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Kon-Tiki Diving & Snorkeling Center - Lanta
Ranked #10 of 40 Tours in Ko Lanta
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Owner description: Kon-Tiki is an award winning diving and snorkeling center where involvement is the key theme. Awards: In 2008, PADI and Project AWARE awarded Kon-Tiki Thailand with the prestigious ”PADI/Project AWARE Marine Environmental Award” and in 2009 we were among the three finalist 2009. In 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Project AWARE has awarded Kon-Tiki Thailand with the “Project AWARE Environmental Award”. We are the only dive center in the world who has been awarded this for 4 years in a row. 2012 we got an award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Diving Industry”. Our key values: CARE – KNOWLEDGE – SAFETY is evident in everything we do. Care: Since we live to show people the wonders of our seas, we feel that it is crucial that we take responsibility for how we interact with that environment. This includes minimizing wear and tear of these fragile environments, but also educating ourselves and our customers, about how we can be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem. The value of caring is also relevant in all interrelationships between staff, guests and people we interact with. It is a basis from which we try to operate at all times.
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Best experience ever!
We took a two dive trip. My gf and I had a personal (Finnish guy) dive instructor for the whole trip, so we felt very safe. He was really good at explaning us what we were about to do both before and during the dive. And we had a little de-briefing after each dive.
It seems to me like each dive instructor had a maximum of four people to swim with, so there was never any rush to go down if you werent ready.

Onboard the ship you got breakfast and dinner + all the coffie, tea and softdrink you wanted.
Very friendly staff, and if you had a question just ask any of them, they could all answer.

If in doubt which diving company to take from the various ones, this is the one.
Best regards P & E

Thank peterchristense... c
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Joined the snorkeling cruise to 4 islands, and had a great time. Am quite inexperienced myself, but traveling with more experienced people. Yet the instructor managed to make us all feel like we learned something new and assisted where necessary. We were given clear instructions, and we were all sure of what to do and what not to do while in the water. The instructors were a great group, and the rest of the staff attentive and sweet.

I can highly recommend Kon-Tiki Lanta for your snorkeling experience!

Thank sinamor
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

My husband Frank and I have just returned from our dive holiday on the Thai island Koh Lanta. We booked 8 daytrips in total at Kon-tiki dive centre.
Some of our Ibiza instructors seduced us to dive with Kon-tiki because they work there in the nov-may season. So naturally we booked with them. And are we glad that we did!!! What a great way/place to dive!!!!
We have been to all the famous dive sites around the island: koh haa, phi phi, hin muang/hin daeng, hin bida, koh ma.... All beautiful sites. Their different characters are explained clearly in the briefings before the respective dives. So we always knew up front what to expect and look out for. The guides usually went out of their way to spot the most beautiful species, from the tiny ghost pipefish to the giant manta ray!!! Besides that they always did their very best to gear everybody up as streamlined as possible, taking care of our comfort and safety during every jump. They were eager to teach us new things and help us taking on new challenges in dive practice. But most of all the Kon-tiki divers are passionate and just fun to hang out with.
Their boat 'the Tiki Queen' is comfortable and the Thai staff is adorable and always happy to be of service. Especially the lovely cook who made us the yummie Thai lunches between dives 2 and 3. So hungry haha!
We felt so fortunate and priviliged to spend our dive trips with all of them. This review would not be complete without our thanks to the divers, so here it goes:
As always special thanks to ISA who taught us how to dive and hasn't stopped teaching us ever sinceFor showing us the secret hiding place of the ghost pipefish.
Thanks OLLE for a thrilling dive through the koh haa 5 caveFor your instructions on how to use the smb.
Thank you JONATAN for enrolling us into the Tiki way of diving and of course for spotting the frogfish!! We particularly admire your cool swimm style and we'll keep practicing
Thanks MARY for the most exciting night dive ever!!! You really know how to highlight nightlife✨never before did we see so many lionfish and shrimpy stuff!
MATILDA for the amazing deep dives at Hin daeng and Hin muang! 4 manta rays!! How incredibly lucky were we?! You never lost track though of our safety when emotions were running crazy encountering these giant elegant spaceships.
Dear BORJA, thank you for showing us the cute sea turtles at Koh haa on our first jump!!!
And many thanks to all the other guides who instructed and helped us, guided us to the most beautiful spots.
We like to compliment PETER for running a great dive centre, inspired by the sea!!!

Hope to see all of you again. May your dives be safe, exciting and exquisite!!
Joan

Thank Frank T
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

We made 3 dives with Kon Tiki in November 2013.. Just one word: amazing!
The ambiance was great, the boat really well equipped, and we enjoyed every second of each dive! Also the possibility to get really good professional pictures of the dives (and us!) at the end was a great advantage. An unforgettable moment and for sure a highlight of our trip. Thanks for this.

Thank Alice010203
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Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We just went diving yesterday and it was great! Our instructor Nicholas, was so patient with me- even though I had to come back to the boat on the first dive. My husband has his diving cert and he was swimming away beside us and having a fantastic time! The whole team are lovely and really took care of us. The Thai crew were amazing too. They made us tea/ coffee, cooked for us and even looked after me when I was a little bit sea sick. Well worth the money, because you really do get the quality! They all really know what they are talking about and always put safety first! Definitely go with these guys! They are truly passionate and exciting people! What a fantastic way to end our honeymoon :)

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