Sea Dragon since 1993

Khao Lak Wrecks

There are three wrecks off the coastline of Khao Lak, which are excellent for divers of all levels to explore. The wrecks have also become artificial reefs where you will find a wide variety of fish and other marine life.

WRECK DIVING IN KHAO LAK

Our three wrecks can each be dived on a half-day trip from Khao Lak. Each wreck has its own character according to its depth, age, and size. Most importantly, all act as artificial reefs, naturally attracting all sea life from the surrounding flat and sandy seabed. We do not penetrate any of these wrecks, so consequently, no special diving skills are needed. Come and enjoy the huge variety and abundance of fish life that now call these wrecks “home”.

The Bangsak Wreck is Khao Lak’s oldest and most established wreck and has a lot of marine life. The Thai Muang wreck is slightly deeper and is still fully intact. The Sea Chart Wreck is our largest wreck and lies much deeper and therefore is a fantastic wreck for advanced divers to explore!

BANGSAK WRECK

The oldest and most popular wreck dive in Khao Lak, with an outstanding collection of marine life

The Bangsak Wreck is an old tin mining dredger that sank in 1984 at a depth of 19m just off Bangsak beach. Due to its large size, the top of the wreck was close to the surface, creating a safety hazard for local fishing vessels. Therefore the Thai Navy had been called in to bomb the dredger creating Khao Lak’s first wreck dive!

In 2004 the tsunami passed over this site and as a result splitting the wreck into four main sections. Spreading it over a far greater area and making it a far more interesting dive site. Have a look at the “before and after” maps in our dive center to see how great the changes were.
There is an incredible richness of marine life here so don’t forget your camera. Truly, it’s just full of fish!

 

Khao Lak’s most popular wreck dive, teeming with marine life!

Pre-requisites: Suitable for all divers and Junior Advanced Open Water divers. Not suitable for snorkellers or Junior Open Water Divers.

Departures: On request

Max. depth: 19m

Dives: 2

Trip length: Half day – mornings

Group size: Max. 4 divers to 1 dive guide

B 3,000 – 2 dives at Bangsak Wreck (price excludes equipment)

  • Price includes: Return transport from your hotel to the harbour, PADI dive guide, lunch (vegetarian options available), water, fruit, tanks, weight belts + weights
  • There is a full safety kit onboard including a medical kit, life jackets and oxygen
  • Equipment hire is not included in the price for our day diving trips, as many divers bring some or all of their own equipment. See below for equipment hire prices. 

     

Equipment hire :
  • Full set: B500 (includes BCD, reg, wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins)
  • BCD: B200
  • Reg: B200
  • Wetsuit: B150
  • Mask/snorkel B50
  • Fins: B50
  • Dive Computer: B200
  • 15l Tank: B200 per tank
  • Nitrox: B300 per tank

Insurance: Your travel insurance policy may cover you for scuba diving, please check your policy wording before arrival. If you are not covered, we offer diving insurance as an optional extra. You can book daily or weekly insurance through us, at your registration session, and receive instant cover.

Departures upon request

You will need to check in at our dive center at least one day before your trip. Don’t forget to bring your log book and certification card. You will complete the registration paperwork and choose your lunch for the dive day. If you are renting dive equipment from us we will then fit you with the correct size equipment. 

  • 07:15-07:40 Taxi pick-up from your hotel/resort
  • 08:30 Depart from Thap Lamu harbour
  • 08.35 Boat briefing
  • 09:30 Dive 1
  • 10:30 Surface interval & lunch onboard
  • 12:00 Dive 2
  • 14:00 Arrive back at Thap Lamu harbour
  • 14:10-14:45 Arrival back at your hotel/resort

Our traditional longtail boat is typical of local boats in this area. So, when you dive with us you will experience a bit of south Thailand culture!

We have adapted our boat specifically for diving, adding tank racks and a roof to protect you from the sun. We also have a ladder to help you get back on the boat from the water.

Our comfortable longtail boat is 12m length and takes a maximum of 12 divers. We dive in groups of maximum 4 divers plus 1 dive guide per group. Our charismatic local boat driver is on hand to help throughout the day.

Onboard we have a full safety equipment, including a first aid kit, life jackets and oxygen.

After your dives your dive leader will complete and stamp your log books before we take you back to your hotel.

THAI MUANG WRECK

this wreck is still almost in one piece and rarely dived, so you can enjoy having this beautiful dive site all to yourself!

The Thai Muang Wreck was built in 1976 in Sliedrecht in the Netherlands. She ended her days working in the thriving tin mining industry off the coast of Phang Nga. In September 2000, sinking a few hundred meters off Thai Muang beach.

She now rests on her side at a depth of 23 meters. As a result, this is a great opportunity to dive on a complete tin dredger and with remnants of dredging equipment still visible.

There are plenty of lionfish and scorpionfish hidden around her decks. In addition, you might find resident honeycomb moray eels, boxfish, cuttlefish, pipefish, and an assortment of colorful nudibranchs.

Khao Lak’s fully intact tin dredging wreck

Pre-requisites: Suitable for all divers and junior divers aged 12+. Not suitable for Junior Open Water divers aged 10-11 years or for snorkellers

Departures: Upon request

Max. depth: 23m

Dives: 2

Trip length: Half day

Group size: Max. 4 divers to 1 dive guide

B 3,000 – 2 dives at Thai Muang Wreck (price excludes equipment)

  • Price includes: Return transport from your hotel to the harbour, dive guide, lunch (vegetarian options available), water, fruit, tanks, weight belts.
  • There is a full safety kit onboard including a medical kit, life jackets and oxygen
  • Equipment hire is not included in the price for our day diving trips, as many divers bring some or all of their own equipment. See below for equipment hire prices. However, we do include the use of a FREE dive computer for everyone, to ensure we can all dive the best possible profile for this site.

     

Equipment hire :
  • Full set: B500 (includes BCD, reg, wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins)
  • BCD: B200
  • Reg: B200
  • Wetsuit: B150
  • Mask/snorkel B50
  • Fins: B50
  • Dive Computer: B200
  • 15l Tank: B200 per tank
  • Nitrox: B300 per tank

Insurance: Your travel insurance policy may cover you for scuba diving, please check your policy wording before arrival. If you are not covered, we offer diving insurance as an optional extra. You can book daily or weekly insurance through us, at your registration session, and receive instant cover.

This is a half-day dive trip, scheduled only upon request

At least one day before your trip departs please come to our dive center to complete the registration paperwork and show us your logbook and certification card. If you are renting dive equipment from us we will then fit you with the correct size equipment and take your lunch order for your dive trip.

  • 07:15-07:40 Taxi pick-up from your hotel/resort
  • 08:30 Depart from Thap Lamu harbour
  • 08.35 Boat briefing
  • 09:30 Dive 1
  • 10:30 Surface interval & lunch onboard
  • 12:00 Dive 2
  • 14:00 Arrive back at Thap Lamu harbour
  • 14:10-14:45 Arrival back at your hotel/resort

Our traditional Thai-style longtail boat is typical of local boats in this area – you have probably seen many of them moored off the Khao Lak beaches – so you are experiencing a taste of southern Thailand culture when you dive with us!

We have adapted our boats specifically for diving, adding tank racks, a roof to protect you from the midday sun and a ladder to assist you on entering the boat from the water.

At 10m length our comfortable boat takes a maximum of 10 divers onboard, diving in 2-3 groups of maximum 4 divers plus 1 dive guide per group – plus our charismatic local boat driver is also onboard, of course!

Onboard we have a full safety kit, including a first aid box, life jackets and oxygen. After your dives your dive leader will complete and stamp your log books before we return you to your hotel mid-afternoon.

SEA CHART 1 WRECK

The ultimate wreck dive in Khao Lak, at 40m depth, is for experienced divers only !

This 1970 German cargo ship sank in August 2009, just off Thai Muang beach. She was transporting her cargo of 1,200 tonnes of teak wood from Myanmar to Vietnam. Her load started to shift and as a result, she began taking on water. Being pushed closer and closer towards the shore, she consequently capsized just outside Thap Lamu harbor.

Lying at a depth of 40m on her starboard side, this 85m long, 12m wide intact wreck still has much of her original cargo on board and is in excellent condition. The shallowest point of the wreck is at 22 meters.
On a day trip, we do the first dive at the Sea Chart Wreck and the second dive at the Thai Muang wreck.

 

Khao Lak’s largest, deepest, and most challenging wreck!

Pre-requisites: Suitable for Advanced Open Water Divers with 50+ logged dives. We also accept experienced Adventure Divers with 50+ logged dives including Deep Adventure Dive, and experienced Open Water Divers with 50+ logged dives plus Deep Adventure Dive. Not suitable for junior divers or snorkellers.

Departures: Upon request

Max. depth: 40m

Dives: 2

Trip length: Half day – mornings

Group size: Max. 4 divers to 1 dive guide

B 3,000 – 1 dive at Sea Chart Wreck, 1 dive at Thai Muang wreck

  • Price includes: Return transport from your hotel to the harbor/beach, dive guide, jetty fees, lunch (vegetarian options available), water, fruit, tanks, weight belts + weights
  • There is a full safety kit onboard including a medical kit, life jackets and oxygen
  • Equipment hire is not included in the price for our day diving trips, as many divers bring some or all of their own equipment. See below for equipment hire prices. 
Equipment hire :
  • Full set: B500 (includes BCD, reg, wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins)
  • BCD: B200
  • Reg: B200
  • Wetsuit: B150
  • Mask/snorkel B50
  • Fins: B50
  • Dive Computer: B200
  • 15l Tank: B200 per tank
  • Nitrox: B300 per tank

Insurance: Your travel insurance policy may cover you for scuba diving, please check your policy wording before arrival. If you are not covered, we offer diving insurance as an optional extra. You can book daily or weekly insurance through us, at your registration session, and receive instant cover.

This is a half-day dive trip, scheduled only upon request

At least one day before your trip departs please come to our dive center to complete the registration paperwork and show us your logbook and certification card. If you are renting dive equipment from us we will then fit you with the correct size equipment and take your lunch order for your dive trip. 

  • 07:15-07:40 Taxi pick-up from your hotel/resort
  • 08:30 Depart from Thap Lamu harbour
  • 08.35 Boat briefing
  • 09:30 Dive 1
  • 10:30 Surface interval & lunch onboard
  • 12:00 Dive 2
  • 14:00 Arrive back at Thap Lamu harbour
  • 14:10-14:45 Arrival back at your hotel/resort

Our traditional longtail boat is typical of local boats in this area. So, when you dive with us you will experience a bit of south Thailand culture!

We have adapted our boat specifically for diving, adding tank racks and a roof to protect you from the sun. We also have a ladder to help you get back on the boat from the water.

Our comfortable longtail boat is 12m length and takes a maximum of 12 divers. We dive in groups of maximum 4 divers plus 1 dive guide per group. Our charismatic local boat driver is on hand to help throughout the day.

Onboard we have a full safety equipment, including a first aid kit, life jackets and oxygen.

After your dives your dive leader will complete and stamp your log books before we take you back to your hotel.