Diving Ko Lanta
Diving Ko Lanta
Diving Ko Lanta, means to experience some of the most spectacular diving in Thailand. The warm waters, great visibility, vivid colours and range of dive sites mean that that, whether you want to learn to dive, or are a certified scuba diver already, you’re sure to find plenty to enjoy on every dive you make.
Ko Lanta island forms the most southern district of Krabi province. It was known long ago by its name in the Malay language, Pulao Satak, which means Long Beach Island. Later, so many Thais, both Buddhist and Muslim, came to live on the island that there seemed to be a million eyes, which is what some people think Lanta means in Thai. Others hold that the name is corrupted from Javanese “lan-tas”, and means a fish grill (which is built of wood with a square grill on top where the fish are set in a circle). Several islands are in the National Park:
Ko Lanta is located approximately 70 kilometres south of Krabi on the east side of Southern Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay. It stretches for 27 kilometres in the north-south direction and is traversed by a mountain range that is still covered by virgin rain forest. The range reaches heights of 500 metres in its northern and southern parts. The water off the west coast is crystal clear and the beaches powdery white.
Ko Lanta is perfectly located to reach some of the best dive sites in Thailand and is the closest inhabited island to world-class dive sites Hin Daeng & Hin Muang.
When diving Ko Lanta with Scubafish, most dive sites can be reached in under 1 hour when travelling on MY SCUBAFISH – Ko Lanta’s Ultimate High Speed Dive Cruiser.
Any diver that wants to spend quality time diving Ko Lanta and visiting Southern Thailand’s greatest dive sites should base themselves in the south Ko Lanta. Based in Kantiang Bay in the south of Ko Lanta, Scubafish offers the best access to Lanta’s top dive sites;
We offer our divers an extra special service, because we know that when you’re on holiday and diving Ko Lanta, the less you have to think about, the better!
Koh Lanta’s quiet, laid-back atmosphere offers an ideal get-away for those seeking to escape the higher volume of tourists that go to Phi Phi, Phuket or Koh Samui every year. During the last few years, the number of resorts along Lanta’s west coast has grown to about 100, offering a choice for everyone’s taste and budget.