Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi at a glanceThe Phi Phi Islands are located about 22 km west of Ko Lanta and comprise Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Ley, Ko Yung (Mosquito Island) and Ko Mai Pai (Bamboo Island). Ko Phi Phi’s more than 30 dive sites offer consistently good diving through the whole year and are great for beginners and experienced divers alike. Phi Phi is best known for its fabulous Sea Fans and as home of the Leopard Shark.

The rugged limestone cliffs plunging into aquamarine waters make Phi Phi an unforgettable destination for holidaymakers and divers alike. Underwater, the scenery only becomes more breathtaking. With long caves, dramatic overhangs, walls that go down to 30 m and a fabulous display of hard and soft coral, the diving around Phi Phi is varied and spectacular.

Phi Phi normally doesn’t have the consistently fantastic visibility found at Ko Haa. But especially the top dive sites Bida Nai, Bida Nok and Hin Bida are home to such a concentration of marine and coral life that divers tend not to even notice!

Phi Phi is best known as home of the Leopard Shark. These docile, nocturnal creatures can often be found lying on the sand and give great picture opportunities. They are one of only four species of shark that doesn’t need to keep swimming in order to breathe. They like to eat crustaceans, small fish and sea snakes. Surprisingly little else is known about the species, although they are believed to be closely related to the Whale Shark. They can grow up to 3.5 meters and are completely harmless to humans.

Other marine life includes Hawksbill Turtles, big schools of snappers and fusiliers, Moray Eels. Rare creatures like Tigertail Seahorses, Ghost Pipefish, Frogfish or shrimps can be seen here. Most of the fish and coral species that are found in the Similans also have their home around Phi Phi. Even the elusive Whale Shark is spotted several times a year – most often at Bida Nok.

Dive Site Map Ko Phi Phi

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