Koh Doc Mai Dive Site information for Phuket Scuba Divers
Koh Doc Mai is a small Limestone island 10km West of Hin Musang, about 90 mins boat ride from Phuket. The island has 2 contrastingly diferent diving sites however both sides offers divers two totally different Dives and can often be completed and cercumvented by some divers a 1 full dive. Koh Doc Mai is suitable for divers with experience of drift diving and strong currents, its not suitable for the inexperienced on days of strong currents or High Waves. You may want to think about a personal private dive guide if you havnt dived in a while and want to enjoy the dive as this can often be a shorter dive if you are in a large group of mixed divers with diffent levels of diving experience.
Koh Doc Mai Day Trip Prices:
|3 Dive Day Trip Tour - inc Koh Doc Mai||3,500THB|
|Private Dive Guide + Free Dive Equipment||1,000THB|
What to see at Koh Doc Mai Western Dive Site
This Dive site features a sloping reef, and and it here you can find Clown fish, Angelfish, Butterfly fish, Marbled grouper, Trevally, and many many more, as the site is distinctively different from the East side its also a paradise for photography lovers.
What to see at Koh Doc Mai Eastern Dive Site
This Dive Site features a vertical walls rich with Oyster Clams and invertebrates, large Moray eel's, Banded sea crates, Honeycomb grouper and angelfish, macro Photographers will love this side of the Island. Divers who get to explore the Eastern side also get to explore the 2 small caves, the walls and ceiling of the larger cave host many soft corals, best exploring the caves with a torch looking into the smaller cracks for ornate Ghost Pipe fish, the sandy bottom can start at 26m and drop to around 30m.
Koh Doc Mai is part of most 3 dive day trips as the first or last dive, and combined with sites such as King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point, Anemone Reef Phi Phi Islands ( - Koh Bida Nai - Palong Wall.)
Koh Doc Mai Dive Site conditions
The Dive tourleader and Dive boat captail will endevour to dive the Diving sites when the current are at its lowest strength, however the Luna Phases may dictate that some current may stiil be present. The maximum depth 31m and visibility can be anywhere from 3m - 20m, currents are mild to Strong, north to south with possible up or down currents.
PADI Adventure Dives at Koh Doc Mai
Also available as PADI Adventure Dives are:
- PADI Boat Diver
- PADI Deep Diver
- PADI Drift Diver
- PADI Enriched Air Nitrox
- PADI Fish Identification
- PADI Underwater Photography
- PADI Underwater Naturalist