On 4th May 1997, the King Cruiser Wreck was born. On its way to Phi Phi Island, the 85m long, 25m wide passenger ferry ran into Anemone Reef, a submerged pinnacle to the east of Phuket, and sank down to the sandy sea bed. Of the ~600 passengers on board, there were thankfully no fatalities, and today, the wreck is home to an abundance of sea life, making for an absolutely awesome dive.
King Cruiser Wreck Information
- Time to dive site: 1.5 hours by dive boat
- Recommended diver level: Intermediate to advanced
- Currents: Moderate, occasionally strong
- Depth: 18 - 33m
The wreck lies upright at a depth of around 32m, in a north-south position. It has four decks, with the shallowest point at 18m on the north side, where a mooring line is attached. After several years underwater and damage by storms, parts of the wreck have now degraded leaving it unsafe for penetration, however this does not detract from your dive since there are many large windows and unenclosed broad passages to explore. These factors, combined with moderate to strong north-east to south-west currents, mean that the wreck is recommended to experienced divers only, and dive times are generally shorter.