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“Great trip with the added bonus of shark and turtle sightings!”
Review of Lanta Diver

Lanta Diver
Ranked #4 of 41 Tours in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Lanta Diver is a 5 star IDC situated on the beautiful island Koh Lanta in the Andaman sea. We offer PADI courses, daily dive and snorkeling trips with our big and well maintained boats! We till take you to some of Thailands best diving invluding world famous Hin Daeng/Hin Muang where you have the possibility to see the giant Manta Ray. We also have one speedboat for those who prefer a short Journey to the dive sites. We also have our own retail shop where you can find high quality diving gear. Welcome to Lanta Diver, a friendly and professional Dive Center where safety comes first!
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Booked a snorkelling trip to Ko Haa with Lanta diver as we wanted to go on a trip with a dive shop who knew everything about the area and wasn’t disappointed.

Our snorkelling guide was Lida who was great and made us feel comfortable during the whole trip! She switched between English and Swedish effortlessly to deal with the whole group.

The boat had everything you needed and the breakfast and lunch was deliciously.

Would go again if we had more time and recommend it to anyone.

Thank Jonathan M
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Lanta D, Ägare at Lanta Diver, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you! We are very Happy you enjoyed your day with us! Hope to see you soon again

Best regards
Kristin Hellmark Stark
and Lanta Diver team

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great day yesterday with Lanta Diver!

I went for a one day Discover Scuba dive and my partner chose the snorkeling option. We were picked up from our hotel bang on time and taken the short distance to the dive shop at Saladan pier. Due to the number of people, I was lucky enough to have 1 on 1 tuition with my instructor Janine. She was very friendly and welcoming and gave me techniques that I was never taught on a previous day in Egypt. This made my dives alot more enjoyable and helped me have a great time.

As for the boat on the day; it was comfortable with a fantastic breakfast, followed by lunch of 3 different curries. This was all included in the package as well as cold and hot drinks which you could help yourself to.

My partner was with instructor Sean, and 2 others who were also snorkelling. He was fantastic in showing them around the snorkel site which meant they got to see 2 different types of shark. He even free dived 15m down with my go pro to get a shot of the Leopard shark sleeping on the sea bed!

If I had more time on Koh Lanta I would have taken the extra 2 days to complete my diving certificate with them as they were brilliant.

During the day there was also a photographer on board and who came in the sea with us to take photos which we could (and did) later buy at a reasonable price.

Also, at the end of the day, we were pleasantly suprised when we found out that we had saved 1200baht on the day as those responsible for collecting the national park fee had failed to show up to collect. The staff in the office were very honest about this to everyone which meant we paid less than expected. Im sure a less reputable company may have failed to mention this...

Overall, great day, fantastic experience. We would definately recommend Lanta Divers!

Thank thomasbelcher47
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Lanta D, Ägare at Lanta Diver, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you so much!!! I am so Happy you enjoyed diving with us! We do Hope you will have the possibility to come back to Lanta and complet your OW certificate!

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Kristin Hellmark Stark
and Lanta Diver team

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Walking into the dive centre and speaking with the staff inspired confidence at Lanta Diver. We had wanted to dive Hin Daeng and Hin Muang. Since these sites were for advanced divers (which we were) and it had been over a year since we had last dived, they suggested an easier dive to start with to ensure we were comfortable. It was excellent advice and the dive sites Koh Ha Lagoon and islands were incredible. Lanta Diver provides you with an excellent breakfast consisting of bread, hard boiled eggs, chicken, bacon. They also had a hot mild curry lunch and fruit between dives. We had Sean as our dive master. He was excellent. He took us through the cathedral , pointed out much of the marine life that we saw such as scorpion fish, bat fish, moray eels, emperor angel fish, peacock mantis shrimp, spotted box fish, coral banded cleaner shrimp, golden and blue fin travally, banded sea trait and giant puffer fish. We did 3 dives during the day. Each was interesting and unique. Overall, excellent diving with an amazing dive master. They have a maximum of 4 divers for each dive master. We have signed up to go with Sean again to dive Hin Daeng and Hin Muang. Looking forward to it!

Thank TorGregCan
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Lanta D, Ägare at Lanta Diver, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We are very Happy you enjoyed diving with us and that you are coming back for more :-). Will pass on your kind words to Sean! Welcome back!

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Kristin Hellmark Stark
and Lanta Diver team

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

*In English below*

Just hemkommen ifrån en familjesemester på Koh Lanta. Av 14 dagar spenderade vi tillslut åtta dagar på äventyr tillsammans eller genom Lanta Diver. Familjen har snorklat och sett paradisöar och jag har tagit mitt dykcertifikat och helt fallit för dykning och magin under ytan. Lanta diver har varit omhändertagande, flexibla och hjälpsamma när det kommer till att hitta vilken utflykt som skulle passa oss bäst. Tiderna har hållits, maten och servicen på båten har varit kanon, och ett stort plus att de har med sig professionella undervattensfotografer på dykdagarna som förevigar minnena.

Jag började med ett prova-på-dyk tillsammans med min bror, och om möjligt bad vi om en svensk instruktör. Vi blev tilldelade Markus Eriksson och jag kunde inte vara gladare för det i efterhand. Avslappnad, lugn och levnadsglad, med ett stort fokus på säkerhet, detaljer och ordning-och-reda och ett enormt hjärta för dykning, havet och dess innevånare. Även om det var första gången på en dykbåt fick han mig att känna mig lugn och trygg direkt och det tog inte lång tid innan jag bestämde mig att jag skulle gå vidare med Open-water-kursen.

Jag var lite nervös över att fortsätta dyka själv men det behövde jag inte vara länge. Blivit så väl omhändertagen av Lanta Diver med hela deras kunniga och trevliga personal och har fått många nya vänner. Markus fanns med hela vägen både som instruktör men sen även petandes i detaljer efter jag fick certifikatet och dök tillsammans med min andra fantastiska divemaster Mattias Hellström.

Markus - tack för att du pushade på och ständigt utmanade mig till att bli bättre men så fort nervositeten kom fanns som ett stöd. Jag trodde dykning behövde vara så mycket ”allvarligare” men jag har skrattat så mycket och vi har tagit allt väldigt ”chill”, utan att någonsin göra avkall på säkerheten. Jag hoppas att vi ses snart igen i Östersjön ;)



Just returned from a family vacation in Koh Lanta. Out of the 14 days we spent eight days on adventure together or through Lanta Diver. We have snorkled and seen paradise islands and I have taken my dive certificate and completely fallen in love with diving and the magic below the surface. Lanta Diver has been caring, flexible and helpful when it comes to finding which adventure would suit us best. Punctual regarding pick-up och return time, the food and service on the boats have been really good, and a big plus that they bring professional underwater photographers on the dives to help capture the magic.

I started with a discover-scuba-diving with my brother, and if possible, we asked for a Swedish instructor. We got Markus Eriksson and I could not be happier for it. Relaxed, calm and happy, while nerver losing focus on security or details., and with a huge heart for diving, the ocean and its inhabitants. Although it was the first time on a dive boat, he made me feel calm and safe right away, and it did not take long before I decided I would go ahead with the Open Water course.

I was a little nervous about continuing to dive by myself but that feeling past real fast. I‘ve been so well looked after by Lanta Diver and their staff and have gotten many new friends. Markus was always close by, as an instructor and also later in the background after I got the certificate and dive with another amazing divemaster Mattias Hellström.

Markus - thank you for pushing me and constantly challenging me to get better, but as soon I became nervous you were the perfect support. I thought diving needed to be much more serious but I have laughed so much and we've taken it a lot chill without ever compromising on safety. Hope to see you in the baltic sea soon!

Thank Amalia K
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Lanta D, Ägare at Lanta Diver, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018
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TACK! Är otroligt glad för ditt fina omdöme och för att du tagit dig tid att skriva! Fantastiskt att du nu också är en dykare! Vidarebefordrar ditt dina omdöme till Markus! Hoppas vi ses igen!
Med vänlig hälsning,
Kristin Hellmark Stark
och Lanta Diver team

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

the most important thing in diving is to be safe and Lanta diver staff are very professional and safe. Having said that, if you are looking for some fun during your trip, and feel cozy, welcomed etc. then this is not the dive center. They are more focused on mass tourism. Nothing wrong about it , they are professional and safe.

Thank diveforlife
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Lanta D, Owner at Lanta Diver, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

I am sorry to hear that your diving experience with us did not meet your expectations. I must say I am a bit surprised by your review. Lanta Diver is a family run Dive center and besides safety, we work hard on a welcoming atmosphere both in our dive shop and on our boats. Yes, we are a big Dive center (with nearly 20 years of experience) but mass tourism is absolutely not our focus. Our Dive Masters and Instructors always ask the customers what they want to experience during the day and what their expectation are. I can not argue with your thoughts about Lanta Diver but I would appreciate if you could take the time to be more specific in what we need to improve ourselves. Please feel free to email me on kristin@lantadiver.com
Thank you

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