Krabi diving and dive sites
Diving from Krabi
Krabi is within the Hat Nopparat Thara – Mu Koh Phi Phi Marine National Park. Local Krabi dive sites are shallow with average visibility, but the Phi Phi dive sites are in reach by day trip dive boat.
There are some caves in this area that are still being discovered and mapped by technical divers.
Most dive centres are located on Ao Nang beach and day trip dive boats depart from either end of the beach each morning. Divers staying on Railey beach can catch a long tail boat (local Thai water taxi) around to Ao Nang beach in the morning in time to jump on a dive boat. Diving from Krabi is from November to April.
Krabi local dive sites
- Koh Ha – wide variety of coral species, gorgonian sea fans and anemones. Barracuda and Leopard sharks are common sightings.
- Koh Si – Shallow site also a popular for snorkeling. Snapper and fusilier, scorpion fish, lion fish, many species of nudibranch. Seahorses are sometimes found in sea fans. Black tip reef sharks can be spotted in the blue.
- Koh Dor – Shallow site also a popular for snorkeling. Chance to see black tip reef sharks. Plus puffer fish, porcupine fish and trumpet fish.
- Koh Yawabon – Good coral growth with hard and soft corals, seafans and sea whips. Large groupers are often spotted. Blue spotted stingrays and black spot garden eels can be seen in the sandy areas. There is also a llong swim-thru.
- GK Island – Soft corals and sea fans are home to vast numbers of small marine life including harlequin shrimp and porcelain crab. Christmas tree worms and feather stars at colour. Turtles can be seen here.
Krabi Wreck diving
- The King Cruiser Wreck – Half way between Phuket and Phi Phi. A passenger ferry between the two islands that hit Anemone Reef and sunk in 1997. Sitting at 32 m depth. 85 m long and 23 m wide. Dived on a day trip together with Shark Point or Anemone Reef.
- HTMS Kledkaeo (AKS 861) – a Royal Thai Navy supply ship from 1956 until decommissioned and sunk as an artifical reef close to Phi Phi in March 2014. 47 m long and 7.7 m wide.
- HTMS Ravi (LCT 762) – originally a LCT-800 US Navy tank landing craft built in 1944 which saw service in 1945 during the US World War II Asia Pacific campaign. One of 6 tank landing craft transferred to the Thai Navy in 1948. Decommissioned in April 2013 and scuttled close to Krabi to create an artificial reef. 36 m long, 10 m wide.
- HTMS Talibong (LCT 766) – another ex US Navy tank landing craft transferred to the Royal Thai navy after World War II. 36 m long, 10 m wide.
- HTMS Kolum Wreck (LCT 765) – originally US Navy tank carrier LCT-904 and earned a battle star in WWII for her part in the January 1945 Leyte landings. 36 m long, 10 m wide.