The Phinisi Launches Nov. 1

The Phinisi yacht is the new addition to The Junk brand and will operate diving liveaboard cruises in Thailand and Myanmar starting November 1, 2018. It will offer four different routes that cover the best of diving in Thailand: Similan and Surin Islands including the famous Richelieu Rock, as well as Phi Phi Islands, Koh Haa and the two famous dive sites Hin Deang and Hin Muang. Itineraries vary between four and six nights and are ideally combined into a 10-night itinerary. Myanmar will be added to the schedule in 2019 with seven- and 10-night cruises around the Mergui Archipelago.

Officially known as Cheng I Sao, The Phinisi (pronounced Pinisi) is fully equipped to accommodate 18 divers in seven en-suite cabins with individual air conditioning units. Guests can choose between flexible double/twin, fixed twins and quad cabins. Full of character and charm, The Phinisi also has quite a remarkable history.

Custom built in 2007 as a liveaboard yacht in classic Indonesian Phinisi style, The Phinisi became part of the Worldwide Dive and Sail fleet as Sampai Jumpa Lagi. In 2008 it was renamed Siren, the first vessel to bear the name of what became known as Siren Fleet. It successfully operated in Thailand, Myanmar, the Andaman Islands, Indonesia and the Maldives. Taking a break from hosting liveaboards for the past few years, The Phinisi was been cruising with guests on day trips around the islands near Phuket. Now it is back with new colors and name but with the same characteristic style and outstanding service that people have become accustomed to on The Junk.

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