King Cruiser Wreck Diving

Phuket Dive Sites

On the 4th of May 1997 the 85-meter passenger ferry 'King Cruiser' on a routine run to the Phi-Phi Islands made history by straying several miles off course and hitting the Anemone Reef.

If the Phuket dive scene had been previously lacking in anything it was a decent ship-wreck for divers to explore. This unplanned addition to Anemone Reef has become one of the most popular dive-sites around Phuket. Not only is the wreck located near an already popular dive-site but it is positioned almost perfectly at a depth between 12 and 30 meters.

With it's multiple decks and spacious open areas the King Cruiser wreck is providing sheltered living quarters for large numbers of fish and crabs. Over time it will become an even better dive-site as it takes on a patina of age, and becomes encrusted with a variety of colorful corals.

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Fast Facts

Distance 32 Kilometres
Boat Trip 90 minutes. Approx.
Depth 5-32 metres. (36-100 feet)
Surface Conditions Can be rough
Experience Level Beginners should dive with a Divemaster
Reef type Lots of metal!
Visibility Variable from 2 - 25 metres
Current Variable, often strong
Coral Not much yet
Fish Groupers, Crabs and Eels taking possession
Highlights Unbelievable amounts of marine life within the wreck. Easy and safe to explore. Perfect multi-level diving.

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