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Phi Phi Island

Diving is for Everyone

Kon-Tiki has been established in southern Thailand for many years. Our team consists of professional diving instructors, divemasters and snorkel guides. From our center in Ao Nang you can visit Phi Phi, Bida Islands, Shark Point and King Cruiser, for diving and snorkeling.
Kon-Tiki Krabi is a 5-star PADI Center and we offer programs ranging from single day Discover SCUBA experiences all the way up to Dive Instructor courses and technical education including sidemount diving.

Phi Phi Islands

Almost as famous as its rival, the Similans Islands, the Phi Phi Islands consist of more than 25 dive sites suitable for beginners and experienced divers. From our dive center at Krabi, Ao Nang, you can enjoy one of the most popular dive areas in Thailand. The stunning view of the majestic limestone rocks plunging into the clear water is an experience itself.

Here you’ll find shallow reefs, dramatic walls and pinnacles and coral fields with more life than you can imagine. At some of the sites around Phi Phi you have the best chances in southwestern Thailand to spot sharks.

Diving Phi Phi Islands can be done all year around and is both varied and spectacular. The dive sites around Phi Phi Islands offer some of the best diving in Thailand.

Koh Phi Phi is still one of Thailand most popular holiday destinations. Koh Phi Phi is a place to explore white sand beaches, coves as well as a range of dive sites. The Island is surrounded by a National Marine Park and dive sites are recognized by rugged, coral adorned limestone walls. Vivid corals and gorgonian fans are a major highlight combined with colorful shallow coral gardens to explore during your safety stop. Koh Phi Phi is as fabulous below the ocean as it is above it. The stunning rock formations continue underwater allowing for some great diving. Koh Phi Phi is open all year round for both diving and snorkeling and conditions are suitable for every level. Keep an eye out for Leopard Sharks resting on the sand, clouds of glass fish and small openings where often obscuring groupers or macro delights. Look carefully to find mantis shrimp and seahorses, watch as the schools of fish go gliding by. 

Lunch is served onboard and during you can enjoy the view of “The Beach” in Maya Bay, known from the big Hollywood movie with Leonardo DiCaprio that made Thailand even more popular!! Then we will dive at another stop around the Phi Phi Islands.

Don’t miss out on this full day of experiences!

The Bida Islands

On the most southern tip of the famous Phi Phi Islands, you find the Bida Islands. Many rank these as great as diving the Similans! They are not difficult to describe, but the best way to experience them is definitely through a mask! On this full day dive trip we visit either Hin Bida, Bida Nok or Bida Nai.

At the Bida sites you can find creatures like; parrotfish, butterflyfish, massive schools of snapper and fusiliers, cuttlefish, squid, morays, Golden Trevallies, triggerfish and many more. With a bit of luck you might also see a Blacktip reef shark, turtle, Kingfish, Mackerel or an Eagle ray. Around these sites the topography is also quite varied. You can find sloping reefs, underwater crevices, walls, plateaus and pinnacles.

Don’t miss the best diving the area has to offer.

Phi Phi Wrecks

On this trip we aim to visit either the King Cruiser wreck or the Kled Gaeow wreck on the first stop of this trip, depending on conditions. The second and third stops are around the beautiful reefs of the Phi Phi Islands and are suitable for all levels of diving. Here you’ll find shallow reefs, dramatic walls and pinnacles and coral fields with more life than you can imagine. Diving Phi Phi Islands can be done all year around and is both varied and spectacular. The dive sites around Phi Phi Islands offer some of the best diving in Thailand.

The Kled Gaeow wreck is located to the east of Viking Bay off Koh Phi Phi Ley. It was originally a Norwegian fishing boat, built in 1948. In 1956 it was commissioned into the Royal Thai Navy. After many years of service, in 2014 it became an artificial reef. It is 47.2m long and 7.7m wide, and now has schools of puffer fish and fusiliers, along with many lionfish, scorpionfish and nudibranchs!

The King Cruiser wreck is a ferry that hit the submerged pinnacle of Anemone Reef in 1997 and sank (everyone was saved!).It is approximately 85m long, with the top of the wreck sitting at about 18m, resting on sand at about 32m. There is a permanent descent line in place. Unfortunately, over time parts of the wreck have collapsed, so it is not safe to penetrate.

Note that these two wrecks can only be dived if you hold an Advanced certification or above, and it is too deep for snorkelling. Though you can always combine this trip with an Advanced course or Adventure course!  (Adventure diver upgrade +3800THB)

The Mayas

The Mayas are among the most popular dive spots on Phi Phi Island. Here is the place where you have the highest chance to dive with both turtles and sharks. The view here of the majestic limestone cliffs plunging into the water is simply stunning. There arn’t many places in the world where you can dive right next to 300m high cliffs. The four main dive sites here are Maya Corner, Maya Nui, Maya Bay, and Mushroom Rock.

At the Mayas you’ll find shallow & sloping reefs, swim-throughs, dramatic walls, pinnacles and coral fields with more life than you can imagine. At the Maya sites you can find creatures like; parrotfish, pufferfish, butterflyfish, schools of snapper and fusiliers, cuttlefish, lobster, squid, morays, Golden Trevallies, triggerfish and many more. Also you might also see a Blacktip reef shark or a Hawksbill turtle here.

Shark point, King Cruiser, & Anemone Reef

King Cruiser was carrying passengers from Phuket to Phi Phi Islands when she sank on the 4th May 1997. Fortunately there was no loss of life. This is more of an advanced dive due to the depth and the often strong currents.

The propellers are at  30 metres, with the most interesting areas around the passenger decks between 18 and 24 metres. Over the last few years the wreck has started to break up and entry is no longer possible, but it can still be a quite dramatic dive, especially if you haven’t dived a wreck before.

Anemone Reef is a pinnacle that comes up to 4-7 meters from the surface and slopes down to over 25 meters at the seabed. Like many of the dive sites in the area it is covered in anemones. These in turn provide shelter and protection for many different types of Anemone fish, shrimps and Porcelain crabs.

Shark Point or Hin Musang – shark rock in Thai – is considered by many as one of the best dive sites in the area and Thailand, Shark Point rarely leaves divers disappointed. One of the three pinnacles breaks the surface. All three range between 20 – 30 meters at its deepest. Many purple and pink soft corals and massive gorgonian fans compete for  space on this incredibly healthy dive site.

If you only have one day to dive in Krabi, then this is they day for you, and don’t forget your camera!