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Koh Lanta Diving & Snorkeling

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Koh Lanta Diving & Snorkeling - Koh Lanta ActivitiesAn infinite number of words was told about the fantastic diving and snorkeling in the waters of Andaman sea. However, repeated - that the underwater world of this region of the world is one of the most exciting you've ever seen.

The kaleidoscope of coral and hordes of reef fish mixed with numerous invertebrates while manta rays and whale sharks patrol the deep water looking for plankton and dreaming about the unknowable.

Koh Lanta itself is mostly sandy island, with small beaches which are good sites for learning, but to find the best reefs you will need to jump on dive-boat. Diving environments are almost always good to excellent, with warm clear waters and a very small amount of water currents and waves. All together makes Koh Lanta is a fantastic place to scuba diving training, but nevertheless the area has caves, caverns and deep water, worthy of more experienced divers.

In the area around Koh Lanta there are four famous dive sites: Koh Bida island/Phi Phi, Koh Haa island, the wreck of the King Cruiser and is always a popular Hin Deang and Hin Muang. The majority giving tours leave Lanta about 08:00 and come back to 14:00 - 16:00, and they all include lunch on board, and at least two diving. Menu dive centers on Koh Lanta also has a longer Dive-Safari is designed for three or four days, which will acquaint you with fantastic diving away from the island.
 
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Hin Daeng and Hin Muang Diving

Hin Daeng and Hin Muang Diving

Definitely the best diving in Koh Lanta - Hin Daeng and Hin Muang (red rock and purple rock respectively) two small underwater towers which lie to the south-west of Koh Lanta.

Hin Daeng (Red rock) is a few hundred meters south of Hin Muang dive-site (to south from the Phi Phi Islands ) and can be easily reached by boat from Phuket. Only low the tip of this huge underwater tower sticking out of the water. Divers visiting in recent years this place were awarded magical acquaintance with whale sharks and other large flocks of fish and predators in this region.

Hin Muang (Purple rock) located a few hundred meters from Hin Daeng (Red tower) completely submerged under water . This unique dive site in all directions lush purple soft corals giving the impression of a glowing underwater world which is the habitat of an incredible number of sea creatures which you will not find anywhere else in the nearby waters

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Koh Rok Diving

Koh Rok Diving Koh Rok is actually the twin islands Nok and Nai are separated from each other by a narrow strait. Entirely without human intervention, these two small islet great diving site on the small depth where the large number of underwater gardens of hard and soft corals. Black tipped reef sharks and sea turtles hawksbill-the usual attractions of these places .

Ko Rok is a breathtaking snorkeling sport with clear, deep waters boasting thirty meter visibility. The combination of soft, while powdery sand beaches and cool, crystal waters are simply stunning. Just off the shore is a square mile of coral reef with fabulous underwater marine life, making this a paradise on earth . Ko Rok Nok and Ko Rok Nai have both remained mostly undisturbed by the outside world, and there is plenty to see. Watch the fresh spring water waterfall drop sharply down a two hundred meter cliff directly into the blue sea below. Walk through a forest of one-thousand-year old banyan trees. Hide quietly, and watch the large monitor lizard pass by. Sit back and observe a troop of million-shell crabs crawling on the sand. This is unlike anywhere you have ever been before.

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Koh Ha Dive Site

Koh Ha Dive Site Koh Ha is another group of small islands separated by a deep passage. Located close to Koh Lanta these popular islands are day tours of many companies offering to plunge into the exciting world both above and under water. Turrets protruding from the sea at a decent height similar to Phi Phi island but in contrast the water here is crystal clear with visibility often exceeding 25 meters.

Koh Ha Yai largest of these islands has the largest number of caves and underwater caves. In the cave with the same input\output can be very easy and safe to enter.
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Koh Lanta Diving

Koh Lanta DivingKoh Lanta itself also boasts several good dive sites and places for snorkeling are located near the coast or a short trip by boat. 'Emerald cave' is probably the most exciting of them. During large tides divers pass through this underwater cave to reach isolated tropical lagoon as the only way in and out of the lagoon - go through the underwater tunnel.

Most diving centres and shops offer day trips start from 08:00 and come back to Koh Lanta around 14:00 or 16:00 including breakfast and at least two dives. You can also rent special dive boat (Diving Safari) and go to sea for a few days to explore fantastic depths away from the island.
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Koh Lanta Snorkelling

Koh Lanta Snorkelling Snorkeling at Koh Lanta is limited so if you really want to see the underwater life of the Andaman sea buy a snorkeling tour to one of the southern islands. Tours are offered by speedboats, larger boats and long-tailed boats. Speedboat offer the fastest service and is the perfect option to explore more islands for a short time including the most remote. Traditional Thai long-tailed fishing boats provide a more intimate experience though a bit noisy, and large tour boats offer the lowest rates and the most comfortable atmosphere for sea cruise but can often be crowded. Going on all these trips please verify that took protection from the sun.

Koh Rok is actually two brothers-island - Nai and Nok ("inside" and "outside") separated by a narrow strait and lying quite far south of Koh Lanta SnorkellingKoh Lanta. Fantastic snorkeling and excellent underwater visibility are waiting for you between these islands. Turtles and black-fin sharks are common in the place of the Andaman sea.
Tour to the four Islands is a very popular tour which will introduce you to the beautiful islands, great Morakot cave and the inhabitants of the tropical underwater world + lunch on Koh Ngai island. The cave is definitely worth a visit but you can only get there by boat and to get inside - only swim through 40-foot grotto at the end of which you will find the gorgeous beach, completely hidden from the outside world, which in the old days a haven for smugglers (some say that this place was the real inspiration for the book ‘the Beach').

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