KOH DOC MAI

Location:

20km (10 n.miles) from Phuket

Site Depth:

0 - 32 meters

Site Visibility:

5 - 15 meters

Currents:

Moderate / Strong

Difficulty Rating:

Intermediate

 

The name Doc Mai means flower in Thai. Therefore meaning Flower Island. On top of the island itself, there are not so many flowers here. 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 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!