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Koh Phi Phi

The Koh Phi Phi group of islands belongs to the province of Krabi. Koh Phi Phi Don ('Koh' meaning 'island') is the largest island and the only one with non-seasonal inhabitants. The other islands, among which Bida Nok, Bida Noi and Ko Mai Pai (aka Bamboo Island) are big outcropping limestone rocks.

Koh Bida Nai and its twin neighbour Koh Bida Nok are considered the two best dive sites in the Phi Phi group. Their drop-offs are covered in shellfish, gorgonian fans and whip corals. Some big granit boulders also create swim-throughs and tunnels... Both islands are very similar in regards to their varieties of colourful hard and soft corals. Leopard sharks are often spotted here, lying on the sandy bottom;  and black tipped reef sharks are regularly seen swimming around.

Koh Bida Nok ast shallow bay is very often used as a starting point for the dives. Resident clownfish and their anemones are well represented here, and the numerous cracks and crevices harbour a lot of different shrimps, crabs, crayfish and a wide variety of nudibranchs. There are more leopard sharks here than around Koh Bida Nai; and more black tipped reef sharks on the north end of the island too! Occasionally, whale-sharks swim past, in the season! Keep an eye out in the blue, you never know... Last but not least, turtles: they are Koh Phi Phi's main attraction, and are anything but shy! Have fun!

The Koh Phi Phi group of islands belongs to the province of Krabi. Koh Phi Phi Don ('Koh' meaning 'island') is the largest island and the only one with non-seasonal inhabitants. The other islands, among which Bida Nok, Bida Noi and Ko Mai Pai (aka Bamboo Island) are big outcropping limestone rocks.

Koh Bida Nai and its twin neighbour Koh Bida Nok are considered the two best dive sites in the Phi Phi group. Their drop-offs are covered in shellfish, gorgonian fans and whip corals. Some big granit boulders also create swim-throughs and tunnels... Both islands are very similar in regards to their varieties of colourful hard and soft corals. Leopard sharks are often spotted here, lying on the sandy bottom;  and black tipped reef sharks are regularly seen swimming around.

Koh Bida Nok ast shallow bay is very often used as a starting point for the dives. Resident clownfish and their anemones are well represented here, and the numerous cracks and crevices harbour a lot of different shrimps, crabs, crayfish and a wide variety of nudibranchs. There are more leopard sharks here than around Koh Bida Nai; and more black tipped reef sharks on the north end of the island too! Occasionally, whale-sharks swim past, in the season! Keep an eye out in the blue, you never know... Last but not least, turtles: they are Koh Phi Phi's main attraction, and are anything but shy! Have fun!

The Koh Phi Phi group of islands belongs to the province of Krabi. Koh Phi Phi Don ('Koh' ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Drop-off
  • Arch
Depth
  • Maximum 30
  • Maximum 40
Visibility
7 to 25 meters
Current
Light
Required scuba diving level / certification
Open Water - CMAS 1
Boat trip duration
2h30 from Phuket (45km)
Fauna
  • Turtle
  • Crayfish
  • Clown fish
  • Anemone
  • Hard coral
  • Soft coral
  • Red gorgonian fan

The best dive centres to explore Koh Phi Phi

Blue Planet Divers

Koh Lanta | Thailand
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Blue Planet Divers

Our opinion of Blue Planet Divers dive center:

The dive center, Blue Planet Divers, in Koh Lanta, Thailand was open in 2001 by a Frenchman and although it’s 70% Francophone, the staff is multicultural and multilingual!

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Seafarer Divers

Phuket | Thailand
Seafarer Divers

Our opinion on Seafarer Divers:

Seafarer Divers Phuket is a small Franco-Thai family-run business and the oldest PADI dive center in the south of Thailand ! Located in the beach resort of Phuket, the club is ideally set up on the port of Chalong. They offer one or ...

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SSS Phuket

Phuket | Thailand
SSS Phuket

Our opinion on the SSS Phuket Dive center:

Opened three years ago, the dive centre SSS Phuket is dedicated to offering the best of the sea, both on and under the water! For that purpose, its location is ideal: Kata Beach is the second longest beach in bustling Phuket. ...

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Dive 2 Phuket

Phuket | Thailand
Dive 2 Phuket

Our opinion on Dive 2 Phuket Diving Center:

Only steps away from the sea, the diving center Dive 2 Phuket is located on a white sandy beach in Bang Tao on the island of Phuket near Surin, Thailand. There is no doubt that this place is postcard perfect: blue sea, ...

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