On the 4th May 1997, the King Cruiser, a car ferry sank. The ferry was navigating between Phuket and Phi Phi island when it hit the underwater pinnacle of the Anemone Reef.
Years after the incident, King Cruiser Wreck has became a wonderful diving spot. This dive site is suitable for certified divers as the wreck is located at a 35m depth. Thus if you would like to enjoy this dive site, you can take up the PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Specialty courses at the King Cruiser Wreck. The simplest and the safest point of entry is through the vessels’s stern where divers can explore the once active car decks. There are still machinery sitting on the deck.
The King Cruiser Wreck would offer you marine life delights such as the lionfish, nudibranch and sometimes if you are lucky enough, turtles.
This car ferry wreck is now a famous recreational dive site. It lies at the depth of 32 meters in an upright position. The tip of King Cruiser Wreck lies at 15 meters. Till today, the wreck is still pretty much intact although some parts are corroded.
A recommended way for descent is by using the marine line from the surface. It would take you to the car deck from where you would be able to enter safely. Objects that can be spotted are machinery, engine trolley , picnic tables and tyres.
King Cruiser Wreck is covered by soft coral which houses many varieties of fish. Schools of Trevallies, Yellow Snappers, Barracudas, Tunas, Lionfish and Scorpion fish can be spotted especially at the bow. Turtles, Bamboo sharks, the Giant Whale Sharks may be seen as well. In addition, macro lovers would be very pleased as the King Cruiser Wreck is a paradise for nudibranches.
Day Trip Itinerary | King Cruiser Wreck
- 8:00 am – Meeting at your hotel and make your way to the King Cuiser with breakfast on board the boat
- 9:30 am – First Dive at King Cruiser Wreck
- 10:30 am – One hour surface interval
- 11:30 am – Second dive at Shark Point
- 12:30 pm – Hot Buffet lunch on board, after lunch there is time for snorkeling and sun bathing
- 13:30 pm – Third dive at Koh Dok Mai
- 15:30 pm – Back to Chalong Pier
- 16:00 pm – Return to Hotel
Why Us ? / Why Phuket ?
Great Underwater Visibility
Hard colorful corals, shipwrecks, marine life observation (turtles)
Dive Site Depth - 18 PGM Maximum Depth
5 dives in sites with 40 meters depth
Easy, for everyone who is at least 10 years old
What to Bring ?
– Beach towel
– Shorts & light T-Shirt
– Sun glasses