Shark Point and King Cruiser Wreck Dive Day Trip.
King Cruiser is the best wreck dive in the area. The boat was a car ferry that ran from Phuket to Phi Phi when she sank on the 4th May 1997. King Cruiser wreck is reached from a buoy line to the stern of the boat. The top of the wreck sits at 16 meters and drops at the deepest point to 32 meters. The wreck is 85 – 90 meters long, 30 meters wide and about 16 meters tall. The top of King Cruiser wreck is covered in coral now. Above that huge schools of glass fish and snapper. Then barracuda and trevally feeding off of them. Again here the Whale shark can sometimes be a great last addition to the dive while doing your safety stop.
This daily scuba diving trip starts when we pick you up at 7.30am from your hotel and we return you back to your hotel around 6pm.
King Cruiser Wreck Dive
On the 4th of May 1997 the 85-meter passenger ferry ‘King Cruiser’ on a normal route to the Phi-Phi Islands made history by straying several miles off course and hitting the Anemone Reef, the only navigational hazard in several sea miles. If the Phuket dive scene had been previously lacking in anything it was a decent ship-wreck for divers to explore. This unplanned addition to Anemone Reef has become one of the most popular dive-sites around Phuket. King Cruiser wreck dive is located near an already popular dive-site but it is positioned almost perfectly at a depth between 14 and 30 meters depending on the tide. With its multiple collapsed decks and spacious swim throughs the King Cruiser wreck is providing sheltered living quarters for large numbers of fish and crabs. Over time has become an even better dive-site as it takes on a patina of age, and becomes encrusted with a variety of colourful soft corals.
SHARK POINT (HIN MUSANG)
Shark Point gets its name from the common sighting of Leopard Shark found resting on the seabed. This is a pinnacle dive with a series of 5 pinnacles running north to south. All pinnacles are covered in lots of soft coral, large sea fans and home to big schools of colourful reef fish. There are tiger tail seahorses, ghost pipe fish, barracuda and an almost unlimited variety of life on the pinnacles. The depths here drop to 25 meters right up to the surface and during the months of November to May it’s always worth keeping one eye towards the surface as the whale shark is often missed as it cruises overhead. This is most of the instructors favorite dive sites and rarely leaves any divers disappointed.
KOH DOC MAI (FLOWER ISLAND) Wall Dive
This dive is a wall dive and perfect for drift and underwater photography. The wall itself is covered with soft corals gorgonian sea fans and barrel sponges with tons of interesting macro life such as nudibranchs, seahorses, ornate ghost pipe fish and frog fish. a couple of bamboo sharks can almost always be found sleeping under a ledge at 24 meters. This dive site is more suitable for advanced divers as the current can sometimes be challenging and visibility unpredictable. whale sharks can occasionally be spotted overhead swimming in the blue.
07:30 We come and collect you from your hotel.
08:30 Join the day trip boat and sail to Koh Doc Mai Island.
9.00 Dive briefing from your divemaster for the day and a light breakfast is served
10:30 It’s the first dive of the day at Koh Doc Mai – Wall dive.
12.00 A freshly prepared lunch is served to you onboard the day trip boat. There is a vegetarian or vegan option if you like.
13.00 Time for the second spectacular dive of the day at King Cruiser Wreck.
14.00 Sail to Shark Point.
15:00 The third and final dive of the day at Shark Point.
16.30 Sail back to Phuket mainland.
17.30 Arrive back to Phuket and return you back to your hotel.
In the Andaman Sea, water temperatures are usually very warm, ranging from 79 to 84 degrees throughout the year – so we wear a thin 3mm shorty wetsuit on dives.
Please click on the map location numbers below to get a brief description of the dive locations you will go to during the day: Koh Doc Mai, King Cruiser and Shark Point.
Yes we can organise a private divemaster for you so for the 3 dives it will just be you and a divemaster.
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors “Flying After Diving guidelines” say divers should not ascend to a high altitude within 12 hours of completing a single dive or 18 hours after doing multiple dives so as long as you are not flying before 9am the next day everything will be fine. DAN
This really depends on how fast you breathe the air from the tank but normally it is around 30 / 40 minutes per dive.
The depth you will dive to depends on the level of diver you are: 18 meters for open water certified and 30 meters for the advanced open water divers and above. We separate the diving levels the best we can.
Phuket is good for diving all year round due to its constant warm tropical waters and amazing coral reefs.
There are multiple scuba diving locations to visit on your holiday to Phuket – Phi Phi Islands, Racha Noi, Racha Yai, Shark Point, Koh Doc Mai and more.
During October to May each year the stunning Similan Islands National Marine Park is open – voted as one of the top 10 scuba diving destinations in the world – there are day trip options but the most popular are the live-aboard options where you spend a few days sailing around the islands of the Similans.
The cost of scuba diving in Phuket depends first if you are a certified diver or you are new to scuba diving:
New scuba divers:
1 Day – Try scuba diving day trip = 4,500 Baht
Phi Phi Islands 3 dive day trip = 4,100 Baht.
Koh Racha Noi + Yai 3 dive day trip = 4,100 Baht.
Koh Racha Noi 2 dive day trip = 3,200 Baht.
Yes – To go on this diving trip you need to be a minimum of a certified open water diver.
Non – divers can go on the trip but there is minimum snorkling on this trip due to the diving locations