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.
Visibility: 7-30m, hard to anticipate though
Currents: mild to strong
Certificate needed: AOWD