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Dive Review of Blue Planet Divers/Crown Lanta in
Thailand/Koh Lanta

Blue Planet Divers/Crown Lanta: "The spirit of Cousteau in the Andaman Sea, Thailand", Jan, 2015,

by eric multhaup, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 8410.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Blue Planet Divers is a high quality operation with a majority of French divemasters and shop employees, resulting in a very lively ambiance. On the positive side, the dive operation is very efficient; the equipment in good shape; the water clear; and the sea life thriving. When we first dropped to 30 feet to gather, we almost landed on an octopus pulsing its way across the sandy bottom with an entourage of scavenger fish. There were numerous black-tipped sharks; unusual and colorful nudibranchs; a major sea snake; and very nice coral. Overall, very comparable to good Caribbean diving. 3300 baht for a two tank dive (approx. $90 U.S.)

On the mixed bag side, south Thailand is no longer an idyllic getaway. Koh Lanta is a full travel day south of Bangkok; has beautiful beaches; and lots of tacky development, somewhat reminiscent of, say, Marathon, Florida, but with much spicier food.The Crown Lanta is splendidly situated on a rocky point, with an excellent restaurant and a super beach bar overlooking the sea and facing the spectacular sunsets. A hundred down a path is famous Klong Dao Beach with wall to wall low rise resorts. We walked or bicycled to restaurants and shops in the nearby town.
Websites Blue Planet Divers   Crown Lanta

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving California, Caribbean, Beqa (Fiji)
Closest Airport krabi, thailand Getting There Fly Bangkok to Krabi, then ground transportation and ferry to Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78-°F / 26-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 30 meters depth on first dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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