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i would like to know if pattaya have a nice diving spot

 

Hi thaiocc. I have never been to LOS. But I am learning all I can about this

mecca. I ran across this link and thought it may be of intrest to you.

 

http://www.1stoppattaya.com/what_to_do/diving/

 

sa-wat dee

 

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i go now the 4 may and i will go diving over there in pattaya.

when i get back i will surely let you know how it was.when i must forget don't hasitate to email me

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I took my open water dive course in Pattaya through Aquanauts Dive Centre and the course was great. The diving in the area was OK but I found the diving around Koh Samui and Koh Tao to be far superioir.

 

Aquanauts is conveniently located on Soi 6 as well, so after a day of diving in the water you can easily stop for some relaxation at the end of the day. :Dance:

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I went diving in Pattaya in 1987 and it was pretty devoid of sea life back then. I do have one picture of a sea turtle we saw. Unless things have changed drastically since then there are better spots. I have always heard that a group of islands not too far from Phuket are a good spot. I can't remember the name of the islands tho.

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I have always heard that a group of islands not too far from Phuket are a good spot. I can't remember the name of the islands tho.

The Similan Islands off Phuket are far and away the best diving in Thailand.Diving anywhere in the Gulf of Siam is very ordinary.

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I had a few dive trips in the mid 90's, mostly saw dead coral and a few reef fish,

went fishing with a few guys in August last year and one of them told me he had done some diving recently and the dive sites had improved a lot.

Tighter controls now and less poaching and explosives used when fishing probably has improved things

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There's no doubt that the diving in Pattaya, compared to what is offered off Phuket, is pretty average, but it does allow you to have a daytime diversion.

 

Some of the best diving would be the outer islands where visibility and marine life is noticeably better. Also, there are now a number of wreck dives available to those with suitable certification:

 

http://www.mermaiddive.com/vertical.htm

 

I've dived the Hardeep a number of times and it has been a very good dive with nice coral growth and marine life. A word of caution though that this wreck does experience strong currents during the descent and ascent but once on the wreck, the wreck it's shields you from the currents.

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