On the 4th of May 1997, the car ferry, The King Cruiser, travelling from Phuket to the Phi Phi Islands, ran aground on Anemone Reef and ripped a large hole in the hull. Within half an hour, the ferry had sunk. Fortunately, all the passengers were able to escape the sinking ship.
The wreck now sits at 30 metres and although has sustained much damage, it is still largely intact. The car deck can be explored and divers can glimpse inside the ferry to observe it’s interior.
There is much life to see here, from the larger shoals of barracuda, snappers and trevally to macro favourites like nudibranchs and shrimps. Lion fish and scorpion fish can also be found here, together with stunning corals. There is an amazing variety of life around the wreck, and it makes for a fascinating dive. Currents can be strong and visibility can be changeable, so the dive is recommended for more experienced divers and those undertaking wreck or deep courses. The maximum depth at the site is 32m.
Anemone reef, or HinJom as it is known, is a submerged rock and is home to an abundance of green and blue anemones and the brightly coloured fish that live with them. It is also a great place to find moray eels. It is usually dived in conjunction with King Cruiser and Shark Point. Currents can be variable around the pinnacle. The maximum depth at the site is 26m.
Shark point, known locally as HinMusang, is a great place to spot leopard sharks and many different kinds of rays. It is actually three pinnacles and has a huge variety of fish and brightly coloured corals. It is a good place for drift dives along the line of the pinnacles. The maximum depth at the site is 24m.