Boonsung Wreck diving day trip
Embark on an underwater adventure like never before with a Boonsung wreck diving day trip. This unique experience offers divers the chance to explore the mesmerizing Boonsung Wreck, an iconic dive site nestled in the Andaman Sea. In this article, we’ll delve into the rich history of Boonsung Wreck, the thrill of a diving day trip, and everything you need to know to make the most of this unforgettable underwater journey.
Unveiling the Boonsung Wreck: A Dive into History
The area around Khao Lak is rich of tin and till the 80’s, tin mining was big in this area. You can get an impression of the life of that time in the movie The Tin mine. Set in the 50’s, it tells the story of a young man working on a tin dredge in Takuapa.
Thi old tin mining boat that was owned by the Boonsung Tin Mining Company and operated up and down the Andaman coast throughout the tin mining boom, starting in the 1950’s. The boat sank in 1984 after somebody flushed the toilet and the water started rushing in and did not stop (that’s how the legend goes). . . another (less exciting) story says that it sank in rough seas.
It found its final resting place in the depths of the Andaman Sea, creating an artificial reef teeming with marine life. Delve into the past as you explore the remnants of this historic shipwreck, providing a fascinating backdrop to your diving adventure.
- Diving day trip from Khao Lak
- 2 Dives
- Boonsung wreck, TOR 13 wreck
- Max 4 divers with 1 professional guide
- Bathroom and sheltered deck available
- Onboard courses available
- Best price guarantee
Pick up from your accommodation in Khao Lak by taxi.
At 8.45 AM M/V Nangnuan leaves from Pakarang Cape. Travel time is around 30 minutes.
Dive groups are based on certification level and dive experience. In this way everybody will feel comfortable: from the novice open water diver to the more experienced diver.
Each Dive Master gives a detailed dive briefing to his group and helps with setting up your diving gear. Ratio divers: 4 divers to 1 Dive Master.
Plunge into the clear water and enjoy the incredible marine wildlife of Boonsung wreck or TOR 13 wreck.
Dive time 45-60 minutes.
Back onboard, a Thai lunch will be served. After a 1 hour surface interval, the Dive Master will give a detailed briefing for the next dive and help you with gearing up.
Plunge back into the water and get the experiences of tropical wreck diving.
After the dive the longtail boat will return back to the harbor. This is the time to fill in your logbook and exchange experiences. Arriving back at Cape Pakarang around 15.00 PM, the taxi is waiting to bring you back to your accommodation in Khao Lak.
Schedule can be changed due weather, sea conditions.
SCHEDULE OCTOBER 2023 - MAY 2024
Boonsung wreck daytrip : every day of the week
Boonsung wreck 2 dives : 3.000.- Baht
Included in the price are :
- Experienced dive guides and instructors (no freelance)
- Small dive groups of 4 divers to 1 dive guide
- Drinking water
- 12 Liter tank
- Transfers for Khao Lak area
Excluded in the price are :
- Full set of diving equipment : 500.- Baht per day
- Soft drink ( can be purchased at the boat )