Koh Larn Pattaya Dive Site
Dive Site Name: Koh Lan
Location: In the Pattaya Near Islands group Koh Lan is the largest of three, just over 12km west of Pattaya Beach.
Conditions: All year round good protection
Visibility ranges between 5m (16ft) and 15m (50ft)
Common Aquatic Life:
Seahorse, Hawksbill Turtles, Blue Spot Sting Rays, Nudibranch, Octopus
The Largest of the Pattaya Near Islands and home to many dive sites suitable for a range of skill levels
Koh Larn is Pattayas Coral Island
This is worth a visit when conditions are allow. Koh Lan, or Koh Larn, has numerous coral reefs and a nearby shipwreck in fairly shallow water, ideal for all level of divers. In the bay at the southern most point of the island is a breakwater and a small concrete platform, about 50m (150 ft) from this platform are large concrete rings under the water. These rings are covered in soft corals and fans, many reef fish have made the rings their home.
Coral Island Reef Areas
The most famous coral reef area of Koh Lan is Had Nuan. The bay is a usually training ground for PADI Dive Courses. After leaving this bay in either direction, the reef begins to get a little deeper as it rounds the headland, it will continue until reaching the next bay. You will find a few very large coral bommies along this stretch of coast line. Although you might not be able to get any deep water here you will be pleasantly surprised at the varied amount of marine life in the shallow waters.