The Junk Liveaboards Presents: Special Leopard Shark Dive Research Cruises with Oceans For All

Mar 2, 2021

The Junk Liveaboards has teamed up with Oceans For All Foundation to organise two special Leopard/Zebra Shark Expeditions.

Save the dates: 8-12 April and 4-8 May.

The aim of these two dive liveaboard trips is to assess the current numbers of leopard sharks in the Andaman Sea. We will explore the South Andaman Sea around Phuket as well as head north to the Similan Islands. The conclusions of this research provide the basis for the Conservation Petition. This petition is to be presented to the Thai government with the ultimate goal to protect the Leopard Sharks and their habitat in Thailand. Anyone with a diving qualification is welcome to join these 4 night/5 day expeditions.

The first trip in April ventures out to the Similan and Surin Islands. In May, the second expedition focuses on the area south of Phuket & Koh Phi Phi. Are you a fan of leopard sharks and do you want to make a difference? Be part of the change for leopard sharks!

The Junk and Oceans For All Leopard Shark Cruises

The Junk and Oceans For All Leopard Shark Expeditions

A Thai government marine scientist and David Martin, founder of the Phuket-based non-profit organisation “Oceans For All Foundation”, will lead us through this leopard shark population survey. They will educate us on these sharks and their desperate need for endangered status. Moreover, we will enjoy diving and snorkeling, while collecting eDNA (environmental DNA) samples and photographic opportunities for all guests. Bring your cameras and be a part of this essential conservation work!

The Junk is the designated research vessel for this leopard shark expedition. She comfortably accommodates 18 guests in 6 cabins. All cabins are equipped with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms, including hot showers. Choose between twin/doubles, triples or quad cabins.

For bookings and more information on special expeditions, check out our Schedule or use the contact form below 🙂