Protected Marine Sanctuary
Visits to the Shark Point Marine Sanctuary, usually form part of a ‘Superday’, which is a local term that means you can complete 3 dives in one day. The number of dives is optional, you can complete 1, 2 or 3 dives, but be aware that you will remain onboard our boat for the duration of the full 3 dive day. Given the depths and sometimes strong currents found in Shark Point Marine Park, the dives are for advanced divers only or for those working towards their Advanced Open water qualification.
The King Cruiser wreck is normally the first and deepest dive of the Superday. On a good day, you can see the outline of the wreck from the surface, with the bridge starting at a depth of 18m and the propellers sitting on the bottom at 30m. The 85 metre long passenger ferry sank on the 4th May 1997 after straying several kilometres off course and hitting Anemone Reef. The King Cruiser has now become an effective artificial reef and provides a good site for deep diving and non-invasive wreck exploration. The wreck is home to large schools of snappers and has an abundance of Lionfish and well camouflaged Scorpionfish. It is also commonly visited by Whale sharks between Jan-Mar.