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Emerald Cave

Koh Lanta

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I arrived on Koh Lanta to dive the majestic “Cathedral” at Ko Haa divesite. According to a dive master I had met in the Gili Islands, this was supposed to be one of the best dive sites in Thailand when the Similan Islands (which are closed 6 months out of the year to rebuild the coral) are shut. So I booked my dive, but the one dive company that was operating on the island (it was low season), wasn’t going to go for another day, so I took a 4-island tour in the meantime. We went to the renowned Emerald Cave—a cave where we had to swim in the complete pitch black for 5 minutes before reaching a beach inside the island.

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The beautiful green color coming out of the cave into the sunlight at the beach gives the cave its name.

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The secret beach in the middle of the island....

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After some snorkeling and lunching on a beautiful beach, we returned to Koh Lanta....

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For the best sunset of my trip thus far....

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I was so excited to do the majestic dive the next day; however, mother nature had other plans, so a mix of a downpour of rain and the closings of scuba operations for the next couple of days due to the end of Ramadan resulted in me leaving Koh Lanta early, moving onto to more fun activities than waiting for the rain to stop :p

Posted by kendallwallace 28.09.2012 09:12 Archived in Thailand Tagged koh lanta

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