Phoenix Divers Koh Lanta
Phoenix Divers Koh Lanta
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
We are a PADI GREEN 5 STAR Dive & Freedive Center devoted to environment conservation and energy saving. We run daily guided Snorkelling, Freedive and Dive trips to the best sites Koh Lanta has to offer keeping our group sizes to a very minimum. With our spacious and luxurious speedboat we arrive early to the local dive sites allowing us to have two beautiful dives with lunch in between and get back to Koh Lanta by the early afternoon. Third dive optional! Our team of qualified, multilingual, enthusiastic dive professionals are here to look after you at all times. As a Mares and Cressi contract dealer we have an extensive range of diving and snorkeling products in our Dive Shop.
Ko Lanta, Thailand
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stephane K
1 contribution
Jan 2023
I have had the chance to dive 10 days with Phoenix, and it is a MUST.

All dive shops in the island have more or less the same rates so the difference lies really in the mindset of the crew, their organization, and the scrutiny they put to understand your needs and what you like to see underwater.

First of all, we all want to dive safe, and safety is surely a top priority, briefs are excellent, take into consideration parameters of the day, the level of people that are diving and obviously the different sites. I want also to mention that the Thai crew in charge of navigation and what seems little things in the boat (but surely important when you talk about safety) are really into it with focus and smiles.

Talking about personalization of the dives, I was diving with my sister, we have low air consumption, and they were also focused to make sure everyone can stay underwater, it was not rare to dive more than 50min, which is not all time the case.
They are also attentive on your previous dives, and always keen to propose you to explore different routes in a same dive.

Finally, and I really appreciate that point, all dives are different because the mindset is really to enjoy the wildlife, and surely the wildlife is incredible even if you have seen it all,

90% of my dives were with Brent, and Brent is clearly an incredible guide above and below water, he is got a great sense of communication, great stories, and incredible eyes to spot wildlife. He is also a talented photographer, happy to share his videos and photographs for memories and ones that are not in the boat.

I appreciate really how he is been committed to make the most of it, and if chance is a parameter, I believe also, like in any wildlife, that your instructor can make that chance happen.

Here is what you can see mid January with those guys: whale shark, mantas, dolphins, small recif sharks, all kind of nudis, sea horse, turtles, colored fish, and nice stories on how they all live together, and surely incredible landscape when you finally come back to the surface.

Real nature Observation in our world is a luxury, enjoy !
Written 29 January 2023
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Lin F
9 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
I wanted to do Hin Daeng & Hin Muang but was a little scared since I just finished advanced and do not have any experience with currents. I told the divemaster, Brent, and he immediately reassured me and made me feel completely comfortable and safe. He clearly knew what he was doing and was very friendly.
Due to bad visibility at the Hins we had the option to go to Koh Haa instead, which we did and there it was great. Totally recommend the experience and the divemaster Brent. He also takes wonderful pictures and knows a lot about the life under water.
Thanks for the great day!
Written 29 January 2023
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Tommy Pål L
Norway8 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
After just visiting the shop each time we has been at Koh Lanta, we now joined an open water course.
Why I haven’t done this before is a huge question.
The course was amazing and the instructors made us feel safe and was very good teaching and gave us practic informatikk. Our instructor was Danielle.
The last day of our course, we brought our family so they got the oportunity to snorkle. The whole experience was very good.
Written 22 January 2023
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Derek S
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Brent and Reggie were absolutely amazing…. Took us out to Hin Muang/ Hin Daeng/ and Koh Haa for some absolutely breathtaking dives… me and my dive buddy were fairly new advanced divers and they took their time to make us feel comfortable and safe. In the end, they led us right to the first whale shark we’ve ever seen. Would highly recommend these two and Phoenix Divers if you’re in Koh Lanta!
Written 15 January 2023
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François O
Montreal, Canada7 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
My spouse and I did our advance open water with Ben as an instructor. 5 stars experience, the gear, our instructor Ben, the food and drinks. I highly recommend.
Written 11 January 2023
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Tjok
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Solo
Great dive club, highly recommended!
Enthusiastic instructors that know what they're doing. I will definitely go diving with them!
Written 10 January 2023
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Kendel W
17 contributions
I booked the advanced course with phoenix divers. When choosing a dive shop I usually like to go in and get a vibe of the place and the staff before I book - which I did and had a great reception from them. I booked in my diving and chose out all my equipment in the shop. We then did day 1 of diving and it was fantastic. It is a bit confusing that you get dropped at Lanta divers rather than Phoenix after they pick you up in the morning, but I figured this was due to it being easy access for the boat. It was a really friendly and helpful group on the boat, they were really organised, sitting everyone down close to their kit and who they would be diving with, then the instructors came over immediately to introduce themselves and give some information about the dives. Breakfast was provided, drinks, snacks and fruit after each dive and lunch also. The staff and equipment was high quality and the diving at Koh Bida was fantastic. I had around 6 days in koh lanta and had specifically chose to do the course on these days due to being able to see koh bida and then koh haa (other dive shops I had spoke to did not have a schedule that fit in with mine). Then day 2 really spoilt the experience for me. Phoenix were fully booked and so myself and the others taking this course were sent with a Phoenix instructor on a Lanta divers boat, and sent back to koh bida. One of the dive sites we did was a wreck and exactly the same as the one the day before. The boat was no where near as nice, there was very little shade, the whole thing felt much more chaotic, breakfast wasn’t provided, it felt like we had been shoved on as an afterthought (which we had!) and the whole experience was much inferior, however I was mostly disappointed about paying 350 euro to repeat the same dives. If it wasn’t part of the course I would have said that I didn’t want to bother as I felt hugely let down. There also wasn’t the option to do a 3rd dive as this wasn’t something that Lanta divers offered, and actually 2 members of the group had paid for the 3rd dive.

I explained back at the dive shop how disappointed I was and the owner did apologise and gave 1,000 bhat back, which was a nice gesture but obviously, at this point the damage was done and we couldn’t go back in time. He offered a ‘good price’ to dive in koh haa, but I had other things I wanted to do on the island and didn’t want to spend another day diving. It’s really confusing to me as there were people that they took on their boat who had not dived the day before (or actually, ever before?) so it would to me make more sense to send them to the same sites as yesterday rather than us; also had they have explained that going on this day I would have been on the same sites as yesterday - I would have been happy to dive on a different day.

It is testament to Phoenix that their service is high quality, as I did notice that the other centre, in comparison, was not as good, however I do feel as though they let wanting to get the sale in the way of my experience.

I would still recommend them, however be sure to double check which sites you will be going to , especially if you can see the group is being split.
Written 8 January 2023
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Olaf T
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Solo
Nice people, good organisation and diving competence. Especially the diving instructor, Kabi, did a very good job always keeping enough patience and providing guidance.
Written 8 January 2023
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Alexander S
Bangkok, Thailand7 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Just the best!!! Thank you guys!!! Daniele, JJ, Gabrielle, Brea, Kot - u are the best. Excellent service, absolutely worth it!!!
Written 8 January 2023
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ashlee r
9 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Had an amazing time diving with this company! Brent, Johnny, gabe, and Zak really made the trip incredible. We got to see a lot of cool stuff underwater! 10/10. Would dive with them again
Written 5 January 2023
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