Turtle Rock (Palong Bay South)
- Distance: 56 Km boat trip of approx. 150 minutes.
Depth: 0-20 meters
Type: Reef slope, rock formations, limestone
Visibility: Variable, 10-20 meters
Current: Variable, mild
- Corals: Soft corals, hard corals, sea fans
Fish: All types of reef fish
- Highlights: Turtles, snapper schools, bizarre rock formations
The popular Turtle Rock dive site is located on the second largest but uninhabited, Phi Phi Island, Phi Phi Ley. Diving is relatively easy and rarely influenced by currents with perfect conditions to admire the local sea turtles. Snorkelers also have a good chance of close encounters with turtles when they come to the surface to breathe.
The dive leads south of Palong Wall towards Maya Bay and turtles can often be seen enjoy rummaging in the rugged rocks. For divers, the large overhangs and swim-throughs are pure fun and the sun light shining through the rocks is just mystic. The 100 to 300 meter high cliffs of Phi Phi Ley Island fall down to a depth of 4 meters followed by a plateau. The reef is terraced and reaches a depth of 18-22 meters. At the end of the bay there is a section of beautiful soft corals and rock formations that attract giant snapper schools.
All scuba diving dive sites are visited at the discretion of the tour leader on the day. Dive sites are selected based on the weather conditions, currents, overall safety and suitability for the majority of divers on the boat. We cannot guarantee specific dive sites prior to the boat departing.
During a scuba diving day trip, usually two dives are done at the Phi Phi Islands with one dive either at Shark Point, Anemone Reef or Koh Doc Mai. Turtle Rock may be included on a day trip.
Diving Trips in Phuket Thailand
Same, same but different – we don’t cut any corners and much less during our Phuket diving day trips. Join and find out the little extra and unexpected.
- Phuket / Similan Islands Combo Dive Package – 6 Days – 15 Dives
- The Classic Similan Islands Trip – 4 Days / 4 Nights
Diving in Phuket Thailand
I want to see Sharks, Mantas and Turtles – You need to be lucky, but as a passionate diver you hopefully will enjoy also all the other great and rare creatures at Phuket’s popular dive sites. Let yourself amaze about the bunch of various marine life and the divine underwater landscape.
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