The island of Koh Lanta and some of the surrounding dive sites are located within the Koh Lanta National Park. This park was founded in 1990 and incorporates the islands of Koh Lanta and Koh Rok. The total area of the National Park is 134 square kilometres and covers both land and marine environments. The dive sites that fall within the Koh Lanta National Park are Koh Haa and Hin Daeng/Hin Muang.
A Chief Officer is based in Koh Lanta and together with a number of officers, this team work to protect the area and ensure that the rules governing the National Park are complied with. Fishing is not permitted within the park and officers are present on a daily basis to enforce this.
Charges apply to those entering the Koh Lanta National Park. These are as follows:
Aged 14 years and over
National Park Entrance fee – 400 baht
Daily Diver payment – 200 baht
Aged 3 – 14 years
National Park Entrance Fee – 200 baht
Diver Payment fee – 100 baht
Under 3 years of age – free
These fees are payable on a daily basis.
Every dive centre is required to provide a list of guests who will be entering the National Park each day.