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Hin Daeng Dive Site ‘Red Rock’ or ‘Red Mountain’ – Ko Lanta, Thailand. Suitable for Advanced Divers with 20 dives or more.


Hin Daeng at a GlanceThe dive sites Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are the deepest drop-offs in Thailand. They are world-class dive sites and provide some of the most stunning diving in the area, with a high chance of seeing Manta Rays and even Whale Sharks.

From our location in the South of Ko Lanta, we can reach Lanta’s Top Dive Sites faster than dive boats that depart from Saladan in the North of the island. Our journey time to Hin Daeng & Hin Muang is 2.5 hours of luxury (compared to 4 hours by big boat from Saladan). Take a look at MV Ja Ru Pat to see why.

Manta Ray at Hin Daeng, Ko Lanta, ThailandThe greater depths and currents make these sites suitable for Advanced divers or Open Water divers with 20+ dives.

Hin Daeng, ‘Red Rock’, and Hin Muang, ‘Purple Rock’, are named after the beautiful red and purple corals that cover the pinnacles. Located 70km south of Ko Lanta, they boast good visibility, unless the waters become extremely plankton-rich. It is this plankton that attracts the larger marine-life and there is a high chance of seeing Manta Rays and passing Whale Sharks throughout the season.

Red Soft Coral at dive site Hin Daeng, Ko Lanta ThailandHin Daeng protrudes about 3 meters above the water, but below, it drops straight down to 70+ meters on the southern side. It gets its name from the beautiful red corals that populate most of the dive site. Don’t forget to look out into the blue, away from the reef, as this is where much of the action can be witnessed.

There is a huge school of large Round Batfish that congregate around the buoy line, and there are often large schools of barracuda patrolling the outer reef.

School of Round Batfish at Hin DaengWe keep group sizes small to ensure you get the most out of each scuba dive you make. Small groups also reduce impact on our reefs.

Our emphasis is on safety, fun and personal service within a relaxed and stress-free environment.

You’ll find the atmosphere and service on our dive boats, beyond anything you have experienced before! Just sit back and relax – let us take care of the details.

Whale Shark Photo Hin Daeng, Ko Lanta, ThailandOur experienced Divemasters know the dive sites extremely well, and will be happy to discuss what you would like to see, and the type of dive or snorkel experience you would like to have. Each dive is personally planned with the divers in each group, to ensure you enjoy each and every dive you make with us.

A full briefing is provided at each site, with helpful tips on what to look for, safety information, and the most interesting places to visit.


Whale Shark Smile at Ko Haa, Ko Lanta, ThailandYou might also be interested in:

  • Hin Daeng Dive Site Map
  • Hin Daeng Dive Site Video
  • PADI Advanced Course
  • PADI Enriched Air (NITROX) Specialty Course
  • PADI Whale Shark Awareness Specialty Course
  • PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course
  • Nearby Dive Site – Hin Muang
  • Daily Dive Trips Schedule
  • Daily Dive Trip Prices
  • Thailand’s Coral Reefs