There are those that think that you cannot dive in Koh Lanta in the low season.
Why? Well, a number of travel guides say that Koh Lanta is closed, and so travellers in the area choose to visit islands close by, like Koh Phi Phi and Phuket, and simply by-pass Koh Lanta.
That could be a mistake, as Lanta in the low season is a beautiful place. A lot of bars, restaurants and hotels are open. And, most importantly, a lot of dive centres are open and have boats operating. You cannot expect to go diving every day, but you can expect a trip three or four times a week, sometimes more if the conditions and visitor numbers are good.
Last season, divers visiting Koh Haa were able to dive and snorkel with a juvenile whale shark over three days. Surely that’s enough to make you want dive Koh Lanta in the low season?