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The June Hong Chian Lee is one of several junks built in Penang, Malaysia, and is a 30 meters, 140-ton three mast junk with 330 square meters of sails, Build in 1962 for charcoal transportation the June Hong Chian Lee was part of a small merchant fleet that traded up and down the coastline from Burma to Malaysia. She was mainly used to transport mango wood charcoal till 1985 then she was restored and redesigned for the first time to serve as a classic yacht. In 1997 she changed owners and she was completely restored and set up as a liveaboard vessel. The June Hong is constructed mainly from a hard teak wood called Takien Tong

 SPECIFICATIONS

SAMPLE ITINERARY

SCHEDULES 2015

SCHEDULES 2016

DIVE SITES

THE JUNK DECK PLAN

Deck plan of The Junk Liveaboard showing Fly bridge, upper deck and main deck

THE JUNK SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 33 meters

 Beam:  8.50 meters

Speed:  8 knots Motor Sailing

1 Main Engine 380 Hp

 2 generators 50 kW each

 Tenders: 1 tender 40 hp 4.20 meters

1 tender 60 hp 5.80 meters

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

Surface:  2 recreational areas totaling 150 square meters

Capacity: 18 passengers,  crew of 10

 6 cabins,

8 hot water showers with toilet

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THE JUNK DECK PLAN

6 Nights, 19 Dives including up to 4 sunset/night dives

The following is a sample itinerary of where you might dive during your holiday with us. We wish to show you the very best diving but a number of factors can determine where we visit. Weather, tides, how busy a site is with other dive vessels all play a part in the Cruise Director’s decision of which route the yacht takes. The safety of all on board is paramount and we always do our best in offering diving at alternate locations. The Cruise Director is happy to listen to requests from guests to visit or remain at certain sites and providing it is possible and the schedule allows, then guest’s requests are respected.

Your Cruise Director will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive. The diving day has a typical schedule as follows:

•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 either before or after the sunset/night dive

Day 1 and Day 7 are reserved for Embarkation and Disembarkation, there will be no diving on these days.  For final day aboard we schedule 3 dives to allow plenty of time for off-gassing before disembarkation and your flight home. The Cruise Director is happy to listen to requests from guests to visit or remain at certain sites and providing it is possible and the schedule allows, then guest’s requests are respected.

The above water scenery will provide stunningly beautiful white sandy beaches with small forested areas. Dive some of the following sites; Boulder City, Sharkfin Reef, Anita's Reef and Honeymoon Bay. Under the surface you may see: Leopard (zebra) shark, blue spotted stingrays, clown trigger fish, rabbit fish, scorpion fish, snappers, emperor fish, giant trevally and angelfish. The coral gardens, bommies and boulder formations are wonderful to dive.

Elephant Head Rock, visible from the surface, this is the biggest pinnacle in the Similans and has some fantastic swim-throughs. If lucky you might see some white tip reef sharks, batfish, trevally and barracuda can often be seen on the perimeter of the boulders and if you look closely in the cracks and in the rubble you can see smashing mantis shrimp, porcelain crab, moray eels and cleaner shrimp.

Koh Bon

Koh Bon is a dive site where manta rays might be seen. You are likely to see Napoleon wrasse, sweetlips, octopus, blue fin trevally, giant moray eels, great barracudas, fire dart goby, popcorn shrimp, spiny lobster and nudibranchs of many types. The dive sites vary from wall diving to gently sloping reefs and from submerged boulders to coral gardens.

Koh Tachai

Koh Tachai is famous for its pinnacle dive site and more relaxed reef diving. Normally Leopard Sharks, Marbled Whip Rays, Turtles, Barracuda, Pipe Fish, and Nudibranchs can be found here. There is also a chance to see bigger species in this area like Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, especially by late January till April.

Richelieu Rock

Richelieu Rock. This limestone pinnacle was named by Jacques Cousteau after the character in the Three Musketeers, Cardinal Richelieu, as it reminded him of his deep scarlet cape. There are gorgeous purple dendronepthya soft corals covering most of the pinnacle and other areas covered in magnificent sea anemones as well. Barely breaking the surface at low tide, this horseshoe-shaped outcropping, slopes steeply to a sandy bottom at 18 to 35 meters (60-120 Ft). This site offers great diversity for such a small and isolated spot. It also offers excellent multi-level diving and, because it’s a high-profile reef, there’s always sheltered areas to hide from current. The marine life is prolific and includes amongst, many other things; Pharaoh cuttlefish, large octopi, all 5 varieties of anemone fish of the Andaman Sea, variety of moray eels, ornate ghost pipefish, smashing mantis shrimps, harlequin shrimps, tiger tail sea horses, Spanish mackerel, frog fish, many schooling snapper and occasional sightings of manta rays and whale sharks.

Surin Islands

Topside scenery of Koh Surin with evergreen forests, mangroves and small beaches, surpasses even that of the picturesque Similan Islands. Under water the reefs of Surin have the greatest hard coral diversity in Thailand. You are likely to see Napoleon wrasse, yellow-masked angelfish, bumphead parrotfish, tomato anemonefish and barramundi, as well as lots of turtles that still come ashore in this area to lay their eggs. Because of the remoteness not many liveaboard boats visit these islands and you will be able to enjoy the dive sites without sharing it with tourist hordes.

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Depart Return Itinerary Double/Twi n Triple Quad
31-01-2015 06-02-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Phuket) 69,500 THB 49,500 THB 39,500 THB
08-02-2015 13-02-2015 Thailand - Special Trip (Custom Itinerary) Inquire Inquire Inquire
14-02-2015 20-02-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Phuket) 69,500 THB 49,500 THB 39,500 THB
21-02-2015 27-02-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Phuket) 69,500 THB 49,500 THB 39,500 THB
28-02-2015 06-03-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Phuket) 69,500 THB 49,500 THB 39,500 THB
07-03-2015 13-03-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Phuket) 69,500 THB 49,500 THB 39,500 THB
14-03-2015 20-03-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Phuket) 69,500 THB 49,500 THB 39,500 THB
21-03-2015 27-03-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Phuket) 69,500 THB 49,500 THB 39,500 THB
28-03-2015 03-04-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Phuket) 69,500 THB 49,500 THB 39,500 THB
04-04-2015 10-04-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Phuket) 69,500 THB 49,500 THB 39,500 THB
11-04-2015 17-04-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Phuket) 69,500 THB 49,500 THB 39,500 THB
18-04-2015 24-04-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Phuket) 69,500 THB 49,500 THB 39,500 THB
25-04-2015 01-05-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Phuket) 69,500 THB 49,500 THB 39,500 THB
02-05-2015 08-05-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Phuket) 69,500 THB 49,500 THB 39,500 THB
06-11-2015 12-11-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Khao Lak) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
12-11-2015 16-11-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
16-11-2015 20-11-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
20-11-2015 26-11-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Khao Lak to Phuket) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
27-11-2015 03-12-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Khao Lak) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
03-12-2015 07-12-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
07-12-2015 11-12-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
11-12-2015 17-12-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Khao Lak to Phuket) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
18-12-2015 24-12-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Khao Lak) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
24-12-2015 28-12-2015 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
28-12-2015 01-01-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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Date Departs / Arrives Itinerary Double/ Twin Triple Quad
01-01-2016 07-01-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Khao Lak to Phuket) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
08-01-2016 14-01-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Khao Lak) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
14-01-2016 18-01-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
18-01-2016 22-01-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
22-01-2016 28-01-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Khao Lak to Phuket) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
29-01-2016 04-02-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Khao Lak) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
04-02-2016 08-02-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
08-02-2016 12-02-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
12-02-2016 18-02-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Khao Lak to Phuket) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
19-02-2016 25-02-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Khao Lak) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
25-02-2016 29-02-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
29-02-2016 04-03-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
04-03-2016 10-03-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Khao Lak to Phuket) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
11-03-2016 17-03-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Khao Lak) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
17-03-2016 21-03-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
21-03-2016 25-03-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
25-03-2016 31-03-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Khao Lak to Phuket) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
01-04-2016 07-04-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Khao Lak) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
07-04-2016 11-04-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
11-04-2016 15-04-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
15-04-2016 21-04-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Khao Lak to Phuket) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
22-04-2016 28-04-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 6 nights (Phuket to Khao Lak) 50,000 THB 40,000 THB 35,000 THB
28-04-2016 02-05-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB
02-05-2016 06-05-2016 Similan & Surin Islands - 4 nights (Khao Lak to Khao Lak) 40,000 THB 33,000 THB 27,000 THB

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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SIMILAN DIVE SITES

SIMILAN DIVE SITE INFORMATION

The above water scenery will provide stunningly beautiful white sandy beaches with small forested areas. Dive some of the following sites; Boulder City, Sharkfin Reef, Anita's Reef and Honeymoon Bay. Under the surface you may see: Leopard (zebra) shark, blue spotted stingrays, clown trigger fish, rabbit fish, scorpion fish, snappers, emperor fish, giant trevally and angelfish. The coral gardens, bommies and boulder formations are wonderful to dive.

 

Elephant Head Rock, visible from the surface, this is the biggest pinnacle in the Similans and has some fantastic swim-throughs. If lucky you might see some white tip reef sharks, batfish, trevally and barracuda can often be seen on the perimeter of the boulders and if you look closely in the cracks and in the rubble you can see smashing mantis shrimp, porcelain crab, moray eels and cleaner shrimp.

 

 Koh Bon

Koh Bon is a dive site where manta rays might be seen. You are likely to see Napoleon wrasse, sweetlips, octopus, blue fin trevally, giant moray eels, great barracudas, fire dart goby, popcorn shrimp, spiny lobster and nudibranchs of many types. The dive sites vary from wall diving to gently sloping reefs and from submerged boulders to coral gardens.

 

 Koh Tachai

Koh Tachai is famous for its pinnacle dive site and more relaxed reef diving. Normally Leopard Sharks, Marbled Whip Rays, Turtles, Barracuda, Pipe Fish, and Nudibranchs can be found here. There is also a chance to see bigger species in this area like Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, especially by late January till April.

 

 Richeilieu Rock

 

Richelieu Rock. This limestone pinnacle was named by Jacques Cousteau after the character in the Three Musketeers, Cardinal Richelieu, as it reminded him of his deep scarlet cape. There are gorgeous purple dendronepthya soft corals covering most of the pinnacle and other areas covered in magnificent sea anemones as well. Barely breaking the surface at low tide, this horseshoe-shaped outcropping, slopes steeply to a sandy bottom at 18 to 35 meters (60-120 Ft). This site offers great diversity for such a small and isolated spot. It also offers excellent multi-level diving and, because it's a high-profile reef, there's always sheltered areas to hide from current. The marine life is prolific and includes amongst, many other things; Pharaoh cuttlefish, large octopi, all 5 varieties of anemone fish of the Andaman Sea, variety of moray eels, ornate ghost pipefish, smashing mantis shrimps, harlequin shrimps, tiger tail sea horses, Spanish mackerel, frog fish, many schooling snapper and occasional sightings of manta rays and whale sharks.

 

 Surin Islands

 

Topside scenery of Koh Surin with evergreen forests, mangroves and small beaches, surpasses even that of the picturesque Similan Islands. Under water the reefs of Surin have the greatest hard coral diversity in Thailand. You are likely to see Napoleon wrasse, yellow-masked angelfish, bumphead parrotfish, tomato anemonefish and barramundi, as well as lots of turtles that still come ashore in this area to lay their eggs. Because of the remoteness not many liveaboard boats visit these islands and you will be able to enjoy the dive sites without sharing it with tourist hordes.

SIMILAN DIVE SITE MAP

Map showing scuba diving sites in Thailand accessible with The Junk Liveaboard

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