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Address: 219 3 Tipp Plaza Beach Road | Nongprue, Pattaya 21180, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 38 422 133

The Pattaya Dive Centre is a 5 Star PADI dive centre IDC Dive facility...

The Pattaya Dive Centre is a 5 Star PADI dive centre IDC Dive facility achieved by helping thousands take their first underwater breaths diving Pattaya with dive courses for every level you can learn to dive in Thailand with our full range of PADI SCUBA DIVING COURSES. We are the only PADI dive centre in Pattaya (important we are not affiliated to the Jomtien Dive Centre in any way) standing in the same place with the same owner since it opened all those years ago. 20 years of experience scuba diving in Thailand is put to good use and committed into our scuba diving services and the PADI dive course training programs.Our PADI dive Instructors are experienced, professional, friendly and fully trained in emergency response and oxygen use with thousands of dives and years of local diving Pattaya experience to expertly guide our daily dive / snorkelling trips on our 100% CUSTOM DESIGN AND MADE DIVE BOATS. We'll show you the best scuba diving Pattaya has to offer around islands off the coast of Pattaya and they suit both beginners and experienced divers and snorkeling alikeWe look forward to meeting you!

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Diving with the Pros

Came to the Pattaya Dive Centre to further my skills in becoming an Advanced Open Water diver. Did my research on which dive company to go with and that was easy - these are the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kenneth S
Hewitt, New Jersey

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Hewitt, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to the Pattaya Dive Centre to further my skills in becoming an Advanced Open Water diver. Did my research on which dive company to go with and that was easy - these are the pros in training/instructors, dives, transportation (car service and dive boat), gear and management (David). Top notch across the board. Even the food on board between... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arnold was an awesome instructor and very patient. Food on boat very good and beers cheap. Office staff very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend PADI diver training with these guys and girls.

Thank Chris R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arnold Yap is an excellent scuba trainer.. A tough task master and very methodical .. And the diving trip to Samae San is out of the world.. Very peaceful place with good visibility and nice corals and aquatic life unlike the other crowded places around pattaya !

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They picked me up at my hotel on time and took me to their office to fill in the forms and papers for this kind of activities. I booked a half day doing scuba diving and half day snorkeling as this was my first time diving. At the beginning of the tour, I was expecting some short introduction about our... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at the Pattaya dive centre are extremely knowledgable, friendly, and make the entire experience a blast. My instructor Arnold Yap was awesome, very helpful, explained the dives very throughly, made sure I understood the objectives, and made my time here unforgettable. If you are thinking about diving in Pattaya I highly recommend this place and their instructors, they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having got my scuba license thanks to amazing people at padi, i feel so elated. Our trainer tyler has been really cooperative & so helpful. The owner brian is so encouraging that i overcame all my water fears in no time at all. Must must do activity for nyone visiting pattaya. Do keep an xtra day only for diving.

Thank Shuchi G
Chiang Rai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The dive shop is located near the beach in a convenient part of town, they have nice dive boats that can come up to the beach so there isn't hours of bus travel to a port, the staff are very friendly and helpful and instructor (Arnold) is a competent seasoned professional. Diving in the Pattaya area is fun with many... More 

Thank GSBennett
David W, Manager at Pattaya Dive Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, hope to see you again. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

So it started off with getting to the dive shop where everything was so disorganized. Then we got to the pier and the instructor couldn't find the boat. Then it took ages for them to even sort out what each dive team were doing and when I finally got in the water I figured out the weights were all wrong,... More 

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David W, Manager at Pattaya Dive Centre, responded to this review

Sorrry to hear you had a few problems on your trip, but normally we go from the beach. About 3 days a month because of the low tide we have to go to the pier, this is a very busy place with hundreds of boats leaving at the same time and is always a mess. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

I paid for a professional level package with PDC and due to unforeseen circumstances they were unable to fully complete the courses (they lost their Course Director). So far, no harm, no foul. However, instead of just providing a partial refund for the portion they couldn't provide, the owner proposes some dodgy option, which I declined. After several emails, to... More 

2 Thank Rick B
David W, Manager at Pattaya Dive Centre, responded to this review

I am very sorry Rick we could not give you a job. You made your choice to follow the instructors that left us. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Just been once diving around Pattaya, and so this is my first experience with a dive centre there. But I have to say from start to end enjoyed the team and diving. Show up around 8.15, then sign in, on the bus to their boat and then diving. Lunch on board was ok. We were on a reasonable small boat... More 

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