Flip Flop Divers
Flip Flop Divers
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Flip Flop Divers is a small, family run dive centre on the tropical island of Koh Lanta, offering both recreational dives as well as a full range of PADI courses for beginners, through to a professional Dive-master certification.
Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Travelers' Choice
2023

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jamesmac37
Aspley Guise, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
My wife and I enjoyed a great day out with John and Zak. We hadn’t booked in advance which I would recommend for other travellers but Ady was able to accommodate us and get us on a dive boat for the following morning. We did three dives and John was very patient with us as it had been a year since our last dive. We did a brief skill refresh and check on our first descent and then enjoyed the clear calm waters of Koh Nai. We even got to watch John do a rescue operation on some fish that had got trapped in a fisherman’s cage (not supposed to have been left there those lucky fish were liberated).
Great equipment which had been maintained to a high standard.
Just one bit of advice- it is really worth engaging with the team before you go especially to know where the likely dive sites will be as they don’t have their own boat and share space on larger boats which means it’s up to the boat captain to determine the day’s schedule.
Thoroughly recommended.
Written January 13, 2020
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Hi James Thanks so much for the awesome review. The guys mentioned that they had a great day out with you. Travel safe, and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future! Best regards Ady
Written January 13, 2020
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Rosie Kate W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
This is a long overdue review! I went to Koh Lanta in December 2020 and contacted a few dive shops about any trips that were going out. Ady from Flip Flop responded straight away and said he'd do his best to get me on a trip (there weren't many running due to lack of tourists) - and that he did. Ady really went above and beyond; he came to meet me at my resort to sign the paper work and talk through the trips, and then picked me up the following morning. He has a very high standard in terms of the quality of the dives and promised that he wouldn't recommend any dives that he wouldn't want to do personally. The diving equipment was like new and the site briefings were detailed and helpful; he explained the routes and possible species we might see but also the best places to stop and get a photo. (The pictures I got from these trips were amazing) When you dive with Ady, he follows the route and changes course depending on conditions or circumstances, meaning you get the best possible dive experience. We went through some breathtaking swim throughs and caves and Ady made a point of taking me around lots of different swarms of fish, which I'd told him were my favourite. He was patient and conducted the dive at a pace that allowed me to stop and explore and enjoy the sights. We even spotted an octopus, my undisputed favourite and my first Thailand sighting, and Ady let me stay and watch for a while before moving on to find reef sharks. Ady is skilled, kind and flexible, and a great dive guide. The prices are really reasonable and the service is outstanding. These are the best dives I've ever had in Thailand. Hats off to you, Ady!
Written February 18, 2021
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Michael S
Reutlingen7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My wife and I spend our Christmas Holidays 2019 in Ko Lanta - for diving (mainly).
And we found that at Flip Flop at its best level.
We are advanced divers and had 19 wonderful dives at different and beautiful sites around Ko Lanta.
On the first day Ady explained to us the shop and the dive sites. Very competent, entertaining and to the point.
At Christmas time Ko Lanta is quiet busy and it is advised to book early in advance. We did not do this, but they managed to find slots on the boats and provide us with solid and excellent dives.
The usual dive day goes like this: Come to the shop on time (or get picked up at your hotel). Be transferred to the boat, settle in, have breakfast and have generally a good time getting to the dive site. If you want your dive guide even sets up your equipment for you! Later you receive a profound briefing. Two to three dives at different nice locations accomplished by top dive guides, Friendly, knowledgable and adaptable to every need. We always felt relaxed and safe. At the end of the day we got back to the harbor and were transferred back to shop or hotel. Breakfast, Lunch and snacks on board are included.
At most dives we two had our own dive guide.
Thank you very much to Chiara, John and Jon - we miss you and the dives. We will be back.
Written January 12, 2020
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Hi Michael Thank you so much, from all of us here at Flip Flop. Our staff had a great time diving with you and even asked if they could be put on the list to dive with you guys. It is always a pleasure having great people such as you and Sibylle join us here. It makes our job so much easier. Come back soon! Best regards Ady
Written January 13, 2020
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Expedition614065
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I was excited to use Flip Flop Divers for a snorkeling trip to Koh Rok and Haa due to them being a local outfit and having good reviews. My choice seemed well worth it as Ady was very communicative ahead of time and helpful in trying to get me to the office to pay via CC (ultimately had to just pay cash though). Unfortunately that all turned sour on the day of the trip when we were picked up and brought to the speedboat of a different company that was already packed with barely any room remaining. It seems that we paid Flip Flop who simply booked us onto one of the island's large tour companies (likely paying an upcharge to go through a middleman). The experience was fine and I assume the snorkeling wouldn't have been any different being on a different boat, but I like to be able to research who I use for excursions and felt as though it was a bait and switch of sorts. I would certainly not go through Flip Flop for snorkeling again in order to know who I'm actually going with as well as to save the (assumed) middle man upcharge.
Written January 17, 2020
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Hi Holly Thanks for letting us know about your experience. I would like to extend my apologies for the fact that we were not able to satisfy you fully. As a dive centre, we often get enquiries about "snorkeling-only" trips. While we offer both "snorkeling only" tours, as well as snorkeling excursions on our dive boats, the offering is substantially different. To date, we have found everyone using the "snorkeling only" tour extremely pleasant. The co-operation we have with our preferred snorkeling operator has been fantastic to date, and they have always provided the perfect experience. The snorkeling excursion on our dive boats is a full day trip, where we, as dive staff, have the opportunity to actually meet our guests, be they divers or snorkelers. It is however, a fair bit more expensive than the "snorkeling only" tour. I try to accomodate people to the best of my ability, and offer them a solution to their needs. On the "snorkeling only" excursion, we do operate as an agent for the snorkeling tours, and charge the list prices as advertised by the operator. I will certainly follow up on the issue regarding being placed on a different boat and send you an e-mail direct. There are very few operators who offer payment via credit card, and I believe this may have caused some hiccups in the logistics of getting your vouchers to you. I did reach out to you regarding your suggestion that you may be diving 2 days after your snorkeling tour, and would have hoped that you would respond to that mail. If I had been made aware of the situation at the time I sent my mail, I would have immediately resolved the issue and given you a full refund. That being said, I am still happy to offer you a full refund for this misunderstanding. If you could contact me and provide me with some details, I will gladly refund you the cost of the snorkeling tour. I look forward to hearing from you.
Written January 18, 2020
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Indy
Brussels, Belgium5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The organisation was perfect with them, whether it was the communication with Ady, the transfers from our hotel, the meals on the boat, the explanations before the dives, etc. We have nothing to say except thank you.
The dive sites are sensational (black tip sharks, cuttlefish, barracuda, giant moray, ...), the divemasters are professional.
Dominique was very educational during the refresh and open water training. It was very useful to have an instructor who speaks French and who is also friendly.

We recommend flip flop divers 🤿 You can dive with them with confidence ! 🐠🐡
Written February 16, 2023
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IloveholidaysEngland
England7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
I am a PADI rescue cert and I recently did a 3 dive day boat trip with 2 other friends from my tour with Flip Flop Divers.
We booked on this trip to Koh Haa after speaking to the owner Ady who was very helpful in giving us all the information we asked for.
Our divemaster on the day was Jess who was absolutely brilliant, really knowledgeable and very helpful and patient with our group of 3.
The dives at Koh Haa were fantastic, we did the 'cathedral' the 'chimney' and the beach. The visibility was variable on the day due to a large plankton cloud moving through the area but it was still a great dive site. Jess took us to the 'fishbowl'on the chimney dive which was really incredible and teeming with fish.
Flip Flop Divers no longer have their own dive boats but have agreements for spaces on other dive boats.
We were booked on Scubafish dive boat. This was a really well equipped boat and the food and drink were plentiful. This is another very good and environmentally conscious company.
The benefit of being on this dive boat with Flip Flop Divers was that our equipment was really new and very good quality, dive computers and torches were also included. This was better than what Scubafish were offering. It also worked out 100 bhat cheaper for the 3 Dives.
I really would recommend using Flip Flop if you are in Koh Lanta!
Thanks Jess and thanks Ady!
Written February 11, 2020
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Thanks so much for the great review! We have found that by renting spots out on other boats, we are able to send our divers to a wide variety of dives sites every day, rather than being limited to only 1 destination each day. Having said that, we have a great working relationship with Scubafish and really enjoy being on their boat! Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit to Thailand! Best regards Ady
Written February 24, 2020
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Chris Godsall
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Flip Flop Divers offers an outstanding diving experience backed by top notch service. This year we've been very lucky to dive with some great dive shops in Mexico, Belize, Canada and Thailand. I have Flip Flop Divers at the top of my list. Ady and his team are also great people in and out of the water. We've done 9 dives with them and we will be back soon.
Written January 19, 2021
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Carl B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Ady, Mike and the crew were fantastic from the beginning. They were very welcoming, making everything very safe, controlled and comfortable yet at the same time extremely thrilling and exciting. the camaraderie, knowledge of scuba diving and the marine life in the area is unparalleled. Great for beginners and advanced divers and quite a life changing experience.
Written December 17, 2022
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ChinaDragon4
Ealing, UK251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We have recently returned from a 6 week vacation travelling and scuba diving on the islands of Thailand. For us, Flip Flop Divers in Koh Lanta were the very best scuba diving experience in our 16 years of diving!
Ady, Dom, Miguel, Iris and the entire dive crew made us feel very welcome and we really enjoyed diving with them
The difference with Flip Flop Divers is their USP - their unique selling point is they provide an 'End to End Service' by picking you up from your hotel, provide a fantastic breakfast and lunch on a huge dive boat, set up your dive gear on the boat, give informative pre-dive briefings and only dive in small group numbers. They then drop you back to your hotel afterwards…with all our wet dive kit, it was totally unexpected and really appreciated - it's just what they do as they definitely go the extra mile and value their customers
In the evening, we went back and shared a few beers with Ady, Dom and Iris and it was great to get to know them more. We will be back and highly recommend Flip Flop Divers. Thank you all very much!!
Written February 2, 2023
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Lana70travel
Potsdam, Germany73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
When you think ‚let’s go diving’ and have tons of respect of breathing underwater Ady‘s school is the perfect place. What started with a crazy idea (at least for us short breathed city snorkellers) turned into one of the best things we‘ve done in recent years. The team is just wonderful and Jess our hero. The service, the level of teaching, the patience, the attitude of the team and the day trips to Koh Haa are wonderful. We are hooked! Thanks team.
Written February 11, 2022
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Hey guys, what an awesome review. Thank you so much. We all had a great time with you both and hope that this will not be your last visit to Lanta. You're part of the family now, so come back soon!
Written February 20, 2022
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