Similan and Surin Diving Cruise

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Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Included in the price

- Full board accommodation during the cruise
- Up to 14 dives inclusive of night dives
- Transfers between Phuket International Airport or local hotel and The Junk on the day of embarkation
- Transfers between The Junk and Phuket International Airport or local hotel on the day of dis-embarkation

Not included

- Insurance: 
Prices start from as little as US$49 (about 44 eur) for the "Gold 7-day dive only" policy and range up to US$1,394 (about 1265 eur) for the "Annual Multi-trip Dive and Travel" policy for trip values of up to 10,000US$ (about 9072 eur)

We will provide you the link where you can purchase your insurance, contact us for more info clicking Contact Trip Organizer button.

- Port, park and tax fees: 1, 800THB (Approx: 46 eur)

Extra services

- Nitrox (800 THB per day )* (approx: 20 eur)

- Rental Equipment (Full set 800 THB per day)** (approx: 20 eur)

*PADI Enriched Air Nitrox certification courses available on request at an additional cost
**Standard Dive Equipment inc. in full set is BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Mask & Fins

- Dive Computer : 250 THB per day (approx: 6,5 eur)

- Torch : 100 THB per night dive – 15 ltr tank : 300 THB per day (approx: 2,5 eur)

- Beer and wine : prices vary
- The Junk merchandise : prices vary

- Advanced Open Water Course : 12,000 THB (approx: 306 eur)
- Nitrox Course : 10,000 THB (includes Nitrox during the course)  (approx: 256 eur)

All courses include certification and PADI materials.

- Crew tips

Price per Person
686 1

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Entire yacht price

Included

- Full board accommodation during the cruise
- Up to 14 dives inclusive of night dives
- Transfers between Phuket International Airport or local hotel and The Junk on the day of embarkation
- Transfers between The Junk and Phuket International Airport or local hotel on the day of dis-embarkation

 

Extras

- Nitrox (800 THB per day )* (approx: 20 eur)
- Rental Equipment (Full set 800 THB per day)** (approx: 20 eur)
- Crew tips
*PADI Enriched Air Nitrox certification courses available on request at an additional cost
**Standard Dive Equipment inc. in full set is BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Mask & Fins

- Dive Computer : 250 THB per day (approx: 6,5 eur)
- Torch : 100 THB per night dive – 15 ltr tank : 300 THB per day (approx: 2,5 eur)
- Beer and wine : prices vary
- The Junk merchandise : prices vary

- Advanced Open Water Course : 12,000 THB (approx: 306 eur)
- Nitrox Course : 10,000 THB (includes Nitrox during the course) (approx: 256 eur)
All courses include certification and PADI materials.

 

Not included

- Insurance:
Prices start from as little as US$49 (about 44 eur) for the "Gold 7-day dive only" policy and range up to US$1,394 (about 1265 eur) for the "Annual Multi-trip Dive and Travel" policy for trip values of up to 10,000US$ (about 9072 eur)
We will provide you the link where you can purchase your insurance, contact us for more info clicking Contact Trip Organizer button.

- Port, park and tax fees: 1, 800THB (Approx: 46 eur)

Price per Boat
14590
From
686 per Person
or € 14590 entire boat

Your sailing trip

Similan and Surin Diving Cruise

Dive with us now! Similan and Surin Islands expect you for a four days long dive and sail yacht charter. A diving cruise in the most fantastic sites around Phuket, Thailand and the Similans.

Here a sample itinerary of where you might enjoy a diving adventure during your sailing holiday with us. We wish to show you the most stunning diving sites 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 our first care and we always do our best in offering diving at alternative locations. The Cruise Director is happy to listen to requests from guests and making sure when possible and the schedule allows, that the guest’s requests are fulfilled. We are famous for our high standard of service and serving the best 5 star food you ever indulged in a diving cruise!

 

Your Diving 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

 

Similan Islands

 

Enjoy a diving experience at some of the following sites; Boulder City, Sharkfin Reef, Anita's Reef and Honeymoon Bay. Under the water you might 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 also perfect to dive in.


Elephant Head Rock, visible from the surface, this is the biggest pinnacle in the Similans and has some out of this world swim-throughs. If lucky you might see some white tip reef sharks, batfish, trevally and barracuda can often be seen on the outside 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.

 

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 live aboard boats visit these islands and you will be able to enjoy the dive sites without sharing it with tourist hordes.
Itinerary subject to change without prior notice.

Itinerary

Day 1
Embarking day
The first day is reserved for embarkation, there will be no diving on this day. For the final day aboard we schedule 2 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.
Day 2
Koh Bon
Koh Bon is a dive site where manta rays may 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.
Day 3
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.
Day 4
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.
Day 5
Khao Lak Wrecks
There is a choice of easily diveable wrecks between The Similan Islands and Khao Lak. The Boonsung and the Premchai are old tin miners that were sank 25 or so years ago and are a treat for underwater photographers as well as lovers of life of all kinds!! Only in 18m of water they are covered in nudibranchs and shrimps as well as large numbers of the unusual leopard moray. There are also huge numbers of schooling fish as well as rays and leopard sharks that can occasionally be seen. Sea Chart 1 is a slightly more challenging dive and lies between 40 and 25 metres. Sunk during a storm in 2009 with a full load of teak, she is relatively new but already hosts an abundance of schooling fish.

Cruise price details

Price per person

€ 686

Accomodation on selected shared cabin, check out single use and details

Entire yacht price

€ 14590

Book the entire yacht for a private trip

Yacht

The Junk

A beautiful historic liveaboard vessel; junk is an ancient Chinese sailing ship design that is still in use today.

Our Liveaboard junk is completely renovated and can carry 18 divers.

For that we have 2 private double bed cabins, 2 three berths cabins (can be sold as so called Shared Twins and can also be turned into a Private Double Bed) and 2 four berths cabins (which are all bunks but can also be sold as Shared Twin). All our cabins are fully air-conditioned and have their own hot water shower and toilet en-suite.

The Junk has six cabins, most of our customers these days book private double or twin share cabins, as a result on most Similan liveaboard cruises we only have 12 customers total on our 33 meter ship.

History of the Junk: 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 .

Yacht
Model
1962 JUNE HONG CHIAN LEE
Length
33 m
Yacht services
Tender size
5.8 m
Air conditioning
Yes
Snorkeling equipment
Yes
Fishing equipment
No
Toys on board
No
Accommodations
Places
18
Standard double cabins
2
Triple cabins
2
Quadruple cabins
2
Bathrooms
6
Private Bathrooms
Yes
Crew
10
Chef on board
Yes

Cruise activities and tips

Travel activities

Cruise activity Diving courses aboard

Diving courses aboard

We think learning to dive can be one of the most rewarding and fun experiences of your live. And learning never stops. We offer advanced courses and specialty courses on our cruises. How about becoming a deep diver during your holiday? Sometimes people even finish their open water course during a cruise: Advanced open water course 12,000 thb dives n.5 Nitrox course 6,500 thb dives n.2 Nitrox course 10,000 thb n.2 Specialty diver course 6,500 thb n.2-3 Open water diver referral 10,000 thb n.4 Rescue diver course 12,000 thb n.12

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Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Included in the price

- Full board accommodation during the cruise
- Up to 14 dives inclusive of night dives
- Transfers between Phuket International Airport or local hotel and The Junk on the day of embarkation
- Transfers between The Junk and Phuket International Airport or local hotel on the day of dis-embarkation

Not included

- Insurance: 
Prices start from as little as US$49 (about 44 eur) for the "Gold 7-day dive only" policy and range up to US$1,394 (about 1265 eur) for the "Annual Multi-trip Dive and Travel" policy for trip values of up to 10,000US$ (about 9072 eur)

We will provide you the link where you can purchase your insurance, contact us for more info clicking Contact Trip Organizer button.

- Port, park and tax fees: 1, 800THB (Approx: 46 eur)

Extra services

- Nitrox (800 THB per day )* (approx: 20 eur)

- Rental Equipment (Full set 800 THB per day)** (approx: 20 eur)

*PADI Enriched Air Nitrox certification courses available on request at an additional cost
**Standard Dive Equipment inc. in full set is BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Mask & Fins

- Dive Computer : 250 THB per day (approx: 6,5 eur)

- Torch : 100 THB per night dive – 15 ltr tank : 300 THB per day (approx: 2,5 eur)

- Beer and wine : prices vary
- The Junk merchandise : prices vary

- Advanced Open Water Course : 12,000 THB (approx: 306 eur)
- Nitrox Course : 10,000 THB (includes Nitrox during the course)  (approx: 256 eur)

All courses include certification and PADI materials.

- Crew tips

per Person
14590

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Entire yacht price

Included

- Full board accommodation during the cruise
- Up to 14 dives inclusive of night dives
- Transfers between Phuket International Airport or local hotel and The Junk on the day of embarkation
- Transfers between The Junk and Phuket International Airport or local hotel on the day of dis-embarkation

 

Extras

- Nitrox (800 THB per day )* (approx: 20 eur)
- Rental Equipment (Full set 800 THB per day)** (approx: 20 eur)
- Crew tips
*PADI Enriched Air Nitrox certification courses available on request at an additional cost
**Standard Dive Equipment inc. in full set is BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Mask & Fins

- Dive Computer : 250 THB per day (approx: 6,5 eur)
- Torch : 100 THB per night dive – 15 ltr tank : 300 THB per day (approx: 2,5 eur)
- Beer and wine : prices vary
- The Junk merchandise : prices vary

- Advanced Open Water Course : 12,000 THB (approx: 306 eur)
- Nitrox Course : 10,000 THB (includes Nitrox during the course) (approx: 256 eur)
All courses include certification and PADI materials.

 

Not included

- Insurance:
Prices start from as little as US$49 (about 44 eur) for the "Gold 7-day dive only" policy and range up to US$1,394 (about 1265 eur) for the "Annual Multi-trip Dive and Travel" policy for trip values of up to 10,000US$ (about 9072 eur)
We will provide you the link where you can purchase your insurance, contact us for more info clicking Contact Trip Organizer button.

- Port, park and tax fees: 1, 800THB (Approx: 46 eur)

per Boat