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Ko Lanta Dive Sites Unaffected by Closures

All Ko Lanta dive sites remain open after reports that many of Thailand’s top dive sites are to be closed today, due to coral bleaching that occurred at shallow depths during the El Niño period in May 2010. The director of the Department for National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation in Thailand, Sunan Arunnoparat, announced [...]

Save Our Fins Event – a big success!

In July 2010 Ko Lanta’s Dive Centres and Fish4Divers organised a ‘Save our Fins’ 3-legged fin race to help raise awareness about shark finning (and much needed funds) to help the Shark Trust continue their constant fight to protect our ocean’s sharks. For the event we asked divers, locals and holiday-makers from all over Ko [...]

Safe Our Fins Event – Join us to save the sharks!

Grab a buddy and join us for a three-legged fin tournament, to help raise awareness about shark finning. We’ll meet on 17th July, 5.30pm at White Rock Resort, Klong Nin Beach. The event is organised by Scubafish, Narima Diving, Blue Planet Divers and Fish4Divers.com. Posters and shark-fin shaped leaflets in Thai and English will be [...]

Orientation day in the SSS Recompression Chamber in Phuket

Divemasters and Instructors of Scubafish and Go Dive Lanta used the Low Season 2010 to get an insight into the work of a real recompression chamber. The SSS Recompression Chamber Network in Phuket offers free orientation days once a week during the low season. The orientation includes an overview of the chamber facilities and setup, [...]

Ko Lanta Wins 1st Place in Thailand – TripAdvisor 2010 Awards

KO LANTA HONORED AS A TOP DESTINATION IN TRIPADVISOR’S 2010 TRAVELERS’ CHOICE DESTINATION AWARDS TripAdvisor travelers voted Ko Lanta a top destination Ko Lanta, Thailand, was chosen as a Best Destination in 3 categories, Beach & Sun, Romance, and Relaxation & Spa by TripAdvisor® in the 2010 Travelers’ Choice® Destination Awards, with Kantiang Bay and [...]

Coral Bleaching Occurring at Shallow Depths

Coral bleaching is occurring at shallow depths in dive sites throughout the Andaman Sea. According to the Bangkok Post, coral reefs off Phuket, Krabi and Phang-Nga, including popular scuba diving sites such as the Similan, Surin and Phi Phi islands, have been damaged by the phenomenon. The bleaching could get worse if sea temperatures continue [...]

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  • Lanta – Phi Phi Ferry service resumes 19th Sept

    Lanta – Phi Phi Ferry service resumes 19th Sept

    The Lanta – Phi Phi Ferry service is due to resume on 19th September 2010. The service will operate every other day for now – usually during early-mid October this will change to every day and the service will incorporate the ferry to Phuket too.

  • Nudey calendar raises money for charity projects

    The male Divemasters and Instructors of Blue Planet Divers showed a lot of courage by posing naked for a nudey calendar to raise funds for two local charities, Children of the Forest and Lanta Animal Welfare. Both Children of the Forest and Lanta Animal Welfare are close to the heart of Mellisa Bunyan, co-owner of [...]

  • Male Pin-Up Dive Calendar

    Male Pin-Up Dive Calendar

    In the beginning of the year, Divemasters and Instructors of Blue Planet Divers on Ko Lanta came up with an unusual and novel way of raising funds for two local charities. The male members of staff at Blue Planet Divers agreed to get their kit off for the camera and pose naked for a calendar [...]

  • Underwater Proposal on Blue Planet Boat

    Underwater Proposal on Blue Planet Boat

    American visitor Jenny Prunty enjoyed an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day during a scuba diving holiday at Koh Lanta last month when her boyfriend of nine years, Antonio Alvarado, unexpectedly proposed to her underwater. Antonio had secretly arranged with dive guide Bibi and videographer Don to ‘pop the question’ to Jenny at the bottom of the [...]

  • Scubafish – Winner of the Project Aware Conservation Award 2010

    Scubafish – Winner of the Project Aware Conservation Award 2010

    To better recognise the achievements of those PADI Dive Centres and Resorts who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of diving, PADI Asia Pacific have announced the finalists and winners of this year’s PADI Asia Pacific Member Awards program which recognises the efforts of dive operators during 2009. The PADI Member Awards [...]

  • Tourists Top Tips To Diving

    Tourists Top Tips To Diving

    Ko Lanta is known for its breath taking and diverse diving. Here are some top tips we think can help you have a fantastic stay while you enjoy your much deserved dives. Research the dive centres you are interested in. They may look good on the outside but what are they doing behind the scenes? Find out what [...]

  • Ko Rok

    Ko Rok

    The two sister islands of Ko Rok (Nok and Nai) are best known as the best snorkelling sites around Ko Lanta. There are enormous gorgonian sea fans, huge hard coral formations and many colourful soft corals dominate the deeper area on the east side of Ko Rok Nok. The islands are quite large so we [...]

  • Ko Phi Phi

    Ko Phi Phi

    At the heart of Phi Phi Leh lies some magical diving experiences. Located around 22km west of Ko Lanta the Phi Phi islands offer consistently good diving. Phi Phi is best known for its fabulous sea fans and home to the leopard sharks. With long caves, dramatic over hangs and swimthroughs Phi Phi can offer [...]

  • King Cruiser Wreck – Dive Site Review

    King Cruiser Wreck – Dive Site Review

    Going down the buoy line, it felt as though I was descending into a swirling mass of yellow snappers and trevally. It was almost impossible to guess at what lay beneath this impenetrable layer of excited fish.

    As I drifted downwards, the imposing outline of the huge sunken boat started to take shape, appearing gradually out of the gloom. I could make out a walkway with railings along the side, the remains of the wheelhouse and a turret on the side of the wreck loomed out of the side closest to me. Every little crack and crevice seemed to have become an established home for a different species of fish or crustacean.

  • Hin Daeng and Hin Muang

    Hin Daeng and Hin Muang

    Hin Daeng and Hin Muang (red rock purple rock) has developed a high place in diving rated the best in Thailand after the similan islands. These two spectacular dive sites have tourists coming from all over Thailand choosing from speed boats to live aboards. The dive sites are most famous in the diving world for [...]

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