|Site Type:||Wall with Macro (Nudi's)|
|Depth:||Top: 10M Median: 16M Bottom: 23M|
|Location:||In the bay east of Phuket and northwest of Ko Phi Phi|
Koh Dok Mai is one of those big limestone pinnacles that stands vertically out of the sea. Below the surface it has a reasonably steep wall with caves on the east side, and a more gently sloping coral reef on the west side.
First up, here is a short video of some of the critters you can expect to see.
Currents can be strong, so expect to drift slowly along one side or the other. Not so many butterflies, angel and wrasse, more like bream
and grouper terrain.
Take your time and look in all the crevices, as you’ll find pipefish,
And plenty of banded coral shrimp.
On the walls amongst the colourful sponge and tube anemones, there are plenty of nudis,
And more easily spotted seastars.
In some of the larger crevices, you might find a Solanders Toby,
On even that cryptic crevice dweller par excellence – the Comet, a variety of Devilfish.
Take a look inside the caves if you go east, there are all the night time big-eyed fish (squirrels and soldiers) waiting for dust. A slumbering shark is often found wedged in the rocks in front of the bigger cave. Closer to the surface, sea anemones, many without anemonefish, abound.