Welcome to Narima Diving - more than just a Dive Centre...
Narima Diving is a small and personal PADI Dive Resort located on the island of Ko Lanta in Thailand. We specialise in making scuba diving easy, safe and fun for people of all ages. Nestling in a quiet corner of the Narima Resort, we offer a relaxed & safe diving environment.
Our luxury dive Cruiser 'Moskito' makes daily trips to our favourite dive site - Ko Haa.
If you're interested in diving at the Similan Islands, we offer help and advise on booking liveaboard trips and overnight excursions to the Similan Islands, one of the top ten scuba diving destinations in the world.
Please contact us if you would like any further information on any aspect of your scuba diving holiday or vacation in Ko Lanta or our surrounding area.
Our team of multi-lingual staff, equipped with the latest multi-media teaching resources, are always on-hand to assist you in your scuba-diving training. You can even start right now! Sign up on-line with the PADI eLearning system.
Save valuable holiday time and complete the theory part of the PADI Open Water Course on-line, before you come on holiday. Give yourself up to 1 year to complete your online knowledge development, and gain lifetime access to the PADI Open Water Diver Manual online [more info].
Let our Marine Education Centre feed your fascination and appreciation of the ocean's secrets, and our Underwater Digital Imaging Academy inspire your creative side. If you're interested in Coral Reef Conservation, Marine Science or Underwater Videography and Photography - you've come to the right place!
Narima is the Sea Gypsy (Chao Lay) name for our favourite dive site Ko Haa and the Narima logo is designed to reflect the shape of the Ko Haa island group as seen on the horizon from the Narima Resort.
On Sunday 24th April, 2011 at 10:00, Kim McMenemy (an instructor here at Scubafish), will scuba dive a half-marathon (13.1 miles) in the White Rock Resort Pool (Ko Lanta, Thailand), stopping merely to swap scuba tanks and remain hydrated. Kim seeks to raise important funds and is asking you to help by making a donation or sponsoring this effort.
Sixty percent of the money raised will go to the victims of the March 11, 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami via organisations such as Shelterbox; the remaining forty percent will be, divided between Project AWARE (an organization that acts to conserve underwater environments) ,Local Lanta Community Projects (Kim and Scubafish are enthusiastic supporters of the local community), and victims of the landslides and floods in Krabi Thailand. Continue reading »
Narima Diving would like to wish you “Sawadee Pi Mai,” or a Happy New Year!
The high season is well underway now, so we thought we’d catch you up on the excitement so far:
In November our new boat MV Ja Ru Pat arrived, and is a very welcome addition to the Narima Diving & Scubafish fleet. Guests and staff alike are raving about, and soaking up the spacious comfort and luxury she offers us. So if you’ve not dived off her yet, then 2011 is the time to do so!
Back by popular demand! Due to the success of Scubafish’s October-November IDC (Instructor Development Course), we are happy to announce that Camille Lemmens, renowned Platinum Course Director, is offering a last minute, additional IDC here on Ko Lanta.
IDC (Instructor Development Course) Prep Days start on November 29th
The AI (Assistant Instructor) portion of the IDC commences December 1-4th
The OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor) portion of the IDC will be from December 5th – 9th
The EFRI (Emergency First Response Instructor) will be held on December 9th
The IE (Instructor Examination) will be held December 10th till 12th
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.
In addition to this our PADI Divemasters are able to speak Thai, English and Spanish.
Narima Diving are proud that above and beyond the PADI courses and dive trips you would expect a dive center to offer, we go that extra mile.
What is International Clean-Up Day(ICD)?
This annual event (originally started 25 years ago by The Ocean Conservancy, and supported by Project AWARE) is the world’s largest volunteer effort for the marine environment, working towards global solutions to marine debris through the cumulative efforts of half-a-million volunteers globally.
Narima Diving and Scubafish are busy preparing for this year’s International Coastal Clean-Up Day, the world’s largest volunteer event for marine environment.
Last year we launched our ‘Do Something Drastic- Say No to Plastic Campaign’, highlighting our over-dependence on plastic bags. In Thailand alone, 15% of all waste is plastic bags, equating to an astounding 18,000 tonnes each day! In local terms, during our clean-up of the Kantiang Bay area for ICC 2009, volunteers collected 720 plastic bags in just over an hour (as well as a myriad of other debris). We are intending to re-visit and reinforce this message in our activities this year, and during our research found this mockumentary on the Life of a Plastic Bag, which is well worth a watch!