Kantiang Bay is the best place to base yourself if you want to dive some of the top dive sites in Ko Lanta and Thailand. With spectacular reefs, unmatched marine diversity and great visibility, diving from Kantiang Bay offers the convenience of day-diving with the chance to enjoy the relaxed and laid back atmosphere of island life.
Scubafish is based in the heart of Kantiang Bay in south of Ko Lanta, which means they can offer much shorter journey times than dive centres in the north of the island (all journey times from Kantiang Bay are around 1 hour or less). They depart directly from the beach in Kantiang Bay, saving you hours of valuable holiday time. They know your holiday time is precious and they want to make sure you get the most out of it!
Ko Lanta’s Top Dive Sites:
Ko Haa offers spectacular visibility (20-30m) and a huge range of diving experiences. The marine-life is plentiful and varied, there are caverns and chimney systems to explore and no-one should miss the beautiful Lagoon with its spectacular table corals, brain corals and juvenile marine life. There is a good chance to see Hawksbill Turtles, Big Red Octopus, schools of juvenile Barracuda and plenty of macro life too. During a dive trip to Ko Haa, you can combine wall dives, swim-throughs, see the enormous coral and bolder formations and marvel at the enormous ‘Cathedral’ caverns. The visability is stunning, corals are pristine and conditions are usually great for underwater photography. 2-3 days to see the best parts, journey time 1 hour, divers & snorkeller all levels.
Ko Kradan is a newly discovered, very interesting diving and snorkelling site. Ko Kradan is reputed to have some of the best beaches in Thailand and they are certainly extremely beautiful, but below the surface things get even more interesting. There are a series of ridges you can follow down to about 19 or 20m that are covered with an abundance of first white, then pink soft coral of many different species not seen in other dive sites in our area. These untouched, blooming corals are rich with life and there are many rare and beautiful juvenile species, huge schools of moorish idols and very large seahorses. There are also some extremely active starfish on the sandy bottom. We are still making exploratory dives to the many undiscovered dive sites in this area. 1-2 days to see the best parts, journey time 1 hour, divers & snorkellers all levels.
Ko Rok has beautiful, powder white-sandy, twin beaches, which are home to some inquisitive Giant Monitor Lizards (1-1.5m). Below the surface it is all about the coral. You can see enormous barrel sponges, sea fans, maze, mushroom and table coral formations up to 15m high. The blue-tipped staghorn coral beds are home to giant moray eels, all kinds of nudibranches and pipefish. Rarer highlights include Ribbon Eels, Guitar Sharks and the occasional Whale Shark. Enjoy swimming in a coral garden amongst an abundance of anemone and reef fish. 1-2 days to see all the best parts, journey time 45 mins, divers & snorkeller all levels.
Ko Phi Phi
Ko Phi Phi has 30+ dive sites and the three best ones take 4-5 days to explore all the best parts. Phi Phi is known as some of the Leopard Shark, but you also have a good chance to see Black Tip Reef Sharks, Cuttlefish, Squid, many types of shrimp and other crustaceans. There are huge Gorgonian Sea Fans and a large variety of other marine life set against a backdrop of breathtaking underwater scenery. The visibility tends not to be quite so clear as at some of our other dive destinations, but the concentration and variety of life more than makes up for it. 4-5 days to see the best parts, journey time 1 hour, divers only.
The King Cruiser Wreck & Shark Point
The King Cruiser is an 85 meter steel-hull catamaran ferry that sank in 1997 and now lies upright in 32 meters of water. It has evolved into a fantastic natural reef that attracts ever-growing numbers of large snapper and travellie. The sheer number of fish that surround the wreck is a spectacle in itself. Big open passage ways, car deck and bridge areas make for easy exploration, the entire surface of the wreck has become encrusted with coral, clams and barnacles which are home to an enormous number of well-camouflaged scorpionfish. On the upper levels you’ll spot lionfish and big schools of fusiliers and around the hulk you may see barracuda and jacks patrolling. Nearby Shark Point has some of the most colourful and spectacular soft corals in the area. There are many kinds of unusual moray eels, lionfish and scorpionfish hiding among the anemones. 1-2 days to see the best parts, journey time 1 hour, 15 mins, experienced divers only.
Hin Daeng & Hin Muang
Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are considered to be amongst Thailand’s top dive destinations. They offer the greatest chance to see the bigger marine-life such as Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, and huge schools of barracuda, rainbow runners, round batfish and much, much more! Hin Daeng is the deepest drop off in Thailand and you can find larger marine life here, everything seems to be larger from Leopard Sharks to Moray Eels. Swim among huge schools of red-tooth Triggerfish or yellow-tail Barracuda. Hin Daeng had the highest number of Whale Shark sightings last year of all Thailand’s Dive Sites. 1-2 days to see the best parts, journey time 1 hour, experienced divers only.
Kantiang House Reef
It is also possible to make beach dives on the Kantiang Bay House Reef. The visibility is pretty poor (2-6m) and the maximum depth is around 6-7m, but there are some really unusual and rare macro delights to be found. If you enjoy looking for new species of nudibranches, flatworms, pipefish (ornate, ghost, bent stick & more!), seahorses, razorfish, all kinds of juvenile reef fish, cuttlefish and more!
Daily dive schedule for Scubafish 5-star Dive Centre