Friday, February 26, 2010

Wreck Diving on the King Cruiser

Charter Skipper Clem Carter (Wild Frontier) and the delightful Emma were with us for the past 10 days. Clem is a very experienced scuba diver so it was great to go with him to the wreck of the King Cruiser about 25 km south of Phuket. The wreck lies in about 30 meters but the top is at 14 meters so it's fine for an Open Water Diver on a good day.

Sometimes the current is very strong on this wreck and the viz is limited but Clem and I chose to dive on neap tides (half moon)n and we were lucky that the viz was so good.

Here's a few pics of us wandering around the wreck. It would be very unusual (but NOT impssible!) to get such a dive in UK with such great visability. As you can see, the wreck is covered in many thousands of fish....but they are all small...well, apart from the lionfish and pufferfish.
There's stacks of barracuda there hovering above the wreck. Great sight with the sunlight bouncing off them.

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