Phi Phi Island : Dive Site Information
Phi Phi consists of a group of islands, Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Le, Bida Nok, Bida Nai, Mosquito, and Bamboo Island, and therefore has a whole range of great dive sites.
About 35-40km from Phuket, diving at Phi Phi is usually done as part of a 3 dive day that includes a dive at either Shark Point, Anemone Reef, or Koh Doc Mai on the way back to or from Phuket. Dive sites at Phi Phi, like the other sites mentioned, can be very rich in both quantity and variety of marine life with plenty of ‘landscape’ dives but is probably most popular for seeing turtles and reef sharks.
Because of the number and variety of dive sites, diving Phi Phi can suit everyone from those on courses, inexperienced to experienced divers, and often also for snorkelers coming on the same trip. It is beautiful both below and above the water, so a little sightseeing often fills in the surface interval.
There are soft coral-covered reefs and walls, hard coral reefs, rocky pinnacles, and sandy bays, home to blacktip reef and leopard sharks, hawksbill turtles, huge schools of fusiliers, tuna and trevally, rays, pipefish, nudibranchs, and almost everything in-between. Some dive sites contain a variety of microenvironments and so a whole range of things to see.