King Cruiser |Dive site information
Day Trip: 3,800 THB | 3 Dives
Other dive sites: Shark Point & Koh Doc Mai | Phi Phi
Parts of the wreck have collapsed and advanced penetration is discouraged without proper training and equipment. Other areas of the wreck include large cavernous areas easily penetrated by the average diver and full of sheltering marine life. As the wreck is sitting out in the open often there can be stronger currents and lower viability. Dive with an experienced guide to ensure you get the most out of the dive.
This dive site should be for the experienced diver only, often with strong currents, very changeable visibility and potential hazards which increase regularly as this rusting wreck collapses. Apart from the giant barracudas and king mackerel that hang off the wreck among the huge schools of other fish, the very ‘up-side’ to the sometimes hard conditions is being able to peer into exposed nook and crannies, lighting up all the colorful soft corals with your torch. Crawling around the wreck you will commonly find beautiful nudibranchs, a variety of shrimp, lots of camouflaged scorpion fish, white-eye and fibrillated morays, large lionfish and in the darker depths sometimes huge groupers and solitary barracuda.
There is normally 1 (sometimes 2) mooring lines attached to either the stern or bow (approximately North and South, respectively), to assist your descent/ascent and safety-stop.
Although you can have a reasonable dive on air (if 1st dive of the day), there is a big gain to be had using enriched air (Nitrox 32% suggested) especially if this has to be the 2nd dive of the day due to avoiding the strongest currents. Not only should you get more bottom time with Nitrox but you should also find that, after a while, you have the wreck to yourselves as others (on air) have to ascend to shallower depths.
Although a great experience for doing your PADI Wreck Diving Specialty, it is perhaps best to learn the basics on friendlier wrecks before completing your experience at the King Cruiser (and combine it with a Nitrox Specialty if you do not have that already). Either way, for fun or for courses, on a good day the King Cruiser Wreck is a fabulous dive and even on a bad day, there is still lots to see!
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