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Boonsung Wreck

Boonsung Wreck

Boonsung Wreck

The Boonsung wreck started her life in the 1950’s as a tin dredger. She sank in the mid 80s after some rough seas on the west coast of Thailand.

She is now located on come nice flat dark brown sand about 11 km west of the Thai mainland or about 20 km from the popular scuba diving liveaboard port of Tab Lamu.

This dive site us usually done as the scuba diving liveaboard return from the adventures in the Similan Islands and beyond.

The wreck now lays between 18 -20 metres of water and since the 2004 tsunami she is now broke into six main pieces.

Boonsung Wreck Similan Islands Liveaboard

Boonsung Wreck Similan Islands Liveaboard

There are many different species of fish here however the dive site is now highlighted by the large numbers of the fascinating honeycomb moray eels that now reside there. There are so many honeycomb morays there that it has one experienced scuba diving tour leader question that it may be the greatest concentration of the popular eels in the world.

The dive site is a popular one with the macro lovers with many nudibranchs to be found. It also does contain some species of seahorse and pipe fish that are not normally found in the popular dive sites in the area.

Keep an eye out in the open sandy areas for leopard sharks and possible a rare marble ray that is known to frequent the area. Keep your eyes above as well as whale sharks have been know to swim by from time to time.

This is a great wreck to just take you time and dive slow. After two dives on the wreck you still have the feeling of being underdone as you could dive on this wreck for a week and still not find everything one here.

Depth: 18 – 20m Difficulty: ✩✩ Marine life: ✩✩✩✩ Coral: ✩✩ Currents: ✩✩

Lat: 8.340100 Long: 98.111200

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