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“Fishing big fishes with this tour agency”

Scuba Diving Pattaya
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Scuba Diving Pattaya. We pride ourselves on having the best local talent. From fun Diver to Pro Courses you are placed with the best trained MSDT's (Master Scuba Diver Trainers)around. Local experts who put customer service first and excel at safely introducing beginners and advanced divers to the incredible diving found around Pattaya. Fun Divers always appreciate our first in last out approach! Our goal is to create the most well developed, we'll rounded divers we can. We harness our passion for diving and get you excited to explore the 70% of the earth that has been off limits to you! We excel at the science of Diving. But have a broad spectrum approach, ecology and environment are cornerstones of our program. We highlight the importance of understanding these aspects of your new Aquatic world and show you the challenges the Oceans are facing. And finally our most important mission. We want this challenge to be fun! Creating interest and passion for this sport within you. Our love of what we do is contagious. The instructors we choose to mentor you are not just the best at what they do in the water. They have to be people with passion and enthusiasm. And this is where we really stand out from the crowd. Join us in any level of dive course and you will immediately feel relaxed and ready to jump in!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fishing big fishes with this tour agency”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

It was terrible experience with this tour agancy, we went for fishing yesterday and it was disaster. On old boat was 9 people with only 4 places to catch fishes also only 7 bottles of water for 8 men and 1 woman for the whole trip. How do we survive on blazing sun??? Huh. We catch only small fishes on squid that is not fair, trip cost us 3000 for each person for huge fishing hunt. You can take a speed bout with captain who can speak not only sign language for 1400 and fish small fishes with squid. We had very bad day, whole group was disapointed owner dont want return money. SO THIS IS TOTAL SCAM SCENE. I would not recommed you using their services.

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9 Thank Makdett
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Pattayadivingfishing, Owner at Scuba Diving Pattaya, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
This customer didn't even go fishing with us, have contacted Trip advisor about this with no success.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love Diving, Love Fishing”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

It was our first time diving. I got aquaphobic and decided to stay on the boat. I used my first timer luck fishing and caught a small rabbit fish. My boy friend enjoyed the diving lessons. Ian is a very fun instructor. He has a great personality. The shop owner John is very professional. He knows what he is doing and provides excellent customer service. :)

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Mimi C
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very bad planning and experience, good and genuine instructor”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We went with Pattaya Diving and Fishing based on the reviews on Trip advisor. The start was good where the owner was professional and looked like a outfit where they were serious and passionate about what they did. we booked the 1 day scuba diving trip. we were first timers to scuba diving.
On the morning we were leaving, we were informed that their own boat was not available so we were going to go with another boat. This was a large boat with other tourists and they took us to the worst spot possible for first time scuba divers. It was in a crowded spot which was literally full of garbage ( plastic, beer bottles, styrofoam etc) and there were banana boat, speed boats going around. Ian ( our instructor) was good and genuine. He was very pissed and disappointed with the spot but the boat captain refused to take us to a better spot.

we did our practice dive in garbage ( literally!) and very choppy waters as there was lot of wind. The captain of this ship was a rude person and not cooperative at all. we somehow managed to complete our practice dive.
Our main dive was not in garbage thankfully and we did see corals and fish. But about 25 min into the dive we could hear and almost see speed boats go above. This is extremely dangerous and the last thing which should happen when diving and especially first timers. Ian immediately took the decision to cut our dive and we went back to the boat. He was also livid with the spot and experience and said it in so many words many times.

While Ian could not have done much to change the venue i do think it was pattaya diving and fishing responsibility to do their homework and ensure that the spot the new boat was taking us to was good and safe. They did not do that. I was also very disappointed when the owner repeatedly said that it was not his mistake and was unfortunate it happened. I failed to understand how it could not be as we had paid good money to them and they cant just say that it was because of the new boat and captain! It is finally their responsibility 100%.

In summary If you go with them do ask and ensure that the spot they are taking you to is on their own boat, is not windy and choppy, has no garbage floating around (!) and is very safe .
None of the above is at all a exaggeration or anger but just a honest feedback all should be aware of and ensure does not happen to them

Visited December 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great value for a good days fishing”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great value for money. We were picked up from our hotel at 7am and taken to a traditional Thai fishing boat and fished until about 4pm, catching five good sized trevally. The captain and crew were helpful.

Visited December 2012
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“Scuba Duba doo...”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Did my first dive . Awesome fun experience. Very professional and friendly crew. They take care of every participant. I highly recommend Pattaya Divig and Fishing company for all th first timers. And you dont have to know how to swim ;)

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