|Koh Lanta diving boasts many nice dive spots teeming with beautiful corals and tropical fish. Situated south of Krabi, off Thailand's west coast and nestled in the Andaman Sea which has world class diving the marine life includes soft and hard corals, manta rays, leopard and tip sharks, barracuda, turtles, caves and wrecks, just to name a few of the highlights.
Always dive according to your level of training. Check with your dive center for safety, additional information and level required for each dive site before entering the water.
The most suitable time to dive here is November to May, the off season being June to October.
Some Koh Lanta dive sites are:
Hin Daeng, an excellent and very popular dive site. Composed of several drop offs joined by rock at different levels of depth. It is home to abundant coral and marine life including tuna, barracudas, manta rays and reef sharks.
Koh Rok is characterized by it's shallow reefs, clear waters and abundant fish life. The cliffs are red and this is attributed to the presence of a sweet water stream. Because of it's shallow reefs it is very suitable for snorkeling outings.
Hin Mouang is quite close to Hin Daeng and is a very popular dive site as well. There are 5 outcrops underwater and the most shallow one begins at about 8-9 metres (26-29 feet). There are some fabulous drop offs here going to as deep as 70 metres (230feet).
King Cruiser Wreck sunk as it ran into Anemone Reef in 1997 on it's way to Phi phi Island. This interesting wreck is home to abundant marine life. The king Cruiser wreck lies at a depth of about 20-30 metres (65-98 feet).
Koh Bida Nok about 50 minutes away from Koh Lanta by boat has some remarkable dives on which an encounter with leopard sharks and manta rays isn't rare and there are also chances of seeing the whale shark. There are beautiful gorgonians, soft coral, scorpion
fish and lion fish.
Kho Ha meaning 5 in Thai is composed of a group of 5-6 Islands. This site has abundant marine life, a few caves and has very good conditions for diving, most of the time.