PADI Diving Courses & Holidays

Koh Lanta

with some of the best diving in the andaman sea on the door step koh lanta is the perfect destination for diving and snorkeling.  from lanta the southern pinnacles of hin daeng and hin muang, koh haa, phi phi islands and up as far as shark point phuket and the king cruiser wreck are all day trips giving great variety of marine life and topography.
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  • Turtles are common in the Andaman Sea
  • Koh Lanta has some great diving and stunning scenery
  • Leopard Sharks can be found sleeping on the reefs around Koh Lanta
  • Beautiful sunsets can be found in Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta Diving and Snorkelling Holidays

Ideal for: Families, Singles and divers of all abilities.

Highlights

  • Regularly seen in these azure waters are Hawksbill turtles lazily munching on their preferred bubble coral, black tip reef sharks patrolling the shallows, leopard sharks napping on a sandy patch or cruising through the water column, and a rich variety of smaller marine life.
  • From tiny porcelain crabs filtering food particles from the safety of their anenome to the ever present possibility of a passing manta or Whale Shark there is always something to tick off the wish list. 
  • While the dive sites of the Phi Phi Islands may be a little further when visited from Lanta, the relaxed nature of the island can be more appealing to couples, families and those who like a bit of room to explore when on holiday, but don't worry, there is always something going on in one of the many beach-side bars.
  • From the bustling, diverse reefs of Koh Ha, and the Phi Phi Archipelago to the stunning topography and marine life of the world famous Hin Daeng and Hin Muang, there is great diving to suit all experience levels. Don't forget to look out into the blue now and again as you never know what may be passing by!
  • Stretching more than 30km top to tail, Lanta has lots to offer for diver and non-diver alike with its 9 picturesque beaches looking out onto Koh Phi Phi and  stunning sunsets, why not hire a scooter and explore all this welcoming island has to offer.

Summary

  • Experience Level: All
  • Big Stuff:***
  • Reef Life:****
  • Wrecks:**
  • Life on Land:****
  • Budget: £££

Top Picks

  • Explore the cave at Koh Ha Cathedral with its window and swimthrough, then surface in this unique site to have chat and get a snap of the sunlight beaming up from the entrance below.
  • Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are pinnacles, with stunning topography a huge amount of reef life due to their remote location. There are possible pelagic encounters including Dogtooth Tuna, Whale Sharks and Manta Rays.
  • Bida Nok and Bida Nai are two small islands just south of Phi Phi Leh with astonishing reef life, swim-throughs and generally easy conditions a great chance of Black Tip Reef Sharks and Hawksbill Turtles.
  • Palong and Malong are dive sites off Phi Phi Leh with fantastic chances of seeing sharks and turtles.

More Info

  • Time: GMT + 7-8hrs
  • Flying Time: 12-14hrs
  • Language: Thai but English is spoken in most resorts
  • Climate: The west coast of Thailand has a tropical climate with the dry, high season runs November to April which is the best time to travel
  • Currency: Thai Baht £1 = 45 BHT
  • Visa Requirements: A 30-day holiday visa is granted on arrival for many EU passport holders flying into the country

Koh Lanta Hotels

Twin Lotus, Koh Lanta, Thailand

Thailand, Koh Lanta, Twin Lotus,
From GBP 1,500 / 7 Nights

BUILD YOUR HOLIDAY

  •  All inclusive
     Full Board
     Half Board
     Bed & Breakfast
     Room only
  •  Twin
     Double
     Triple
     Quad
     Suite
  •  Silver
     Gold
     Platinum
  •  Whale Sharks
     Hammerheads
     Tiger Sharks
     Great Whites
     Manta Rays
     Threshers
     Reef Sharks
     Humpbacks
     Dolphins
     Oceanic White Tips
     Wrecks
     Caverns
     Coral reefs
     Ice
     Drift
     Walls
     Shore
     Macro
     Muck
     Technical
  •  Nightlife
     Quiet area
     Sea views
     Tennis courts
     Spa
     Kids area
     Suitable for non-divers
  •  Open Water
     Advanced O/W 20+ dives
     Advanced O/W 50+ dives
  •  Adults
     Singles
     Families
     New divers
     Experienced divers
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