Diving at Koh Doc Mai
Scuba Diving Phuket day trips to “Flower Island”. The name Doc Mai means flower in Thai. On top of the island itself, there are not so many flowers here.
The Island Koh Doc Mai is huge submerged limestone rock. On the West side you can find a gentle slopping reef and on the East side is a sheer wall. It’s sometimes is overlooked by divers because of the occasionally bad visibility and strong currents.
However this is not correct, this is one of the best dive sites in Thailand for the avid macro enthusiast. It’s fantastic.
Most of the Phuket Diving tends to be focused on the East side of the island. There are two large caverns here one with an entrance of 5 meters.
Here you will be able to find some very unusual marine life consisting off, seahorses, frog fish, white eyed moray eels, sea snakes, and pipefish. The island just has it all.
Look out for the many species of nudibranch’s around the 5 meter mark, and excellent place to make your safety stop!
Koh Doc Mai Dive Site facts:
- Location: 20km (10 n.mile’s) from Phuket
- Site Depth: 0 – 32 meters
- Site Visibility: 5 – 15 meters
- Currents: Mild to Moderate
- Difficulty Rating: easy diving