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“Deep Sea Diving”

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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 21, 2013

I was in pattaya a few days ago with a friend. We decided to go for deep sea diving and came across pattaya diving and fishing.
To say the least the experience with them was awesome. If anyone wants to experience the world underwater you do not have to look anywhere else. Just go visit them on Bali Hai pier.
They have experienced divers, very professional and extremely friendly.
Thumbs up to Pattaya diving & fishing.

Thank Arjun P
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Me n wife bookedw Pattaya day tour thru Tourist Information Centre, they organized it with EBC and charged us 8000Baht including next day tour of floating market n safari. Other pax paid only 1200Baht for Pattaya. So we had a fight, on threatening to get Indian Embassy involved they refunded 5600Baht n cancelled second day tour. It was clear case of cheating on our ignorance that it included para-sailing n sea walk tickets. There was no snorkeling or scuba diving arranged. The place was so crowded, ill managed, had to pay 70B for just showering + toilet. Had to wait to get seat at lunch and whole place was smelly. Better facilities needed or crowd controlled by limited entry per day.

2  Thank Hamzakis
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

On our recent trip to Pattaya we were looking to do some snorkeling and SCUBA diving. After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor for Pattaya Diving & Fishing, we booked a day trip. I snorkeled and my husband went SCUBA diving. It was a great day! He got to do two great dives and we spent some time snorkeling around Koh Larn. Though the waters in Thailand aren't quite as clear as elsewhere, we had a blast and enjoyed our experience. Ian took us out and really showed us some great spots. The first dive sight we went to was a ship sunk back in October. My husband enjoyed the dive and while swimming through the hull as he came up to surface a sea turtle swam right overhead - a surreal experience! If you want to go diving or snorkeling in Pattaya, go with Pattaya Diving & Fishing.

4  Thank Jessica W
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

It was our first experience of scuba diving and it was very good. We did a practise run and then the main dive. The trainer (Ian) is well qualified and is very patient. He took us through the basics and went an extra mile to make our experience comfortable and memorable.

2  Thank anand c
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

This dive shop is on the far side Walking Street, right by the pier with the seafood-restaurant-on-a-boat. Because it is not as centrally-located, the prices are 10-20% better than shops on the strip. (The truck-taxis are only 10 Baht to go the entire length of the strip...so just ride to almost-the-end.) Plus, the pier and their own dive boat is within a 3 min walk from the shop.

Outfit is typical of a Thai dive resort. Decent equipment, good food. That they have own boat is great from a planning perspective, as their dives are prioritized for own customers... Other shops might buy rent space on the boat with us, but they are not guaranteed to get the dive profile they prefer...although the captain tries to accomodate everyone.

The distinctive attractions in Pattaya are a few of the wrecks. Some will poo-poo as simple navy landing craft, but they were pretty big in my opinion. Get there early, as visibility definitely suffers by afternoon. One is around 18m... The others are down around 28m, so Adv Open Water required.

The highlight is the Aussie dive instructor, whose name I unfortunately don't remember as one month ago. He is super experienced, and guided us very appropriately to get some unique perspectives of the landing craft--- after checking we had the experience and mental capabilities to make some tight turns and not freak out.

Later on, I saw him (with an asst instructor) take a group of novices out on Discover Scuba Day... poor guy. The novices were going every which way, and he was suffering. Back on the boat, he was still full of good cheer and compliments. A dedicated professional. I would recommend everyone get certified with him.

The owner is a Brit expat, who I would characterize as a bear of a guy. Work with him, and he will work with you.

Overall, my impression was that the 'dive centres' in the middle of strip were a bit overpriced. It was clear by the time we were loading up the boat, that their trucks were still driving around picking up customers from hotels. Although I couldn't speak for their dive experience, I thought we did just fine. (I also can't speaking for the fishing experience at PDF.) Personally, I hate being viewed as $$$$ by the tourist industry, and thought PDF was a very warm and personable experience. Highly recommend.

4  Thank Ed J
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