The Andaman Sea shelters some of the best Flora and Fauna on the planet, and Koh Lanta is right in the middle of it all….
Several years past, the region containing Krabi, Phi-Phi and Phuket was declared a National Marine Park; unfortunately this proclamation is not always respected (though progress has been made). Every dive site has had anchorages installed in order to avoid damaging the ocean floor. Marine Park fees are also charged to all divers, and retrieving coral or other natural elements is strictly forbidden.
The Koh Lanta area offers a variety of dive sites, catering to both beginners and more experienced divers. Depths range from 2m to 60m! Generally speaking, the dive sites are concentrated around the islands of Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bida, and Koh Haa.
Even non-divers can take advantage of these waters as there are so many fish to see here, even from the surface!
Between November and April, divers have the chance to dive with large pelagic fish such as majestic Whale Sharks and Manta Rays. Hin Daeng & Hin Muang are the dive sites of choice – your chances of meeting one of these giants of the sea here are very good! (although unfortunately, no guarantees!!). It is not uncommon, either, to witness dolphins swimming alongside the dive boat! Other types of whales have also been sighted near Koh Lanta.