I did my first dives for the season yesterday! It was so good to get into the water again! We went to the Bidas and it was like swimming in fish soup. I absolutely love those big schools of fish.
Diving around Koh Lanta is absolutely amazing and still one of the best dive sites in Thailand! There is something for everyone; from beginners and advanced divers up to professional level. The coral reefs are still quite healthy and the Marine life is varied and multifaceted. I think we all have our favorites when it comes to what you want to see and experience under the surface. Some divers like to see big things, and some are more into makro, the really small things. I can not help it, but my personal favorite is the Clown fish. As I said swimming through big shools of fish is also something I really like. When I got off the boat I promised myself not to wait another four month until my next dive.
You can see the really big creatures in our Dive sites if you are lucky! We have both Whale shark and Manta Ray and they are truly breathtaking! Manta Rays are lurking around Hin Daeng and Hin Muang whilst Whale sharks can be found at both Koh Haa and Koh Bida.
As I mentioned before, I think our Dive sites have something for everyone. I will present them shortly for you.
Koh Haa, such a nice Dive site! If you want to go with your family but not everyone are Divers, it is perfect to go to Koh Haa since it suits both Snorkelers and Divers!
Koh Haa is part of the Koh Lanta National Marine park. The five lime stone rock jutting out of the ocean, creating splendid scenery both on the surface and underwater.
Koh Haa is famous for the Cathedral where divers can explore two large and mysterious caverns formed inside one of the islands. The stunning Lagoon area is suitable for all levels of divers and also for snorkeling.
Koh Bida (Nok/Nai/Hin Bida)
The Bida islands is located in the Koh Phi Phi National Marine park which is also easily accessible from Koh Lanta. Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai are two large limestone rocks. Beneath the surface the island form steep corals walls, rocky outcrops, swim throughs and are covered in colorful soft coral. Hin Bida is a submerged rock between Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta.
The area is famous for spotting sharks so do not be surprised if a Black Tip darts past you, or you stumble upon a sleeping Leopard shark (Zebra shark) during your dive. I have actually seen Leopard shark whilst snorkeling at Koh Bida! So the Dive site is suitable for Divers, all levels, and Snorkelers. I would say the youngest children should choose Koh Haa for snorkeling because it can sometimes be a bit wayvy.
Hin Daeng and Hin Muang
I think I can say that these are the most famous Dive sites in Thailand. They are also called Red rock and Purple rock because of the color of the soft corals that covers the steep walls dropping down to 60 meters (!). We can offer you the chance of a lifetime to see Oceanic Manta Rays or a Whale shark!
Kled Kaew Wreck
The Kled Kaew Wreck is situated about 1 km south of Phi Phi. Originally built for the Norwegian Royal Navy n 1948 and later acquired by the Royal Thai Navy to transport supplies. She was sunk in 2014 as a part of The Royal Thai Navy and the Costaland Marine Resources Department to create an artifical reef.
Kled Kaew is an oasis in the middle of the Ocean, teaming with marine life both big and small. Smaller tropical fish fins refuge in its many nooks and crannies, while macro species cover the structure. Sharks, Turtles and Rays have been seen on many occations!