activities are mainly booking offices, agencies and some dive
shops. However it's not limited to this, a few diving centers
are located in Bangkok where they give dive instruction and
organise the diving excursions to the dive destination of your
Always dive according to your level of training. Check with your dive
center for safety, additional information and level required
for each dive site before entering the water.
is the nearest seaside resort from Bangkok and is easy to reach
in less than 2 hours thanks to the new motorway. For this reason
some dive centers in Bangkok offer diving there.
trips to the Samae San area are organised and the sites
visited are Hardeep Wreck, Shark Fin Rock and Shark Islands.
Longer trips and trips to Hin Alhambra (Chantaburi) and Koh
Chang (Trat), can be organised for a longer duration.
The main scuba diving areas around Pattaya
are situated in the "Far Islands",
a second ring of islands about 20-30 kilometers away from Pattaya.
These islands include Koh Kin, Koh Man Wichai,
Koh Keung, Koh Hu Chang and Koh Phi.
has a huge variety of marine life and abundant coral
formations but the visibility is limited. There are many different
types of soft and hard corals as well as large schools
of jacks, barracuda and tuna. Regularly sighted are
Blue spotted stingrays, porcupine pufferfish and moray
superb shipwrecks are the highlights of Pattaya
diving. They are The Bremen and The Hardeep. These steel cargo
ships are intact.
wreck called The Vertical Wreck or Koho Maru is a 60
meter ( 197 feet) gas tanker standing vertically from a depth
of 60 meters (197 feet) to within 5 meters (16 feet) of the
surface. The visibility goes over 30 meters (98 feet).
There are large schools of Jack, Tuna, and Great Barracuda around
the years the quantity and quality of dive shops in Bangkok
has grown a lot. If you're looking for dive equipment
everything is available from snorkels, masks to BCDs
and wetsuits all at very competitive prices.
You can buy almost all major brands or models from the dive
shops, most of them conveniently located near main shopping
area. There are also outfitters in Bangkok who can tailor made
to fit wet suits at unbeatable prices and the quality is good.
are quite a number of booking offices and agencies in Bangkok
who can organise dive trips and accomodation to most
of the famous diving destinations in Thailand. Liveaboard
trips to the Similans, Andaman Islands, Burma (Myanmar)...etc
can also be tailored to fit your needs.
you're in Bangkok you may want to see a bit
of the breathtaking sites it boasts.There is
a wide choice of temples, shrines, museums, galleries etc...to