Daily Diving Information : Scuba Pattaya
Our Daily Diving packages are conducted with our friendly and experienced instructors who will guide you around some of the best dive site we have to offer within the Pattaya area.
We take care of all the logistics, so you can relax and enjoy your dives. Local sites are sheltered from waves and current and offer an easy and relaxing start to your diving holiday.
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Daily Diving At Pattaya Scuba Adventures Dive Center:
At Our Dive Center we make every effort to cater for all your needs, with our highly professional dedicated team taking care of you for the duration of your stay with us. We make diving our passion, with diving being fun, relaxing and safe.
– All divers are accompanied by a professional dive guide
– Full briefing before every dive, covering safety and features of interest on our Dive Boat
– Full emergency equipment with oxygen on-board
– Nitrox on-board for those people that are certified to dive on enriched air
– Sat Nav and depth finder
– Fully Serviced and equipment that is less than 2 years old.
This is a great way to spend your day, finding out some new great dive sites, which Pattaya has to offer.
We have both Near Islands and Far Islands also a number of great wrecks to choose from so why not book today and have some fun.
Pickups and boat schedule
The day normally starts with at pickup from your hotel either taking you back to our shop our straight to Bali high pier, their you will meet our boat which will then take you to some of the superb Islands within Pattaya. We also do trip to Samaesan, which normally requires a bus trip for about 45 minutes to a 1hr down the coast, leaving at samasan pier
location and schedule for our daily Trips :-
Our schedule is very much dependent on tides and weather conditions on the day, also diver certification is very important. Please ask when you are booking if you have a preferred choice or location. We always want to give you the snorkeler or scuba diving the best choice we can on that particular day, so that you will be able to experience the stunning coral reefs that Thailand has to offer.
Please do not forget that we have a number of great wrecks, for the more advanced divers.
PSA Dive Center is one of the largest Dive operators within Jomtien and Pattaya and take booking from all over Pattaya. We have a vast number of hotels that use us on a regular basis, as we offer great value and service for money. So why not contact us today and book a great day out.
As mentioned before we normally start pickups around 8:15am every morning so that the boat can depart at approximately 9 am. Please note that it does take about 45 minutes to reach some of the dive sites.
We also have a second boat for those people that are late starters. That normally departs around 11am. Please contact us for more details about the late start.
Our normal day is :- we prepare all the dive equipment ready for your departure at approx 8:55 we leave the pier to either the near or far Islands. The Boat normally returns approximately 3:30pm Everyday, then it are back to either the dive centre so that you can get your log book stamped or your hotel.
How Do We Choose A Dive Site ?
This is normally done the night before, depending on weather conditions, time of the year, and people we have on the boat. It’s mainly so that we can give you the best experience we can. If you do have any requests please ask either the night before or on the day and we will do our utmost to accommodate your request.
Pattaya Scuba Adventures and Watersports is the best and most friendly dive shop in Pattaya. We have our own boat with a very experienced captain and crew, giving us an intimate knowledge of reefs in the area. Whatever your level or interests in diving, we are always happy to assist you. This is because we ourselves enjoy the fun and challenge of scuba diving. We think we are the best choice to go scuba diving or even snorkelling for the day.
The weather around Pattaya is normally excellent for diving all year round. Pattaya is very fortunate not to be affected much by the seasonal monsoons around Thailand. The warm climate and water conditions with slight currents, and comfortable surface conditions, help to make divers and students relaxed and confident. Pattaya Scuba Adventures always try to puts you at ease, and teaches safety first and foremost.
The near Islands have many tourists that go every day. The islands are situated approximately 7-10 km from the coast of Pattaya, Their you will find many great beaches and plenty of opportunity for sunbathing scuba Dive, or snorkel. Normally the weekends tend to be the busiest time with many people coming down from Bangkok to enjoy the sun sand and good beaches that we have to offer. Within Pattaya there are plenty of water sports on majority of all the Near Islands. In total their are more than 20 beaches on 4 island and most can be reached quite easily. We at Pattaya Scuba Adventures run scheduled DAILY DIVING TRIPS, every day Dependant on the weather conditions.
The day normally starts with us picking you up and taking you to Bali high pier, where our boat will head out to one of the superb Islands within Pattaya. We also do trip to Samaesan, which normally requires a bus trip for about 45 minutes to a 1hr down the coast heading out around the Samaesan islands
Koh Larn Pattaya is the largest of the three inner islands; it tends to have a number of good dive sites, which are all very popular with all divers. Shark point derives its name from the juvenile nurse sharks that can be spotted hiding in holes and crevices on the reef. There are a number of both hard and soft corals that you can see dropping from the surface down to around about 24 meters where a sandy bottom takes over. It also has a drop off on the western giving a series of coral ledges down to around 18 meters that continues down to over 40 meters although there is nothing to be seen at that depth.
To the south of the island is Koh Larn Vac commonly called Hat nuwan. Their you will find the remains a sunken restaurant, over the past couple of years the Thai Navy decided to place a second wreck which is a 2 world warship, This is called the Mattaphon, It’s a great wreck for novice divers. This area can be subject to a few tidal currents, which on occasions can be strong. A Great place for the Padi Advanced open Water course.
Laem Tong :- This is set off to the North West of the island, which is part of a cliff face. In our opinion is probably the best dive area of all the near islands and only a short way from the wreck HTMS Kut, which is a terrific dive in itself for the more experience and advanced divers which sits at approximately 30 meters . At Laem Tong you will find the area to be flat with sandy bottoms and many large coral heads. Plenty of small juvenile fish tend to populate this area with fairly large coral reef leading to an underwater rock face dropping to approx. 18 meters. This is a great and interesting area to explore, for both snorkelers and scuba divers. Can search for many different types of marine life here. You can normally find numerous amounts of Giant Sea Anemones with their inhabitants as well as a variety of Elephant Ear Anemones and the Black and White Clown Fish. Many divers may have seen these clown fish and observed their habit of disappearing into the mouth of the anemone as the divers approach. These types of fish make very good photographic subjects. In some of the deeper areas there are almost always Bamboo sharks to be found also Blue Spotted Sting Rays and Turtles.
This whole area is a great diving and snorkelling predominantly all year round as it’s quite well sheltered, although the best time to dive these sites are from October to February when the winds blow from the North. However during this time of the year unfortunately there are quite a number of speed boats and jet ski’s, As everybody tends to come to the island, This really is not a problem divers just need to be a little careful. So please do not let this put you off as this is still a great dive site and well worth it a great day out.
Koh Krok :- This island is situated the closest to Pattaya only, 9km (51/2 n. miles ) east of Pattaya Beach. West facing, the Southern point of the island is where all the diving takes place. The corals start from around 7 to 15 metres deep and go into the Island extending nearly to the surface. This is an excellent site for a drift dive as the prevailing currents run parallel to the Island. This can be a very exciting dive when the current are running leading to a very exciting and quick drift dive.
You will find many exciting things here, just a few things to see are Staghorn coral, Brain, Mushroom and Table Corals are in abundance. Neptune, Barrel and Blue Sponge are amongst the Soft Corals found here. Bushy Corals can be found at the deeper sections.
At the southern point of the island is home to a few Hawksbill Turtles, which have been resident for a number of years this includes one very old man who has been there for as long as any diver can remember. There is approximately a 90% chance of seeing a Turtle here.
Also you will find many different types of fish including Pufferfish, Parrotfish, Six banded Wrasses and the odd occasional bamboo shark.
Koh Sak is famous for many tourists all over the world, it’s almost a kidney shaped island lying just to the North of Koh Larn. It is a very popular site with large numbers of tourists that come to Pattaya. These waters can be very busy particularly in the mornings, However from about midday onwards the tourists tend to depart, leaving us the divers and snorkelers to enjoy a nice relaxing day in peace and quiet on this beautiful bay with plentiful corals.
This Island is very well protected from all prevailing winds for most of the year round, giving us calm and clear waters. There are numerous dive sites around this island, most being in about 6–15 meters of water giving the island a vast range of variety. The eastern side of the island is slightly deeper with corals to be found at approximately 26 to 28 meters, lending itself to lots of different types of marine life.
The North East corner starts with clean white sand then progressing to the usual range of hard corals and soft corals. Here the corals are at depths ranging between 1-7 meters and as you round the corner they progress deeper, extending to 18 meters. This corner is home to a few Hawksbill Turtles as well as numerous Bamboo Sharks blue spotted rays and many more variety of fish. The bamboo sharks are however hard to find as they tend to be very shy and divers need to search them out, usually under the coral heads and deep within the cracks of the rocks. The site also has an abundance of whip Corals, Barrel Sponges some Soft Corals and Gorgonian Fans. The area is subject to fairly strong currents if dived at the wrong time of the day, so If diving please check out the tide tables and plan your dive accordingly.
An interesting dive site as you approach Koh Sak from Pattaya is to be found directly off the small cliff face about 100m out at a depth of 26 m. This site consists of predominantly Soft Corals and Hydroids on a flat sandy bottom and is home to numerous colonies of Sea Horses, Pipe Fish and Dragon Fish. Unfortunately the diver must catch this dive at the right time of day when all the soft corals are open, to really enjoy the myriad of beautiful pastel and fluorescent colors present. The North East point of Koh Sak, has two unusual and rare species that have been found here after an absence of many years. They are Europegasus Draconis and E. Volitans. In the sandy bay of Koh Sak as you head out in a North West direction away from the island there are no corals to mention. The area is home to some very unusual species, including the above mentioned two, as well as Sea horses, Pipe fish, Short Spined Urchins, Sand dollar Urchins, Star fish Tube and Banded Tube Anemones. Flat Fish, Spider crabs, juvenile Octopus and the Periclimes Shrimp. Despite this interesting array of marine life on the sand, they are not plentiful, and divers need to set out knowing that they will have to really look carefully for them. The pleasure derived at finding them is well worth the effort of searching over meters of sand.
At the West part of the bay there are large areas of shallow corals (2–4 meters) with abundant marine life that are suitable for the snorkeler and diver alike, although the snorkelers must beware of the large amount of surface traffic, jet skis, banana boats and speed boats. The best time to be here is from midday onwards, when the hordes of tourist leave the island to return to Pattaya.
Moving on to the North West corner of Koh Sak, leading off from the corals in the bay, the corals extend deeper down to about 15 meters as the divers round the corner. The corals here are in excellent condition, and the area is categorized by huge Boulder Bommies, as well as Tiered Staghorn, Plate, Encrusting, Brain and Mushroom Corals. The marine life is plentiful and includes various Damsels, Banana fish, Copper Banded Butterflies, Bantayan Butterflies, Wrasses of all types, Puffers, Squirrels Jacks and Fusiliers. There are also a few Turtles. Bamboo Sharks, small Morays and Blue Spotted Stingrays to be found.
This is an excellent site for divers (novice and experienced) and snorkelers alike
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
You may remember your PADI Instructor saying, “If you travel to a new location or visit an unfamiliar dive environment, get a local orientation.” Its good advice and easy to do. Just ask for a Discover Local Diving experience. Scuba diving with our experienced local PADI dive professionals lets you relax and better enjoy the adventure.
Any certified diver who wants to dive in a new area or environment.
For example, if all your diving has been in cooler fresh water rivers & lakes and you travel here to dive in warm tropical salt water and with coral reefs, Discover Local Diving is for you.
Or, if the majority of your experience is from shore, and you have the chance to do a boat dive, sign up for a Discover Local Diving experience.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Our experienced PADI Professionals will brief you on the dive site conditions, hazards and points of interest, plus describe the aquatic life you’ll see and how to interact responsibly with local creatures. If there are special procedures or techniques used locally, our dive professional will show you what to do to make your scuba dive fun and hassle free.
If you feel like you need a refresher before the dive, ask about doing the PADI ReActivate programme.
WHAT SCUBA GEAR WILL YOU USE?
You’ll need basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive computer and a scuba tank. Our staff will explain any other equipment you should have.
What Our Customers Say
Hi, recently completed my open water course at Pattaya Scuba Adventures, the experience from start to finish was one of first class professionalism. I walked in off the street with nothing more than curiosity, and was greeted by Louise the manager who explained in detail everything I needed to know about the course, she had me hooked. The Instructors are second to none, and their patience never ending. The Centre has two boats, the sites they visit are varied, and include wreck diving and snorkelling. If your in Pattaya and your either curious like I was or certified a visit here is a must *****
At Pattaya Scuba Adventures Jomtien Dive Center I found a group who went beyond their role as instructors to make me feel safe and welcome from the very first moment. I would definitely recommend Jomtien Dive Center for someone who is looking for a high level of professionalism from the staff while also hoping to have a good time.
I got fantastic diving experience, skills and number of certifications with Jomtien Dive Center. Thanks a lot to Louise, Jeshe and Ben. You are great professional team and it was great to learn from you and dive with you. I highly recommend Pattaya Scuba Adventures Jomtien Diving Center as superb Diving School for everyone who want and love to dive.