Phi Phi Dive Sites Anemone Reef
Phi Phi Island Diving | Phi Phi diving at the Anemone Reef dive site
Anemone Reef dive site west of Phi Phi Island is a rocky pinnacle just 5 meters below the surface covered with brightly coloured anemones. It is about half way to Phuket and is in close proximity to the Phi Phi Shark Point (Hin Musang) and King Cruiser Wreck.
With a maximum depth of 25 meters this rocky pinnacle is blanketed with bright blue, green and white anemones making for a spectacular dive site and also provides the origin of the dive sites name. Starting with a descent to the base of the reef where there are hard and soft corals, huge barrel sponges and lots of seafans.
Take time to look closely at these for yellow tigertail seahorse and harlequin ghost pipefish. As you continue on the dive slowly working your way to the top as you circle round the entire reef if conditions permit. If there are strong currents then there’s always a sheltered side and instead of making complete circles you can zig zag your way to the top although a relatively small site there’s an amazing amount of marine life so to get the best from this dive you should really take it slow.
White Eyed Moray eels poke out from cracks wherever you go, along with the not so common yellow edged, honeycomb, giant and zebra morays which can also be found here. It’s another photographers dream dives and one of the macro photographers favourite spots as there’s simply so much happening in a relatively small space.
Anemone Reef Basics: anemone-covered pinnacle
Depth: 6 - 25m
Visibility: 5 - 20m
Surface Conditions: Can be rough
Water Temperature: 27 - 30°C
Experience Level: Intermediate
Number of dive sites: 1
Diving Season: All year round
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Last Updated: 04 Mar 2010