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Dive sites around Phuket day trip

Anemone reef King Cruiser
Koh Dok Mai Racha Yai
Shark Point Racha Noi
Phi Phi Islands - daytrips and overnight

M/V Sai Mai - Phi Phi overnight trip

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King Cruiser wreck dive

Depth: 12-30 meters King Cruiser
Special: Superb wreck: fantastic coral growth, macro life plastered all over the wreck and fast action above it!
Sea Life: Schools of resident snapper and fusillier, jacks, rainbow runners, huge lionfish, lots of nudibranchs.  

King Cruiser wreck divingOn the 4th of May 1997 King Cruiser, an 85 m catamaran car and passenger ferry, strayed off course and hit Anemone Reef ripping one of her twin hulls open. The King Cruiser sunk within an hour after all 600 passangers had been brought to safety. So it became a superb wreck dive within close proximity to Phuket - very good news for all diving enthusiasts.



King Cruiser wreck diving

The wreck has decks on different levels and depths, great open passages to swim along with many varied species of fish who have made the King Cruiser their home and there is fantastic coral growth just beginning.

The wreck starts at 14 meters and the bottom is 30 meters, making the King Cruiser an ideal dive site for all divers.

uw photo © 2003 Steve Rubin

King Cruiser wreck diving






King Cruiser wreck diving

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DIVE CENTER NEWS (updated 19th March 2014)

Oceanic Branches out after Thirteen Years as a PADI 5* IDC Center

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After thirteen years as a PADI Five Star IDC Centre, we want to offer our divers more choice. Within the PADI accreditation system, five star status is the highest accolade for dive centres, and we're proud to have met the critera every year since 1999. Now we want to give our divers more choice and so we have decided to become a Multiple-Agency Diver Training Centre offering SSI as well as PADI. Our excellent Five Star facilities are still the same, and so are our excellent Five Star instructors, and Five Star rental equipment, but now you have the choice of which Diver Certification you prefer to hold. With SSI growing year on year, and recognised worldwide in all the places PADI have reached, and more, we're proud to become their newest member, and offer our members more choice.

Book early for your 2014-2015 Similans Trip

The Similans will be closing again in May 2014 and they won't re-open until October 2014. We've set records this last season with the highest number of whaleshark sightings in memory: we've had whaleshark AND manta sightings on 4 out of every 5 trips this year! Our divers expect this trend to continue into the next season, starting in October, and we're already receiving much larger numbers of advance bookings than usual, so it's a good idea to get your places reserved early. Once again, M/V Pawara is offering FREE Nitrox on all of her trips. If you're not already certified for Nitrox you can get the PADI specialty on board, or come early and take either the PADI or SSI Nitrox certification at Oceanic. Check out our Phuket Liveaboard Boats page for a selection of the boats available. We offer the full range from budget to 5-star luxury but they all share one thing in common... a proven track-record of excellence in customer service and safety. Please email us for more information

Hin Daeng, Hin Muang & Koh Ha... superstar dive sites!

Sometimes it seems all the attention in the diving community of Phuket is on the world-famous Similans, so these other treasures of the Andaman are often overlooked. Just a bit too far for a daytrip, Hin Daeng (Red Rock) and Hin Muang (Purple Rock) are described in more detail at this link and we visit them on shorter 2, 3 or 4 night liveaboard trips which will also visit the enchanting islands Koh Ha and Phi Phi and the ever-popular Shark Point. On previous trips the divers were treated to whalesharks, mantas, mobulas, seahorses, ornate ghostpipefish and many more fabulous surprises.

Day Trips for diving and snorkling around Phuket every day.

Now the conditions on Phuket's Western beaches are fabulous for divers, snorkelers and swimmers. If you're short on time then join us for a beach dive in the morning or afternoon. All of the daytrip dive sites are offering good conditions and a great variety or marine life. If you like to be out on the open ocean, the conditions are always superb at our popular diving and snorkelling sites at Racha Yai. Snorkellers and divers of all abilities will find what they're looking for diving at Phi Phi too. For divers with a little more experience, our daily trips out to King Cruiser Wreck, will astound you with the number and varieties of schooling fish around the wreck.

Please do be aware, though, especially now as we transition into our monsoon season, that not every day can offer perfect conditions for your daytrip. Even in our "Dry" Season the weather can change, and on days when the wind blows the sea can get a little rough and uncomfortable. So don't take any chances: take advantage of our reputation as "the friendliest dive center in town"! Drop in for a chat or email us for the latest weather forecast and genuine advice about the best trips and the best days for you to choose. Our email address:

SSI Online Study & PADI e-Learners PROMOTION - 10% discount on courses at Oceanic

We know your time is precious when you only get a few days' holiday each year and if you've never dived before and want to get your licence it can seem like a big chunk out of your holiday to take the full Open Water course. One way you can speed things up while you're here is to do the "hard work" at your own pace at home through online study, either with SSI or PADI. Then, when you arrive in Phuket, you only have the fun part to do - diving! You can even do the acadmic portion of the Advanced Open Water course this way.

Register with Oceanic Divecenter at PADI's e-Learning system through this link to get started on your Open Water or Advanced Open Water coursework online. When you come to complete the water work with Oceanic Divecenter we'll give you 10% off our fees. (Note PADI fees will apply when you register with the e-Learning system.)

Or register with SSI's FREE Online Training at this link. You can associate your login name with Oceanic Dive Center once you've got your login data and then we'll be kept up to date with your progress and give you 10% off your fees when you complete the course with us.

We welcome mixed groups of divers and snorkellers...

Many of our dive sites are perfect for snorkellers too. Join us every day for a trip to the fabulous Phi Phi or Racha Yai!

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