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These harmless and beautiful sharks can be found at all Phi Phi dive sites, including on the Laemtong house reef directly in front of Leisure Dive Center! Latin name: Stegostoma Fasciatum Maximum size: 3.5 metres
BLACKTIP REEF SHARKS
Blacktips are harmless sharks which are amazing to encounter underwater but unfortunately very timid as they don’t like the bubbles made by scuba divers. They are most often seen at the dive sites Palong and the Bida Islands. Latin name: Carcharhinus Melanopterus Maximum size: 1.8 metres
Turtles are commonly seen while diving in Phi Phi, mostly Hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) but also Green turtles sometimes (Chelonia mydas). They are mostly seen along the west coast of Koh Phi Phi Leh at the dive sites Maya North and Palong, where you have a 90% chance of encountering at least 1 during a dive there, and sometimes up to 10 on a single dive!
Cuttlefish are masters of disguise, able to quickly change both their colour and texture to camouflage themselves against their surroundings. They are related to octopus and squid, and are seen at all Phi Phi dive sites, particularly over sandy areas. They range in size from a few centimetres in length right up to over a foot long!
Mantis shrimp are solitary marine creatures with a powerful punch, with it’s claws known to be fast and powerful enough to shatter aquariums! Usually found hiding under rocks and corals, these brightly coloured shrimps grow to 30 cm length.