Dive & Relax
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Katarina B
Stuttgart, Germany14 contributions
Dec 2022
I had an incredible experience diving with the team from Dive & Relax on Koh Lanta in December 2022. I wanted to book a diving trip spontaneously, which is why I had contacted the dive center by email before my arrival. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly Cameron answered all of my questions in detail. (By the way, the D&R website is also very informative and contains detailed information about the different dive sites, among other things.) The evening before the diving trip, Cameron chose the equipment with me, which was in top condition. Since I dive at irregular intervals, I was very lucky that Karl was by my side as a dive instructor - and I couldn't have imagined a better one: From a theory refresher in the morning, to checking the equipment together, repeating skills under water. During the dives Karl was fantastic at spotting and pointing out marine life, and after the dive trip, Karl sat with me and patiently walked me through what we saw that day and logged it together with me. Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai are really nice dive sites that I can totally recommend. And the whole D&R team made sure that I felt very well looked after from start to finish. A big thank you to the whole team. The next time on Koh Lanta I'll make sure to stop by again!
Written January 5, 2023
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Antipest
Berkshire67 contributions
Apr 2022
Just done 5 days diving with D&R and I can recommend them highly.

All communication is handled quickly and efficiently by Cameron, the owner, no hard sell just factual info.

The boat is a speedboat which means most trips are 30 minutes away apart from Din Daeng & Din Muang which is 60-70 minutes away (a must do dive). You board the boat at the resort/dive school and get to the sites before the rabble turns up! returning to the resort for about 13.30-14.00.

The dive staff are a mix of British, Danish, Thai's and a few other nationalities. All are very patient, knowledgable and have a great knack of spotting all those tiny creatures that makes it all worthwhile. Safety is paramount on dives and they make sure everyone is fully briefed and they match up groups according to diver experience.

The boat captain and his staff are very helpful in kitting up along with getting in and out of the water, it really is a 'dive & relax' experience.

Between dives a Thai meal of rice, veg and meat (or veggy option) is served which is excellent, along with free pour complimentary soft drinks.

I recommend pre-booking the diving as it appears the boat fills up quickly and I missed out on 2 days diving due to a full boat and my inability to get my act together!!

Thank you to Cameron, Or, Tor, Nan(?) Adam and all the boat crew for all you hard work.
Mark.
Written April 25, 2022
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Paul Meadows
1 contribution
Dec 2022
We had an incredible experience getting our Open Water Dive certification with Dive and Relax. Initially, we had only booked a day of snorkeling. After doing the snorkeling with one of the lead scuba instructors, we decided to enroll the entire family in the PADI certification course. Cameron was super accommodating getting us signed up and taking care of everything for us. The instructor was great and the boats and equipment were new/newer and very well maintained. Lunches on the boat were also great. The entire Dive and Relax team were super friendly and professional. One of the biggest draws to Dive and Relax was that the dive shop was located right on the beach with a great beach restaurant (and bungalows if you could manage a reservation)., unlike some of the other dive shops that were not located on the water.
Written January 9, 2023
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grahamz
Uk175 contributions
Jan 2020
You have 2 choices really in Koh Lanta, large slow boats with 20-40+ divers or small nimble speedboats with 8-10 divers, and a key reason for choosing Dive & Relax. Small groups with typically a max of 4 divers per guide/instructor.
The wealth of positive reviews here really are justified for the centre run by Greg / Cameroon and all the staff, consistent comprehensive briefings and a very slickly run operation.
The diving is superb and whilst the marine park fees do bump up the cost a bit they are justified, the diversity and sheer volume of fish is probably the best I have seen for many years when diving from land - and must be a result of the careful monitoring of the park.
To get better would cost far more and involve liveaboards to much more remote places.
Hin & Min Daeng are good and the soft corals are great but I think the closer sites are far better than these more famous sites with Koh Rok & Koh Phi Phi particular stand outs though Koh Haa is not far behind and has some great shoals of fish and even Whalesharks if you are lucky
Written January 21, 2020
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Ryan D
4 contributions
Dec 2022
A fantastic company to work with. We did the PADI Open Water course, completing the e-learning prior to arrival.
Cameron is very professional and efficient, responding very quickly to all queries over email and is just as supportive in person. Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel is fantastic as you don’t need to worry about taxi’s on days you’re diving.
We dived at 2 different locations on the course, great visibility and loads of fish/coral to see. Our instructor Viktor was amazing throughout. There were just 3 of us in the group course so you get plenty of focus.
It was so good we went back to do another day diving later in the holiday definitely recommended!
Written January 20, 2023
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Maggie N
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful time doing the Discover Scuba Diving day with Dive and Relax. Our instructor was Victor and he was absolutely wonderful. He was extremely patient, calm, and explained everything really well so we both felt very confident. Thank you for a brilliant day- we will definitely be back!
Written January 23, 2023
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Tuomasir
Espoo, Finland4 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
We had an outstanding experience taking the four day open water diver course at Dive & Relax. Our instructor, Karl, was a highly professional divemaster with decades of experience, so knowledgeable and caring, and also with such a great sense of humor!

We feel privileged having done the course at D&R. It is a perfect setup with convenient speedboat access to very nice spots such as Koh Haa and Hin Bida, among others. Thanks again Karl and the whole D&R team for introducing us to the wonderful underwater world. The course was certainly the highlight of our vacation and I would highly recommend D&R to everyone looking for great diving in Thailand.
Written January 1, 2023
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Jace Langlois-Davies
4 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing time diving with Dive & Relax. They are one of the best dive centres we have had the pleasure to dive with. The equipment was in great condition, the staff were fantastic and the food was delicious. There was plenty of fruit and as many drinks as you needed. The speedboat was comfortable and got us to the dive sites quicker than other boats. The staff were so friendly and really good at their jobs. We dived four times and each dive went like clockwork. They were really fun, relaxed and professional. Big thank you to Cameron for organising the dives for us and to our dive master Adam who did a great job looking after us and making it a really enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend this dive centre to anyone visiting Koh Lanta.
Written March 11, 2022
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Sven
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
I dived for 3 days with Cameron and his crew in January 2022.
I really enjoyed the trips.
They are well organized, all equipment was in perfect condition and everyone involved in the trip is very professional.
A big thank you to Adam, with whom I did all the dives, it was a lot of fun and I felt comfortable at all time.
Written January 6, 2022
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Mark
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution
Jan 2020
We've visited Ko Lanta twice and both times chose to dive with Dive & Relax. Our first visit was for our Open Water PADI course in February 2019. We'd initially heard about this company from a friend's recommendation and after seeing all their glowing reviews and having had a look through their excellent, informative website we booked ourselves in.

We had Marc as our instructor for the course and he was brilliant throughout. He was fun, made us feel comfortable at all times and never rushed us through any of the activities. Gracias Marc!

We returned at the start of this year for some fun dives and this time Adam was our host. Again, we couldn't have asked for more from him and he made every effort to show us as much as possible on the reef. Thanks Adam!

Dive & Relax runs like a well-oiled machine. They pick you up and drop you off at your hotel each day, giving you a note to say what time they'll be there (and are always on time!). When you arrive at the resort you're greeted by your instructor who takes you through a brief of the day's dives. Prior to boarding the boat they brief you on the boat's facilities and where you'll be sitting. All your kit is already set up in front of you on the boat, including any of your own gear you may have handed over to them the previous day. During the surface interval they provide a very tasty, home cooked Thai lunch, which we'd happily pay for in a restaurant! After your final dive they serve up a platter of fruit for the journey back to the resort. Throughout the day the instructors are always offering you a range of drinks from the cooler and you're really made to feel like you're on holiday. Finally when you return to the resort they sit down with you to go through the fish ID books and dive logs.

The office staff are also brilliant and help make everything so slick. They're quick to respond to emails and are always so helpful. We arranged our transfers to Ko Lanta through Dive & Relax and it was as smooth as it was to dive with them. I even forgot my sunglasses on the minibus and Cameron arranged to post them back to me in no time. Thank you!

Having completed our open water with them we were led to believe this is how every dive operator runs but sadly that's far from the truth. We've spent the last year clocking up 40 dives in various places around SE Asia where we've experienced having to carry all our equipment to the boat, do all the tank changeovers ourselves, use old and tired equipment and have had instructors who really couldn't care about our experience on the dive or made us feel like we were an inconvenience rather than a paying customer.

Dive & Relax set the bar very high and if you want to dive in Ko Lanta, look nowhere else.
Written January 20, 2020
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