This year (2014) marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Clownfish Release conducted by Dr Thon and his team of marine scientists and supported by Pimalai Resort & Spa and Scubafish PADI 5 Star Dive Centre.
Category: Ko Lanta
The 11th LAANTA LANTA FESTIVAL, takes place 7th, 8th & 9th March 2014.
This festival is held every year in March, in Lanta Old Town, Ko Lanta Island. The festival is a wonderful celebration of harmony and a chance for locals and visitors to enjoy the unique culture, which still exists on this beautiful, unspoilt island.
In a world where culture and religious differences often divide communities and countries, Ko Lanta provides the proof that people of diverse and varied ethnic groups can live together in peace and harmony and, have been doing so for hundreds of years. Lanta Old Town has a history dating back 500 years. Ancient Chinese style houses can still be seen there.
This year, the Loy Krathong Festival takes place on Sunday 17th November. Loy Krathong Festival, also known as the Festival of Light, is the most beautiful and picturesque of all Thai celebrations. The festival takes place on the evening of the full moon of the twelfth lunar month (usually in November.) It takes place at this time, because there is the highest tide of the year, known as the ‘great flood season.’
‘Loy’ means ‘to float’ and Krathong refers to the lotus-shaped floating decoration. A traditional Krathong is made from a slice of the trunk of a banana tree. It is then decorated in elaborately folded banana leaves, flowers, three incense sticks and a candle. Some people place, on the Krathong, a nail clipping and some strands of hair, as a symbol of letting go of negative thoughts. A coin may also be included, as an offering to the water gods. Firstly, the candles and the incense sticks are lit and then the Krathong is carefully set afloat on a river, canal, pond or estuary. It is the custom to take part in this festival with your loved ones and to make a silent wish, as you let go of the Krathong.
Complete your PADI Divemaster Course with Scubafish Ko Lanta in 2013 and have the chance to win an Apple iPad in the PADI Asia Pacific ‘Live the Diving Dream’ competition.
With the PADI Divemaster Course promotion, effective immediately, any new PADI Divemaster who gains their Divemaster qualification in the second half of 2013 is eligible to enter the competition to win one of 6 Apple iPads. PADI Asia Pacific will give away one iPad per month to a newly qualified PADI Divemaster for each of the remaining 6 months of 2013.
Summer 2013 Special Offers – It’s that time of year again when Scubafish are able to offer some truly amazing dive and stay deals, allowing you to take full advantage of the great resort rates available during the summer months, from now through until September.
Take a look at some of the super-discounted Dive & Stay Packages with Scubafish and plan a perfect tropical island dive holiday this summer.
The Clownfish Release Video 2013 event took place on 30th March 2013 onboard MY Pimalai 8, MV Maya 2 and MV Moskito.
This year marks the ninth year that leading Thailand marine scientist Dr. Thon Thamrongnawasawat, Head of the Department of Marine Sciences at Kasetsart University and his team of marine scientists have volunteered their expertise to assist in the Clownfish Release Project which is supported by the Thai Department of Fisheries.
The 10th LAANTA-LANTA FESTIVAL, takes place 7th, 8th & 9th March 2013.
This festival is held every year in March, in Lanta Old Town, Ko Lanta Island. The festival is a wonderful celebration of harmony, also a chance for locals and visitors to enjoy the unique cultural which still exists on this beautiful, unspoilt island.
Dive for Earth Day Event 2012
Throughout the month of April 2012 more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. Together we will stand united for a sustainable future and call upon individuals, organizations, and governments to do their part.
Are you concerned about your dive trip to Ko Lanta following news reports about recent flooding in Thailand? Ko Lanta weather conditions remain calm, sunny and beautiful and the diving is fantastic at the moment.
PADI’s Tech on Tour in Thailand – the first event of its kind, is designed to introduce PADI’s Technical Diving arm ‘PADI TecRec‘ to recreational and professional divers in a hands-on, dynamic & innovative way.