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Dive and Snorkeling Trips in Pattaya
Pattaya Dive Sites. The optimum dive sites in the Pattaya area are called the Far Islands. These islands are located about 20km from Pattaya and are looked after by the Royal Thai Navy, ensuring that only divers and snorkelers enjoy these waters. These islands boast white, sandy beaches and are perfect for the beginner or the experienced diver. Passengers and snorkelers can enjoy a lazy day out on the boat enjoying the sunshine. Mermaids Dive Center visits these sites every day.
The islands include Koh Rin with the Pinnacles of North and South Rock either side. Diving at Koh Man Wichai to experience the stunning coral wall with the resident marine life. There are about 20 dive sites in this area and Mermaids Dive Center gives you the opportunity to explore them all.
See the abundance of soft and hard corals, Batfish, Moray Eels, Jacks, Trevallys and Barracudas. These can be seen on most dive sites along with Blue Spotted Stingrays, Turtles, Puffer Fish and Moray Eels.
The HTMS Khram wreck was sunk by the Royal Thai Navy in 2003 as an artificial reef. Located at 30m, this wreck is perfect for penetration through the engine room. The shoals of fish will leave you breathless as well as the sheer multitude of hard and soft corals. HTMS Khut and Matapon joined the Khram to offer premium wreck diving in this area.
Located in Samae San, The “Hardeep” is a WW2 Thai Steamship wreck sunk at 28m. This cargo ship is 60m long and can be penetrated from bow to stern. The Hardeep offers the best wreck experience in the local area and is on Mermaids dive schedule every day.
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Pattaya Scuba Diving Trip Schedule
After being picked up in the morning by one of our distinctive Mermaids vehicles, you will be brought to our Operations Center in Jomtien, Pattaya, where you will be personally equipped with a full set of scuba diving or snorkeling equipment. All rental equipment offered by Mermaids are current models by recognised leaders in the dive manufacturing industry such as Aqualung, Scubapro and Apeks.
After your personal fitting, we transfer you to the Bali Hai pier in Pattaya or the Warasin Pier in Samae San. You will board one of our 4 comfortable boats, all of which are fully equipped with Oxygen and safety equipment. Mermaids boats have plenty of relaxation areas, wet and dry decks, toilets and showers. Bring the sun block along and take advantage of the sun decks on our 2 larger boats.
After an introduction to your dive team for the day, an orientation of the boat will take place to familiarize yourself with the facilities on board. Our dive team will assist in setting up your equipment and then its time for you to relax on the trip out to the first dive site.
Before you jump in the water, you will be given a detailed tour brief from your Boatmaster on the dive site. Your professional dive guide will accompany you on the dive and show you the local marine life. After your first dive it’s time to relax over a delicious, freshly cooked lunch, which is included in your price. Vegetarian options are available on request. During this surface interval, this is a great time to compare notes on your dives and identify the marine life you have seen.
After lunch and relaxation, its time to move on for your second dive. We at Mermaids make it our priority to ensure you experience as many of our local dive sites possible on your trip. Once again, our Boatmaster will give you a detailed briefing on the new site and your dive guide will help you to enjoy your second dive with sightings of more marine life.
Once all divers and snorkelers have returned to the boat, it’s time to relax over a cup of hot chocolate, coffee or tea. We will depart to the pier where our air conditioned minibuses will be waiting to return you to Mermaids Dive Center. You will be able to stamp your log book and browse the latest dive equipment in our well stocked shop. When you are ready to go, we will take you back to your hotel.
This is a great way for you to spend a day out on the boat with family, friends or meeting new dive buddies.