Flying Seahorse – Frequently Asked Question
Water is typically around 84F (29C) and the air, well, hot is the best word to describe it, around 86F to 104F or 30C to 40C. Wear light clothing but bring a light sweater or jacket in case you get cool in the evenings.
If you are not a person who gets chilly then a 3mm long suit with an extra top for night dives should be sufficient. If you are some one who likes to dive without a wet suit then you should at least wear a Lycra long suit so that you are protected against sting cells in the water.
We provide weights, weight belts and 12 liter aluminum tanks with INT/DIN valves. If you bring you own diving equipment, you will need to bring the basics, i.e. a regulator with depth and air gauges, BCD, dive computer which tells you your bottom time, a wet suit, fins, mask and snorkel. A surface safety marker that can be inflated 5m or 15ft below the surface at the beginning of your safety stop is required for each diver. We try and stock enough on board for our guests to use but we recommend you bring one if possible. We have lights for rent for night dives if needed.
Of course we have a good selection of Mares almost new rental equipment, but please let us know what you need, and the size, when you send in your reservation form. The boat only carries spare equipment for emergencies. Do you have Nitrox? Yes we do have NITROX for FREE on board. The Free Nitrox tanks are limited so please let us know if you wanna dive with Free Nitrox when you do your booking directly with us. It is possible to rent a 15ltr Aluminium tank (only pressed Air ) on the Flying Seahorse. For one day we will charge you THB 300.- please also do a reservation with your booking.
It is against the law for anything to be taken from the Thailand National Marine Parks.
On the Flying Seahorse we are using both ways the big boat and via dinghy to access the dive sites. The boat crew will help you in and out. Please make sure you help them by removing your integrated weights before handing up your BCD on returning from a dive.
Generally in small groups of no more than 4 or 5 with each Divemaster. You don’t have to dive with them but remember, they know the area and where special creatures were last spotted. If you would like to dive alone with your dive buddy it is OK. You need a knife, your own safety balloon and dive computer. Remember insurance policies don’t cover solo diving, deco diving or dives deeper than 30 meters.
Mainly the boat crew speaks Thai and a little English. Since English is not the first language of our Thai staff, please keep it in mind, when you speak to them and make an effort to speak clearly. The local Thais are very easy-going people; for a smile they will walk a mile. Please treat the staff with the respect they deserve and they will do everything in their power to make your trip the best ever. The Cruise Director, Instructors and Divemasters are foreigners and Thais with multiple language skills. If you have a special request, please inform us in advanced, so we are able to give you more detailed information on the specific cruise.
Yes, we offer the following PADI-certified courses (advance reservation required): PADI NITROX Course * PADI Advanced Open Water Diver * PADI Specialty Courses
We generally recommend some Hotels in Ko Lanta, Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak or Ranong. Please check on our website for some option. We are happy to organice a airport transfer or do arrange a reservation for you, or at any other local hotel of your choice.
All prices are quoted on a double occupancy basis and it is very likely you will be sharing your cabin with a guest of the same gender. If you want to guarantee a room by yourself, Lanta DIvng Safaris is charging up to a 50% additional supplement of the trip price.