Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island
Diving Type Boat diving
Level Beginner and experienced divers
Depth 5 - 25 m
Visibility 10 - 20 m
Current None - Medium
Dive Site

Koh Bida Nok
One of the little islands South of Phi Phi Leh. With the bottom at around 30 meters and the limestone cliffs continuing in steep underwater walls this is a really interesting dive site to explore.

Loh Sama Bay
Loh Sama Bay is a dive site South-East of Phi Phi Ley. It offers a small island where you can dive around which takes about the whole dive. This is another beautiful dive site with countless fish and colorful corals. Especially the soft corals and Gorgonian fans are stunning. Some huge Porcupine Puffers were swimming (more like floating) around while Scorpionfish were 'stuck' on the wall.

Palong Wall
North-West of Phi Phi Leh. If you are lucky divers you'll see many black tip reef sharks!

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Season Scuba diving in Phi Phi runs year-round with the best conditions from February-May. The waters are at their calmest, warmest 84-86ºF/29-30°C and clearest during this time.
In June-September the waters are cool but never drop below 82°F/28°C. Visibility ranges from 30m (at its best between January and April) to 10-15m in low season. The benefit of more plankton in the water means manta rays and whale sharks are more likely to make an appearance. Currents are gentle all year.
There is no bad time for diving in Koh Phi Phi. With 15 fascinating dive sites scattered around the island it's an all-round perfect place for divers of any experience.
Highlight Blacktip reef shark, Leopard shark, Nurse shark, Whale shark, Manta ray, Seahorse, Hawksbill turtle, Shrimp, Sea snake, Sting ray, Barracuda, Octopus, Moray eel, Lionfish

General Info

Koh Phi Phi is characterized by rugged limestone walls, vivid soft coral and gorgonian fans. Stunning rock formations continue underwater creating great wall diving with plenty of nooks and crevices for critters to hide in. With sloping coral gardens ripe for exploring on your safety stop, diving in Koh Phi Phi offers richness for all.

Keep a keen eye on the sand for resting leopard sharks. Look carefully for mantis shrimp and seahorses whilst triggerfish dart around you. Barracuda and octopus hang out with blacktip reef sharks, nurse sharks, turtles, bluespotted stingrays, and banded sea snakes in the blue. Whale sharks have been known to pass by Koh Phi Phi to follow the plankton trail from Malaysia to Myanmar. Sometime 10 meters long, these gentle giants are awesome overhead.

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