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.
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.
For anyone wishing to scuba dive during their holiday or dive vacation, knowing the current PADI recommendations for flying after diving is a must.
After scuba diving, current PADI Flying After Diving guidelines say that you should not go to altitude (fly) within 12 hours of completing a single dive or 18 hours when doing multiple dives (where possible, wait 24 hours).
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.
Scubafish are delighted to have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011. TripAdvisor awards this certificate to businesses who consistently receive excellent ratings, and great feedback from the people who matter the most, customers. Scubafish are proud to possess a top-ranking 5 rating on TripAdvisor, thanks to the reviews of our guests.
Scubafish have gained a reputation for unparellelled customer service. Here are just a few of the reasons you should dive with us during your diving holiday on Ko Lanta:
Serious Fun Divers: Couples, Singles and Groups
Scubafish is a fun and personal dive center, tending to attract the serious fun diver whether they be single travelers wishing to meet fellow divers, couples, or groups (including dive clubs). Families and Nature-loving Couples tend to veer more towards our Narima Diving Base.
Almost all the Narima Dive Team are back on the island and raring to go, go, go!
This season we are delighted to have PADI Instructors teaching in the following languages:
Don’t worry if your language isn’t covered by this – we have PADI materials (such as manuals and DVD’s) in many more languages including: Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Finish, Norwegian, Japanese, and Chinese.
A collection of the latest underwater images from Liquid Lense taken from Ko Lanta’s reefs. Stay up to date on what diving conditions are like right now. Photos are usually updated daily and are from today or yesterday’s dives.