King Cruiser Wreck
Phuket Wreck diving enthusiasts can join a Phuket scuba diving day trip to the King Cruiser which sank in 1997 after a navigational error by the captain gashed one of her twin hulls on Anemone Reef.
King Cruiser Wreck Phuket
Wreck diving in Phuket became popular when the King Cruiser, a ninety meter catamaran car ferry, went down in calm seas & good weather, between Phuket & Phi Phi in 1997. The King Cruiser sank after clipping the top of Anemone Reef, which is also a dive site on the King Cruiser wreck day trip itinerary. Thankfully there were no fatalities & all the passengers were quickly rescued by passing boats. Within days of this new Phuket wreck dive being born it was attracting bucket loads of diverse & spectacular marine life.
Dive Site Information
Map of King Cruiser Wreck Dive Site
Level: Intermediate to advanced.
Depth: 19m to 32m.
Visibility: 6m to 25m
Current: Moderate to strong.
Water Temp: Around 29°C / 84°F.
When: All year round. Usually at it’s best from November to April.
Marine Life: Many varieties of scorpionfish, moray eels, chevron barracuda, great barracuda, trevally, ghost pipefish, nudibranchs, lionfish, banded sea snakes, occasional whale sharks, & more.
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