My teenage son and friends have just booked a holiday to Pattaya staying at the Cholchan resort. They did not know what to expect, but had a vision of something like phuket!! They are now getting a rude awakening from other postings. Keen to snorkel / dive but note that Pattaya beach is not good. How far is it to a decent beach with clean water and good marine life and how cheap will it be for them to get there. Thanks to anyone who can help or recommend "must see" sights for first visitors.