Liveaboard diving in
Thailand

US$ 200

per person per night

Thailand

Average yearly temperatures

Air:
Water:

27°C | 81°F
28°C | 82°F

Thailand liveaboard highlights

Liveaboards in Thailand are centered primarily around the Similan Islands, a chain of 9 small islands with white sandy beaches, located on the west coast of the Thai peninsula. Surrounded by the richest waters around Thailand, the diving in the Similans is without a doubt the best that Thailand has to offer. Diving here is all about the beautifully colourful reefs, sleepy leopard sharks, majestic mantas and frequent whaleshark encounters.

Abundant Marinelife
Abundant marine life
Manta rays
Variety of sightings
Clear Water
Crystal clear water
Pelagics
Shark sightings
Amazing beaches

Thailand offers some of the best diving in Southeast Asia. Year-round tropical warm water, exceptional underwater visibility and a vast variety of marine and coral life are all ideal conditions for divers.

Thailand’s diving trade marks are many, including whale sharks and mantas during the season January through April. Blacktip sharks, turtles and schools of barracudas. Usual macro suspects include sea horse, cuttle fish, nudibranch, octopus, and pipefish. A great variety of underwater seascapes will tantalise even the most experienced diver.

Thailand borders 2 seas; the Andaman Sea on the west side and the Gulf of Thailand on the east coast. Both seas offer fantastic diving, with the Similan and Surin Islands in the Andaman Sea being the most famous.

Richelieu Rock is a signature dive of the Similans; an isolated seamount in the middle of the ocean, covered in gorgeous purple soft corals and magnificent sea anemones. Brimming with marine life of all sorts, this is a dive you can do over and over again. Moray eels, ornate ghost pipefish, smashing mantis shrimps, harlequin shrimps, tiger tail sea horses, Spanish mackerel, frogfish, many schooling snappers and for the lucky ones sightings of manta rays and whale sharks.

South of Phuket, dive into the beautiful seascapes of Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Haa and Koh Phi Phi. Gorgeous caverns and swimthroughs where banded sea snakes, impressive schools of yellow snappers, and for the lucky ones a whale shark or a manta ray may pass by. No matter which itinerary you choose, a world-class diving experience awaits you in Thailand.

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The reefs of the Similan Islands are teeming with trigger fishes, unicornfishes and many other colourful fishes. Always stay alert for the chance to see pelagic fishes such as leopard sharks, giant trevallies and schooling barracuda.

Itineraries in Thailand

We’ve got 4 itineraries to get you really inspired about liveaboard diving in Thailand.

Similan & Surin Islands 6 nights
Prices from US$ 1,360 »
Similan & Surin Islands 4 nights
Prices from US$ 1,030 »
Best of Thailand
Prices from US$ 1,995 »
Southern Explorer
Prices from US$ 400 »

Our liveaboards in Thailand

The Junk offers 8 well-designed cabins and can comfortably welcome 16 divers aboard. Her big sister, The Phinisi, accommodates 18 guests in 7 spacious cabins. Both vessels are equipped with a spacious and convenient dive deck, including individual dive stations and ample storage facilities, these boats will take you on an unforgettable journey in Thailand.

S/Y The Junk is a stunning, historical 33m vessel that offers liveaboard diving holidays in Thailand.

The Phinisi complements The Junk by offering various itineraries in Thailand and an exciting new destination: the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar!

Customer Reviews

Take a look at what our customers have said about our liveaboards in Thailand.

Excellent service on the Junk
Excellent service on the Junk
The Junk, Nov 2019
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Dive sites wonderful. So much life. So many fish. Great photographic opportunities. One of the best dive trips I have done. Best dive site Richelieu Rock. Absolutely fabulous. Dive guide Jerome was excellent. Thank you. All staff gave excellent service. Particularly with assisting me in and out of tender. Food was excellent. Rooms kept spotless. ALL staff so friendly and ameniable. I made some wonderful memories. Thank you..
Wonderful and experienced crew, an amazing boat
Wonderful and experienced crew, an amazing boat
The Junk, Oct 2019
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We all enjoyed the trip very much, my teens kids as well, lovely experience for them to get more familiar with diving and be disconnected from everything. Crew super nice, professional, incredibly helpful, amazing personalized dive experience thanks BJ for all your patience with us! We will be back!!
Excellent Diving on a Marvelous Ship
Excellent Diving on a Marvelous Ship
The Junk, Aug 2019
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The entire experience aboard the Junk is absolutely wonderful. Diving groups are kept small so that the divemasters can focus on everyone's enjoyment. They modified our trip in August so that we had 3 days of excellent dives despite some choppy waves, The crew of the Junk is very attentive to our dive equipment and prepared delicious meals every day.
Great customer service...on the boat
Great customer service...on the boat
The Junk, July 2019
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Johnathan and crew made the best of a stormy week and rough seas. Customer service on the boat was first class and meals were for royalty. Even though the number of available dive sites were limited by the weather, we still saw most of the marine life on the ID slate. Great trip! Front office was tough to get a hold of and their database was malfunctioning.
Best Liveaboard experience ever!
Best Liveaboard experience ever!
The Junk, November 2018
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Great diving, warmest and most helpful crew and cruise director/instructors/MDs/guides EVER and really tasty food served daily with lots of love! Many Thanks to THE JUNK, the fellow divers/friends and all the people who contributed to this wonderful experience! I will be definitelly coming back when in Thailand, hopefully as soon as possible! Kopkunka for everything!
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Frequently asked questions

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