On Koh Lanta you will find some of the best diving opportunities in Thailand.
On Koh Lanta, we recommend Dive & Relax. Dive & Relax has many years of experience in the area and a strong focus on safety.
"Enjoy quality diving from Koh Lanta with a private speedboat. Departure directly from the beach with only 30-60 minutes to the dive sites. Dive safely and in style with our speedboat built to European safety standards. All PADI courses are available in multiple languages and our staff consists of highly qualified instructors who know the area in the Andaman sea very well ".
Koh Haa means "five islands" in Thai and Koh Haa is named after the five spectacular limestone islands surrounded by crystal clear water. The lagoon offers both low and deep water which makes this dive site a perfect place for snorkelers and divers of all levels. Koh Haa is famous for a huge variety of corals and fish, making this island an unforgettable experience.
For the more adventurous divers there are several caves to explore. The colorful coral and light give the caves a magical effect.
Koh Phi Phi:
Beautiful limestone cliffs covered with a pristine jungle with breathtaking turquoise lagoons and of course a spectacular underwater world.
Dive sites around Phi Phi islands offer amazing colorful corals and anemones. A really exciting marine life can be experienced – from shrimp and anemone crabs to scorpion fish, colorful lion fish, and the small clownfish.
One of the biggest attractions at Bida island (south of Koh Phi Phi) is the Leopard shark. Although the Leopard shark bears the name 'shark' it is a very docile and curious creature. Leopard sharks spend most of the day resting on the sandy bottom and like most sharks do their hunting at night.
Hin Daeng and Hin Muang:
These two dive sites are often cited as some of the top 10 best dive sites in the world. They are located just 35 kilometers south of Koh Lanta – about 1 hour by speedboat.
The rock formation of Hin Daeng (Red rock) breaks sea level and slopes gradually down to a depth of 50 meters. The walls and cliffs are covered with red and purple corals and anemones. These corals are home to millions of small reef fish such as shrimps and squids. Jack fish and big barracudas circle the reef. Between the months of November and March you can be lucky to see the giant whale shark which is spotted several times a year.
Hin Muang (Purple rock) is located only 500 meters from Hin Daeng. The top of the reef starts at a depth of about 12 meters and drops down to 70 meters, making it the deepest dive site in Thailand. Tuna, barracudas, and jack fish circle in the blue water and on a lucky day you may come across a gray reef shark.
Shark Point, Anemone Reef, and King Cruiser:
King Cruiser: On May 4, 1997 a 85-meter passenger ferry called "King Cruiser" left the port of Phuket for a routine trip to the Phi Phi islands. The ferry came several kilometers off course and hit Anemone Reef. The ferry sank in less than 1 hour and the 561 passengers on board were all rescued and brought to safety. King Cruiser is now at 30 meters and is covered with coral and marine life. Many jack fish and snappers hunt around the wreck, and the wreck itself is a perfect hideaway for huge fish.
Anemone Reef is a colorful reef covered with millions of anemones. The reef starts at about 7 meters depth and sink down to a depth of about 25 meters. You may find seahorses, anemone crabs, moraines, and many other colorful fish. A sea turtle can often be seen at this reef.
Shark Point: Located very close to the King Cruiser. It's a great dive site where there often can be some current. Shark Point has been named by the presence of leopard sharks that can be found hanging around in the sandy areas. The rock formations break sea level and slopes gradually down to a depth of 20 meters. The rocks are covered with mushrooms and spectacular purple coral. The high level of nutrients in the water attracts a huge variety of marine life which makes Shark Point one of the most spectacular dive sites in this area.