Koh Lanta is situated in the South Andaman Sea and offers some of the best Dive sites in Thailand that are suitable for both beginners and advanced divers. Lanta Diver at Pimalai will take you out diving for the day, and we will do our best to give you a great and memorable day!
Diving from Koh Lanta with Lanta Diver is possible all year around. Between the October 15th and the May 15th you can dive at Koh Haa, Hin Daeng / Hin Muang, Koh Rok, the Bida islands, Phi Phi islands, Kled Gaew wreck and Koh Maa shipwreck park.
Between the May 15th and the October 15th when the Koh Lanta Marine Park closes it is still possible to dive the Bida Islands, Phi Phi Islands, Hin Bida, Kled Gaew wreck and Koh Maa shipwreck park.
What is Lanta Diver at Pimalai offer
SCUBA diving trips from Koh Lanta, Thailand with Lanta Diver will give you one of the best diving experiences you´ll ever have! Lanta Diver is a family run 5 Star PADI Career Development Center (CDC) situated on the beautiful island Koh Lanta on the west coast of Thailand. Lanta Diver has been operating since 1999 so we do have a lot of knowledge about diving around Koh Lanta. We run daily trips to the best dive sites around the archipelago of the Andaman Sea. Lanta Diver only has experienced boat crew and diving staff to ensure you have a fantastic day out! Most of our staff come back to work with us year after year and that is something we are very happy and proud about. Our customers also keep coming back and that makes us even more happy!
Boat departure from Pimalai
For the High season we also plan to run dedicated speedboat trips for Pimalai customers that depart and return to Pimalai. The main site we offer will be Koh Ha but would also be looking at Koh Rok and Hin Daeng/Hin Muang. The speedboat would depart from Pimalai at 9am and would be a 2 dive trip with a return time of between 1pm to 2 pm depending on the site. These trips will be dependent on customer numbers for a particular site on a certain date so trips will be confirmed closer to the time.
Whatever boat you choose Lanta Diver´s staff will be there to take very good care of you!
Lanta diver has two big boats and one speedboat. The big boat has plenty of space, a sundeck and seating in the shade. The trip will be a whole day experience and between dives you can relax, sunbathe and of course enjoy delicious Thai food! During High season we schedule a big boat daily to either Koh Ha or the Bida islands and weekly trips to Hin Daeng/Hin Muang. The speedboat will take you out to the dive sites quicker which is suitable for those who have limited time. We schedule the speedboat 2 to 3 times a week to Hin Daeng/ Hin Muang and weekly trips to Koh Rok. The speedboat also offers seating in the sun and the shade. Food and drinks are provided on all trips.
If you would want a diving day for only you, your family or friends all our diving boats are available for private Charter. If you would like to enquire, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you for your special trip.
Koh Lanta Dive sites
Lanta Diver is located on Koh Lanta which mean we are fortunate enough to have easy access to the premium diving and snorkeling sites of Thailand. The Dive sites are situated in the south of the Andaman sea and each has its own unique ecosystem with beautiful corals and varied marine life.
Koh Haa is simply stunning in every way and by far our most popular diving and snorkeling site. It is famous for the “Cathedral” where divers can explore the mysterious two large caverns formed at one of the islands. There are also stunning coral walls, a beautiful lagoon for nice easy diving, schooling fish, lots of macro and, if you look carefully, we often find some quite unusual aquatic life. The lagoon at Koh Ha also provides a nice, protected area for snorkeling and is suitable for all levels and ages. Koh Ha is one of our favorite Dive sites on Koh Lanta.
The Bida Islands
Koh Bida Nok/Nai and Hin Bida are in the Phi Phi National Marine Park which is easily accessible from Koh Lanta. The Bida islands offer an exciting diving experience with schools of pelagic fish surrounding the reefs, which are often seen hunting the smaller glassfish. The dive site is also famous for spotting sharks so don't be surprised if a Black Tip darts past you, or you stumble upon a sleeping Leopard Shark during your dive.
Hin Daeng / Hin Muang (Red rock/Purple rock)
Hin Daeng / Hin Muang is probably the most famous dive site in Thailand and the most spectacular sites accessible from Koh Lanta as a day trip. These giant pinnacles located in the middle of the Andaman Sea, offer dramatic underwater scenery, with steep walls covered in soft red and purple corals, dropping right down to 60m. Hin Daeng / Hin Muang have it all and we can offer you the chance of a lifetime to experience these beautiful reefs together with schools of pelagic fish and unique macro. Imagine all of this, and then a Giant Manta Ray or Whale Shark glides past! Given the topography of the site and the conditions we only recommend this site for Advanced divers that have dived recently.
Koh Rok islands
The Koh Rok islands are the paradise islands everyone is searching for – soft white sandy beaches and lush green trees combined with crystal clear waters. For many years Koh Rok has been a popular destination, now we offer you the opportunity to dive around the islands! The Dive sites around Koh Rok is suitable for all levels of divers even thow the diving is quite easy. The Marine life is various with schools of Snapper, Moray eels, Powder blue surgeon fish, lots of clownfish (known as “Nemo”) and lots of Turtles!
Koh Maa shipwreck park
This shipwreck park is designed to promote conservation, environmental awareness and encourage existing ecosystems. Explore these mysterious vessels and observe how nature begins to engulf everything in its path. See baby corals and schools of fish establish themselves where there once was nothing. Nearby there is an existing reef that in time will spawn and grow over these sunken treasures. Some nudibranchs have already found their new home here. Ideal for all level of divers and is also good for AOW Adventure dives.
For openwater divers, we recommend Koh Haa and Koh Bida
highlights include The Laggon, The Cathedral and The Chimney. There are also underwater pinnacles, drop-offs, walls, bolders and other caverns, inter-connected chambers and swim-throughs to explore.
The “Bida Islands” are located in the Phi Phi National Marine Park which is also easily accessible from Koh Lanta. Beneath the surface the islands form steep coral walls, rocky outcrops, swim throughs and are covered in colourful soft coral and giant Gorgonian fans.
For more information, dive schedule or to book your dive, please contact the dive centre directly.