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?
Where do you choose to dive when you visit Koh Lanta?
There are so many stunning dive sites close by that it can be difficult to make a choice. The main sites that we consider to be local are Koh Haa, Koh Bida and Koh Phi Phi. They all have great diving for all levels of divers, from beginners trying diving for the first time to experienced divers looking for their next thrill.
For the diver who has that little bit more experience, then Hin Daeng/Hin Muang is a great place to scuba dive. To get the most out of it, divers should be Advanced Open Water divers or have completed their Deep Adventure dive. There is always the chance to see whale sharks and manta rays here, which make for a thrilling dive. Even without these amazing creatures, the dive sites are still amazing, with beautiful corals and an abundance of fish.
When it is so difficult to choose between these fabulous sites, why not dive all of them!
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