Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Koh Phi Phi
||Outcrop 8km southeast of Koh Phi Phi Ley
||Average 12m / Maximum 18m
Relatively shallow at around 5m, the area due north of the outcrop is covered with scattered rocks; in calm conditions snorkellers and divers can enjoy schools of colourful reef-fish, including blue-lined snappers and harlequin sweetlips, and more static attractions like multi-coloured plume worms, featherstars and crinoids.
||This location’s secondary name (Phi Phi’s Shark Point) refers to the overwhelming presence of leopard sharks. There are also lots of cuttlefish, squid and titan triggerfish.
Large undulated and golden morays, spiny lobsters and octopi attempt to obscure themselves within the many craggy holes and crevices.
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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