It’s a pretty exciting thought, scuba diving on your holiday in Thailand. Once you’ve made the decision to either learn to dive, continue your diving education or fun dive, how do you decide where you should go when this scuba diver’s paradise has so many individually fantastic and beautiful locations to choose from? Wherever you decide to visit when diving your way throughout Thailand, traveling to Phi Phi Island will be sure to give you an experience to remember for a lifetime.

This incredibly picturesque island, situated in the southwest of Thailand in the Andaman Sea, not only offers stunning views above the water but hosts a wide variety of flourishing marine life below. If scuba diving with sea turtles, moray eels, leopard sharks, wrasse, sea snakes, rays, impressively sized schools of fish and the odd whale shark sounds like a good dive to you, then realising that there are also many caverns, tunnels, pinnacles, giant clams and extensive soft coral reefs on offer will surely intensify your excitement.

Green Sea Turtle - Coral Reef - Underwater

There are numerous, easily accessible dive sites surrounding Phi Phi Island that are suitable for divers of all experience levels. For those who are new to diving and want to become a PADI Open Water Diver however, Phi Phi Island is a great place for you to start. As one of the top scuba diving locations in Thailand, there are many PADI Dive Shops on Phi Phi Island who are very experienced in teaching scuba divers who come from all over the world. Not only will you be trained by some great PADI Instructors, but you will see some very exciting marine life when completing the ‘open water’ component of your course.

For those who are already certified and want to enjoy some fun diving, maximum depths will be around the 30 – 50 metres / 100 – 165 feet range and some of the most popular dive sites include Bida Nai, Bida Nok, Shark Point, Hin Dot and Palong Wall. PADI Dive Shops on the Island will offer day trips to specific dive sites each day and some great liveaboard packages will ensure that your time scuba diving around Phi Phi Island is spent well.

Learn more about diving the Phi Phi Islands in Thailand and book a PADI Dive Shop today!

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