Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Koh Phi Phi
||Koh Bida Nai
||The nearer of the two outcrops directly south of Koh Phi Phi Ley
||Average 16m / Maximum 35m
A hugely diverse range of hard and soft corals. One area, know as Fantasy Reef, comprises mostly branching and hard coral laminates, punctuated with soft corals.
||The reef attracts a high variety of marine life, including small reef sharks, schooling pelagics (barracudas, trevally, kingfish and tuna) and, for shark-spotters, bamboo, black-tip reef and leopard sharks.
Reef inhabitants include angel and butterflyfish, morays, octopus, seahorses, and the occasional manta ray.
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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