King Cruiser, Shark Point, Anemone Reef

  • Experience Levels :

    Normal

  • Duration:

    2 Dives

  • Location :

    Leisure Dive Center

  • Price :

    4,500 THB

The King Cruiser is located in the west side around 24km from Phi Phi Don Island, near to the Anemone Reef and Submerged Rocks (Shark Points). The biggest cruise in Phuket was sunk on 4th of May 1997 while operating its daily route from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi.

Booking Details :

  • Package Option : Package Diving
  • Equipment : Free - Basic Scuba Set
  • Location : Phi Phi Islands
  • * National Park Fee is not included
  • * Booking and cancellation fee 50%
  • * Dive sites may vary depending on weather condition and number of diver
Own Equipment 5% (BCD and Regulator)

Programme Structure :

The wreck sits upright in 32 metres of water and remains in one piece, although the forward upper deck has collapsed.  Penetration is safe and possible through different points, however it is recommended to take precautions and follow the advice of your dive guide.

The site is suitable for advanced or deep dive trained divers and the trip is usually combined with the nearby sites Shark Point or Anemone Reef.

If you are only Open Water certified but would like to dive at the King Cruiser, you will need to complete a PADI Adventure Deep dive first (read more about it here).  At Leisure Dive Center you can turn your King Cruiser dive into an Adventure deep dive for only 500 Baht extra!  You will get a short chapter to read before the dive and some questions to answer, before going on the dive with a qualified PADI instructor.  After the dive you’ll receive an ‘Adventures in diving training record’ verifying that you’ve completed a deep dive.  Keep this in your logbook and from then onwards you will be able to dive to maximum 30m depth, and you can credit it towards your PADI Advanced course at any point in the future.

Package Details :

Dive the King Cruiser from Phi Phi island

On the 4th May 1997 the King Cruiser, a car ferry operating from Phuket to Phi Phi, hit a submerged collection of rocky pinnacles (Anemone Reef).  The impact split the designated marine sanctuary and popular dive site in two… 17 minutes later it was under 30m of water. All 561 passengers were rescued and safely taken to 2 police boats and 5 fishing boats

What marine life can you see there?

Marine life at the King Cruiser includes turtles, barracuda, trevally, moray eels, scorpionfish, lionfish, snappers, banner fish, groupers and occasionally even whalesharks and mantas.  Rare nudibranch can also be found clinging to the old shipwreck.

Interested in diving the King Cruiser?

Leisure Dive Center is only 1 hour away from this dive site using our comfortable dive boat Choktavee.  Our shop is located on Laemtong beach with PP Erawan Palms, PP Natural, Holiday Inn and Zeavola resorts all within 5 minutes walking distance.  We normally combine this site with Shark Point and/or Anemone Reef, both close by.  Contact us here for more information or to book a dive trip.

More Details :

If you are only Open Water certified but would like to dive at the King Cruiser, you will need to complete a PADI Adventure Deep dive first.  At Leisure Dive Center you can turn your King Cruiser dive into an Adventure deep dive for only 500 Baht extra!  You will get a short chapter to read before the dive and some questions to answer, before going on the dive with a qualified PADI instructor.  After the dive you’ll receive an ‘Adventures in diving training record’ verifying that you’ve completed a deep dive.  Keep this in your logbook and from then onwards you will be able to dive to maximum 30m depth, and you can credit it towards your PADI Advanced course at any point in the future.

How to use :

Opening Hours : 8.00am to 7.00pm

Please feel free to come and meet the team!

If you would like to book a place on this trip, you can contact us by e-mail leisuredivecenter@gmail.com or come by our dive centre located on Laemtong beach. We sometimes organise the trip to King Cruise and the sites around since the sites have strong currents. Trips will be planned only under perfect sea conditions.

Location :

Terms and Policies :

- Dive Terms and Conditions
  • All rates are quoted in Thai Baht.
  • The rate is inclusive of dive equipment.
- Room Terms and Conditions
  • All rates are quoted in Thai Baht.
  • Room rate is inclusive of breakfast, tax and services charge.
  • Free of charge for child under 2 years old.
  • 1 Child under 12 years old can share a room with adults at free of charge at room only basis.
  • Compulsory Gala Dinner New Year Eve. (31 Dec.) Adult @3,500 Baht/person Children 1,750 Baht/person

Cancellation Policies :

  • No charge will be levied on cancellation made more than 21 day(s) latest by 6:00 PM prior to the Booking or Check-In Date.
  • Cancellation made between 14 day(s) and 20 day(s) will be charged 50% from the total amont of room reserved.
  • Cancellation made between 0 day(s) and 13 day(s) will be charged 100% from the total amount of room reserved.
  • No show will be charged 100% from the total amount of reservation.
  • Any case of refund is subject to deduction of bank commissions occurred for remittance.