About King Cruiser
On the 4th May 1997, the MV King Cruiser (a catamaran style car ferry) was travelling on its normal route transporting around 560 passengers from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi, as it had been doing since entering service in 1989. For unknown reasons, the captain veered off course and collided with the Anemone Reef, causing one of its twin hulls to rupture. The ferry slowly began to sink and finally came to rest on the sea cot less than one mile from the reef it had originally hit. Before sinking, all the passengers were safely evacuated with only a few injuries having been reported. The King Cruiser now lays in an upright position at approximately 33 meters deep waters, where it can be accessed via a descent down a buoy line attached to a winch at the stern of the boat. This marks the highest point of the dive at about 16 meters.
Depth 33 m · Visibility 10 m · Site Features : Wreck
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The King Cruiser Wreck would offer you marine life delights such as the lionfish, nudibranch and sometimes if you are lucky enough, turtles. King Cruiser Wreck is covered by soft coral which houses many varieties of fish. Schools of Trevallies, Yellow Snappers, Barracudas, Tunas, Lionfish and Scorpion fish can be spotted especially at the bow. Turtles, Bamboo sharks, the Giant Whale Sharks may be seen as well. In addition, macro lovers would be very pleased as the King Cruiser Wreck is a paradise for nudibranches.
Depth 32 m · Visibility >30 m
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