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Koh Lanta Thailand Scuba Diving 2022 | Deep Blue Destinations
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Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta is an island located in the Krabi Province on Thailand’s Andaman Coast. Its crystal clear waters, mangroves, white sand beaches and lush rainforests make it a popular holiday destination. Underwater is equally spectacular with whale shark and manta ray sightings, vibrant reefs, abundant marine life and easy access to some of the region’s most famous dive sites. Koh Lanta has a relaxed vibe, friendly locals and a wide range of accommodation options for all travellers.

Best Scuba Diving Spots in Koh Lanta

Koh Haa

Bida Nok

King Cruiser Wreck

Hin Daeng

Koh Rok

Koh Lanta Sea Life

Koh Lanta enjoys rich waters with both hard and soft coral. Manta rays and whale sharks visit the deeper pinnacles annually. The best time of year to spot them is from February to April. You can see leopard, zebra, and guitar and blacktip reef sharks. You may also be lucky and see devil rays too. Expect batfish and octopus, pulsing clouds of anthias and schools of jackfish too. Barracuda school and also patrol keeping a keen eye on the many varieties of colourful reef fish that make these colourful reefs their home. There are many varieties of nudibranch, shrimp, pipefish and even seahorses to keep the macro lovers happy. Scorpionfish and stonefish hide in the reef while lionfish stalk and mantis shrimp scuttle around.

How To Get There

Koh Lanta closest airport is Krabi Airport. Transfer to Koh Lanta via road includes two pontoon type car ferries. It will take you an hour to get to these. Depending on how busy these are it can take as much as 2 hours to get across. You can organise a speedboat transfer that will allow you to skip the pontoon queue and have an exhilarating ride to your destination.

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