Sharks, Sharks, Sharks – That is what Palong Wall delivers
Palong Wall is located on the west side of Koh Phi Phi Ley and is a popular day trip dive
site from Phuket. The island offers an impressive sight with its massive limestone cliffs,
and is also famous for its tropical paradise atmosphere portrayed in the movie The Beach.
The dive site is a sloping reef dropping to a sandy sea bottom. You can find big and small
things there – sea turtles, cuttlefishes, various species of fish, Nudibranches and much
more. There are numerous open sandy areas in the shallows near the limestone wall.
This is where most divers go on the look out… for sharks. Palong Wall is the dive site of
choice in Phuket to see the Blacktip reef sharks, and you can also encounter leopard
sharks if you’re lucky.
Blacktip reef sharks are often seen in the shallow water close to the limestone wall, and in
larger groups near those open sandy areas. They are very timid with divers, so no need to
worry, they usually don’t come very close and it may require a trained eye to spot them
when they keep their distance. But lately, it’s been a SharkFest! We’ve been seeing many
of them on every dive, which makes for very happy divers.
Oh, and snorkelers can have a great time with the sharks as well, they swim shallow
enough to be visible from the surface. What an experience!
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