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Ao Maya Bay Dive and Snorkel Site


Maya bay is a stunning lagoon surrounded by sheer limestone cliffs. The idyllic beach on the south-west of Phi Phi Ley is best remembered for its role in the movie 'The Beach'.

This region is extremely popular for snorkeling and other water sports. Scuba divers should head outside of the bay towards the wall and the cave at Maya. The dives here are not deep and tend to be popular discovery dives for novices. Although there is less coral here than other nearby dive sites, turtles roam this area and you will find spectacular whip corals and a 17 meter deep swim through in the north of the bay below the cliffs.


Ao Maya Bay Dive Site Facts

Best Dive Months: November to April

Average Depth: 8 meters

Maximum Depth: 25 meters

Visibility: 15 - 25 meters

Currents: Weak to Moderate

Hazards: None Noted

Marine Life: Nudibranch, Black Tip Sharks, Scorpion Fish, Sponges, Sea Whips, Fusilier Fishes.

 

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