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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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Good dive centre

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2016
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

Thank Leah L
Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars 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 

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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Yverbaan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Came here to learn about scuba diving, experiencing more than expected. Even though the visibility of corals at diving spot is not pretty good, i enjoy the diving experience. The lady at front desk is very cheerful and helpful. The instructors are very patient, they won't give up on you. Best place to learn diving

Thank Baskoro C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Ok, so here we go :) Pros: - very good staff, from the receptionist at the center itself that was super helpful to the the thai instructor (Ann) that was so relaxed and funny and experienced! the boat crew were good as well! - food on boat was thai food, was ok+ - was lucky to have great people on... More 

Thank Nir S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I did my diving from April 28 to May 6 with a total of 18 dives. At the same time doing a sidemount course, and ending with an EFR-refresher on saturday May 7. The trips were perfectly organised, with two different boats, and several instructors/divemasters. It was all handled professionally and relaxed, despite the fact that things were somethimes hectic... More 

Thank JanVenema
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

They are well organized. No delays or long wait times. You show up at 8:15 am, fill up forms and at 9am you'll be heading towards shipwreck on the boat with professionals and nice people. Equipment is new and in a good shape. I can only recommend this place.

Thank Radim S
Jomtien Beach, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I've had this shop maintaining my equipment for years. The staff is professional, friendly, knowledgeable and if they don't have what you need, they'll order it FAST!

Thank Keith H
Gwangju, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Chose this place to go diving because it's close to my hotel and had good reviews. A bit more expensive than other shops tho. Did 2 dives, and was a whole day trip (8:15am to 4:15pm). Boat was a small 2 level one. Big group, about 16 divers plus staff so not a lot of room to sit. My group... More 

Thank kamikazely
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I had an amazing Christmas Day Dive!!!Thanks to these guys I received my Advanced Open Water….my instructor was Ozzie and he was so nice….very proffesional but fun and he made me feel confident and comfortable! All the other instructors were really nice and I would 100% recommend to dive with these guys ….even if its your first time!

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