Bida Nok Koh Phi Phi
Formed from limestone millions of years ago, Bida Nok is probably the best Phi Phi scuba diving site, offering an interesting & diverse array of colourful marine life. Comparatively, Bida Nok is a large dive site that includes boulder formations, an abundance of both hard & soft corals, plus wall diving which divers can effortlessly drift past if the currents are right.
Koh Bida Nok Dive Site Phi Phi Islands
Popular dive site Bida Nok close to Koh Phi Phi, is a horse shoe shaped limestone karst which rises vertically from the ocean floor. The underwater topography is varied, including a shallow bay to the southern edge. Here divers can explore the coral & boulder formations, encountering various species of moray eels protruding from darkened cracks, as well as blue spotted rays which lurk below the sand with only their protruding giving them away. The west side is sprinkled with giant boulders which attract huge shoals of snapper, often being hunted by trevally appearing like camera flashes with their reflective silvery, ambushing their prey at high speed. The north-east edge is a vertical wall covered in purple and blue soft corals, that drops to the sandy bottom at 30 meters. Marine life is both diverse & abundant at this dive site.
Dive Site Information
Level: All levels of certified divers.
Depth: 5m to 32m.
Visibility: 10m to 35m
Current: Mild to moderate.
Water Temp: Around 29°C / 84°F.
When: All year round. Usually at it’s best from November to April.
Marine Life: An abundance & exciting diversity of marine life makes Bida Nok a popular choice for Phuket scuba diving day trip boats. Expect to see turtles here, plus all the usualy marine critters found at other Phuket dive sites..
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