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King Cruiser Wreck

King Cruiser Wreck

The King Cruiser Wreck is a 85 metre long sunken car ferry

The King Cruiser Wreck was Originally a Japanese car ferry and was converted to transport passengers between Phi Phi and Phuket. She sank with 100+ passangers onboard in 1997 after striking Anemone Reef whilst enroute to Phuket. All passangers survived the disaster.

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Average depth of the top of the wreck is around 20 metres with the bottom of the wreck at 32 metres. This 85 metre long and 35 metre wide wreck sits in an upright position and is in very poor condition these days and and is considered unsafe to penetrate. At times the currents can be strong and visibility can be poor which makes it a dive site only for the experienced.

On the up side at times the visibility can be hampered the sheer numbers of fish on the wreck and it has amazed scuba divers with the sheer numbers.

Recently the wreck has had positive reports due to the large number of fish that have collected there. Vast schools of snappers, barracuda, fusiliers, rabbitfish and goatfish have become a bigger attraction than the wreck itself and when the visibility is good makes for a stunning dive.

Caution should be taken when diving this site, currents can be strong and diving difficulty. There are many protruding objects and metal objects to crash into. The site is also littered with Black Diadema Sea Urchins are as every diver knows they should be avoided as well. Given its depth NDL’s are often pushed so keep an eye on your dive computer when diving here.

Depth: 16-33m Difficulty: ✩✩✩✩ Marine life: ✩✩ Coral: ✩ Currents: ✩✩✩✩

Aussie Divers Phuket King Cruiser Wreck

Aussie Divers Phuket King Cruiser Wreck

Getting There

Dive boats go to King Cruiser every day of the week as a part of a 3-dive combo with Shark Point and Koh Doc Mai. Shark Point can be substituted with Anemone Reef depending on the currents and weather conditions.

All scuba diving dive sites are at the discretion of the tour leader on the day. Dive sites are selected based on the weather conditions, currents, safety and suitability to the majority of divers on the boat. We cannot guarantee specific dive sites prior to the boat departing.

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