Diving Kled Kaeo Wreck @ Phi PHI

KLED KAEO WRECK was originally launched in Norway in 1948. In 1956 she was purchased and commissioned by the Thai Navy and renamed RTN KLED GAEON(KAEO). The ship functioned as an auxiliary vessel, a transport support storage ship. Dimensions: 47.2m x 7.7m x 13m
The ship was carved out in 2014 and was deliberately sunk using controlled explosions to create a new site for research into sea and ocean warming and, of course, a new site for diving. The 47-meter-long wreck stands almost upright in a north-south (fore-aft) direction 1 km from Ko Phi Phi Ley. The upper part of the tower is about 14-16 meters deep depending on the tide. The main deck is 20 meters deep and the lower part is about 26 meters deep.
The ship was carved out in 2014 and was deliberately sunk using controlled explosions to create a new site for research into sea and ocean warming and, of course, a new site for diving. The 47-meter-long wreck stands almost upright in a north-south (fore-aft) direction 1 km from Ko Phi Phi Ley. The upper part of the tower is about 14-16 meters deep depending on the tide. The main deck is 20 meters deep and the lower part is about 26 meters deep.
Eight years after the sinking, it is not recommended to swim through the cabins in the captain’s quarters due to the collapse of the ceiling. The acidity of the water and corrosion are relentlessly eating away at the wreck. It is recommended that only divers with excellent buoyancy control, preferably AOWD qualifications, enter the wreck.