Koh Bida Nok – Possibly Phuket’s best day trip dive site
Koh Bida Nok is probably one of my favorite dives sites in the area and is the most likely dive site you will do when scuba diving the Phi Phi Islands (weather permitting).
A dive site that is accessible to all diving levels and provides great entertainment for all divers.
The underwater topography is diverse from sandy bottoms, slopping reefs, a great wall, small caves and large crevices and a great selection of both hard and soft corals.
The fish life is abundant with big schools of snappers, travellies, tuna and is littered with many different anemone fish, surgeon fish, Butterfly fish. The rare Ghost Pipefish can be often found here lurking in and around the large coral bommies. Koh Bida Nok contains possibly one of the best selections of fish life in the area.
The marine life is also some of the best in the region with Black Tip reef sharks common, Leopard sharks regularly lying in the sandy bottoms and Whale Shark can regularly cruise by in the months of May through to August. Turtles are common place as are cuttlefish and Octopus. Sea snakes can often be found as can moray eels including the stunning Zebra Moray. Seahorses and colorful nudibranchs are not out of place either.
Recently huge numbers of both Yellow and Two Spot Snapper have called this island home. They have become a favourite with schools of 1000’s gathering making stunning formations keeping divers amazed during a dive. Regularly the are large schools of tuna that come and go which also make for and stunning sight when scuba diving.
This is probably one of the best dive sites to complete your PADI Open Water Course on. After a dive here it will definitely keep you wanting more. Highly recommended.
Koh Bida Nok is also one of the best snorkeling sites in the region. It provides a great opportunity for snorkelers to get up close and personal with the black tip reef sharks and a wide selection of reef fish..
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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