Diving the King Cruiser Wreck
The King Cruiser was originally an 85 meter passenger ferry from Phuket to Phi Phi. On the 4th May 1997 the King Cruiser strayed off course and hit Anemone Reef. The ship sunk in less than one hour with all passengers making it safely off.
Years later the King Cruiser wreck provides the Phuket diving community with a great wreck with a huge amount of marine life to investigate.
Check out huge schools of lion fish, rare nudibranch’s and the odd turtle. The wreck it self is very interesting but unfortunately is collapsing each year, making it not safe to go inside.
During the monsoon months in the last 2 years, the top and passenger decks collapsed and created a “wreckage” out of our Wreck!
A resident turtle has moved in and live underneath the wreckage, and school of rabbit fish, travellies, and snappers are among its neighbors. Also found here are larger in size porcupine fish, common lionfish, and scorpion fish blending into the hul.
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King Cruiser Wreck diving facts:
- Location: 26km from Phuket Island
- Site Depth: 35 meters
- Site Visibility: 10 – 20 Meters
- Currents: Mild to Moderate
- Difficulty Rating: Intermediate diving
Experience the Adventure of Diving the Majestic King Cruiser Wreck in Beautiful Phuket.
Dive into an unforgettable underwater adventure as you explore the magnificent King Cruiser Wreck in the stunning waters of Phuket. Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey that will leave you in awe of the mesmerizing marine life and the rich history that surrounds this iconic wreck.
The King Cruiser Wreck, located off the coast of Phuket, is a captivating dive site that offers divers a unique opportunity to witness the beauty of a sunken passenger ferry. This impressive wreck, now an artificial reef, serves as a home to a diverse range of marine species and offers a truly spectacular diving experience.
Descend into the depths of the crystal-clear waters and be greeted by an enchanting underwater paradise. As you explore the vast structure of the King Cruiser Wreck, you’ll be amazed by the vibrant coral formations that have taken root on its surfaces. Witness the colorful dance of tropical fish as they weave in and out of the wreckage, creating a captivating spectacle that will leave you breathless.
The King Cruiser Wreck also reveals a fascinating piece of history, as it holds stories of its past as a bustling passenger ferry. Imagine the excitement and energy that once filled these decks as you navigate through its corridors. This unique blend of natural beauty and historical significance makes diving the King Cruiser Wreck an experience unlike any other.
Whether you are an experienced diver or a beginner looking to take your first plunge, our professional and knowledgeable dive instructors will ensure your safety and guide you through this exceptional dive site. Their expertise and passion for the underwater world will enrich your dive, providing you with an unforgettable diving experience.
So, come and join us as we unlock the mysteries of the King Cruiser Wreck in Phuket. Immerse yourself in the beauty, history, and adventure that awaits beneath the surface. Book your dive now and get ready for an extraordinary journey into the depths of the Andaman Sea.