Koh Bida Nok (outer island)
- Distance: 56 kilometers
Boat trip: Approx. 150 minutes
Depth: 0-28 meters
Experience: Beginner to advanced
Type: Reef, coral garden, limestone
Visibility: Variable, 10-25 meters
Current: Variable, mild to medium
Corals: Hard corals, large sponges, colorful soft coral growth and beautiful sea fans
Fish: Rich of different kind of fish and other creatures
Highlights: Blacktip reef sharks, turtles, enormous snapper and barracuda schools
Koh Bida Nok is one of the best dive site at Phi Phi Islands and is located on the outer, southeastern end of the Phi Phi Islands archipelago. The strikingly shaped limestone rock juts out of the ocean with a correspondingly shallow entry into the sheltered bay. The dive site is accessible to certified divers of all experience levels. The dive site is located in an underwater national park, which means that try scuba diving and open water diver courses are not allowed.
During a day trip, usually two dives are done at Phi Phi Islands and one dive either at Shark Point, Anemone Reef or Koh Doc Mai. Furthermore, Phi Phi Islands can be dived as part of liveaboards (Southern Tour and Weekend Trips).
All dive sites are available on the day of the tour. Dive sites are selected based on weather conditions, currents, safety and suitability for the majority of divers on board. We can not guarantee specific dive sites before the boat departs.
The underwater topography is diverse with sandy bottoms, slope reefs, steep walls, small caves, large cracks and an enormous variety of healthy hard and soft corals. The dive site Koh Bida Nok is known for its snapper schools, which extend over large parts of the reefs. Trevally’s, barracudas and tunas share the habitat with many different anemonefish, surgeon fish, butterfly fish etc. The rare ghost pipefish can often be found in and around the large coral blocks. Blacktip reef sharks and rare leopard sharks cruise through the shallow reefs. Thus, the non-divers (snorkelers) get their money’s worth. Whale shark sightings are possible from May to August. Turtles, sea snakes and honeycomb moray eels are as common as cuttlefish and octopuses. A special highlight is certainly to dive into the giant snapper schools and being surrounded by thousands of yellow fish.
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