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Artificial reef at Viking, Phi Phi Leh

Viking is one of our favourite sites on Phi Phi, with enough variety to keep all levels of diver happy.  Due to its location on the north east side of Phi Phi Leh island, it rarely has any noticeable currents making it an easy dive even during strong current periods.  The dive boat generally moors up in a shallow bay and divers descend directly by the boat or swim into the shallower bay if preferred.

Swimming right out of the bay at 12m depth will take you to a large concrete artificial reef which is home to large schools of fish and nudibranchs.  Anemones filled with clownfish sit on the frames and huge pufferfish swim nearby.  Lone barracuda can often be spotted hovering inside, and perhaps most interesting is the large school of resident batfish which are rarely seen at any other Phi Phi dive site.

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Large school of batfish at Viking

After a tour around the artificial reef, a 5 minute swim across the sandy bay will take you to a shallow reef covered in fans and soft corals.  Look for flounder, pipefish and cuttlefish in the sand, as well as small anemones with cleaner shrimp inside and occasionally a leopard shark!  Many different moray species can also be found here, including giant, honeycomb and zebra.

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Huge school of yellow snappers at Viking

Depth: 10 – 25m

Current: Mild

Book your dive!

Leisure Dive Center runs half-day trips everyday leaving directly from Laemtong beach.  We have four close-by hotels: Erawan Palms, Zeavola, Natural and Holiday Inn.  For more information or to book a trip with us, please contact us.

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– Continue your diving adventure with the PADI Advanced Open Water course

– View Leisure Dive Center’s pricelist