New Attraction For Divers: Liveaboard On A Traditional Ship From China

If you are planning of going to Thailand for a diving holiday, make the trip more memorable by including in your diving itinerary a liveaboard experience the renowned Chinese sailing ship that was restored for cruising.

The Chinese ship is called The Junk but its formal name was June Hong Chian Lee. It used to be a Chinese vessel made of teak wood but recently restored in order to give divers a unique experience when they travel to Thailand. The same ship was used in the famous James Bond movie back in 1974 entitled The Man With The Golden Gun.

It was in 2014 when The Junk was included as one of the Worldwide Dive and Sail, many guests have already boarded the ship in order to get to diving sites located in the Islands of Similan and Surin.

In a recent news, Similan National Park was temporary closed for divers thus the management at WWDAS decided to open other diving trips in alternative locations such as Hing Daeng, Phi Phi Islands, Hin Muang and Koh Haa. With the diving trips, guests have options to avail either a two days and one night cruise or a three days and two nights cruise package.

According to Mark Shandur, the general manager of the company, the part of the Andaman Sea where they are cruising to is perfect for divers of various levels. He also added that it is the pleasure of the staff to welcome the guests aboard a boat that has full of charm and history.

The ship is 33 meters tall and 108 foot long with three masts. It is able to accommodate a maximum of 18 divers with its six cabins that are all air conditioned. The Junk have options for cabins that can accommodate two persons, three persons as well as four persons. Each cabin has their own bathrooms and provided with hot showers.

For those who are planning to dive, the company has available trips from the month of May until September for those who wants to visit Phi Phi National Marine Park as well as the islands located at Koh Haa. If you are looking for other options then you may visit Thailand Dive and Sail online portal.


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