WRECK DIVING | DAYTRIPS
Khao Lak offers a great choice for Wreck dive enthusiasts and Underwater Photographers.
The most famous wreck is the Boon Sung Wreck that we also dive as last dive on all our trips with our Manta Queen Fleet. This tin-dredging boat is a marine life spectacle,it rests in 18-20meters depth and for the last 30 years has been the most abundant artificial reef in the area. Get your Macro lense on your camera and bring a spare battery with you!
The Seachart Wreck was a cargo vessel, which sank about 10 years ago during the low season in a Monsoon storm and rests close to the shore of Khao Lak. Its cargo, teak wood trunks, also caused the vessel to capsize after the trunks shifted to port side because of high waves. Advanced or Deep Dive certificate is mandatory to visit this wreck, as the bottom is around 45meters.
The Premchai was aslo a tin-dredging boat, a past relict from Southern Thailand´s rich tin mining history. Close to the pier of Taplamu it is also a great dive for Underwater Photographers since it offers plenty of macro critters and is a nursery to many juvenile fish specie too.
Last but not least the HTMS Pratong 715 Wreck was sunk on purpose just a few years ago, to serve as an artificial reef. The Thai Royal Marine Corps training boat was sold by USA to Thailand after it participated in the Second World War and the Cuban Missile Crises 1962. Whalesharks have been spotted there frequently and the wreck is starting to take a new life of it´s own already, homing an ever growing population of fish life.
- Full set of high quality dive equipment
- Transfers from Khao Lak on departure and arrival days of the boat
- Lunch and fruits
- Drinking water
- Experienced dive guide
- Small dive groups of 5 or less
- Dive computer (250 THB per day)
- 15 liter dive tank (150 THB per dive )
- Nitrox (150 THB per dive)
- Extra long wetsuit (200 THB per day)
- Prescriptive dive mask -1/-10 (200 THB per day)
- Soft Drinks (20 THB per unit)
- Beers (70 THB per unit)
Sunk in 1985, this tin dredger went down in 20 meters of water, after somebody flushed the toilet and the water started rushing in and did not stop (or so the legend has it!)
Over several years, it became colonized by thousands upon thousands of fish, glad to be lucky enough to have to an artificial reef in a vast expanse of sand. When the tsunami hit in 2004, it broke the structure into four main pieces, making it ever more interesting for us divers.READ MORE
MV SEA CHART
MV Sea Chart 1 was in the process of transporting 1,200 logs of wood in its 3200 tonnes hold from Burma, heading across the Andaman Sea, down through the Straits of Malacca and then on to to its final destination in Vietnam. However, in August 2009, the bulk-carrier encountered problems not far from Thailand’s coast, where rough seas and severe weather battered the ship, causing multiple leaks in its hull. Water also leaked into the engine room and began to sink the vessel. All crew on board the Sea Chart 1 managed to escape on inflatable rafts soon to be rescued by a Thai Navy ship. MV Sea Chart, 84 meters long and 12 meters wide, now rests on her starboard side in 40 meters of water.READ MORE
Though sunk on purpose in 2001 for the benefit of recreational diving, the Premchai is the twin sister of the Boonsung Wreck. As the Premchai was sunk after the Boonsung, it is not quite as heavily inhabited, but month after month more and more aquatic life is finding it’s home on this beautiful wreck.
Placed close to the Taplamu coast, the visibility is largely affected by the coastal tide. On a good day, the visibility may not get much better than about 10-15m, but you can still hope to see a variety of nudibranch, mollusks, pipefish, scorpion fish, cuttlefish, crocodile fish, mantis shrimp, orangutan crab, lemon seahares and moray eels.READ MORE
HTMS PHRA THONG
HTMS Phrathong 715 Wreck was sunk on purpose just a few years ago, to serve as an artificial reef. The Thai Royal Marine Corps training boat was sold by USA to Thailand after it participated in the Second World War and the Cuban Missile Crises 1962. It is completely in tact and lies on her port side, and allows some penetration through the main hull area. Whalesharks have been spotted here frequently and the wreck is starting to take a new life of it´s own already homing an ever growing population of fish life.
THE FOOD ON BOARDWe pride ourselves to offer the best tasting Thai cuisine on board our complete fleet. Nonetheless we offer a variety of Western dishes too during your cruise. We are able to cater vegetarians, vegans and on all our boats we banned the use of MSG (monosodium glutamate). If you are allergic to Nuts or other food ingredients please tell us during your check in at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures. For more information or special requirements please contact us.
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