Phi Phi Islands are a small archipelago of six islands located to the east of Phuket. The islands are touted to be one of the most beautiful yet accessible island groups in the world, and it pretty much lives up to this reputation. The scenery above and below the water is absolutely stunning.

The entire region is part of a marine National Park, and hence abundant in all types of marine life.

Palong Wall / Maya wallAo NuiKoh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Noi

Along the West side of Koh Phi Phi Ley you will find two beautiful dive sites named Palong Wall and Maya Wall. These two walls are basically split in to two because of Palong Bay.
When you jump in to the bay you can go either way. On both dive sites you will experience fantastic marine life such as Hawksbill Turtles, Black Tip Reef Sharks swimming in the shallows, Clown Triggerfish, Banded Sea Krait, Ember Parrotfish, Kuhls Stingray, Giant Moray Eels in and around the pinnacles and many different varieties of Reef Fish.

The depth ranges from 5 meters down to 20 meters. The topography is a sloping hard reef down to medium size pinnacles sporadically positioned over the white sandy bottom.

Due to slight currents and a nice flat bottom, all divers and snorkelers are welcome to these two dive sites.

  • Depth: 22 Meters
  • Visibility: 5 -20 Meters
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Current: Mild/Moderate
  • Type: Wall/Slope/Pinnacle
Ao Nui is a small bay located on the Northwest side of Phi Phi Don. It’s a small dive site with virtually no currents due to the limestone outcrop of rocks that breach the surface and shelters divers from the currents outside of the bay.
The depth in the bay ranges from 4-8 meters making it a perfect site for beginner divers and snorkelers. Ao Nui also hides a beautiful secluded white sandy beach that compliments this stunning and relaxing site.
Outside of the bay there is a wall that descends to 20 meters with boulders that stretch over a white sandy bottom.
A sampling of the marine life you are likely to encounter includes Tigertail Seahorse hiding in delicate soft corals, schools of Yellowtail Barracuda patrolling outside of the bay and macro life such as Nudi Branch can be spotted in crevices and attached to rocks.

This site also support many different varieties of Reef Fish within the beautiful array of soft and hard corals such as: Whip Coral, Giant Gorgonian Sea Fan, Feathered Sea Stars and the Soft Anemone Corals that have attached themselves to rocks.

All levels of divers and snorkelers are welcome to this hidden gem within the paradise of Phi Phi Islands.

  • Depth: 24 Meters
  • Visibility: 5 – 15 Meters
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Current: Soft / Mild
  • Type: Reef/Wall/Boulder
Koh Phi Phi offers a remarkable variety of dive sites. Two of the most popular sites, Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai, are located around two islands situated at the southern end of Koh Phi Phi Ley.
You will find huge gardens of Staghorn Coral and Star Corals that are surrounded by an incredible variety of colorful Reef Fish such as Devil Scorpion Fish, Masked Porcupine Fish, Honeycomb Morays, Clown Angler Fish, Great Barracuda, Red Fire Goby and many more.
A highlight for many divers is the Leopard Sharks and Black Tip Reef Sharks that are regularly spotted swimming around the Reef. The topography from the surface is absolutely stunning with Limestone Mountains rising vertically from the surface of the sea and soaring to heights of over 500 meters, making it an ideal spot for photographers to take advantage some fantastic photo opportunities.

Underwater you will find an amazing environment of caves, overhangs, swim throughs and amazing sheer walls that plunge from the surface down to 25 Meters. You may be lucky and spot the very famous Whale Shark that has been known to frequent around these islands on occasion.

These dive sites are a must for you to see and also take in the beauty of Koh Phi Phi!

  • Depth: 25 Meters
  • Visibility: 5 / 20 Meters
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Current: Mild / Moderate
  • Type: Wall/Slope/Reef

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