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Koh Doc Mai

Koh Doc Mai

Koh Doc Mai is Phuket’s Premier Macro Dive Site

Koh Doc Mai when translated means “Flower Island” and this beautiful limestone island is situated about an hour and 15 minutes from Chalong bay.

A fantastic wall dive littered with macro marine life. On it’s day it can be one of the best dives in the area although on occasions it can be hampered by strong currents. If you love your macro life and exploring then this is your site. It is best done at a slow pace as not to miss any of the small creatures lurking in the many cracks and crevices. Often only one side of the island is dived during the standard 50 minute dive.

For divers with some experience the marine life begins as soon as you enter the water and is thick all the way to the bottom of the wall at around 25 metres. Has two small caves at 13m and 18m.

Flabellina Rubrolineata Koh Doc Mai Phuket Thailand

Flabellina Rubrolineata Koh Doc Mai Phuket Thailand

There are plenty of small eels and shrimp on this site and the best site to find a nice range of Nudibranchs and can be a underwater photographers dream site. Keep an eye out for the many Bamboo sharks that live on this site. It may pay to turn around occasionally as the famous Whale Sharks have been known to cruise by on rare instances.

Koh Doc Mai is done as a day trip and often in conjunction with the Phi Phi Islands, Shark Point, Anemone Reef and the King Cruiser Wreck.

Depth: 5-25m Difficulty: ✩✩ Marine life: ✩✩✩ Coral: ✩✩✩ Currents: ✩✩✩

Getting There

Dive boats go to Koh Doc Mai every day of the week as a part of a 3-dive combo with Shark Point and King Cruiser. Shark Point can be substituted with Anemone Reef depending on the currents and weather conditions.

All scuba diving dive sites are at the discretion of the tour leader on the day. Dive sites are selected based on the weather conditions, currents, safety and suitability to majority of divers on the boat. We cannot guarantee specific dive sites prior to the boat departing.

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