Phi Phi

Many do not realise that the famous “Phi Phi” actually consists of 2 islands, Koh Phi Phi Don (Big) and Koh Phi Phi Ley (Small). They lie about 42 km west of Krabi and are easily reached in under 2 hours by boat. With shimmering crystal blue waters, milky white beaches, luscious green forests and a landscape of majestic limestone cliffs, the islands are well known for giving visitors the absolute pleasures of paradise.

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Koh Bida Nok

  • Depth: 5 to 30 meters
  • Visibility: 5 to 25 meters
  • Current: Mild to Moderate
  • Experience: All Divers
  • Best Time: Oct to Jun

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One of the best dive sites in the Phi Phi area, a shallow bay on the west side proudly features a vibrant garden scene of hard coral and gorgonian fans. This culminates with a sandy bay at 16 meters depth amidst small boulders where you can spot pipefish, seahorses, nudibranches and leopard sharks. On the north-eastern side of this island, more experienced divers can swim along a soft coral wall that drops to 30 meters. The overhangs here are home to moray eels, scorpionfish and lionfish. The high season months of December to April also sometimes unveils the gentle giant whale shark and the majestic manta rays.

Koh Bida Nai

  • Depth: 10 to 30 meters
  • Visibility: 5 to 20 meters
  • Current: Mild to Moderate
  • Experience: All Divers
  • Best Time: Oct to Jun

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The sister island of Bida Nok, this rocky outcrop is an adventurous dive spot with its numerous swim-throughs created by huge underwater boulders. The trick here is to take your time as you cruise among the swim-throughs. Sighted here on many previous occasions is the elusive ghost pipefish which is a true treat for even the most experienced divers. Also expect to see a few of Bida Nai's residents, the black tip reef sharks, hawkbill turtles, sea snakes and snappers.

Maya Bay South, Maya Bay Corner, Hin Dot

  • Depth: 5 to 30 meters
  • Visibility: 5 to 20 meters
  • Current: Mild
  • Experience: All Divers
  • Best Time: Oct to Jun

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Maya Bay is a shallow, gently sloping bay that would be suitable for all divers. Beginners will find the world-famous Maya Bay Corner on the northwest point a most intriguing adventure as the descending coral reef unveils some dramatic underwater rock formations. The area is densely covered with hard and soft corals, creating a haven for the kaleidoscope of schooling fish. For more experienced divers, Maya Bay South which sits just outside the bay on the south-west point, offers a wall with a 30-meter drop, that displays large caverns and swim-throughs.