The Phi Phi Islands are situated approximately 42 km’s east from the southern bay of Chalong, Phuket. It is a must do dive for any scuba diver visiting the area. She offers some of the best scuba diving in the area and as an added bonus of spending a few hours staring in awe at what some people consider to be the most beautiful tropical islands in the world.
All divers from the beginner to the most seasoned of divers will be taken by these magnificent islands both below and above the water. These stunning islands are dived as a day trip from Phuket and the spectacular limestone formations will provide an exciting day out not only for the scuba divers but snorkelers or non diving counterparts who would like to sit on the boat and relax and take in the magnificent beauty of these islands.
The islands are home to a wide range of coloured corals and an abundance of marine life (particularly Koh Bida Nok) that provides probably the most diverse range of marine life and coral in the district.
Currently the islands provide the best opportunities to see some of scuba diving and snorkeling’s favorite creatures including the loveable Leopard Shark, the timid Blacktip Reef Sharks and Turtles. The Blacktip Reef Sharks who have seldom ever posed a danger to humans provide one of the most exhilarating opportunities for snorkelers in the area as these sharks often swim in shallow waters and are clearly visible to snorkelers of all ages.
There are more than a dozen regularly dived sites around the Phi Phi Island with the most popular for day trips out of Phuket being, Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai and some sites around Phi Phi Ley including Palong Bay South and Palong Bay North, Maya Corner, Whale Shark Wall, Viking Cave and Lo Samah Bay.
Palong Wall is another favorite with given it’s large number of Blacktip Reef sharks, on a good day it is possible to see up to 30 – 40 sharks which provides any scuba diver or snorkeler with a day out that you will remember for a life time.