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Dive area / region : Thailand - Koh Lanta - See the map Scuba Diving in Koh Lanta

Best diving season : March  •  April  •  May  •  September  •  October  •  November  •  December
Recommended number of days to stay : From 2 to 4 days
Number of dive sites : 6 to 10 Dive Sites
Water temperature and wetsuit advice : 26C-… : Shorty or Thin Wetsuit
Average visibility : 26 - 30 meters
Average dives depth : 30 Meters
Type of currents : Medium level currents
Months when these currents are present : N/A
General surface conditions : Generally flat surface
Wreck types : Old wooden ship  •  Recent world ships  •  Artificial wrecks
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Type of marine life : Anemone  •  Barracuda  •  Corals  •  Crayfish  •  Jacks  •  Lobster  •  Moray Eels  •  Nudibranch  •  Octopus  •  Plants  •  Rays  •  Reef Fish  •  Sea snakes  •  Sea urchins  •  Seahorses  •  Shark - Grey nurse  •  Shark - Reef shark  •  Shark - Whale shark  •  Shrimps  •  Softcoral  •  Sponge  •  Star fish  •  Tuna  •  Turtles
Presence of caves / caverns : Yes - Open


Ko Lanta is a group of five islands offering 5 or 6 different sites
Depth: 3 - 50 metres (10 - 150 feet)
Visibility: 20 - 30 metres (60 - 100 feet)

Thailand is probably the best known, and most developed, of all dive-destinations in South-East Asia. With access to the Andaman Sea in the west, and the Gulf of Thailand in the east, and a well developed tourism infrastructure, it is easy to understand why. Phuket is Thailand's largest island and also its second smallest province. Most dive sites are off nearby islands, but distances are fairly short and there are dozens of dive shops and boats to cater to your needs, mostly based near Chalong Pier. Krabi Province and the Andaman Sea have a number of excellent dive sites. You can find dive resorts at almost every coastal destination in the region and on the islands that tourists visit. Dive resorts on Phuket will visit some of these sites too. Koh Chang is the second largest island of Thailand, located on the Thai east coast 310 km away from Bangkok near the border to Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand. The name means Elephant Island. It is a mountainous island with several waterfalls and rainforest. Phang Nga Province is on the east coast of Southern Thailand, and shares borders with Krabi Province, Ranong Province and Surat Thani Province, as well as the Andaman Sea. It's also connected to Phuket Province by road bridge.

The most famous dive site is Ko haa offering beautiful diving with spectacular visibility and is suitable for divers of all levels. Ko Haa, meaning 'Five Islands' has a central lagoon area that is ideal for beginners. It offers a safe and relaxed starting point for you to take your first underwater breaths and there are some extremely friendly little porcupine pufferfish ready to make your acquaintance in the large, sandy bay area. The bay slopes gently onto the reef allowing you to progress into your first dive effortlessly. The marine life that can be found at Ko Haa varies from rare ghost pipefish measuring only a few centimetres, to an abundance of octopus hiding amongst the rocks and crevices. A hawksbill turtle is often seen swimming amongst the pristine coral. Manta rays, eagle rays and even whale sharks are spotted here occasionally. You can't predict exactly what you'll see, but it's always a pleasant and rewarding surprise!
One of Ko Haa's highlights is the series of caverns and swim-throughs. The largest cavern has three chambers. The first two chambers are connected by a shallow swim-through at about 9 metres. There are also various chimneys and other systems to explore. You can find banded sea snakes, lionfish, crustaceans and beautiful cowries. Huge schools of silverside fish, glassfish, barracudas abound. The clear waters and consistent visibility of 25m+ make Ko Haa an un-forgettable diving destination.

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