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Koh Lanta Dive Shops

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by naui_bigfoot, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. naui_bigfoot

    naui_bigfoot Angel Fish

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    Does anyone have any good recommendations for dive shops out of Koh Lanta doing day trips? Im looking to do Koh Haa and Hin Daeng mainly just for a few days after Phuket. I prefer shops that own their own boats.
     
  2. Pedro Burrito

    Pedro Burrito Moderator Staff Member

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    I used Scubafish a few years ago and was happy with them. They have their own boats. Scubafish
     
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  3. vovanx

    vovanx Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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  4. KnightDvr

    KnightDvr Angel Fish

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    I dove with Dive & Relax with my kids a couple of weeks ago and was very happy. Speedboat, so room is tight, but they made the diving very easy. Team was professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Recommended.
     
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  5. Bubble Junky

    Bubble Junky Course Director

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: In paradise...
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    Lanta Diver own three boats - two big boats, and a speedboat. Speedboats are the best bet for Hin Daeng trips...
     
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  6. divinh

    divinh Photographer

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    I dove with Andaman Dive Adventure. They have one boat, a nice one.
     
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  7. naui_bigfoot

    naui_bigfoot Angel Fish

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    Is that because it shortens the time to Hin Daeng - is that the only plus?

    I’m 6’5” and a big guy so room is a plus for me. :)
     
  8. divinh

    divinh Photographer

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    Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are both possible on big boats, just slower, as you surmised. It takes 2-2.5 hrs with the big boat, at least with Andaman Dive Adventure. During that time, people eat, chat, and/or nap. Andaman Dive Adventure serves breakfast on the way out and lunch on the way back. The time passes by pretty quickly.
     
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  9. Bubble Junky

    Bubble Junky Course Director

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    Speedboats also get to the dive site before the slower boats, so there are less divers in the water.

    I am 6'4" and most speedboats on Lanta are comfortable enough for me... The Lanta Diver speedboat is a larger one too...
     
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  10. naui_bigfoot

    naui_bigfoot Angel Fish

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    Thanks Bubble Junky - always good to hear from fellow tall divers :) Quick question - you running a backplate?
     
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