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Koh Doc Mai

Koh Doc Mai or in English, Flower Island is a limestone island 1hr 20mins from Phuket. There are different stories of how the place got its name – some say it is because the island was once full of blossoming flowers, and others claim its name comes from the underwater beauty around its shores.

Koh Doc Mai - Thailand

" Koh Doc Mai is another fascinating experience, this wall dive from the surface to around 30m on the sand has small things to find on the walls. . ."

Koh Doc Mai is another fascinating experience, this wall dive from the surface to around 30m on the sand has small things to find on the walls including many different kinds of shrimp, white eyed morays, sea horses, Ghost pipe fish, Jans pipe fish, Nudi Branchs, Bamboo sharks and the list just goes on, also on this dive are a number of sealed caves meaning you can experience cave environments while always being in a visual vicinity to the exits.

This dive is always on the East side of the island running North to South or vice versa depending on the direction of the current, open water and above are suitable for this site.


  • Sea or land transfers
  • Accomodation, if any
  • All meals


  • Air transportation, if any
  • Travel Insurance
  • Basic Equipment Rental
  • Course fee or instructors fee

Experience Diving in Koh Doc Mai

What you can see in Koh Doc Mai

sea horses

Sea Horse

bamboo sharks

Bamboo Sharks


Ghost Pipe Fish

Best Time to Dive at Koh Doc Mai

November to March is the best months to dive in Koh Doc Mai since the sea is calmer making it less difficult for dive and the water’s clarity is at its best. You’ll be able to see the amazing corals making Koh Doc Mai to be called as the Flower Island.

Getting There

Outside Phuket International  Airport, There shall be two available transportation, Bus and Taxi, that shall help you to arrived at Ao Chalong. Upon Arriving at the Dock you’ll have to ride a boat in order to reach Koh Doc Mai

Airport > Bus/Taxi > Ao Chalong >  Boat > Koh Doc Mai

Available Courses

Best Diving Season November to March
Weather Tropical
Water Temperature 26°C – 30°C
Marine Animal Highlights Seahorse, Bamboo Sharks, Ghost Pipefish
Water Visibility 7 meters to 25 metres
Transportation Bus/Car, SpeedBoat, Yachts, Liveaboard

Experience Diving in Koh Doc Mai

Simply amazing! Will never forget the experience.... Me and my wife had great time... We did discover scuba diving and we feel addicted to it now..
TripAdvisor member since 2016 / Bubba Diving Phuket Reviews
“Amazing discovery day”
Wow...!!!! Just great, amazing and exciting. I went there with my son (almost 13) to interduce him scuba diving. We not went to the pool - yes, we went directly to the open water. My son was abit afraid to jump with all this weight into the water... but he did. After diving he didn't want to stop diving to...
TripAdvisor member since 2015 / Bubba Diving Phuket Reviews
This was the best thing we did in Phuket. Lexy and Neil did an excellent job of making all of us feel comfortable. I loved every moment of our experience. 3 out of 4 of us were beginners. By the end of the first dive, we all felt fairly confident thanks to Lexy and Neil Thank you Lexy and Neil!...
TripAdvisor member since 2016 / Bubba Diving Phuket Reviews
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