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The Junk

THLTJ
Pelagic Fish Manta Rays Whaleshark Macro/ Muck Diving Soft Corals

ABOUT THIS LIVEABOARD

With a maximum of 18 divers aboard The Junk, you are assured of personal service and uncrowded diving. This six-night and seven-day itinerary will start in Phuket and travel to the Surin Islands, the Similan Islands, Koh Bon and further to Richelieu Rock, before returning back to Khao Lak. This area in the Anderman Sea is considered the best diving in Thailand and makes the top ten dive lists in the world. You can expect to see Manta Rays, beautiful soft purple corals at Richelieu Rock and many types of Pelagic Fish, with even a Whaleshark dropping in now and again. With experienced dive guides and no-decompression service, you will have a memorable trip.

BOAT FEATURES

Boat Specifications
  • Length: 33 meters (108ft)
  • Beam: 8.5m (27ft)
  • Cruising speed 7 Knots
  • Chinese "Junk" style sailing ship with three masts
Boat Fixtures
  • 380 Hp main engine with back up
  • Full-service galley, freezer, and refrigerator storage
  • Two 50kW each, generators; each capable of supplying the yachts needs independently
Other Features
  • Main deck heads ( toilets)
  • Freshwater dispenser
Dive Facilities
  • Two SCUBA air compressors
  • Nitrox available
  • Multi use dive and living deck with storage for dive gear
  • Scuba diving equipment - BCD, regulators, mask, fins, snorkel, 3mm shorty wetsuit, underwater torches and computers for hire
  • Weights, weight belts, 12L (80 cu. Ft) aluminum tanks with standard yoke valves included
  • Two tender dinghies with outboard motors for scuba diving
Boat Amenties
  • Sun deck combined with dive deck area
  • Roomy, air-conditioned saloon
  • 220V with 2 round pin sockets (European style). Please make sure you bring universal adapters with you if necessary.

BOAT SAFETY

  • Life jackets for all passengers and crew
  • Complete First Aid Kit and medical supplies
  • Emergency Oxygen System with 100% demand regulator
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Fire and Smoke Detection Systems
  • Fire extinguishers and Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Life rafts & rescue craft
  • Full Complement of Safety and Rescue Equipment
  • Emergency flares
  • Radar
  • Magnetic Compass
  • Depth sounders
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Multiple VHF radios
  • Satellite Phone (where necessary)
  • CB Radios
  • EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

BOAT INCLUSIONS

General Inclusions

Air-conditioned cabin with en-suite, towels and linen

Local tax (on booking cost only)

Guided diving

All meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner + snacks

12L aluminium dive tank (yoke valves), weights and weight belt

Transfers from Phuket Airport (IATA code HKT). to either Thap Lamu Pier, Khao Lak or Sea Dream Guest House, Patong is included. International flights should arrive before 15.00hr as there is only one transfer at 15.30pm and valid only for the day of embarkation. Return transfers to Phuket Airport are also included for the day of disembarkation. Allow 2-3 hours for international & 2 hours for domestic flight departure times.

Accommodation based on two sharing (twin or double) or Triple or Quad share, depending on your cabin choice (single use extra).

Our Exclusive Inclusions
Type of Meals

All Siren Fleet yachts provide their guests with a choice of international and Asian cuisine served in a buffet-style, in the dining area. The vessel can cater to special dietary requirements (within reason), please inform on booking about your requirements, well in advance. Also, a selection of fresh fruit and some tasty treats are readily available, should you feel peckish in between meal times.

Drinks

A well-selected range of carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices, black, green and herbal teas are available at all times, as well as instant and fresh brewed coffee. Guests may also select local beer, wine or spirits from the bar for an additional fee.

BOAT EXCLUSIONS

General Exclusions

No Visas (responsibility of traveller)

Rental diving equipment - BCD, Mask, fins, shorkel, Dive computer, underwater torch - pre-book possible when booking, payment on board

Activity indemity form will need to be signed, any medical costs assoicated are to be covered by the traveller

Park fees are paid directly on board

Crew and Guide gratuities

Any Extra Services which may include but not limited to: onboard calls, laundry,massage, special services

Any Optional Activities which may include but not limited to: Dive Courses, excursions

Optional Alcohol - Beer , wine, spirits & cocktails

Rates subject to change

Travel and Diving Insurance is for the traveller to organise before travel (must be shown on board)- Your diving insurance must cover all of your scuba diving and snorkelling activities, including the costs for recompression chamber treatment and emergency air evacuation.

No International or domestic flights are included

No internet connection - due to the remote location no connection is possible. Roaming feature on most phones will only work in certain areas due to the remoteness.

Taxes and Surcharges

Any airport taxes on arrival or departure

Marine & National Park Fees - $65USD per person for the six-night itinerary's, $50USD per person for the four-night itinerary. Payable on board - (rate subject to change).

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