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Phuket Wreck Diving Day Trip to King Cruiser
Available throughout the year, our Phuket wreck diving day trips to King Cruiser are ideal for experienced divers. A large wreck at 85 meter long, the King Cruiser sank a stones throw from two other Phuket scuba diving sites, Shark Point and Anemone Reef.
King Cruiser Phuket Wreck Diving Day Trip
Questions are still asked today, why in perfect weather conditions the King Cruiser somehow veered off course while enroute from Phuket to Phi Phi and holed one of her twin hulls on a submerged pinnacle, the well known and charted dive site called Anemone Reef. In less than an hour, the King Cruiser had become a new Phuket wreck diving location, laying silently on the sea floor at a depth of 32 meters.
Thankfully, no lives were lost the day she sunk in May 1997. Most of the passengers abandoned ship by taking to the lifeboats, while others were plucked from the ocean by dive boats that were close by and raced to offer assistance. Within days of the sinking, dive centers began offering Phuket wreck diving day trips to the King Cruiser.
A Phuket Wreck Dive Teeming With Marine Life
Actually, for scuba divers, the captain couldn’t have picked a more ideal place to sink his ship, just a stones throw from two other great Phuket scuba diving sites, Shark Point and Anemone Reef. Made from steel, and at a length of 85 meters, the King Cruiser rapidly began to attract marine life looking for shelter from predators, and of course, it became a huge hit with scuba divers who could now choose a new Phuket wreck diving itinerary.
Ideally, the King Cruiser wreck which sits half way between Phuket and the Phi Phi Islands, suits experienced divers or students taking their PADI Advanced Course. At certain times of the month the currents can be challenging, and the visibility can change from 30 meters to 5 meters within minutes, then back again. As the years have passed, the wreck has gradually started to collapse with the top King Cruiser now at a depth of around 18 meters. Due to the deeper than usual dive depth, the average dive time at the King Cruiser is around 30 minutes, or even less if there are strong currents.
Phuket diving day trips with Super Divers all include three dives. The King Cruiser wreck trip will dive at the wreck with two further dives chosen from Shark Point, Anemone Reef, or Koh Doc Mai. The dive sites will be selected on the day by the tour leader and captain, depending upon the conditions at that time. While we welcome non-divers and snorkelers who wish to accompany their scuba diving friends or family on our dive trips, it should be noted that on the King Cruiser day trip, snorkelling isn’t possible due to the depth of the dive sites as well as dangers posed by boat traffic in this area.
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Super Divers Phuket Wreck Diving Day Trips
The King Cruiser Phuket wreck diving day trip is available throughout the year.
Hotel transfers for all day trips start at 7:15 am. The dive boat departs just after 8:00 am and guests are served breakfast on the cruise out to the first dive site. Additionally, lunch will be served between two of the dives, while complimentary snacks and refreshments are available all day.
Guests wishing to dive the King Cruiser should either have their PADI advanced certification (or equivalent), or should have 15 or more logged dives some of which should show experience of diving deeper than 25 meters.
One of the dives will be at the King Cruiser wreck. The other two dives will be conducted at either Shark Point, Anemone Reef, or Koh Doc Mai.
Super Divers keeps group sizes small. This usually means two, or sometimes three guests with one of our experienced and friendly professional divemasters or instructors. This ensures higher quality dives and an increased level of safety.
Price 3,900 THB per person!
- Scuba diving insurance.
- Three dives. One dive at King Cruiser, with two more dives at either Shark Point, Anemone Reef, or Koh Doc Mai.
- Complimentary return transfers from Kamala, Patong, Karon, Kata, & parts of Rawai, Nai Harn & Chalong on days two and three (from other areas additional charges may apply).
- Breakfast, lunch, snacks and refreshments on the dive boat.
- Tanks & weights.
- No surcharge for credit or debit card payments.
- A friendly team with patient, adaptable & experienced divemasters and instructors.
- Excellent customer service & a perfect 100% safety record.
- Scuba diving equipment. We can provide a full set of good quality equipment for 600 THB per day.
- Boat transfers from areas outside the complimentary pick-up areas. (We can though arrange private transfers at cost price on request).
- Underwater photos and video are from dive staff on the boat as an optional extra, usually for 1,000 THB. Please note, this is not a Super Divers service, but a service provided from the dive staff on the boat as a way to make a little extra beer money.
Amazing experience with Super Divers
I always do a lot of research when picking activities when it comes to holidays, and choosing a dive school was no different. After days of reading reviews, I chose Supers Divers to do my PADI open water course and I have absolutely no regrets.... more.
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