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King Cruiser - Thailand


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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 kilometers off course and hitting the Anemone Reef.

With
a huge hole ripped through her belly the ship went down in less than an
hour and provided the Phuket Diving community, at long last, with her
own artificial reef.

At 25 meters you’ll find the engine
room and car desk. Moving up to 18 meters you’ll find the passenger
section which has the heads, bar and lots of tables and chairs. Even
though the ceiling is pretty low it is relatively safe to penetrate as
the doors are broken off.

At 15 meters you’ll find the
captain’s cabin and wheel house. The reef is teeming with life and its
proximity to Shark Point and Anemone Reef has undoubtedly had a lot to
do with it’s rapid population growth. The Wreck is an extremely popular
dive and considered one of the best in location.

Trip report; http://www.divebuddy.com/blog/11596/diving-in-thailand-king-cruiser-wreck/

Comments

joe_bird - 3/06/2015 1:16 PM
I went scuba diving here on 3/17/2014. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
Ingo_DTW - 2/20/2014 6:02 PM
Rating Added: 4
Great dive when the conditions are right. check tide tables first.

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