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Kon-Tiki Diving & Snorkeling Center - Lanta

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Address: 124/1 Moo 1 | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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+66 75 668 394

Kon-Tiki is an award winning diving and snorkeling center where involvement...

Kon-Tiki is an award winning diving and snorkeling center where involvement is the key theme. Awards: In 2008, PADI and Project AWARE awarded Kon-Tiki Thailand with the prestigious ”PADI/Project AWARE Marine Environmental Award” and in 2009 we were among the three finalist 2009. In 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Project AWARE has awarded Kon-Tiki Thailand with the “Project AWARE Environmental Award”. We are the only dive center in the world who has been awarded this for 4 years in a row. 2012 we got an award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Diving Industry”. Our key values: CARE – KNOWLEDGE – SAFETY is evident in everything we do. Care: Since we live to show people the wonders of our seas, we feel that it is crucial that we take responsibility for how we interact with that environment. This includes minimizing wear and tear of these fragile environments, but also educating ourselves and our customers, about how we can be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem. The value of caring is also relevant in all interrelationships between staff, guests and people we interact with. It is a basis from which we try to operate at all times.

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Professional firm, great instructor (Frank) and an amazing experience

I did my OW and AOW in February with Kon-tiki. I had the great opportunity to have Frank as my instructor which I'm very grateful for. I always felt very safe underwater knowing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lund, Sweden

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Lund, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did my OW and AOW in February with Kon-tiki. I had the great opportunity to have Frank as my instructor which I'm very grateful for. I always felt very safe underwater knowing he was around. I learned a lot about diving and got to see amazing marine animals such as manta rays, sea horses and turtles. The crew and... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did our AOW Course in March and were really happy with the professional organisation Kon Tiki provides! Frank, our instructor from Belgium, was absolute top of the top and we felt safe from the moment we first met him. There were 3 divers in our group, which was perfect, as everyone got the attention they needed. The dive sites... More 

Thank natacha170
New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We joined Kon-Tiki for a snorkeling day trip to Koh Ha. Everything about the process with them, from booking to the tour itself, I was very impressed with how organized and professional they were. Was a bit surprised by how much more expensive than other tour companies though (2900 TBH per person; most companies charge about 1500-1900 TBH). The boat... More 

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ExpDiver, Manager at Kon-Tiki Diving & Snorkeling Center - Lanta, responded to this review

Hi Trisa and thank you for your generous feedback. We are especially happy that you appreciated our attention to quality and comfort. Your comment about price of course reflect exactly this. You mention prices below 2000 THB, but honestly I doubt you can find that on Lanta. Yes, some companies will advertise low prices, only to let you know that... More 

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the whole trip snorkelling. The boat was comfortable with constant supply of refreshments. I have to shout out the lady who was cooking for us she was amazing going out of her way ro look after us. Highly recommended.

Thank Christopher B
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed April 13, 2017

Just did one day of diving with them, but was impressed with everything from booking to diving to transfer. I used to work as a dive instructor, so I am quite picky, but this center I won't hesitate to recommend :-) Great boat, great staff, great diving!

Thank BlueTriggerfish
Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Reviewed March 31, 2017

In spite of the forthcoming low season's changing weather conditions here in Thailand, I had an amazing day together with all of the Kon-Tiki's staff. A special Thank You to FRANK,an experienced instructor who showed my group an amazing professional knowledge not only about how to dive correctly but he was also equipped with lots of deep knowledge about the... More 

Thank matsnorling
Heidelberg, Germany
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

We booked a Dive Trip with the Kon-Tikki Team and everything was really professional! The three dive sides around Koh Haa where stunning, and we really recommend our Dive Instructor Jo, she was super nice and knowledgeable! Instructor Nick was really nice as well! You get a nice breakfast buffet, a big lunch (we had vegetarian curry with rice) and... More 

Thank Julia K
Papeete, French Polynesia
1 review
Reviewed March 10, 2017

I have done my PADI and 2 fun dives with Patrizia (my instructor). She was awesome and the crew on the boat too. Dimitri

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

My first impression of Kon- Tiki was just an inquiry that I had via email. They were very quick to respond. Once in the shop we learned that we needed our advanced open water certification to dive Hin Daeng/ Hin Muang. Our certification level was open water diver. That was a bummer as it seemed like it was the best... More 

Thank rugbyco
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Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

We were a family of three, with a 9yo kid. We went snorkeling with Kon-Tiki to Koh Haa, on a weekday. First of all, the service in their shop was excellent. We got really good help with choosing day and destination. On the day, pickup at our place went of without a hitch and travel to the boat was smooth.... More 

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