Phi Phi Islands Scuba Diving

3 Dives at 4200 THB All Inclusive

There’s a reason why tourists pour in from all over the world to the Phi Phi islands. One of the most remarkable destinations to see and experience, this location is a magical wonderland with majestic islands and shimmering turquoise waters. The views of the magnificent hills at Ton Sai Bay in Ko Phi Phi Don, the main island, give a lasting impression to newly-arrived travelers that draws them back.  

The islands are located in the ‘Coral Triangle’ which is home to over 75% of all the known species of coral from around the world. The location remains a biodiverse haven for tourists, divers, and researchers. Just the diversity of species found here is remarkable. From the tiny strikingly-colored nudibranchs (1cm) right up to the largest fish in the world; the whale shark (10 meters), Phi Phi Islands is home to all!

Recreational activities like scuba diving, snorkeling and fun diving allow a sight to behold of beautiful local reefs that are rich with vibrant marine life. Shallow to deep, the islands offer excitement for all kinds of divers, no matter their experience levels. 


  • Visibility 10-25M
  • Difficulty : Intermediate
  • Current : Moderate
  • Dive Level Recommendation : All Levels

Ko Bida Nok is a hub for finding diverse geological formations and remarkable underwater topography, with steep, precipices, underwater caves and crevices. It never fails to impress tourists and geology enthusiasts.

There is a small underwater bay at the southern side of the island made up of reef slope and rocky floor. It starts at 6 to 8 meters (26 feet) and ends in a sandy bottom at 20 meters (66 feet). Divers enjoy a vertical swim at the southwest side of the island, which is stunningly illuminated by surface light.

Divers particularly interested in underwater topography also like to swim through a narrow cave on the northern side of the island. The cave’s entrance is at 20 meters (66 feet) and the wall is covered with colorful soft corals and gorgonians.

Outcrops of various sizes are scattered along the west coast, sloping down to depths of 26-30 meters (100 feet), while the east coast is a reef slope with a mixture of hard and soft corals and small outcrops.

Marine life in Ko Bida Nok:

You may be able to spot leopard and blacktip reef sharks sometimes along the reef line. Kuhl’s stingrays are common in the area and you can also look out for small bamboo sharks hiding in the cracks.

Die to the blue beyond the reef you may also be able to spot schools of pick handle barracuda. Along the reef, you will find also a large variety of colorful reef fish, such as pufferfish, porcupine fish, and lionfish. Macro lovers should also keep a sharp lookout for ornate ghost pipefish, seahorses, and nudibranchs.

Koh Bida Nok
Koh Bida Nok Dive Map
Ko Bida Nok Scubadeep
Bida Nok and Bida Nai Islands

Ko Bida Nai Islands - Scubadeep
Ko Bida Nai Dive Site
Ko Bida Nai - Scubadeep


  • Visibility 5-20M
  • Difficulty : Intermediate
  • Current : Moderate
  • Dive Level Recommendation : All Levels

Ko Bida Nai has remarkable topographic views with a variety of crevices, boulders, and marine life to see. Stretched across the south and west coast of the island, is a gradual reef slope that starts at a depth of 6 to 8 meters (26 feet) and is made up of hard corals like pore corals, table corals, and staghorn corals. There are also some big boulders to swim through on the southern side.

On the east side is a stretchy sand slope full of fields of staghorn coral. It is not uncommon for dives to spot leopard sharks along the way. As you go deeper, you will see big schools of trevally, barracuda, and fusiliers. The pinnacle past the reef is around 18 meters depth (60 feet) and goes to the depth of around 35-38 meters (125 feet)

Towards the northern side are remarkable arrays of crags and cliffs that drop vertically down to a depth of around 30 meters (100 feet). There you get to see soft corals, seal fans, and many barrel sponges.

Marine life in Ko Bida Nai

You will get to see many leopard sharks, especially on the eastern side. Blacktip reef sharks can also be spotted now and then. There are also sea turtles, barracudas, trevally, snappers, and mackerels to see. As are cuttlefish, honeycomb moray eels, sea snakes, and Kuhl’s stingrays. Macro species such as ghost pipefish, nudibranchs, and porcelain crabs are also normally sighted.

Phi Phi Islands Scuba Diving
Koh Phi Phi Islands from above


  • Visibility 5-20M
  • Difficulty : Intermediate
  • Current : Moderate
  • Dive Level Recommendation : All Levels

The Bay lies 400 meters north of the Maya corner. It is also home to large limestone boulders that break the surface and descend to about 20 meters. The steep wall drops to a sandy seabed that is scattered with smaller rocks. Navigating the site is usually done along the shallower depths of the wall.

Marine Life in Palong Bay:

Palong Bay has a good variety of soft corals. There are frequent sightings of blacktip sharks and leopard sharks are that can grow up to 1.5 meters. Don’t worry though, these sharks are incredibly shy, and never come too close. Some species of dolphins have also been spotted in this bay.

Palong Bay Dive Site
Palong Bay Dive Site

All you need to know about diving with us to Phi Phi Islands

  • Our team will pick you up from your hotel at 7:15 am and drop you at our Boat at Chalong Pier.
  • Once on the boat, you will enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet on board and we will continue to serve you snacks and drinks throughout the trip. 
  • A lunch buffet is also served with all dietary requests taken into account. If you wish to order a vegetarian meal, please contact Scubadeep’s staff once you board.
  • Next, you will be briefed by your instructor regarding the use of all diving equipment, dive sites, and what to expect from each dive location including all safety-related matters.
  • After the trip, we will drop you off at your hotel. 

What’s included in the trip:

  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off on all days to most locations.
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and refreshments on the boat.

What’s not included:

  • The package does not include any underwater videos and pictures. But they can be requested from the diving staff on board with charges of 1000 THB per day. 
  • For certain locations, additional charges for pick and drop may apply. These include areas that are Surin onwards to Maikhao beach or the North of Phuket. 
  • 600 Baht Entry Fees to the Phi Phi Islands. You can pay 600 Baht per person to park officials.

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