Naufragio Kled Kaew

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Kled Kaew Wreck, the closest and most fantastic wreck dive site in Koh Lanta!

With very, very good eyes, Spotfin Frogfish might be spotted. Come help us find them!

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Koh Lanta Wreck – Kled Kaew Dimensions

Length: 47.2 meters. Beam: 7.7 meters Draft: 13 meters Weight: 382-ton Kled Kaew, Keow or Geow Wreck is one of the few amazing Koh Lanta wrecks. It was an ancient Royal Thailand Navy transport support vessel and went to a watery grave in 2014: it was purposely sunk. Several holes were cut through the hull to assist in the sinking and also to allow skilled divers to explore and penetrate the interior. The sinking, a joint action by the RTN and the Department of Marine & Coastal Resources, was presided over by Captain Nantapon Malarat, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Tab Lamu Naval Base in Phang Nga. Nudibranchs, Lionfish, Scorpionfish and Snappers fully cover the ship wreck, making this dive site a great opportunity for every underwater photographer. A large group of Yellow tailed Barracuda is cruising around creating a stunning view during good visibility days.

You like wreck diving?

There are another beautiful wrecks that you can visit from Koh Lanta, the Train Wreck 666 as well as the King Cruiser Wreck. Explore all these wrecks while doing the PADI Wreck Diving Specialty course! Or, choose one of your adventure dives for your PADI Advanced Open Water certification to be a wreck dive!

The Koh Lanta Wreck – Kled Kaew is the perfect site for all the macro underwater photography lovers!

You like to take pictures of macroorganisms underwater? This wreck is a macro photography heaven! From the tiny nudibranchs to frogfish, there are many amazing small creatures that live here. Signup for our Digital Underwater Photography Specialty to learn shooting techniques as well as post-editing tricks!

Typical Diving Day Trip

We like to combine the wreck dive together with Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai or Hin Bida. Depending on the weather and sea conditions, sometimes we do the dive in the morning before all the other big boats arrive or in the afternoon when all other boats are gone. This way we make sure that the whole wreck is just for us. Make sure to tell us that you would like to do a wreck dive when booking your diving trip with us!

Dive Site Highlights

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  • SUITABLE FOR EXPERIENCED DIVERS

    Due to strong currents, and the fact that this is a wreck dive, we will only take experienced divers.

  • CURRENTS

    Mild to very strong. We use the tide tables in our dive planning.

  • VISIBILITY

    Although visibility varies and can sometimes drop below this average, the normal visibility around this site is between 5-20 m.

  • DEPTH

    Depth ranges from 12 to 33 meters.

  • GREAT PLACE TO PHOTOGRAPH

    You must have good lights or a flash on your camera for good photographs.

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