Palong Wall – Phi Phi Ley

Palong Wall – Phi Phi Ley

The Best Chance of Seeing Sharks On Your Phuket Diving Holiday

Palong Wall is all about the sharks, very rarely do we go here and not see blacktip reef sharks and sometimes in big numbers, if the visibility is good then you can have 10 or more in view. The sharks cruise around on the 5 – 8m deep shelf which runs the entire length of the dive site. They can vary in size from almost 2m long adults to less than a metre long juveniles.

Our guides will take you down to the bottom of the reef at the beginning of the dive to search for turtles, kuhl’s stingray, mantis shrimp and bent stick pipefish but after 15 minutes or so you’ll begin to head to shallower water to look out for the sharks.

It can be a little frustrating if the sharks don’t show but this a rare event. Banded sea kraits, cuttlefish and octopus are common sightings as well as plenty of reef fish, so it can be an OK dive without the sharks. We don’t know why the sharks choose only this area to cruise around in the day but we’re certainly glad that they do.

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