King Cruiser- Phuket Dive Location Details
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The dive sites surrounding Phuket, Thailand have some of the most diverse marine environments in South East Asia. Breathtaking scenery above the surface, and healthy hard coral reefs below. From the smallest nudibranch or seahorse to the biggest fish alive – the gigantic whale sharks – and everything in between, are all accessible with diving on day trips from Phuket.
- Distance: 33 km (18 Miles)
- Boat Trip: 1,5 Hour / Speedboat 45mins
- Depth: 12-30 Meters (40-100 ft)
- Visibility: Fair to good
- Currents: Fair to moderate
- Type of Dive: Wreck Dive
Ideal for Nitrox, Multi Level, UW Photography, Naturalist, Deep Diver
Built in Japan 30 years ago, King Cruiser was a comfortable catamaran-hull passenger-cruiser with 4 decks until she sank on the 4th May 1997 by straying several miles off course and hitting the Anemone Reef in near perfect weather conditions. With a huge hole ripped in her hull the ship went down in less than an hour. The absolutely ideal weather conditions at the time of the accident no doubt greatly aided the rescue efforts and fortunately the several hundred passengers and crew on board at the time all managed to escape to safety. An easy pe, King Cruiser has large openings that allow easy access to the spacious interior. With its multiple decks and spacious open areas the King Cruiser wreck is providing sheltered living quarters for large numbers of fish and crabs. The propellers (deepest point) rest 30 meters deep with the most interesting areas around the passenger decks between 10 and 20 meters.