Coral Islands in Pattaya and Jomtien
The best coral snorkeling and diving sites in the Pattaya area are known as the Far Islands. The islands are located about 20km from Pattaya and are looked after by the Royal Thai Navy, making sure that only snorkelers and divers enjoy these waters without jet ski or boat traffic.
Most of the islands boast white, sandy beaches and their reefs are perfect for snorkeling around the islands.
All Coral Islands are suitable for beginners trying diving or advanced divers. Mermaids Dive Center visits these Far Island sites every day.
Koh Rinn is one of the most popular sites for marine life and has the Pinnacles of North and South Rock either side. Koh Man Wichai has the stunning coral wall and beautiful bay with rock formations.
There are about 20 different sites in this area and all have an abundance of soft and hard corals, Batfish, Moray Eels, Jacks, Trevallys and Barracudas. These can be seen on most sites along with Blue Spotted Stingrays, Turtles, Puffer Fish and Moray Eels.