly from The Junk. RIB diving means your group all enters the water at the same time (back roll) and means you enter right on the spot where you wish to descend.

During high season (November - April), The Junk runs 5 day / 6 night cruises which include the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock PLUS at least a couple of dives in the Surin islands. The dive sites of the Surin islands are mostly overlooked, since you don't really have time to fit everything into a standard 4 day trip. The extra day of diving that you get on The Junk means you get to see more dive sites.


If you book for the Similan / Surin Islands trips more than 3 months in advance, you qualify for a 15% discount!

Trip price is US$ 1,650 (double bed cabin) or US$ 1,190 (shared bunk cabin).

With the early booking offer you can book for US$ 1,320 / US$ 952!

Thailand Liveaboards Overview

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