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Best Diving Destinations in Phi Phi Islands
- Turquoise water
- White sand beaches
The Most Beautiful Dive Sites in Phi Phi Islands
King Cruiser Wreck Must see
Koh Bida Nok Must see
- Koh Bida Islands
Koh Bida Nai Must see
- Koh Bida Islands
Shark Point Must see
Hin Daeng Must see
Hin Bida Must see
About Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi islands are located in Southern Thailand, about 22km/14mi west of Ko Lanta. Phi Phi islands include two big islands Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Leh, and a few smaller ones Ko Mai Phai, Ko Yung, Bida Nok and Bida Nai. Ko Yung has earned a special status among divers for its wide variety of colorful coral reefs. There are many small places suitable for snorkeling including Maya Bay, Gulf Pileh and Loh Samah Bay located on the island of Ko Phi Phi Leh and open for divers of all levels as well as more deep-seated reefs attracting more advanced divers.
Best dive sites are considered the islands Bida Nok and Bida Nai, two small adjacent limestone karsts to the south of Phi Phi Leh, with near-vertical cliff walls rising from the sea. This place is suitable for divers of all skill levels, including beginners. Other great dive sites in the area of Phi Phi islands include Hin Daeng and Hin Muang. From Phi Phi islands it is also recommended to visit the Phuket's best dive sites: Shark point, Anemone Reef, and King Cruiser wreck, which is lying at the depth of 32m/105ft.
When to go to Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi Islands offer good diving all year round. The local climate features only two seasons: the hot season which lasts from January to April and the rainy season which takes part between the months of May and December. The average air temperature throughout the year ranges between 25C/77F and 32C/90F. The average water temperature stays around 29C/84F all year long. The average water visibility varies from 5m/16ft to 20m/66ft and can be reduced after heavy rains. The best visibility is from February to May. Currents are usually weak and most of the dives are quite easy.
What to see
The entire region is a part of the local marine National Park, and hence has plenty of various marine life including sea fans and leopard sharks, sea anemones. A wide variety of soft corals, gorgonians, hard corals as well as bubble coral, table coral and brain coral can be found in these waters.