Thailand Scuba Diving Dive Site Directory
||Koh Phi Phi
||Table Coral City
||Off the eastern side of Phi Phi Ley next to the Viking Cave
||Average 9m / Maximum 28m
This is an interesting place to dive, and there is much to see. The topography of the site is a sloping reef with sand and coral patches interspersed with a range of pinnacles.
||In the shallower reefs, there are some excellent examples of sea fans, whips and table corals, under the larger of which a resident hawksbill turtle can usually be seen.
There is also an artificial reef comprised of 100 cement blocks stacked from 18m to around 6m, covered with algae and an increasing amount of sea anemones. Regular marine life encounters include leopard sharks, scorpion fish, ghost pipefish, pescock flounders, tiger tail seahorses and a variety of nudibranchs.
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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