Phi Phi Dive Sites
There are many Phi Phi dive sites, with a great variety of marine life and topologies.
around 10-30 metres
around 25 metres
Black tip reef sharks, leopard sharks, turtles, plentiful soft corals, sea fans and anemones.
Many overhangs, swim-throughs and caves. Beautiful surroundings!
The Phi Phi dive sites are spread across the 7 islands that make up the Phi Phi archipelago: boats from Phuket dive at Bida Nok, Bida Nai, and Phi Phi Lei. Other islands are Koh Yung, Koh Mai Phai and, the biggest in the group, Phi Phi Don.
Of them, Bida Nai and Bida Nok, are among the most renowned dive destinations around Phuket, and famous for their abundance of leopard sharks and diversity of marine life, including black tip reef sharks, turtles, sea snakes, clown fish and file fish as well as plentiful hard and soft corals. Macro lovers will be delighted with the nudibranch species that we find on all Phi Phi dive sites.
There are many overhangs, and swim-throughs to explore and even some caves that penetrate, in some cases, as far as 100 meters into the rocks.
Besides the world class diving there are also many superb areas for snorkeling with shallow coral gardens on the fringing reefs which are alive with colourful fish. Snorkelers are regularly treated to sightings of the numerous families of black tip reef sharks that patrol the shallower areas close to the islands.
Koh Phi Phi has become known the world over as one of the most stunning settings in Southeast Asia, and the location was chosen for the movie "The Beach".
The currents here are generally mild, maximum depths are around 30 meters and the visibility is often in excess of 25 meters so it is suitable for certified divers of all capabilities.
Lying around 2.5 hours from Phuket, it makes for a long day, and we recommend taking a 2 or three day liveaboard to make the most of it.