Dive Sites in Krabi - Where to go?
Anemone Reef
Anemone Reef
A completely submerged pinnacle about 1 km. north-west from Shark Point. As the name suggests, the area is completely covered in green, pink and brown sea anemones. Adding to the beauty of the underwater vista are large clusters of radiant soft corals and gorgonian sea fans. These provide homes for an abundance of fish and invertebrates. Lionfish can often be seen here in large numbers.
Hin Daeng
Hin Daeng
Some 40 nautical miles South of the Phi Phi Islands lies one of the best dive sites in Thailand. Just breaking the surface, Hin Daeng is a huge dive site with depths down to well below normal recreational limits. The South West side drops to over 60m, creating a steep wall of soft corals - leopard sharks are often seen in this area, and keep an eye out for whale sharks or manta rays. The East side has the best soft coral growth and two ridges that slope gently into deeper water. Pelagic fish such as jacks hang out close to the rock. In shallower areas moray eels are commonly found hiding in cracks in the rock face. Hin Daeng is also good for critters such as subbranch, cowrie shells and various species of shrimps.
Hin Muang
Hin Muang
Hin Muang
Hin Muang is a long rocky ridge just a few hundred metres from Hin Daeng with it's top at a depth of 8-9m and it's bottom at 60-70m. It is actually connected to Hin Daeng, but the depth prohibits a dive between the two. Currents can sweep quite strongly over the ridge, but you can always stay on the sheltered side. The surface of Hin Muang is covered in purple soft corals and anemones and swarms of tiny silver sides are constantly under attack from predators such as jacks and trellises. Leopard sharks are common and whale sharks are also seen here. Even if you don't see a "big fish", Hin Muang is a beautiful sight with it's colorful corals and steep walls.
King Cruiser Wreck
King Cruiser Wreck
The King Cruiser was an 85m catamaran-style ferry that ran regular trips between Phuket and Phi Phi. The ship sunk on May 4, 1997 without loss of life in calm seas after tearing its hull on a shoal, apparently due to a simple navigational error. This provided Phuket's divers with a great wreck dive which Phuket had been conspicuously lacking. The wreck lies approximately 1km south-east from Shark Point. A large variety of marine life has been attracted to the wreck, although coral growth will take some time.
Koh Ha
Koh Ha
Koh Ha
Koh Ha or five islands lies between Koh Phi Phi and Hin Daeng, closer to Koh Lanta, and is made up of five small islands. There is only one small beach on these islands, but the site is ideal for snorkelling and diving, with several dive possibilities. The best of these is on Koh Ha Yai, where two enormous caverns are situated, their entrances at a 10-14 metre depth. A dive is best started from the reef to the west of the caverns, where there are some nice coral heads and fields of sea whips going down to a depth of 20-25 metres. Te caverns though, are without doubt the highlight. Divers can surface inside and see large stalactites hanging overhead, and the light comming into the caverns makes for some beautiful photograph. At the back of the east cave, is small hole leading to atunnel some 25m long, which ends in a chamber. Only those with appropriate trainning and equipment, and the relevant experience, should attempt this dive.
Koh Rok
Koh Rok
Koh Rok
Koh Rok's west side is comprised of a hard coral reef that slopes gently downwards. There is an abundance of colourful reef fish here as well as plenty of moray eels and octopus. Look closely for the numerous different nudibranchs. Blacktip reef sharks can be seen in the early morning and again at dusk. Watch out for Kuhl's blue-spotted stingrays partially hidden in the sand on the sea bed, the most common type of ray found at Thailand's dive sites.
Loh Samah Bay
Loh Samah Bay
Loh Samah Bay
Loh Samah Bay offers sheltered shore diving that provides quality scuba diving off Phi Phi year round. Canyon and wall diving with an abundance and variety of marine life and corals. Often used for beginers this scuba site has enough to offer a seasoned pro at least dives. The highlight of this Phi Phi diving site is a narrow 15m deep canyon on the east side. The canyon is wide enough for you to swim through single file, and is home to turtles and is lined with colourful gorgonians, soft corals and sea whips.
Maya Bay
The Maya Bay
The Maya Bay
The Maya Bay on the Phi Phi Ley is shallow with crystal clear water and splendid coral formations. Both novice and experienced divers are drawn to Maya Bay, because of its abundant rock formation that drops to a depth of 18 meters; and just outside the bay - the 30 meter wall dive with caves, valleys and swim-throughs made by underwater rock formations. Snorkeling is also popular in Maya Bay. The visibility is unlimited in gentle waters, and the experience is nothing short of magnificent. It is said that Maya Bay has the most stunning beach in Phi Phi, and embraces luxury with the fragrance of orange jasmines lacing the wealthy rural Maya Bay Thai village nestled in the bay.
Phi Phi Island
Phi Phi Island
Popular with divers on day trips and as well as those who come to stay on Phi Phi Don, the largest of the Phi Phi islands, the underwater scenery in the area is as spectacular as it is above water. Often considered too busy by serious divers who prefer quieter dive sites, there are good reasons for its popularity. The area has some excellent dive sites. In particular, the islands offer several cave dives and many impressive wall dives. Currents are generally weak and though visibility is fair, it's rarely excellent.
Hin Bida (Shark Point)
Shark Point
Shark Point
is almost nest to Bida Nok and often included in two dive trip. Average depths range from 12 to maximum depth of 18 meters. That mean long relaxed dives with the Leopard sharks that are almost always swimming or snoozing here Hin Bida is also known as Phi Phi Shark Point.