National Park Fees Koh Phi Phi 2017
National Park on Koh Phi Phi Marine Park has had a great boost this year for safety and coral protection!
This is in part due to the increased presence of the National Park on the island, but also the local community groups working hard to keep Phi Phi safe and beautiful for everyone.
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant conservation now impose fees for visiting and diving all National Parks in Thailand.
On 15 July 2017, the National Park began charging an entry fee and diving fee for divers and snorkelers visiting Koh Phi Phi Marine Park, as reported HERE.
If you are diving or snorkeling off a dive boat, then must pay the fees at the pier with Park Rangers before getting on the dive boat, but don’t worry. Your money is going to good use! National Park fees collected around Thailand are used within the country to improve ALL national parks.
What are the National Park fees used for?
We have already seen improvements in the local National Park including a strong presence of Rangers out at the dive sites on their 3 new speedboats. Not only do they keep an eye out for divers and snorkeler’s, but we see them organizing boats in busy areas at busy times, and ensuring our safety. There are new moorings installed for boats to minimize damage to the reef due to anchoring. There are several confined areas for snorkelers to swim safely away from the boats.
The Department of National Park (DNP) have also helped in the successful rescue and release of injured marine life around the islands this year such as turtle ‘Madia’, who was released back to the water minus a fin!
All efforts to improve the safety of our guests and protection of precious marine life and corals are supported by Blue View Divers.
There is a new Park Ranger station on Koh Phi Phi, near the Blue View Divers office and they regularly participate in community cleanups and support the diving cleanups. They are supportive of new safety and coral preservation initiatives and like to work with us, the local dive community!
What else you need to know about National Park Fees
• Our diving prices do not include the National Park fees.
• We do not collect the fees from you – they are to be paid at the pier on the way to the dive boat
• The National Park Rangers will meet you at the pier so please bring the appropriate fee with you every day!
• Don’t lose your ticket! Bring your National Park tickets with you for every day you dive and keep them for the duration of your stay on Phi Phi.
National Park Rangers are nice guys!
So if you have any questions or concerns regarding your diving tickets and what they are valid for, don’t be shy and ask them. They are always more than happy to answer your questions!
Ticket Prices and Details
400 THB pp – Park Ticket valid for 3 days from date of purchase.
This ticket is valid for visiting the Phi Phi National Marine Park for 3 days from date of purchase. Your ticket is date-stamped and will allow you entry for diving and snorkeling during these 3 days PLUS one time entry to Maya Beach on your first day. If you lose this ticket you will be asked to buy a new ticket.
200 THB pp – Diving ticket per day.
This ticket is valid for diving for one day, per person.
Diving Activity Pricing
One Day Programs:
1 Day Fun Diving: 400 THB + 200 THB = 600 THB
Discover Scuba Diving: 400 THB + 200 THB = 600 THB
Scuba Diver Course: 400 THB + 200 THB = 600 THB
Passenger/Snorkeler: required to pay National Park Fee only = 400 THB
2 days Fun Diving: 400 THB + (200 THB x 2 days) 400 THB = 800 THB
3 days Fun Diving: 400 THB + (200 THB x 3 days) 600 THB = 1000 THB
4 days Fun Diving: (400 THB x 2 ) 800 THB + (200 THB x 4 days) 800 THB = 1600 THB
5 days Fun Diving: (400 THB x 2 ) 800 THB + (200 THB x 5 days) 1000 THB = 1800 THB
6 days Fun Diving: (400 THB x 2 ) 800 THB + (200 THB x 6 days) 1200 THB = 2000 THB
Open Water Course: 400 THB + (200 THB x 2 days) + 400 THB = 800 THB
Advanced Open Water: 400 THB + ((200 THB x 2 days) ) + 400 THB = 800 THB
Rescue Course: 400 THB + 200 THB/day you dive = xxxx THB
These fees help fund projects overseen by the DMCR (Department of Marine and Coastal Resources) to ensure conservation of the beaches and reefs, and for the benefit of coastal communities and ecosystems.
Thank you for your support of the National Marine Park!