King Cruiser fun diving - 1 Day

Built in Japan 30 years ago, King Cruiser was a comfortable 85-meter passenger ferry with four decks. On the 4th May 1997 the King Cruiser, on a routine run to the Phi-Phi Islands, made history by straying several miles off course and hitting the Anemone Reef. Years later, the King Cruiser wreck provides the Phuket diving community with a great wreck with a considerable amount of marine life to investigate.

The cruiser sunk in less than one hour with all passengers making it safely off thus not only is the wreck located near an already popular dive-site but it is positioned almost entirely at a depth between 12 and 30 meters with a considerable amount of marine life to investigate. 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 colourful corals although the wreck itself is fascinating. Unfortunately is collapsing each year, making it not safe to go inside. Diving at this dive site provides a watching school of rabbitfish, trevallies, snappers, as well as porcupine fish, common lionfish, and scorpion fish. It might be quite smart to take a diving torch with use to see all small nudibranchs which like to hide between the corals.

Depth: 20-32m

Visibility: 7-30m, hard to anticipate though

Currents: mild to strong

Certificate needed: AOWD

The exact time and detailed schedule of the diving day are up to the boat leader and will be announced on the boat briefing in the morning. 

7:00-8:00 Pick up from your hotel. The exact time will be confirmed before the trip and depends on the hotel location on Phuket.

8:30 Boarding a diving boat, departure towards the first dive site. Setting up diving equipment and briefing onboard.

10:00-11:00 Dive 1 @Koh Doc Mai.

12:00-13:00 Dive 2 @King Cruiser Wreck.

13:00-14:00 Lunch on board.

14:30-15:30 Dive 3 @Shark Point.

17:30 Embark at Chalong Pier. A bus will take you to the hotel.

 

 

Price Includes:

  • Transfer (from Kata, Karon and Patong beach)
  • Guide
  • Dive tank 12l
  • Weight and weight belt
  • Light breakfast, lunch and snacks on the boat
  • Hot beverages and water on the boat

Price excludes:

  • Insurance
  • Diving equipment rental (BCD, reg, wetsuit, mask and fins)
  • Diving computer/compass rental
  • Tips for Thai crew/dive guide
  • Soft drinks/beer on the boat
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How to book?

By sending us email: office@orientaltours.eu By text message: WhatsApp: +66800419029.

How to pay?

To pay by wire transfer, paypal or cash at our office.

What do I need to take with me?

Towel and swimming suit, Extra set of clothes (in case of getting wet), Sun blocker, Cap or hat, Waterproof bag or case, if have.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Trip Facts

  • Free pick up from Kata, Karon and Patong beaches.
  • 4
  • 8:30-17:30