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Phuket diving areas and islands closed because of coral bleaching

An important message about islands being closed to snorkelling and diving, or being closed to access altogether, primarily because of coral bleaching which has become extensive around Thailand’s coastlines, including the Andaman coast.

According to 5 Star Marine in Phuket, snorkelling and scuba diving are unavailable on some islands in Phi Phi National Park in Krabi. The Hat Noppharat Thara Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park in Krabi has announced a temporary closure for snorkelling and scuba diving at many islands due to coral bleaching.

The announcement was issued on Monday (May 13, 2024). The announcement took effect from Thursday (May 16, 2024) until further notice.

Islands that will be temporarily closed for snorkelling…
• Kai Island (Chicken Island) in the north, east and west (Kang Kao Bay/Bat Bay)
• Poda Island in the north, and Pu Ya Bay
• Dang Island (Red Island), Railay Bay (Bird Nest Island or Happy Island)
• Yawasam Island

Nopparat Thara National Park in Krabi is closing the following areas due to severe coral bleaching…
• Kai Island (North & East)
• Bat Bay
• Poda Island (North)
• Puya Bay
• Daeng Island
• Railay Bay
• Yavasum Island

Effective May 16, 2024, until further notice.

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