Dive King Cruiser Wreck & Shark Point
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In Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand
On May the 4th, 1997, the 85 metres passenger ferry “King Cruiser” left the harbour of Phuket for a routine trip to the Phi Phi islands. The ferry strayed several kilometres off course and hit Anemone Reef. The ferry sank in less than one hour, but the 561 passengers on board at the time were all rescued and taken to safety.
The King Cruiser now lies on a sandy bottom at 30 metres depth and is covered with corals and marine life. Large schools of Jack-fish and Snappers hunt around the wreck and the wreck itself is a perfect hiding place for huge Lionfish, Wrasses and Cleaner Shrimps. The King Cruiser is a very interesting wreck to explore, and only 60 minutes from Koh Lanta by speedboat. Currents can be strong and conditions rough so it is recommended for more experienced divers.
Shark Point is located very close to the King Cruiser wreck. It is a magnificent dive site where currents are not uncommon. Shark Point thanks its name to the presence of the Leopard Sharks, who can be found hanging around in the sandy areas. The rock formation breaks the surface and slopes gently down to a depth of 20 metres. The rocks are covered with Gorgonian Sea Fans, Sponges and spectacular pink and purple soft corals. The high levels of nutrients in the water attracts a big variety of marine life, which makes Shark Point one of the most spectacular dive sites in this area.Show less
Dive & Relax have two beach offices on Koh Lanta in the northern part of the island.
The first office is located at Southern Lanta Resort & Spa on Klong Dao Beach, and the second is at the southern end of Long Beach, at Lanta Castaway Beach Resort in Phra Ae village.
We can arrange dive packages with discounted beach bungalows, transfers from Krabi International Airport and multi-day diving.
- Koh Lanta
- State / Region
- Zip / Postcode
- Thailand 7.6142364 99.0341518
If cancelled up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.