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King Cruiser Wreck (2 dives)

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Duration

4,5 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

King Cruiser was a car and passenger ferry servicing the Phuket to Phi Phi Island route that sank on 4 May 1997 after hitting a submerged rock known as Anemone Reef on its way to Phi Phi. Fortunately, no lives were lost during the incident.

Having fortunately settled in an upright position at the sandy bottom, the wreck stays relatively close to Anemone Reef and Shark Point. The depth is around 32 m at the sand bottom and about 14-15 m on top. This wreck is 85 m long by 25 m wide, with four decks with large passages, and window holes divers can use to gain easy access to explore the spacious interior.

A nurse shark has been seen sleeping in near the remains of the propellers at the bottom, and a grey bamboo shark has been spotted at the opening around the middle level at the stern. Hundreds of scorpionfish are usually camouflaged almost everywhere on the barnacles and rusting steel of the wreck. Along the stern, hovering lionfish area a common sight, and divers may find themselves surrounded by schools of trevally, snapper, rabbitfish, fusilier at the top of the wreck.

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Price and Diving packages

  • Price for two dives: 4,000 THB
  • Full equipment rental 1,000 THB per day
  • Payment methods: CASH or apps Revolut/Wise/Paypal
  • 6+ dives – get 15% discount
  • 8+ dives – get 20% discount
  • 10+ dives – get 25% discount

Transfer

Roundtrip transfer is not included in the price.

  • Elixir resort – 400 THB (5 mins. drive)
  • Loh Pared Beach Area (Santhiya Resort, Royal Yao Yai, Blue Bay resort, Yao Yai Resort) – 700 THB (15 mins. drive)
  • North of Koh Yao Yai (Anantara, Koh Yao Yai Village, Hillside resort, Thiwson, Baan Taranya – 800 THB (25 mins. drive)

Price of the transfer is always roundtrip and is per car. We split the costs, if there are more guests from the same area. Please send us resort name and your room number to arrange the transfer and pick up.

We recommend renting a motorbike to come to our office (250 THB/day). There is very little traffic on Koh Yao Yai and motorbike is also great way to explore the island.

Please read carefully

Certified Diver must have a logged dive within the past 12 months according to PADI rules to participate on our diving tours. If you do not have a recent dive, you’ll need to complete a Pool refresher with us before heading out on the sea dives for extra charge of 1,500 THB, or engage a private guide at additional charge, for a ‘On boat’ refresher for extra charge of 4,000 THB

Pool refresher sessions prior to the tour date, are a simple review of basic dive planning, equipment, theory and dive skills provided in the Elixir resort swimming pool. These sessions usually take 1 hour. We schedule our refreshers on demand at additional charges of 1,500 THB per person.

We reserve the right to alter or cancel specific dives/tours/courses without notice due to weather, sea conditions, minimum numbers or other factors. We always recommend that you travel with flexibility in your itinerary and with travel and diving insurance. You might want to sign up for diving insurance with us for additional charge of 200 THB per day per person by sending us your scanned copy of passport one day in advance.

Highlights

  • Type: Wreck
  • Visibility: Vis 5-20 m
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Current: Moderate

Itinerary

Departure time

Our departure times vary due to tide table to get best possible diving conditions with no or mild currents. We confirm the departure time by email or by Whatsapp. Please come at least 30 minutes ahead of the departure time.

Paperwork and equipment

We check your diving certification, you fill the diving form and try diving equipment if needed.

Transfer to the dive site

We move to the Loh Jark pier by car (600m) or together by motorbikes and get on the boat. It takes 20 minutes to get to the dive site.

Two open water dives

Each dive takes max 50 minutes or 50 bars level whatever comes first with 1 hour surface break during which we serve fresh fruit. Soft drinks are available during the whole trip.

After diving session

We cruise back after the second dive and arrive to the office to fill the logbooks and get some good deserved beer and share the experience :)

Return to the resort

You are free to stay with us or return to your resort only after 5 hours in total time to enjoy the rest of the day.

Included/Excluded

  • Speedboat
  • Dive guide
  • 2 diving tanks
  • Diving weight
  • Water and fresh fruit onboard
  • Full diving equipment (regulator, BCD, 3mm short wetsuit, fins and mask) - 1,000 THB/person
  • Transfer (See FAQs)

Durations

4.5 hours

Tour's Location

FAQs

How do I get to your location? Is transfer included in the price?

Roundtrip transfer is not included in the price.

  • Elixir resort – 400 THB (5 mins. drive)
  • Loh Pared Beach Area (Santhiya Resort, Royal Yao Yai, Blue Bay resort, Yao Yai Resort) – 700 THB (15 mins. drive)
  • North of Koh Yao Yai (Anantara, Koh Yao Yai Village, Hillside resort, Thiwson, Baan Taranya – 800 THB (25 mins. drive)

Price of the transfer is always roundtrip and is per car. We split the costs, if there are more guests from the same area. Please send us resort name and your room number to arrange the transfer and pick up.

We recommend renting a motorbike to come to our office (250 THB/day). There is very little traffic on Koh Yao Yai and motorbike is also great way to explore the island.

Do I need an Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD) certification?

Yes, AOWD certificate is required for this wreck dive.

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