Dive Site: King Cruiser Wreck

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Site Overview

Site Type: Wreck with macro (Nudi's) and reef fauna
Depth: Top: 18MMedian: 19MBottom: 25M
Location: In the bay east of Phuket and northwest of Ko Phi Phi

Description

A reasonably large car ferry which sank in 1997 after hitting Anemone Reef – a nearby dive site. Like many wrecks, it quickly became a natural reef and as well as being covered with sponges, and anemones, it provides a refuge for morays, schooling fish and even some reef fish. Inside it is full of sweeps.

Rusting wreck with sweeps at King Cruiser Wreck diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

Above the foredeck outside, a school of Fusiliers part like a curtain as a diver passes through.

Fusiliers part like a curtain on the foredeck at King Cruiser Wreck diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

Down on the deck in a more sheltered spot, you’ll find Lionfish floating in corners and in the pipework look for eels – like this fimbriated moray.

Fibriated moray at King Cruiser Wreck diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

There are  few mid-sized reef fish, but not as many as you might expect.

Java Rabbitfish at King Cruiser Wreck diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

But there are plenty of nudis – more than you would expect, like this lovely dark margined glossodoris.

Dorid nudibranch Dark Margin Glossodoris at King Cruiser Wreck diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how

Though the wreck might look a bit drab on first appearances, take a good torch and you’ll see it is in full techno-colour – not just black, white and grey.

Tube anemonies at King Cruiser Wreck diving with Sea Bees. Scuba holiday travel planning for Thailand - where, who and how