Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Koh Phi Phi
|| On the northwest coast of Koh Phi Phi Don
||Average 15m / Maximum 21m
The dive circumnavigates the large rocky outcrop just outside the bay and is a really enjoyable one.
||The waters around the eastern face are shallow and ideal for snorkeling: there are lots of corals and colourful reef fish among small boulders and rocks, which are encrusted with patches of sponges and interspersed with a multitude of plume worms.
In contrast, the western section of the site comprises a wall that descends to a depth of 20m to meet a jumble of rocks. The wall features a wealth of marine life including moray eels, lionfish, angelfish, butterflyfish and even harlequin ghost pipefish. The northwestern apex of the reef features large boulders, balanced on top of each other. It is suitable for more experienced divers, who can explore a number of relatively tight swim-throughs.
Watching out for the Reef: Coral Conservation Guide for Divers
• Avoid touching live corals. You can kill them with your bare hands.
• Keep your gauge and octopus hoses close to yourself and prevent them damaging the reef.
• Secure your weight belt. Dropping of the weights can destroy the reef.
• Refrain from chasing or touching animals, especially manta rays and whale sharks.
•Maintain a comfortable distant and enjoy
Many divers unintentionally destroy corals whilst diving.
Here are a few guidelines on how to avoid doing so.
• Use the correct amount of weight to aid in your buoyancy.
• Control your fins; keep them away from the reefs and avoid kicking sand onto the corals.
• Do not pick up organic objects (dead or alive) from the sea. Likewise, please do not buy shells or other decorative products made from sea animals.
• Do not stand or rest on the stone-like corals. After all, they are living animals.
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