Shot to fame by the blockbuster movie “The Beach”, Koh Phi Phi is still one of Thailand’s most popular holiday destinations. Koh Phi Phi is a place to explore white sand beaches, beautiful coves and bays as well as a range of dive sites. The island is surrounded by national marine park and dive sites are characterised by rugged, coral adorned limestone walls. Vivid soft corals and gorgonian fans are a highlight here combined with colorful shallow coral gardens to explore during your safety stop
Best Scuba Diving Spots in Koh Phi Phi
Kled Gaeow Wreck
Koh Phi Phi Sea Life
Koh Phi Phi offers some great and colourful reefs with both hard and soft coral. Keep a keen eye on the sand for resting leopard sharks. Clouds of glass fish hang around fissures and small openings often obscuring grouper and maybe some macro delights. Look carefully for mantis shrimp and seahorses. A myriad of reef fish glide passed scorpion fish and around lionfish. Triggerfish dart around, barracuda hang in the blue and octopus morph. Apart from the overall richness of Hin Daeng and Hin Muang, their draw is the chance to see manta rays and the possibility of a whale shark too. The best time of year to spot them is from February to April.
How To Get There
You can fly into Krabi or Phuket Airport and from either transfer by road to a ferry pier for your journey to the island. Expect a combined travel time of three hours from Phuket Airport or two hours from Krabi Airport. Check the ferry schedule as you might need to stay overnight and catch a ferry the next day.