Top Reasons to go Scuba Diving in Phi Phi Island Before You Die
Divers love to travel around the globe and explore the more existing places to dive and explore the underwater world which is simply breath taking and nothing compared to what we see on land.
The beauty underneath the water is different, natural and pure.
As a diver, I also love to explore the more fascinating diving sites around the globe. There are quite a lot of famous diving sites that are on the list of almost all professional and motivated divers.
Koh Phi Phi is one of those places that every diver wants to visit and explore the natural beauty and treasures hidden in the water.
The famous Phi Phi Islands
The Phi Phi Islands are located in South Thailand and are the known as the super-islands of Thailand. Almost all tourists that visit Thailand plan to visit the majestic H shaped Phi Phi Islands.
Tourists are totally astonished by the natural beauty at the Phi Phi Islands which takes your breath away.
It for sure took mine away because I had never seen some place so pure and free.
The Phi Phi Islands are in the form of the letter “H” There is a sandy road joining the Phi Phi Leh and Phi Phi Island Don. Apart from the scenic beauty at the surface of the Phi Phi Islands, the islands also offer great diving sites for the divers.
There is a whole new underwater world for the scuba divers down there and believe me, it is nothing like you have seen before.
The experience is completely unique and simply miraculous.
How to get to the Phi Phi Islands?
When planning your scuba diving trip to the Phi Phi Islands, the very first thing that you need to figure out is how you are going to get there.
If you live in Thailand then you might already know how to get there but if you are traveling from outside the country then you probably need to fly to the Phuket Airport or the Krabi Airport.
Phuket and Krabi are the two nearest locations to the Phi Phi Islands.
Once you reach there, you can either take a boat or a ferry to the Phi Phi Islands.
Most people prefer to stick with the ferry ride because it is safer but if you are looking for an enthralling ride to the Phi Phi Islands then you can take the boat as well.
There are other routes as well that you can take to the Phi Phi Islands but most tourists tend to stick with the most popular ones so that they don’t get lost on the way.
Plus having company is always better than getting lost in the middle of a country you don’t know anything about.
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Reasons to go scuba diving in the Phi Phi Islands
The Phi Phi Islands have some famous diving spots for the divers from around the globe.
There are endless reasons why one would want to go the Phi Phi Islands for diving. But I am going to share the top 15 reasons that I believe make it necessary for you as a diver to take a trip to the Phi Phi Islands to explore the underwater beauty before you die.
So let us go ahead and look at those reasons so that you can start packing for you trip as well.
1. DISCOVER Numerous diving sites
There are a total of six Phi Phi Islands which means that there are numerous diving sites available for the divers to explore.
Before I landed at Phuket, I had the whole tripped plan but once I got to Phi Phi Island and got in contact with my diving center, I found out about so many different diving sites.
I tried them all and I must say that the experience at all the sites was different and worth every second that I spent underwater.
2. Marine Diversity Will Love It
The reason that I went to go dive in the Phi Phi Islands is that if offers a wide diversity of marine creatures.
You will be surprised to find out different species and creatures swimming all at one place.
The colonies of different types of fishes covering the surface, different species of sharks moving along in water, healthy reefs, colorful corals, crabs, lobsters, angelfish, groupers, snappers, surgeonfish, turtles, manta rays and so much more.
3. Underwater landscapes
Everyone appreciates the surface scenery that the Phi Phi Islands have to offer but once you dive in you will find out the underwater landscapes that the islands have to offer to the divers.
From the long lost caves to the limestone walls and coral reef colonies, vertical walls and colorful soft corals there is so much more for you to explore.
4. Shark action
If you have never seen live shark action underwater during your diving trips then you must definitely visit the diving sites in Phi Phi Islands because you will be surprised to find out numerous shark species swimming in real time.
You can see whale sharks, Nurse Sharks, Reef sharks, leopard sharks and so many others. The experience is simply breathtaking.
5. Perfect for all divers
The thing about the Phi Phi Islands is that they offer so many different diving sites. So no matter what level diver you are, you can easily take a dive in the water and explore the fascinating sites underwater.
The Maya Bay diving site is famous for inexperienced divers and has a number of underwater caves for the divers to explore.
6. Wreck diving
If you have never dived through a wrecked cruise then you definitely need to visit the King Cruiser Wreck site at Phi Phi Island that you can visit.
The cruise was built 30 years ago and sank in 1997 and since then has been a great spot for the divers.
You can explore the interesting area on the cruise which has now become a part of the marine life.