Scuba diving is Thailand's most popular water sport and the country boosts some of the most beautiful dive sites in the world the water is clear, sea life plentiful, transport and accommodation readily available and instruction to a very high standard.
Diving in Thailand is comparatively cheap, and once you have achieved your certification in Thailand, you can use it to go scuba diving all over the world.
Scuba Diving is avalable at all time of the year, although visibility changes accoding to the season in the Andaman Sea, the best time to dive is from October to April At recommended dive sites in Thailand the water is so clear that the underwater world is visible from the surface.
Diving is available at all times of the year, although visibility changes according to the season. In the Andaman Sea, the best time to dive is from October to April, and in the Gulf of Thailand from May to September. At recommended dive sites in Thailand the water is so clear that the under-water world is visible from the surface: whale sharks, manta rays, marlin, flying fish, dolphins and coral reefs.
For group or family travelers, all good dive operations will take non-divers along at a substantially reduced fee. Friends and family can relax, swim, sunbathe, snorkel and still enjoy the food, trip, scenery and experience of sailing in some of the world's most beautiful water.
Getting there: Thailand is served by many major airlines such as Thai Airways, Eva Air, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Cathay Pacific. There are regular domestic connections between Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket and Koh Samui.
Dive season and climate: Tropical climate allowing year-round diving. The preferred season for diving falls between November and May for the Andaman Sea and between May and October for the Gulf of Thailand. The water temperature throughout is generally warm, and a 3 mm wetsuit is adequate.
Documents and taxes: In most cases, tourist visas are issued on arrival and are valid for up to 30 days. However citizens from some countries are restricted to 15 days, so best to check before travelling. There is a departure tax for all international flights, currently 500 Baht per passenger.
Communication: Domestic GSM network, with international roaming in most areas. Internet cafes are commonplace in the larger cities and tourist destinations such as beach resorts and the larger islands.
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
Currency: Thai Baht
Koh Lanta (Island)
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Tipping: 10% of the bill is an acceptable amount for an appreciated service.
Health and safety: Generally recommended vaccinations include hepatitis A, tetanus and typhoid. Malaria is present in some areas. Mosquito repellent is widely available. Best to consult your physician for recommendations on malaria prophylactics.
Time zone: GMT +7 hours
Diving is done by fully equipped Go Dive Boat from Ko Lanta. We usually visit two dive sites each day. Scuba divers can make two dives and also snorkel during the surface interval. The absolute maximum depth we dive to is 30m, although most dives are to a maximum depth of 18m and last for no longer than 60 mins. You will be accompanied by a PADI professional Divemaster or Instructor at all times.
All trips include boat rental, equipment hire, an experienced dive guide or Instructor, small groups, breakfast, lunch, fruit, soft drinks and water. Non-diving friends and family are more than welcome to come along to swim, snorkel, sunbathe and enjoy the day out on the boat. We normally leave the pier for Local Dive at 8.00am and return at about 3.30pm for Super Dive leave at 7.00am and return 5:30pm
The water temperature in the Andaman Sea ranges between 28-32 degrees C, making diving conditions extremely pleasurable and great place for beginners and experienced divers alike.
If you are interested in learning to dive, or in furthering your diving education please look at our Dive Courses section.