Koh Phai Pattaya Dive Site
Koh Phai AKA Bamboo Island, Serene White Sand Dive Island within the Far Islands Chain.
Bamboo Island, the largest Far Island dive site.
Koh Phai East is a small bay opposite the HTMS Khram Shipwreck, The South End of Phai has a huge white sand beach bay which divers can stay within an explore or start from if they are partaking in the 3rd dive spot which is an epic drift dive along the coral line that runs from south to north along the east side of the island.
Koh Phai East Dive Site
This shallow reef dive site is highlighted by many soft corals, these corals are not the most radiant nor largest examples in the area, but are still very nice. Much of the silt is redistributed by the currents present during northerly winds and spring tides means the visibility is fairly typical of the area. A very nice shallow relaxing dive will take you past sponge-encrusted rocks and greater star corals, occasionally split by clusters of smaller, less hardy corals. Familiar reef inhabitants parrot fish, wrasse and puffer fish, sea horse, damsels and giant clams are always present. Away from the reef, juvenile snappers, jacks and fusiliers and mullets repeatedly pass by.
Koh Phai South Bay
The South end bay of Koh Phai is enormous, although you can stay within the bay, the corals are many comprised of smaller sponges, sea whips and smaller Gregorian sea fan. You really know where to look also as the coral patches are spread out and sporadic. If you don’t know how to navigate you way from patch to patch you you can easily find yourself on a 45min sand dive. Be that as it may, the Sand diving in Koh Phai is actually top notch if your a much dive fan. Care exploration of rocks and seabed plants will reveal some gems in ways of shrimps, nudibranch, octopus, seahorse and types of stone fish such as Bump head scorpion fish and demon stinger.