Live aboard on The Junk

A colourful mantis shrimp

A colourful mantis shrimp

As a James Bond fan since kids ages I was absolutely excited to hear that my next live aboard vessel was a former 007 movie location of “The man with the golden gun“.
The Junk was the cruising gadget of the villain Scaramanga played by Christoper Lee. We were picked up in Phuket,Thailand, in Patong bay going for a cruise in the Andaman Sea, covering the Similan Islands, Tachai Island and Mu Ko Surin underwater National Park.

Emperor angel fish

Emperor angel fish

The diving was great, the guides were sympathic, savant and fun, so there was nothing to critize here. Space on the dive deck was plenty and the crew was hyper friendly and helpful.
The cabins were well kept everyday and the food was always really tasty, I did not find anything to nag around and I am picky when it comes to food…

A cute harlequin shrimp

A cute harlequin shrimp

I also was lucky with the other customer, who were all fine and no dim-wits on board, which is a real problem on liveaboards as you cannot run away. So all in all the Junk is definitely a ship I would recommend to others and visit again, as I really had a great time on it!

(Oh, and I will update the post with some images of the beautiful shippee, too!)

A large lobster - yummy!

A large lobster – yummy!

Ragged-finned Lionfish

Ragged-finned Lionfish

A snoozing puffer fish

A snoozing puffer fish

Durban dancing shrimps

Durban dancing shrimps

This guy or girl was nice and patiently let me take several pictures.

This guy or girl was nice and patiently let me take several pictures.

Fimbriated moray seen during a night dive

Fimbriated moray seen during a night dive

Durban dancing shrimps

Durban dancing shrimps

A fimbriated moray eel yawning at me

A fimbriated moray eel yawning at me

Ribbon eel

Ribbon eel

A swarm of barracudas on the hunt at Richelieu Rock

A swarm of barracudas on the hunt at Richelieu Rock

Find the ghost pipe fish!

Find the ghost pipe fish!

This ghost pipe fish should get a matching coral for his disguise

This ghost pipe fish should get a matching coral for his disguise

Scorpion fish are amazing masters of disguise! First I was: "Oh! What a nice one!" and took several shots, but I needed quite a while to recognize the second one, lying directly under the first one!

Scorpion fish are amazing masters of disguise! First I was: “Oh! What a nice one!” and took several shots, but I needed quite a while to recognize the second one, lying directly under the first one!

Butterflyfish and beautiful soft corals

Butterflyfish and beautiful soft corals

 

Red striped shrimp

Red striped shrimp

A small manta ray crossed our path

A small manta ray crossed our path

Blue-lined surgeonfish

Blue-lined surgeonfish

Not only the marine animal life offer splendid beauty, but also the whole underwater environment grants stunning an remarkable sights.

Not only the marine animal life offer splendid beauty, but also the whole underwater environment grants stunning an remarkable sights.

A beautiful squid

A beautiful squid

Blue spotted stingray

Blue spotted stingray

A hermit crab climbing a soft coral

A hermit crab climbing a soft coral

Mating Leopard sharks

Mating Leopard sharks

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