Dive the Phi Phi Islands

Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park

The Phi Phi islands are an archipelago of six islands, with the two largest islands of Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh at the center. To the north lie Bamboo and Mosquito Islands, and to the south lie the twin islands of Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai.

The stunning, sheer limestone cliffs topped with untouched tropical jungle, breathtaking turquoise lagoons and a spectacular underwater world have a magical effect on visiting divers.

Leopard Shark @ Koh Phi Phi with Dive & Relax

Many of the dive sites and marine life can be found around Koh Phi Phi Leh and the Bida islands, with overhangs, swim-throughs, canyons and gorges, huge Gorgonian Sea Fans, amazing colourful soft corals, hard corals and anemones.

A huge diversity of marine life can be seen here, from cleaner shrimps and anemone crabs to bearded scorpion-fish, colourful lionfish and brave little clownfish. Stingrays, turtles, blacktip reef sharks, parrotfish, pufferfish, nudibranchs and countless other species inhabit the dive sites.

The stunning scenery and an amazing underwater world around Koh Phi Phi make it a perfect dive destination.

Koh Phi Phi - Palong

Located just north of Maya Bay on the west of Phi Phi Leh, Palong Bay lies at the heart of two quite different dive sites.

Diving Koh Phi Phi Palong with Dive & Relax

The first dive to the north of Palong Bay is where we can sometimes see black tip reef sharks in the shallows, with leopard sharks and blue spotted stingrays sometimes found slightly deeper, resting on the sand.

Coral Reef at Koh Phi Phi Palong with Dive & Relax

The second dive at Palong is to the south of the bay, heading towards Maya Bay. Half-way along this reef is a series of excellent swim-throughs and small tunnels on the rock formations, however we really visit Palong South to dive with the hawksbill turtles which live along this reef and can be regularly seen on our dives here.

This dive site is home to many species of marine life which we don't normally see at our other dive sites and is one of our favourite locations for diving.

Phi Phi Leh also has several other excellent dive sites, including Viking Bay (Table Coral City & Artificial Reef), the Kledkaeo Wreck, Pi Leh Bay & Pi Leh Wall and Loh Samah Bay at the southern tip of the island.

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Other dives istes in this area are Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Hin Bida and Hin Klai.

Koh Phi Phi Palong Map - Dive & Relax

Koh Phi Phi Palong Map

Koh Phi Phi: Palong
Visibility: 5m - 20m +
Level of Diving: All Levels
Snorkeling: Sometimes
Depth: 3m - 18m +
Journey Time: 35 - 45 mins

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Koh Phi Phi - Viking Bay

To the north east of Phi Phi Leh is Viking Bay, together with the two dive sites Table Coral City and Artificial Reef which are often combined to a single dive due to their close proximity.

The reef at Viking Bay runs to the north, connecting to Table Coral City, a sloping reef covered with hard corals, bubble corals, staghorn and branching corals, gorgonian sea fans, whip corals, fire corals, barrel sponges and anemones.

The reef slopes from the shallows down to around 30m, however most of the action is in the 5m - 15m range.

Vanikoro & Copper Sweepers around Koh Phi Phi Viking Bay with Dive & Relax

Schools of snapper, sweeper and fusiliers are often found here, along with cuttlefish, moray eels, pipefish, pufferfish, grouper, butterfly and angel fish, scorpion fish, yellow box fish, trumpet fish and the occasional hawksbill turtle.

Just around the corner, on the opposite side of Phi Phi Leh is the dive and snorkel site at Palong Bay.

Coral reef at Koh Phi Phi Viking Bay with Dive & Relax

Large schools of crocodile needlefish patrol the shallows, with schools of giant trevallies, cobia and red snapper regularly hunting on the reef and cruising past the divers.

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Phi Phi is usually dived along with one of the nearby sites such as the Bida Islands or the Kledkaeo Wreck.

Koh Phi Phi Viking Map - Dive & Relax

Koh Phi Phi Viking Map

Koh Phi Phi: Viking
Visibility: 5m - 15m +
Level of Diving: All Levels
Snorkeling: Yes
Depth: 1m - 18m +
Journey Time: 35 - 45 mins

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Koh Phi Phi - Artificial Reef

Directly opposite the shallow, but superb reef at Viking Bay lie the three pyramids of Artificial Reef in slightly deeper water, constructed in 2006 from 100 concrete blocks provided by the Department for Marine and Coastal Resources.

Diving the Artificial Reef at Koh Phi Phi with Dive & Relax

Home to many thriving hard and soft corals, anemones, gorgonian sea fans and thousands of reef fish, the 3 man-made pyramids range in depth from 7m to 17m sitting in an area of Koh Phi Phi Leh which is almost untouched by currents, even during new and full moon periods.

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With dozens of new staghorn and branching corals taking root, schools of snapper, moorish idols, bannerfish, porcupine fish, wrasse, damsel fish, scorpion fish, goat fish and many more species now seek shelter in among the huge concrete blocks, this artificial reef project is a fantastic success.

Koh Phi Phi: Artificial Reef
Visibility: 10m - 15m +
Level of Diving: All Levels
Snorkeling: No
Depth: 12m - 20m +
Journey Time: 35 - 45 mins

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