Best Diving sites in Koh Phi Phi

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Koh Phi Phi offers great diving opportunities. It is a good base to explore the best diving sites of the Andaman Sea. Moreover diving is quite cheap and it is a good place to take diving lessons and pass your Padi Open water.

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In this page you will find more detailed information about scuba diving in Koh Phi Phi.

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More experienced divers will prefer to go diving further on a day trip. They can for example go to Hin Daeng and Hin Muang dive sites. They are both listed among the best dive spots in Thailand and in the world. Hin Daeng is famous for its fantastic marine life on a steep wall and Hin Muang for the superb violet coral.

Both sites are among the best places in the world for Whale Shark sightings ;-) You can expect to spot grey reef sharks, leopard sharks and large schools of pelagic!

There is also good wreck diving with the King Cruiser wreck to explore. This spot can be combined in a day trip with the two other excellent dive sites of Anemone Reef and Shark Point.

Maya Bay on Phi Phi Le island is also a very good spot for experienced divers with beautiful soft coral and teeming marine life!

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Most of the dives are steep walls with many cracks. There are also numerous small caverns to explore and even caves but this is only for very experienced divers. You will spot turtles, blacktip and Whitetip reef sharks. Leopard sharks are common too.

Macro lovers will also be delighted with many seahorses and various species of pipefish with great opportunities for underwater photography.

How to dive Koh Phi Phi?

You will find many dive centres around Ton Sai bay. Always visit several places and ask questions before choosing as they don’t all the same standards. Prices are regulated and about the same standard price in all of the dive shops.

Where to stay?

I usually use this website to book in advance my hotels in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand as they usually have the lowest rates I find. I like it because it's free to cancel and change the dates.

Best time to dive in Koh Phi Phi

There are 2 seasons on Koh Phi Phi:

  • The wet season runs from May to December. From June to October, there is heavy rainfall and about. Activity on the island is greatly reduced. Water visibility is reduced but it is still possible to dive.
  • The dry and hot season runs from January to April and is the best time to visit PhiPhi.

The air temperature ranges from 25 °C to 32 °C and water temperature is about 29 °C all year round.

It is possible to dive all year round. However, the best diving time is from February to May when the visibility is very good. Liveaboards are running all year round.

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Scuba Diving conditions

Diving conditions in the Phi Phi Marine Park are mostly good but depend a lot on the season.

Visibility ranges from 10m to 20m and can be reduced after heavy rains.

Current is usually gentle and most of the dives are quite easy.

Snorkelling in Koh Phi Phi

Snorkelling around Koh Phi Phi is very good. Snorkelling day trips can be easily arranged. It will take you to the best spots around the islands. It is a very good way to explore hidden places.

Snorkellers can also join a diving boat to go for example to Bamboo or Mosquito Island. Snorkellers can often spot harmless blacktip sharks at shark point on long beach. You will be charmed by the clear water and the amazing reef life ;-)

Diving Safety

If you are planning an upcoming dive trip or travelling to Koh Phi Phi, it is a really good idea to invest in travel insurance for scuba diving, because you never know what could happen and when you might need it (because accidents do happen!). I recommend this diving insurance as they offer worldwide coverage and focus on providing scuba divers a quality insurance and medical assistance service.

Travel Guide

Now that you know all about the underwater world, you might want to start planning your scuba holiday! Check out our Koh Phi Phi Travel Review for information about how to get there, activities and excursions, where to stay, and more.

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Koh Bida Nok is the sister dive site of Koh Bida Nai located 2 km south of Koh Phi Phi Ley. It is regarded as one of the...
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Hin Dot is a superb diving site in Koh Phi Phi. The spot is also called Chimney Rock. It consists of 3 superb submerged ...
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Shark Point is one the most famous and popular diving sites of Koh Phi Phi. It is maybe the best place to spot many Leop...
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Lohsamah Bay is situated on the South East side of Ko Phi Phi Don Island. It is a great place for night diving. The sand...
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Maya Cave is located in the Maya Bay next to the Lohsamah Bay. This area has been featured in the Movie "The Beach" with...
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Palong Wall features the best wall diving in Koh Phi Phi. With a maximum depth of 18 meters, this is an easy dive suitab...
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Ko See is another great dive site around Koh Phi Phi for spotting Leopard Sharks and Blacktip reef Sharks. The current c...
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Ko Yawabon dive site is located not far from Koh Phi Phi Island about 5km south of Ao Nang. It is a reef with many small...
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Ko Yung dive site is situated North of Koh Phi Phi Don. The visibility is generally poor. Coral is OK. Good site to spot...
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Ko Yung Pinnacle dive site is located north of Ko Yung Island, also known as Mosquito Island. The pinnacle starts at 36 ...

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  1. Hi
    We are going on holiday to Thailand in September and want to do some diving. We are not sure whether to go to Koh Phi Phi or Koh Tao – which would you recommend please?
    Thanks

    • I’ve been diving in Phi Phi and Tao and would 100% recommend Phi Phi if you’d like to see marine life instead of divers.
      In Tao unless you go to Chumpon or Sail Rock, you won’t get anything as near as what Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Hin Bida, Garang Haeng, Malong, or Chong Lu will offer you in Phi Phi Marine Park.

      I’d recommend Princess Divers in Phi Phi. Top noch service.

  2. one of the best dives ever. We went to maya bay through a tunnel full of fish, saw reef sharks not only while diving, but also during snorkeling, skorpion fish, eels, and so on.
    Oh, and we dived in August 2012, but had perfect weather (despite the fact that this month is not considered ideal).

  3. Hi,
    Can anyone recommend a dive charter that they enjoyed their experience with? We will be renting most of the gear and have a range of newbies to intermediate experienced divers in our group.
    Thanks!

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