King Cruiser, Shark Point & Anemone Reef

King Cruiser, Shark Point & Anemone Reef


Dive the King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point & Anemone Reef group of dive sites. Located between Ko Phi Phi and Phuket, these sites offer huge numbers of schooling reef fish and an abundance of colourful soft corals.

 

We make trips out to the King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point & Anemone Reef about once per week during high season, onboard our comfortable, faster, bigger boat; MV Maya II. These sites are recommended for more experienced divers due to their exposed position and likelihood of currents and reduced visibility. These dive sites provide a diverse choice of diving environments that can be experienced within a single day-trip from Ko Lanta.

We keep group sizes small to ensure you get the most out of each fun dive. This also reduces impact on our reefs. Our emphasis is on safety, fun and personal service within a relaxed and stress-free environment. You will find the atmosphere and service on our dive boats, beyond anything you have experienced before!

Our experienced Instructors and Divemasters know the dive sites extremely well, and are happy to discuss what you would like to see, and the type of dive or snorkel experience you would like to have. Each dive is personally planned with the divers in each group, to ensure you enjoy each and every dive you make with us.

At the King Cruiser, Shark Point & Anemone Reef, a full briefing is provided at each site, with helpful tips on what to look for, safety information, and the most interesting places to visit.

 

The King Cruiser Wreck

The King Cruiser Wreck

Advanced / Experienced Divers only

Dive the famous King Cruiser Wreck, a huge artificial reef that attracts enormous schools of schooling fish who come to seek shelter within its vast, steel hulk.

Shark Point Dive Site

Shark Point

Certified Divers: Comfortable with some current

Shark Point boasts some of the most prolific soft corals in the area and is one of the top spots to look for Leopard Sharks lying on the sandy bottom.

Anemone Reef Dive Site

Anemone Reef

Certified Divers: Comfortable with some current

Tucked amongst the cracks and crevices of Anemone Reef you can find a huge number of rare and unusual species of Moray Eel and other interesting marine life.

These sites are recommended for more experienced divers due to their exposed position and likelihood of currents and reduced visibility. They provide a diverse choice of diving environments that can be experienced within a single day-trip from Ko Lanta.

 

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Dive Site Tips – Insider Knowledge from the Locals!

 

As with many wreck dives, the conditions at the King Cruiser often fall prey to strong currents and reduced visibility. However, the artificial reef attracts not only mind-bogglingly huge schools of reef fish, but is home to a surprisingly rich array of marine life that can rival any of the natural reefs in the area. Look for big red octopus, the large resident Hawksbill turtle as well as a wealth of other critters. Large species of sharks are also spotted here from time to time.

Shark Point (or Hin Musang) is a group of pinnacle dive sites that lie half-way between Ko Phi Phi and Phuket. These sites have some of the most abundant and colourful soft corals in Thailand and are home to literally thousands of fish and other marine species. The site is named after the Leopard Sharks that are often seen resting on the sand, facing into the currents that are common to this site. The sheer density of fish and other marine life, make diving here a wonderful, magical experience.

Anemone Reef (or Hin Jom – Submerged Rock) is located about 600m away from Shark Point. This pinnacle site is completely covered in Anemones that gently sway in the current. You can find an enormous variety of Moray Eels, from Zebra and Spot-Face Morays to Honeycombed Yellow-Edged, Undulated, White Mouth and Clouded Morays. There are also many Lionfish and Bearded Scorpionfish on this site – the largest I’ve seen was – nearly 80cm long!

 

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Overview Map of the King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point & Anemone Reef

 

King Cruiser, Shark Point & Anemone Reef Overview Map

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