Koh Phi Phi Diving
Garang Heng is another Koh Phi Phi dive site that is only visited by the day trip boats from Phi Phi Island itself as it is a little too far for the Phuket dive boats to reach.
It lies on its own 2 kilometres east of Phi Phi Leh and is a completely submerged reef rising to 6m below the surface and descending down as deep as 24m. It is an easy dive site with mild currents and is another site where leopard sharks are commonly seen.
The reef is a mixture of hard and soft corals with some large barrel sponges, lots of sea fans and gorgeous anemones. Large schools of yellowtail barracuda can be seen here along with gold-striped fusiliers and blue-lined snappers.
There are numerous lionfish and scorpionfish as well as plenty of pufferfish, Moorish idols, bannerfish and many other reef fish. Banded sea snakes are also sometimes seen here.
Garang Heng Reef Basics: Submerged soft coral reef
Depth: 8 - 24m
Visibility: 5 - 15m
Surface conditions: Can be choppy
Water temperature: 27 - 30°C
Experience level: Beginner - intermediate
Number of dive sites: 1
Diving season: All year round
Distance: ~45 km east of Phuket (3 hours), 30 km southwest of Krabi (2½ hours)
Access: Phi Phi scuba day trips and liveaboards
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