Junk Thailand Liveaboard Diving Review

Liveaboard Review Introduction

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Liveaboard Quick Review The Junk Liveaboard is a 33m (108f) Thailand diving safari boat for up to 18 guests accommodated across 6 cabins and 7 bathrooms. This Thailand liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.1 out of 10, is rated 'Superb', and scores 63% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for a superb Thailand diving safari, a great choice is the Junk diving liveaboard. Take a read of these 7 quick review tips about why you might like to book this Thailand diving liveaboard boat, before fully immersing yourself into the detailed review below, which includes videos and customer reviews:
1. Customer Rating The Junk liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.1 out of 10.
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 78%, Liveaboard Design: 67%, Cabin Luxury: 57%, Onboard Comfort: 29%, Food Luxury: 64%, Drink Luxury: 78%. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 63% (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The Junk Liveaboard costs from £110 per day ($146/€132)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the Junk Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the Junk Liveaboard include: no internet.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The Junk liveaboard is 33 metres (108 feet) long, has 6 cabins and 7 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 18 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the Junk Liveaboard include: 3 Days/2 Nights, 5 Days/4 Nights, 7 Days/6 Nights, 11 Days/10 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: The Junk).
Booking tips When booking your Junk liveaboard trip to Thailand it's best to book your liveaboard first, before you book your flights. When you click the "Select Cabin" link next to your chosen itinerary and complete your details, you won't pay for your trip until Liveaboard.com confirm your booking with the operator. Liveaboard.com will email your confirmation, normally giving you 2-3 days to pay for your booking, which gives you time to book your flights to Thailand.
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* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the Junk Liveaboard, please visit this link: The Junk.
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Liveaboard Discounts

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    Liveaboard Discounts If you're looking for a discounted liveaboard trip on the Junk, it's possible to find liveaboard discounts in excess of 25% off the price. If no discounts appear above, you may find the latest last minute deals in the itinerary section marked as "X% Special Discount", as per the above image here: The Junk.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Thailand Junk liveaboard review in detail.
    Video Title Amazing Liveaboard The Junk - 2 Jan 2022 - Thailand Similan Islands
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard has flexible booking terms, which means you can book with confidence knowing that this dive boat offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid19 related restrictions (T & Cs apply).
    Nitrox Diving Paid nitrox available, which means you benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving if you are happy to pay for it. The benefits include extended bottom times so you can spend longer on each dive.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for any specific dietary requirement you have. This means you can relax in the knowledge that you can enjoy the food onboard this liveaboard. (You are advised to add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form, and to limit any requests to religious beliefs or food allergies).
    Diving Courses This liveaboard offers diving courses, which means you benefit from being able to advance your diving skills. These training courses are an extra charge.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet There is no internet available on this liveaboard.
    Ensuite Cabins Cabins on this dive boat benefit from having ensuite bathroom so you can shower and get ready in private (Check when booking that the cabin you choose has an ensuite bathroom).
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites, type of diving and diver numbers (Subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Thailand dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier. The maximum rating for any liveaboard is 100%, and this rating is split between the features listed below. When choosing your liveaboard trip, I suggest you don't just consider the total 'Luxury Rating' in isolation, which for the Junk is 63%, I recommend you also review each of the features the Junk liveaboard has or doesn't have that are important to you.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52) 63% total Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rate (Lux Rate); The Junk Liveaboard has 33 out of a total of 52 (i.e. 63%) possible benefits and features. This total percentage is an average of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9) 78% Diver Benefits Lux Rate; The Junk liveaboard has 7 out of 9 (i.e. 78%) 'Diver Benefits': DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: YES; Dive Deck: YES: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: YES; Private Dive Guide: NO; Rinse Hoses: YES; Shaded Dive Area: NO; Tenders For Diving: YES.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9) 67% Liveaboard Design Lux Rate; The Junk liveaboard has 6 out of 9 (i.e. 67%) 'Boat Design Features': Airconditioned Saloon: YES; Charging Stations: NO; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: YES; Observation Deck: NO; Outside Showers: NO; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7) 57% Cabin Lux Rate; The Junk liveaboard has 4 out of 7 (i.e. 57%) 'Cabin Features': Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: YES; Ensuite cabins: YES; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: NO; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7) 29% Onboard Comfort Lux Rate; The Junk liveaboard has 2 out of 7 (i.e. 29%) 'Onboard Comfort' features: Beach Towels: NO, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: NO; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: NO; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: NO.
    Food Luxury (Max 11) 64% Food Lux Rate; The Junk liveaboard has 7 out of 11 (i.e. 64%) 'Food Features': BBQ Area: NO; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: YES; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: NO; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: YES; Snacks All Day: YES; Vegan Options: NO; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Al Fresco Dining, Full-board Option).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9) 78% Drink Lux Rate; The Junk liveaboard has 7 out of 9 (i.e. 78%) 'Drink Features': Bar: NO; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: YES; Free Soft Drinks: YES; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: YES.
    Example of Cabins
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The Junk liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    Amazing diving, on an amazing boat with an amazing crew. The in-depth knowledge and wonderful dive briefings and dive leadership of Jonathan, the Boatmaster, made the whole trip much more enjoyable than it than it would otherwise have been. Even without that though the trip would have been incredible visiting some great dive sites across the Andeman Sea, but the absolute highlight was the four dives at Richelieu Rock, and the frequent sightings of Whale Sharks there. Another highlight of the diving for me was seeing and photographing a seahorse at 30m. I think Jonathan knew where he lived and led us straight to him! The Junk itself is a unique vessel with a fascinating history, and just being on board was a huge privilege. The kitchen team were fantastic, and kept producing a never ending variety of amazing food with great flavours from authentic Thai and European recipes. I can’t complete this review without complimenting the whole crew on their friendliness, efficiency and professionalism. from the boat crews helping us in and out of the ribs, to the super reliable engineer in charge of managing and refilling the cylinders, and the lovely smiling lady offering refreshing juices after each dive. All of this made for a diving holiday that will be hard to beat.” Recommended for: The boat itself, the whole crew, the dive locations.

    Customer Review By John M, from: United Kingdom scored the Junk 9.6 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: The Junk.
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    Customer Review

    Awesome Experimente! Sailing the Andaman Sea, meeting so many nice People, diving at Richelieu Rock, getting stuffed with delicious Food, being offline for a whole Week, Relax to the Max…..Recommended for: The Ship, the Crew, the other Guys.

    Customer Review By Gabor M, from: Germany scored the Junk 9.6 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: The Junk.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the Junk liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the Junk dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 Manta Trust Expedition - Best of Thailand
    Itinerary Option 1 Detail
    Itinerary 1 Title Underwater | Richelieu Rock, Similan, Thailand
    Itinerary Option 2 Similan & Surin Islands
    Itinerary Option 2 Detail
    Itinerary 2 Title Similan islands, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon and Richelieu Rock
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 27 times in total on the Junk liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the Junk liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Thailand (, ), make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): No Scuba Diving Certification Needed: NO; Open Water Diver: YES; Advanced Open Water Diver: YES.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the Junk liveaboard for your dive trip to Thailand, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the Junk liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: YES; 10 logged dives: YES; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: NO; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: NO.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the Junk liveaboard for your dive trip to Thailand, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the Junk liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): YES; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): YES; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): NO; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): NO.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the Junk Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Marine Life, Night Dives, Pinnacles, Wall Diving, Warm Water Diving, Wreck Diving, Swim-Through's and Caverns.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species You may see the following marine life when scuba diving from the Junk Liveaboard in the Thailand:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Bull Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Leopard Shark, Nurse Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Zebra Shark.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Blue Spotted Stingrays, Manta Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Marble Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Batfish, Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Frogfish, Glassfish, Longfinned Banner Fish, Moray Eels, Napoleon Wrasse, Pegasus Fish, Pipefish, Red Snappers, Reef Fish, Sea Horses, Trigger Fish, White Eyed Moray Eels
    Other Marine Life Species You may also see the following marine life: Banded Sea Snakes, Barrel Sponges, Cuttlefish, Hard Corals, Harlequin Shrimp, Jellyfish, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Soft Corals, Squid, Turtles.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Dolphins.
    Video Title Scuba Diving in The Similan Islands, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the Junk liveaboard includes: Airport Transfer, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, Diving Package, Drinking Water, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the Junk liveaboard: Alcoholic Beverages, Gratuities, Local Flights, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Equipment.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the Junk liveaboard: National Park Fees, Port Fees.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 33 metres (108 feet).
    Maximum Guests 18
    Cabins and Bathrooms The Junk dive boat has 6 cabins and 7 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The Junk has the following cabin types: double cabins, twin cabins, triple cabins, quad cabins, double cabin with single bed.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The Junk liveaboard has 0 out of 3 (i.e. 0%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: NO; Sidemount Diving NO; Tech Diving: NO.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The Junk liveaboard has 2 out of 3 (i.e. 67%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: YES; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: YES.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The Junk liveaboard has 3 out of 17 (i.e. 18%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: NO; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: YES; Land Excursions: YES; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: NO; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: NO; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The Junk liveaboard has 2 out of 2 (i.e. 100%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: YES.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The Junk liveaboard has 2 out of 6 (i.e. 33%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: NO; Hotel Transfer: NO; Welcome Cocktails; NO.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the Junk liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The Junk liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.1, is rated 'Superb', and scores 63% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate. This Thailand liveaboard is a 33 metre (108 feet) dive boat for up to 18 guests across 6 cabins (inc. double cabins, twin cabins, triple cabins, quad cabins, double cabin with single bed), and has 7 bathrooms. The Junk Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental. To book: The Junk Liveaboard prices start at £110 per day ($146/€132)*.
    More Information To discover more about the Junk diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Thailand you can do this here: The Junk. But if you want to compare this Thailand liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Thailand, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Thailand liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Thailand" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the Junk Liveaboard, please visit this link: The Junk.

    Hope you enjoyed this review about this liveaboard

    Comments or Questions If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about the Junk Thailand Liveaboard), please comment below with your questions.
    Please Share Please share details about the experience you had on the Junk Liveaboard. Tell us about the dive sites you dived, the time of year of your trip, what marine life you saw, the visibility, the weather and any currents you experienced. Your comments will add to this Junk Liveaboard review, and they will help other scuba divers decide if this is the right Thailand liveaboard for them.
    Have Fun & Be Safe There will also be many more pages and articles about scuba diving and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport. Please don't forget to rate the Junk liveaboard above if you've already dived in Thailand from this dive boat, but also make sure you have fun and be safe.
    Junk Thailand Liveaboard Diving Review

    Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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