Just 2 kms east of Koh Phi Phi Leh's Viking Bay lies the submerged and less-often dived submerged pinnacle of Hin Klai (sometimes called Gareng Heng).
Out in the open, and difficult for dive boat captains to locate, the corals and marine life are in fantastic condition as Hin Klai is only dived occasionally by dive boats from Koh Lanta.
As a result of this, divers can usually find they have the site to themselves making a great second dive after Phi Phi or the HTMS Kledkaeo Wreck.
This gently sloping pinnacle begins at around 6m, dropping to around 13m on the east side and 17m on the west side.
Covered with many hundreds of huge rocks, this oval-shaped reef is home to thousands of anemones, countless barrel sponges, huge gorgonian sea fans, staghorn coral gardens and what can seem like millions of reef fish
Diving Hin Klai : Marine Life
With a good chance to see leopard sharks and blue spotted stingrays at Hin Klai, divers can also see hawksbill turtles, huge schools of snapper, fusiliers, moorish idols, boxfish and pufferfish, ghost pipefish, nudibranchs and many other species.
Even though we try to dive this site around times of milder currents, the tide tables are not always accurate.
Currents can occasionally be a little stronger around Hin Klai, meaning this dive site is less suitable for beginner level or less confident divers.
We love diving around Hin Klai due to the excellent condition of the corals and marine life, and diving from Koh Lanta is the only real option that divers have to explore this near-pristine dive site.[cta_wrapper]
Divers should be minimum Open Water Diver certified (or equivalent), and be reasonably confident in the water to dive Hin Klai.
|Visibility:||5m - 20m +|
|Level of Diving:||Medium|
|Depth:||6m - 17m +|
|Journey Time:||30 - 40 mins|
Find out more at the Thai Department of National Parks.
|Certified Diver Prices||Online Price||Walk-In Price|
|Koh Haa / Koh Rok(all levels of diving)||฿3,150||฿3,500|
|Koh Bida / Koh Phi Phi(all levels of diving)||฿3,150||฿3,500|
|Hin Daeng & Hin Muang(experienced divers only)||฿3,950||฿4,300|
|Shark Point & Anemone Reef(experienced divers only)||฿3,950||฿4,300|
- Minimum Open Water Diver, or equivalent.
- All trips are 2-tank dives. Includes free equipment rental, lunch & soft drinks on the boat.
- Scuba Skills Refresher for extra ฿900 when Booked Online (Normal Price ฿1,000)
- Does not include Marine Park Diving Fee: Adult ฿600, Child: ฿400 per day.
Our Boat Trip Schedule
Our dive trips depart Koh Lanta in the morning every day from the south end of Long Beach, returning to Koh Lanta around 1:30 - 2pm, depending on how the day goes.
|Week Day||Boat 1||Boat 2|
|Monday||Koh Rok Islands||Koh Rok Islands|
|Tuesday||Koh Haa Islands||Hin Daeng & Hin Muang|
|Wednesday||Koh Bida / Phi Phi||Koh Bida / Phi Phi|
|Thursday||Koh Haa Islands||Koh Haa Islands|
|Friday||Koh Haa Islands||Hin Daeng & Hin Muang|
|Saturday||Koh Bida / Phi Phi||Koh Bida / Phi Phi|
|Sunday||Koh Haa Islands||Koh Haa Islands|
- All trips are 2 dives a day
- Trips depart from the beach at our dive shop @ Lanta Castaway Beach Resort
- Trips Depart 8/9am, return 2pm
- Dive & Relax is open from Oct 15 - May 15.
- E-mail us email@example.com in advance with any questions, or to make a booking.
We love to dive as much as possible during the high season, however all our dive trips depend on the weather, sea conditions, currents and minimum numbers and may be subject to change at short notice.
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