One of the premier dive operators on the island is Lanta Diver, owned and managed by Ulf and Maj-Britt Petersen, who escaped from corporate life and cold winters in Sweden to start afresh.
Bringing professionalism and their charming personalities to the island, the pair employ like-minded, fun-loving staff. With this winning formula, Lanta Diver rapidly expanded from a small dive centre into a comprehensive retail, training and booking centre.
With a fleet of three dedicated diving boats serving hearty breakfasts to divers each morning, the friendly Lanta Diver team ensures that everyone is well fed and looked after, with dive briefings given in several major languages by multilingual staff.
Aside from running regular trips to Hin Daeng and Hin Mouang in the south, sites known for frequent manta and whale shark encounters, Lanta Diver also arranges trips to the Koh Ha island group, one of the most underrated diving destinations in Thailand.
What to Expect
Lanta Diver is a Scandinavian-managed PADI 5-Star IDC Center on the island of Koh Lanta in Krabi Province, Thailand.
As the only such facility on the island, we exclusively offer the full range of PADI recreational dive courses from beginner to Instructor. The full range of TecRec courses are also available.
Running three dive boats allows us to schedule trips to a selection of the best dive sites in the Andaman Sea on a daily basis.
We can provide divers of all certification levels exciting diving in a range of conditions.
Our retail shop stocks an extensive range of major brand names and accessories, and we also have dedicated equipment-servicing facilities.
Over the years we have gathered invaluable knowledge on the island’s accommodation, and we now maintain a trustworthy booking service covering an assortment of styles and prices from beach hut to boutique resort.
Diving: Big Animals, Caves, Reef, Snorkelling, Wrecks.
Manta rays regularly accompany divers around the two southern sites of Hin Daeng and Hin Mouang. Encounters with whale sharks are also common here. These two sites are among the best dive sites in Asia, and divers can expect to enjoy creatures from macro to majestic.
A series of caves, caverns and swim-throughs at Koh Ha Yai. An adequate air space above the water’s surface makes these suitable for divers of all experience levels.
Wreck diving on the King Cruiser car ferry, sunk in the late 1990’s, and a Japanese destroyer sunk during World War II off the island of Koh Kradan.
Encounters with leopard sharks at Hin Bida and Shark Point Marine Sanctuary.
Snorkelling the relatively shallow waters around the two island groups of Koh Ha Yai and Koh Rok.
- Dives per day: 2
- Average divers per guide: 2 or 3, depending on experience level
- Divers per boat: 2
- Night dives: Yes
- Nitrox: Yes
- Average water temperature: 28-30°C (3mm shortie wetsuit could be considered)
- Non-diving activities: Elephant trekking, island tours, kayaking, snorkelling