General Diving Questions
When's the best time to come?
Can I bring my kids on the boat?
Can I dive at Hin Daeng & Hin Muang?
We strongly recommend making your first dive trip to Ko Haa or Ko Rok, before making more challenging trips out to Hin Daeng & Hin Muang or the other more advanced sites. This gives our guides a chance to see if you will enjoy the dives out at Hin Daeng & Hin Muang.
If you are not an Advanced Diver already, and would like to dive deeper than 18m, you could consider taking a Deep Dive Adventure Dive, which would certify you to dive to 30m without completing the whole Advanced Course at a small additional cost (1,500 THB)
Some people can find Hin Daeng & Hin Muang a little much as a first dive if they haven’t dived for a while or don’t have so much experience with dives that have strong currents. Other factors to consider include the number of dives you have, how comfortable you feel in the water, how recently you last dived etc. It is the unpredictability of the conditions that forms the basis of this advise. (When the currents are really strong, they can be pretty difficult dives – even for very experienced divers).
Our general recommendation is that Open Water Divers have a minimum of 25 dives, and experience in strong current, or take the Deep Adventure Dive with one of our instructors.
How long are your journey times to each of the dive sites?
- Ko Haa – 35-45 mins
- Ko Rok – 1 hr – 1hr 15 mins
- Ko Phi Phi – 1 hr 10-25 mins
- Ko Kradan – 45-50 mins
- Hin D/M – 1 hr 30-45 mins
- King Cruiser – 2 hrs – 2 hrs 25 mins
In low season our boats are moored in Lanta Old Town, for protection from the winds. Our journey times throughout these months are:
- Ko Haa – 1 hr – 1 hr 20 mins
- Ko Rok – 1 hr 15-30 mins
- Ko Kradan – 45-50 mins
- Hin D/M – 1 hr 45 – 2 hrs
Do you offer reduced-price multi-day dive packages?
Do you offer discounted dive-accommodation packages?
Do you offer Dive Insurance?
We offer Diving Insurance with 100% cover that can be purchased by the day, week, month or year.
In Depths Dive Insurance
- 1 day – 150 THB
- 1 week – 700 THB
- 2 weeks – 1,000 THB
- 1 month – 1,500 THB
- 1 year – 5,000 THB
At Scubafish, all our dive staff are fully trained in First Aid, Oxygen Provision and CPR. We maintain close links with BadelVeda Recompression Unit at Bangkok-Phuket Hospital in Phuket, so, in the unlikely event of a diving accident, we can provide the highest level of medical care.
What are the current no-fly times after diving?
- Single Dives: 12 hours
- Multiple Dives: 18 hours
- Dives requiring decompression stops, or multiple days of diving: 24 hours
There are no such requirements for diving after flying.
What's your cancellation policy?
- Peak – Cancellation 15 days before arrival – full refund
- High – Cancellation 7 days before arrival – full refund
- Low – Cancellation 7 days before arrival – full refund
- Less notice – 2,000 THB per person
- If diving is cancelled due to weather, we operate a full refund service.
Do you offer discounts? / Can I barter on your prices?
- Dive & Stay Packages
- Course Combinations
- Multi-day Diving Packages
- Professional Divers
- If you have your own equipment
Are we charging the average price for diving on Lanta? Well, do you want an average dive trip? Of course not. You want a great experience, and we believe we offer this. We are not the most expensive dive centre on Ko Lanta. Similarly if our prices were much cheaper than the other dive centers on Ko Lanta, what would you think of our service?
We are a personal dive centre who maintain high standards of customer care and safety. Fuel prices are high around the world – here in Ko Lanta, whilst we are lucky to be placed in the best location for some of the best diving in Thailand and the world, all our dive sites are a minimum of 10km (and up to 70km) away from the island. We calculate our prices very carefully and offer you the lowest possible prices that we can, whilst still maintaining our high standards of safety, customer service, guaranteed small dive groups, comfortable boats and experienced guides and instructors. We also pledge to make trips happen for our customers be adopting a ‘can go, will go’ approach and working together with other operators to make dive trips happen for our customers. Whenever possible, we offer an optional 3rd dive at a reduced price, to enable you to get as much diving in, as cost effectively as possible.