Ko Phi Phi

At the heart of Phi Phi Leh lies some magical diving experiences. Located around 22km west of Ko Lanta the Phi Phi islands offer consistently good diving. Phi Phi is best known for its fabulous sea fans and home to the leopard sharks. With long caves, dramatic over hangs and swimthroughs Phi Phi can offer some fond memories.

Bida Nok and Bida Nai have been rated the best diving there.  The dive sites lie next to eachother and are very similar. Both offer a fabulous display of hard and soft coral, and both being home to marine life including black tip reef sharks, hawskbill turtles and sting rays.

Bida Nok has an outer reef known as finger reef. The cove starts at around 3metres where baby black tip reef sharks can be found. To the side of this Finger reef gradually drops to around 18metres which is home to the odd leopard shark and stingray.

Bida Nai has its own reef known as fantasy reef. You have to leave the main pinnacles and swim over massive patches of stag coral to get to it. There you will experience breath taking experiences of barracuda and trevally hunting over you, sea snakes free swimming and scools of snappers alongside you.

It takes around 45mintues by speedboat to get to phi phi, where you will enjoy the picture perfect views on your lunch break. the visibility ranges from 5 – 20m, and although you do not get the visibility of Ko Haa, the sighting of the odd leopard shark will make your dive!

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