Koh Bida Nok – Phi Phi is possibly Phuket’s best day trip dive site. It is 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).
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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..
Bida Nok Phi Phi Thailand Day Trip With Aussie Divers Phuket
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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Great Phuket Dive Sites
Check out or book a visit to many more of Phuket's best and most well known scuba diving sites!
North Bay Racha Noi
North Bay as the name would suggest is situated on the northern point of Racha Noi. The bay consists of three vastly dive options. The bay itself is relatively shallow and is often well sheltered and ideal for beginner divers learning to scuba dive.
On the eastern side of the bay is a long pinnacle that takes most of the dive to cover ending with a large drop off that reaches down to well over 40m. The western side takes you through to [...]
Bay 3 and Lucy's Reef is another very popular dive site on Racha Yai for all the same reasons as Bays 1 and 2. Another great place to learn to scuba dive.
There are no wrecks in this bay however at around the 20 metres mark there are a stack of concrete cubes that form an artificial reef. The reef is a popular home for Batfish, Moray eels, Lionfish and a great selection of common reef fish.
Head south and you will enter Lucy's R [...]
Racha Noi Bay is a delightful and scenically beautiful bay to the vey south east side of Racha Noi.
This bay is rarely dived as a stand alone dive site because of its distance from Phuket itself. It can take as much as 40 minutes extra boat ride to the dive site.
The dive site is the closest dive site to the favour manta ray dive site of South Tip. For this reason often when the experienced divers are diving South Tip this is the ba [...]
When scuba diving in Phuket you'll be embarking on what is referred to as 'Day Trip Scuba Diving', day trips will take you to one or many of the Islands around Phuket that house our outstanding reefs & wrecks. Because these Islands are typically one to two hours from Phuket mainland (Chalong Pier) by boat it works out much better if you do multiple dives while you are out there. Day trip diving in Phuket, Thailand will usually see you doing two or three dives per day, which is awesome because you get to see a multitude of different dive sites, marine life and scenery for a relatively low price, plus we get you back home in time for dinner.
Day trip diving in Phuket is suitable for divers of all levels, whether experienced, new, or total beginners, including Discover Scuba Divers, we have many options for day trip divers, including Phi Phi Island, Racha Noi & Racha Yai and the King Cruiser Wreck. Basically it is just a matter of deciding which day trip and dive sites best suit your level of diving comfort and then contact Aussie Divers to book it.