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  • Depth avg. 25m
  • Current 1 - 4 knots
  • Air / Surface temp. 27 - 34 ℃
  • Bottom / Water temp. 8.89 - 31 ℃
artificially, reef, shipwreck, wall, wreck
Animals, Barracuda, Corals, Crab, Fishes, Lionfish, Pipefish, Porcupinefish, Pufferfish, Ray, Seahorse, Shark, Shrimp, Snapper, Stingray, Triggerfish, Tuna, Turtle, Whale, Wrasse, Yellowfin tuna

The King Cruiser sank on the 4th of May 1997 apparently miles off course after striking the popular Phuket dive site Anemone reef on it’s way to Koh Phi-Phi from Phuket. The vessel was so far off course, and Phuket was so in need of a decent wreck diving site, that local diver joked that the captain took a massive bribe to slam the vessel into the reef.

This 85m long and 35m wide wreck sits in an upright position on a sandy bottom. There are numerous large openings to look in for the chance to find groupers hiding in the darkness. A penetration is not allowed due to the fast deterioration of the ship. 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.

Diving is possible all year- around. The high-season is between November and March when there no rains and the Andaman Sea is calm.

An abundant marine life. The wreck is an attraction to predators such as rainbow runners, trevallies, barracudas, mackerels, and tunas occasionally, and large schools of these fish can be seen hunting all around the wreck. Two winches placed on either side of the ship at about 18-20m are home to various shrimps hiding within the mechanisms.

The site is reachable from Koh Yao Yai, Krabi, Koh Phi Phi Leh, Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi Don, Phuket

Diving conditions and the best time to dive "King Cruiser Wreck".

Yearly diving conditions of this dive site - expected air temperature, water temperature, current, and visibility. This data is indicative and based on historical data and observations
Air temperatureWater temperatureVisibilityCurrent
January29℃28℃10 - 25 m0 - 3 knots
February29℃28℃5 - 25 m1 knots
March30℃28℃10 - 25 m1 - 3 knots
April31℃30℃10 - 25 m0 - 2 knots
May
June31℃29℃10 m2 - 3 knots
July30℃28℃5 m3 - 4 knots
August30℃28℃25 m1 knots
September29℃28℃
October31℃28℃5 - 25 m0 - 1 knots
November31℃30℃10 - 25 m0 - 1 knots
December29℃28℃10 - 25 m2 knots

29 Dive Centers offer to dive here

       
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Thailand, Krabi

Below average

       

Very little to see or enjoy

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 31m. Dive duration 44min. Saw Fishes, Shark, Pufferfish, Triggerfish.

- Hans O.
Aussie Divers Phuket

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 27m. Dive duration 53min.

- Tim D.
Dive Asia

Good

       

Good enough to explore one time

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 30m. Dive duration 32min.

- Dan U.
Sea Bees Diving

Exceptional

       

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 26m. Dive duration 38min.

- Shane Z.
Oceanic Divecenter

Exceptional

       

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 26m. Dive duration 44min.

- Penelope F.
Super Divers

Exceptional

       

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 29m. Dive duration 30min.

- Dakota D.
Phi Phi Barakuda

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 23m. Dive duration 29min.

- Jeff D.
Kon Tiki Krabi Co., Ltd

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 21m. Dive duration 26min.

- Daniel J.
Kon Tiki Krabi Co., Ltd

Good

       

Good enough to explore one time

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 31m. Dive duration 52min.

- Leonard S.
Indepth Dive College

Exceptional

       

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 24m. Dive duration 33min.

- Jerome H.
Aussie Divers Phuket

Exceptional

       

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 26m. Dive duration 32min.

- Stefan J.
Asian Divers

Good

       

Good enough to explore one time

Bad visibility. Depth of the dive 32m. Dive duration 40min.

- Eric E.
Elixir Divers

Good

       

Good enough to explore one time

Bad visibility. Depth of the dive 32m. Dive duration 38min.

- Kate E.
Elixir Divers

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 31min.

- Sean I.
Merlin Divers

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 33m. Dive duration 42min. Saw Fishes, Shark, Whale, Ray, Stingray, Barracuda, Lionfish, Pipefish.

- Jamie N.
Thailand Divers-phuket.

Good

       

Good enough to explore one time

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 26m. Dive duration 39min.

- Daniel T.
Super Divers

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 29m. Dive duration 41min.

- Paul J.
Pro-tech Dive College

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 22m. Dive duration 34min.

- Andy L.
Scuba Addicts

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 32min.

- Chris D.
Ocean Geo Diving And Tours

Good

       

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 31min.

- Adam K.
Scuba Cat Diving

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 27min.

- Penelope U.
Island Divers

Good

       

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 24m. Dive duration 34min.

- Paul J.
Pro-tech Dive College

Below average

       

Very little to see or enjoy

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 26m. Dive duration 46min.

- Victor Z.
Thailand Divers-phuket.

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Bad visibility. Depth of the dive 24m. Dive duration 28min.

- Brian S.
Iq Dive

Exceptional

       

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Bad visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 50min.

- Pedro D.
Phi Phi Scuba

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 34min.

- Dan U.
Sharkey Scuba Ltd. Part.

Exceptional

       

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 22m. Dive duration 44min. Saw Shrimp.

- Oscar U.
South Siam Divers

Exceptional

       

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 39min. Saw Lionfish.

- Oscar U.
Kon-tiki Phuket Co., Ltd

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 31m. Dive duration 44min. Saw Fishes, Barracuda, Lionfish, Wrasse, Snapper.

- Bernard F.
Phi Phi Barakuda

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 44min. Saw Barracuda, Lionfish.

- Maria K.
Blue Planet Divers

Good

       

Good enough to explore one time

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 41min.

- Tim J.
Moskito Diving Center

Exceptional

       

An excellent site, dive sites like this are rare

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 37min.

- Johan F.
Phi Phi Scuba

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 26m. Dive duration 21min.

- Sam H.
Phuket Scuba Club

Good

       

Good enough to explore one time

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 21m. Dive duration 40min.

- Stian F.
Dive Asia

Good

       

Good enough to explore one time

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 29m. Dive duration 28min.

- Carlos K.
Aqua Vision Dive Center

Below average

       

Very little to see or enjoy

Good visibility. Depth of the dive 28m. Dive duration 44min. Saw Fishes, Crab, Corals.

- Magdalena D.
Sea Fun Divers Co Ltd

Below average

       

Very little to see or enjoy

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 29m. Dive duration 39min. Saw Shark, Barracuda, Turtle, Corals, Lionfish, Snapper.

- Tyler S.
Scuba Cat Diving

Very good

       

An interesting dive site worthwile exploring more than once

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 31m. Dive duration 26min.

- Tim I.
Scandinavian Diver Co, Ltd.

Good

       

Good enough to explore one time

Average visibility. Depth of the dive 25m. Dive duration 40min.

- Thierry J.
Colona Group Co.,ltd

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