Scuba Diving in Pattaya

Pattaya Scuba Diving Packages

Duration Price
Scuba Diving In Pattaya (For Beginners)5 hours
INR 14,520

Pattaya not only boasts beautiful beaches, local seafood, culture, and nightlife but also offers the chance to dive into the deep blue ocean for a truly unforgettable experience. Diving in Pattaya is increasingly popular, drawing both novice and advanced divers to its diverse locations. 

Pattaya is a global diving haven with crystal-clear waters, diverse coral life, natural and artificial reefs, rare fish species, and large marine mammals. Scuba diving in Pattaya for tourists is also famous because of its superb underwater visibility and numerous dive schools. These schools provide training and certification and assist tourists in obtaining a diving license. 

You should make sure that you include the thrilling experience of scuba diving in your Thailand tour. The clear blue waters around Pattaya’s islands, including renowned spots like Koh Larn, Koh Sak, Koh Khrok, and Koh Rin attract adventure enthusiasts.

Explore renowned shipwrecks and witness a rich array of marine life, including stingrays, eels, seahorses, turtles, lionfish, coral reefs, and sometimes sharks. Local guides will introduce you to fascinating marine creatures like pufferfish, pipefish, and clownfish. Prepare to be mesmerized and awestruck by the ocean's many secrets.

Best Places For Scuba Diving in Pattaya

Here are some of the best places for scuba diving in Pattaya:

1. Koh Larn: Visit one of the biggest islands and top spots for scuba diving in Pattaya. Just an hour's boat ride from Pattaya beach, the stunning scenes will attract you into the sea as soon as you step onto the beach. In the shallow waters, soft corals cover large concentric rings, hosting vibrant reef fishes. As you swim along the coast, you will encounter large corals in its shallow depths.

2. Koh Sak: Explore this fantastic spot for scuba diving in Pattaya. The north bay's natural horseshoe shape shields it from winds, creating a protected area. The south features a coral reef along the seashore, making it perfect for both professionals and beginners. With vibrant fish, corals, Octopuses, and around 40 Seahorse species, it is a colourful underwater world. Enjoy unforgettable close encounters with vibrant clownfish and other spectacular creatures.

3. Koh Khroh: Take a boat ride of just 9 kilometers from Pattaya, to reach this perfect scuba diving spot. With strong incoming tides, diving here is big fun. During calm lower tides, the area transforms into a peaceful haven. Exploring Koh Khroh reveals a world of reef fish and friendly hawksbill sea turtles. The underwater adventure in this Pattaya site promises excitement and encounters with fascinating marine life.

4. Koh Rin: Take a tour of Koh Rin, the largest among Pattaya's Far Islands and a fantastic scuba diving site. The island features fallen rocks covered in foliaceous corals. At 12m depth, discover sea whips, black coral bushes, snappers, squirrelfish, lionfish, Three-spot Dascyllus, basslets, and chromis. These shallow bays are perfect for underwater adventures, making the experience in Koh Rin an exciting one for all.

5. Koh Chan: Travel to Koh Chan, located far on Samae San Island for a uniquely secluded and beautiful scuba diving spot. Massive rocks at the southernmost tip, fallen centuries ago, make it a wonderful site. Explore and you might encounter Black Tip reef sharks. Follow the coral reef into deeper waters to discover blue-spotted stingrays, schools of yellowtail Fusiliers, and ion fish, making your underwater adventure at Koh Chan truly amazing.

6. Koh Chuang: You can visit Koh Chuang, the largest scuba diving site in Samae San Island, all year round. With picturesque beaches and shallow waters, it is perfect for novice scuba divers. Dive into these waters, following the coral reel down to the sandy bottom. You may also enjoy the sightings of turtles. Encounter amazing fish like blue-spotted rays, angel fish, and butterflyfish.

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Pattaya Scuba Diving FAQs

Is Pattaya good for scuba diving?

Yes, scuba diving in Pattaya is an excellent choice, offering more wrecks than any other location in Thailand. While it may no longer be the only destination for wreck diving, Pattaya stands out with its accessibility, just a 2-hour drive from Bangkok. The ease and speed of access, along with numerous wreck sites, make Pattaya a top choice for divers seeking thrilling underwater experiences.

How much is scuba diving in Pattaya?

The scuba diving in Pattaya price usually begins at INR 2800 and goes up to INR 15000 approx. In case you need rental equipment or diving insurance, an additional INR 1800 is added per day. These expenses encompass the entire scuba diving experience, gear rental, and insurance, ensuring a secure and delightful underwater adventure in Pattaya.

Where is the best place for Scuba diving in Pattaya?

The top choices for the best scuba diving in Pattaya include Koh Rin and Koh Man Wichai on the Far Islands. For nearby islands, Koh Sak West stands out with diverse marine life. Samae San sites like Japanese Gardens and Shark Fin Rock are also highly recommended. There are no disappointing dive spots in Pattaya, making it a fantastic destination for diverse and exciting underwater adventures.

Is it safe to do Scuba Diving in Pattaya?

Yes, scuba diving in Pattaya is safe and caters to different skill levels. The accessibility of these sites, combined with professional dive instructors, guarantees a secure and exciting diving experience for all enthusiasts. Always choose to dive with a buddy and check the waves and weather before entering the water.

What is the best time to go for Scuba Diving in Pattaya?

The best time for scuba diving in Pattaya for tourists is from September to February. These months offer calm waters and ideal conditions for beginners. While Pattaya has a tropical climate with monsoons from May to October, diving is available year-round. Tourists flock to Pattaya throughout the year, with November to April being the preferred period due to excellent visibility. The average temperature hovers around 30 degrees Celsius. This provides perfect sunlight to explore the turquoise-green waters and the mesmerizing underwater world. Diving in Pattaya is suitable for both beginners and experts, but those seeking a thrill may try diving during the monsoon season. Although it presents challenging conditions with tides and unpredictable weather changes, it is great for expert divers and adventure enthusiasts.

Pattaya Scuba Diving Reviews

Triloki Jha
Reviewed: 12 Nov 2020
Both me and my partner love water sports, and Pattaya is the best place for it. When we found out this package on Thrillophilia’s website, we booked it immediately. It was so much fun seeing so many corals and fishes under the water. Would love to do it again.
Tanushri Chopra
Reviewed: 18 Dec 2020
This package is for all the water enthusiasts to enjoy a day indulging in scuba diving. We took this package via Thrillophilia and got to see the underwater marine life!
Reviewed: 12 Feb 2019
This package was perfect for me as I had never tried scuba diving before. I was picked up from my hotel by the team and dropped at the diving location, where I met our diving instructor. The guide was really friendly and took me through the safety signs, swimming patterns and everything else. The sc... Read More

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