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Local Diving

Wreck diving at Boonsung,
Premchai and Sea Chart Wreck
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At Boonsung Wreck


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Aboard the Longtail Boat Sairung


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Lionfish


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Harlequin Nudibranch


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Whale Shark at Boonsung


Boonsung Wreck

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At Boonsung Wreck


We arrange local half day trips by longtail boat to the three outstanding wrecks Khao Lak has to offer.

One of the trip sites is the outstanding wreck "Boonsung". Here you will find an old tin mining boat which sank in 1984 and rests in a depth of 20 meters. The boxing day Tsunami of 2004 separated the wreck into several parts, making the dive site bigger and even more attractive.

Over several years, it became colonized by thousands upon thousands of fish, glad to be lucky enough to have an artificial reef in a vast expanse of sand.

Around the wreck, which locals describe as “fish soup,” you will pass through clouds of snappers, fusiliers, batfish, and trevally as you look for the special things living within the wreck and in the surrounding sand.

Crocodile fish, stonefish, scorpionfish, lionfish, ornate ghost pipefish, a lot of moray eels in different sizes and much more reside with the kings of the site, the nudibranchs.

Itinerary
We start the trip about 9:00am from Khao Lak/Bang Niang and bring you to Pakarang Beach where the longtailboat is waiting for you. We need about 30 minutes to the dive sites and doing 2 dives with a lunch break during the surface interval. We will be back at the beach latest 2:00pm and in Khao Lak 15 minutes later.

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at Premchai Wreck


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The wreck is well inhabited


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Fish Soup at Premchai Wreck


Premchai Wreck

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at Premchai Wreck


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 Tablamu coast, the visibility is largely affected by the coastal tide. On a good day, the visibility may not get much better than about 10m, but you can still hope to see a variety of nudibranch, mollusks, pipefish scorpion fish, cuttlefish, crocodile fish, mantis shrimp, orangutan crab, and moray eel.

Don’t expect to get any deeper than 22 meters unless you bring a shovel. You’ll have to pay close attention to your deco limit because, although you can’t go any deeper than 22 meters, you will spend the majority of the dive between this depth and the top of the wreck around 15 meters.

We are using this wreck for the second dive after the Sea Chart.

Itinerary
We start the trip about 7:30am from Khao Lak/Bang Niang and bring you to Tablamu Pier where the longtailboat is waiting for you. We need about 20 minutes to the dive sites and doing 2 dives with a lunch break during the surface interval. We will be back at the pier latest 1:00pm and in Khao Lak 30 minutes later.

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at Sea Chart Wreck


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There is a lot to discover


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The spot is perfect for Tec Diving


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The ship propeller


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Whale Shark at the Sea Chart


Sea Chart Wreck

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MV Sea Chart 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 leaked into the engine room and began to sink the vessel. All crew on board the Sea Chart 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.

This fascinating ship wreck still with cargo aboard and many other original features makes a jaw dropping dive for wreck divers. A huge amount of marine life has already settled on this wreck. There are lots of Lionfish, a school of huge Batfish, several different unusual nudibranchs, a school of big Rainbow runners, a big old Baracuda, Octopus, Ghost Pipefish, Frogfish and many others.

This is a dive site for more experienced divers and for our deep diver courses.

Itinerary
We start the trip about 7:30am from Khao Lak/Bang Niang and bring you to Tablamu Pier where the longtailboat is waiting for you. We need about 50 minutes to the dive sites and doing 1 dives there. After the first dive we head forward to the Premchai Wreck and offer lunch on the way during the surface interval. The dive at the Premchai starts about 12:00am and we will be back at the pier latest 1:30pm and in Khao Lak 30 minutes later.

Prices

Boonsung Wreck daily on request, minimum 2 divers 2600,-
Premchai Wreck on request, minimum 2 divers 2600,-
Sea Chart / Premchai Wreck on request, minimum 2 divers 2900,-

For Sea Chart required minimum Advanced- or Deep- as well Nitrox-certification and at least 50 logged dives, last dive done not more than 3 month ago.

All Prices in THB (Thai Baht).

Price included
Transfers Khao Lak Hotel / Boat / Hotel, lunch, drinking water, soft drinks, fruits, towel, mask and snorkel, fins, life-jacket, guide, basic insurance and NITROX.

Price not includes
rental equipment - BCD 200 THB, regulator 200 THB, Shorty 3mm 100 THB,
dive computer 250 THB

These tours are not recommended for Non-divers or children!


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 • Boonsung Wreck  
 • Sea Chart / Premchai Wreck