Normal diving depth, 10-25m
The King Cruiser Wreck is one of the most famous and popular dive sites of Phuket and the Andaman Sea. It is a former 85 meter long and 25 meter wide Steel car and passenger ferry. The King Cruiser Ferry sank in 1997 after hitting the Anemone Reef. Fortunately there were no casualties. The Wreck now lays in 33 m of water on a sandy bottom. It is reserved to Padi Open water advanced or CMAS 2 divers. The wreck is still in very good shape but penetration is not safe anymore. Marine Life is great around the King Cruiser with many yellowtail barracudas but coral didn’t grow so much for the moment. There are also numerous scorpionfishes so be careful when you want to hold on. The currents can sometimes be strong and the visibility is not always good. This dive site can be crowded during the high season. It is possible to dive there from Phuket or from Koh Phi Phi and Ko Lanta on day trip.
Most people are here for Wreck Diving
You can dive King Cruiser Wreck all year long. Access: from the Shore. See the map of King Cruiser Wreck on the right for the exact location.
Fishes you may spot while diving King Cruiser Wreck
... and more fishes & sea life, Jack
School Yellow Line Fusilier
Photo by Jihye Lee
School Thousands Blue Gold Fusilier Fish
Photo by Jihye Lee
Bigeye fish In Reef
Photo by Matthieu Billaud
Diving Reviews for this region
Access to the best diving areas of the Andaman Sea and starting point of many liveaboards to Similans and Surin Islands! Good place for cheap diving courses.
Phuket Diving Review
Liveaboard Reviews in Phuket
Dive spots reviews in Phuket
Phuket Shark Point is one of the best scuba diving spots around Phuket Island. The site consists of three pinnacles at d...
Kanpela Point is located on the East side of Ko Racha Noi Island, about 2 hours by boat from Phuket Island. It is a nice...
Lucy's Reef is a nice coral reef slope gently dropping down to 30 meters deep. This spot is a great place for drift divi...
Anemone Reef is a very famous and popular dive site of the Andaman Sea. The name comes from the numerous superb anemones...
Siam Bay Statues dive site is located on the Northwest side of Ko Racha Yai, about 2 hours by boat from Phuket Island. I...
Karon Beach dive site is located just offshore from the Karon Beach in Phuket. It is a very easy shore dive with a maxim...
Koh Dok Mai is an excellent dive site and may just be the best spot around Phuket Island for macro photography. The mari...
The Rock dive site is located between the two superb Islands of Ko Racha Noi and Ko Racha Yai. The spot features several...
Ashitol Bay dive site is located in the Racha Islands. It is a great place for drift diving in Phuket but is reserved to...
Waterfall Wall is an excellent diving site of Phuket. It consists of a steep wall going down to 25 meters deep. The hard...