Dive the Boonsung Wreck With Us
and Dive with a Smile 😉
A Unique Khao Lak Diving Experience
Dive from our traditional Thai longtail boat
30 minutes from Khao Lak, at the Boonsung Wreck
3000THB per person
* Equipment and Khao Lak transfers included
Minimum 2 Guests – Nitrox available – SSI & PADI courses
WHAT IS THE BOONSUNG WRECK?
Over 30 years ago, a tin mining vessel sank just off the coast of a small village called Bangsak, a few kilometres to the north of Khao Lak. Lying at only 18m on the seabed, the Boonsung Wreck has become the best wreck dive site in the area and surpasses the Similan Islands for quantity and variety of fish life with almost as much macro fish life as Richelieu Rock, although due to it’s close proximity to the coastline the visibility can be somewhat reduced.
WHAT WILL YOU SEE?
In 2004 the Boonsung Wreck was torn apart by the tsunami and it’s body was spread over a large area in the sea. This means that today the dive site is more interesting and varied, although absolutely un-penetrable. The marine life here is in abundance. It includes masses of lionfish, many different types of eels, possible schools of barracudas and lots more: trevelly, lionfish, stonefish, yellow snapper, nudibranch, trigger fish and angel fish – to name just a few.
WHO CAN DIVE THERE?
The Boonsung wreck is suitable for all experience levels. The maximum depth of 18m makes the site ideal for open water divers and junior advanced open water divers. If you wish to save money on the PADI Open Water Course then the wreck is a perfect place for taking open water dives three and four. This is also a great diving day trip from Khao Lak for those who would like to spend less time transferring to the dive sites and more time on the beach.
"Your individual pace and needs are our utmost priority"
A UNIQUE DIVING DAY TRIP FROM KHAO LAK
Thailand Dive and Sail offer a true Thai adventure to the Boonsung Wreck. Our Thai longtail boat departs from one of Khao Lak’s most beautiful beaches, taking only 30 minutes to reach the wreck site. The day starts at the leisurely time of 9:00am with hotel pick-ups and tea or coffee on the beach before heading out to the wreck site.
The first dive will be at approximately 10.30am, after which a very delicious Thai lunch is served on the longtail boat. You will then complete your second dive followed by enjoying some fresh fruit on your way back to land. We arrive back at the beach at around 3:00pm. Here you can enjoy a post dive beer or fruit shake whilst we complete log books before returning to your hotel with ample time to prepare for your evening activities in Khao Lak.
DIVE WITH US, DIVE WITH A SMILE ;)
Every diver is different and has individual needs. You want a dive guide who will take the effort to learn about your individuality, abilities and experience level.
The Thailand Dive and Sail Wreck trip is one of our favourite days out. We usually take only small groups to the Boonsung Wreck and quite often the trip will be private for just your group. The relaxed pace of the day is of course a positive aspect to the day, but the real treat is the marine life that you will see when you are diving here. Often referred to as a ‘fish soup’, this dive site is packed full of critters and fish life. The fact that the area is not inundated with speedboats, like the Similans are, is also an added bonus.
DIVE WITH THE BEST EQUIPMENT
To ensure that you get the most out of your diving experience in every way, we provide high quality and safe Aqualung rental equipment. All equipment is less than two seasons old, very well maintained and serviced regularly to keep it in excellent condition. We can provide BCDs, regulators, fins, wetsuits and dive computers. Torches for night dives can also be rented for competitive prices.
BOONSUNG WRECK DIVE SITE INFORMATION
“When visiting the Boonsung Wreck don’t forget to take your camera! As well as the numerous macro possibilities to be photographed here, there are also the dramatic numbers of fish that make great shots!”
The Boonsung Wreck us located approximately 9 Kilometres west from Bansak Beach, just north of Khao Lak. The site covers a large area and it is possible to dive down to 18-19 metres here.
The wreck itself sits on a sandy sea bed with few other features around. Although it is tempting, entry into the wreck is off limits. It is the abundant macro life and the vast numbers of schooling fish that are the real draw to the Boonsung Wreck. The amount of marine life found here almost competes with Richelieu Rock, one of the top dive sites in Thailand.
Various members of the Moray family can be found here, including the honeycomb, white eyed and giant moray eels. This site is renowned as a hot spot for scorpion fish and there are also stonefish to be found here.
DIVE SITE BRIEFING
Here are a few pointers for what can expect from your Thailand Dive and Sail dive briefing at the Boonsung Wreck. We will be diving to a depth of 19 metres and will be exploring the fascinating marine life that inhabit this old wreck in the Andaman Sea.
There are no entry points to the wreck and we will encourage you to not get too close. Many small and large scorpion fish dwell here and you do not want to come into contact with one. You will need to be careful at the wreck as there are many beams sticking out around the site, but as long as you remain fully aware of your environment you will be fine. The Boonsung Wreck is a fantastic dive site and part of a relaxing day out. Enjoy!