The Junk Liveaboard in Thailand

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The Junk Liveaboard in Thailand is a 33 metre Chinese sailing vessel, The Junk – June Hong Chian Lee Liveaboard.

She started life as a cargo ship in Malaysia in 1962. After arriving in Thailand in the early eighties, she was redesigned as a pleasure craft. In 1997, she was fully converted into a liveaboard diving vessel. There are no other vessels of her heritage left in the world; she truly is a unique boat!

She accommodates a maximum of 18 guests in three cabin types – double, twin and quad share – all with an en-suite bathroom and individual air conditioning controls.

The spacious salon also serves as the dining area and a place to prepare photo or video equipment. There is a library, movie collection and entertainment system.

Her huge deck allows divers to suit up in comfort and relax between dives. Diving is conducted with the experienced dive crew and uses the dinghy drop-off/pick-up system to allow divers to get dropped in the ideal location on the reefs and pinnacles for the best entry point. The Junk is renowned for the high level of service her crew provides.

Her claim to fame is having been featured in several movies, most notably James Bond’s “The Man with the Golden Gun” and recently, “Shanghai” starring John Cusack and Gong Li. As such, she is one of the most recognisable and well-known liveaboards in the region.

Book with us with confidence announcement:

The operator of this Liveaboard has amended its cancellation/refund policy in the short term for all new bookings made after the 9th of March 2020 and until the 30th of April 2020. Please contact us for the full details of the amendments and book your liveaboard today with added reassurance.

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Inclusions: Accommodation, bath towels. 12 litre tanks, weights and belts. Services of a dive guide. Use of SMB for duration of trip. Personal diving/deck towel. All meals served buffet style. Kayak usage. Island visits as part of the scheduled itinerary.

Exclusions: Transfers to/from the boat. Rental equipment. Nitrox. 15 litre tanks. Diving courses. Beer and wine. Dive insurance (mandatory). Merchandise from the boutique.

Mandatory fees: Marine park and port fees as follows: Similans 4 nights 50 USD. Similans 6 nights 65 USD. Ko Phi Phi 1 night 25 USD. Ko Phi Phi 2 nights 32 USD. Mandatory fees are set by the government authorities and are subject to change.

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Boat Amenities

  • Air conditioned lounge
  • Audio & TV
  • Indoor lounge
  • Outdoor dining
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Hot tub
  • Sun deck
  • Air conditioned cabins
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Warm water showers
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Hairdryers
  • TV in cabins
  • Free internet
  • Paid internet
  • Satellite phone
  • Massage
  • Kayaks
  • Library

Food & Drink

  • Local food
  • Western food
  • Vegetarian options
  • Snacks all day
  • Beer available
  • Wine selection
  • Spirits/cocktails available
  • Free wine w/dinner
  • Buffet
  • Semi a la carte
  • A la carte


  • Nitrox available
  • Diving courses
  • DIN adaptors
  • Camera room/station
  • Charging stations
  • Camera rinse tank
  • Non-diver friendly
  • Rebreather support

Rental Gear

  • BCD
  • Regulator
  • Wetsuit
  • Dive Computer
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Fins

Rental gear is available on this liveaboard and is payable onboard. You will need to pre-book rental gear if required. We will collect information on your rental gear requirements once your trip is confirmed.
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Boat Safety Features & Communication

  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Fire alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen
  • Life jackets
  • EPIRB distress system
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • GPS
  • Depth sounder
  • Life rafts
  • Radar
  • Fishfinder
  • Emergency flares
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light


  • Double or Twin
  • Triple
  • Quad

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Boat Specifications

  • Length: 33 metres
  • Beam: 8.5 metres
  • Maximum speed: 10 knots
  • Cruising speed: 8 knots
  • Engine: Hino 280hp
  • Maximum guests: 18
  • Number of cabins: 6
  • Number of bathrooms: 8
  • Tenders: 5.8 metres & 4.2 metres RIB with Yamaha 60 hp
  • Fuel capacity: 10,000 litres
  • Water capacity: 8,000 litres
  • Watermaker: 6,000 litres per day

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