Scuba diving in Koh Doc Mai

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 49.2 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Current
Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Koh Doc Mai is a popular dive site located off Kata Beach. The site consists of wall. The west side of the wall, with hard coral extending out from 12 - 18m/39-59ft, is shallower, the east wall is more popular with divers. There are many cracks and crevices along the walls. There is also a big cave and small cave located on the east side of the island.

When to go

Diving is possible all year-round. The warmest month is April, with an air temperature of 25-33C/77-91F. The coldest is October, with an air temperature of 24-30C/75-86F. Water temperatures peak in the range of 29-31C/84-88F in April and are at their lowest in January around 27-29C/81-84F.

What to see

Wall, reef, cave, sharks, macro species,colourful nudibranch, flatworms, tiny white eyed morays and corals.

Reachable from

Kata Beach

Liveaboards with trips to Koh Doc Mai

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Phuket Phuket Pro Dive & Sail o., Ltd.

    2 Days Diving Package (5 Dives)

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Phuket No Gravity Dive Center

    Full Day Boat Trip to King Cruiser – Shark Point – Koh Doc Mai (3 Dives)

    Daytrip to King Cruiser – Shark Point – Koh Doc Mai with 3 guided dives.
  • Phuket Phuket Pro Dive & Sail o., Ltd.

    3 Days Diving Package (7 Dives)

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only
  • Phuket No Gravity Dive Center

    Boat Trip to Phi Phi Islands

    Boat trip to Phi Phi Islands. This trip includes two dives at Phi Phi Islands and one dive on the way back to Phuket at Shark Point, Anemone Reef or Koh Doc Mai. The Phi Phi Islands lay about 45km East of Phuket. It takes about two and half hours by the dive boat to get to Phi Phi Islands. The exotic scenery with a huge variety of reef life makes it one of the best scuba diving destination in Phuket. There are several dive sites around Phi Phi offering amazing fun dives for divers of all certification levels. The best sites are Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai and along the wall of Phi Phi Ley Island. Vertical walls covered with soft corals, sloping hard coral reefs, caverns and swim-throughs highlight the underwater landscape. About the marine life: tiger tail seahorse, ghost pipe fish, frog fish, shrimps, nudibranches in the cracks of the limestone. Massive schools of fish (barracudas, tunas, jacks, snappers) in the blue. It is easy to find black tip reef sharks, leopard sharks, turtles on any dive site around. Occasionally whale sharks hang around the islands, too!
  • Phuket Seafarer Divers Phuket

    Boat Trip to Shark Point, Anemone Reef, King Cruiser Wreck or Koh Doc Mai

    Boat trip to Shark Point, Anemone Reef, King Cruiser Wreck or Koh Doc Mai. This product is for certified divers only
  • Phuket Infinity Ocean Diving

    Full Day Boat Trip (3 Dives)

    3 guided dives from boat. This product is for certified divers only. You can dive in four different combinations: 1-Racha Yai Island and Racha Noi Island; 2-Koh Doc Mai or Anemone Reef or Shark Point; 3-King Cruiser or Shark Point or Koh Doc Mai; 4-Phi Phi Islands.
  • Phuket Phuket Pro Dive & Sail o., Ltd.

    4 Days Diving Package (9 Dives)

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only

Reviews about Koh Doc Mai

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  • 6
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