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Khram Wreck - Pattaya Outer Islands

Khram Wreck at a Glance

Depth: 15 - 30 m
Currents: Mild - Strong
Season: All Year
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The "wreck" of the HTMS Khram is currently the most-visited of the many wrecks off Pattaya. I put wreck in quotes because the ship was sunk on purpose in 2003 by the Royal Thai Navy to create a new reef and dive site. The Khram started out as the LSM-469 during WWII and was transferred to the Thai Navy in 1962.

The Khram sits upright about 300 meters off the southeastern tip of Koh Phai. The bottom is at 30 meters, but the top of the wreck is about 15 meters down. There are several large holes for easy penetration. All ammunition, engines and other heavy equipment has been removed.