Situated on the easy side of Phi Phi Ley, Palong Bay is the next bay north of the famous Maya Bay, made famous by the movie “The Beach”. This dive is a relative simple one and is rarely effected by currents. The dive is heads south from Palong Bay towards Maya Bay.
A very common scuba diving and snorkeling site for the day trips from Phuket.
It is best known for the turtles that reside there. It is rare that you do a scuba dive there and not see at least one turtle. Normally it is common to see two or three and reports have been made to have seen six. Leopard Sharks can also frequent this stretch as well, most commonly they are seen swimming rather than their normal resting on the sandy bottom.
There a plateau that runs almost the full length of this dive which rarely gets deeper than 5-6 metres and makes for a good site for beginner divers and those learning to scuba dive. The reef runs down to between 14 -16 metres and is mostly made up of hard corals and rocks.
The usual reef fish are common and often octopus and cuttlefish are seen there.
Dive boats go to Phi Phi every day of the week as a part of a 3-dive combo with Shark Point. 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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