Day trip to Phi Phi
Easily accessed from both Phuket and Krabi, Phi Phi is one of the most dramatically beautiful places in the world both above and below the water.
From the surface, monumental limestone rocks tower above the aquamarine ocean, which have created a fantastic underwater environment full of caves, overhangs and swim-throughs, all decorated with healthy soft corals. Dives end in shallow gardens so you’ll have no problem spotting pipefish, seahorses and razorfish as well as their larger cousins like leopard sharks and reef sharks, as well as turtles.
Two of the most popular dive sites around Phi Phi are Bida Nok and Bida Nai. It takes around 45 minutes by speedboat to reach the small cliff islets south of Phi Phi where you’ll find a variety of habitats to explore from magical coral gardens to slopes and outstanding steep walls. Scorpion fish, ghost pipefish, moray eels and leopard sharks all lurk amid the brightly coloured soft and hard coral. Over at Bida Nai, schools of seahorses and barracudas mingle in the overhangs and caves.