You don’t need to be a swimmer to Try Diving in Pattaya
If you’ve tried snorkeling in Pattaya, or want to try diving without doing a course, the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is perfect for a one day experience. This program give you an introduction to scuba equipment and fun diving with your personal PADI Instructor. As you will wear a Buoyancy Control Device, you don’t need to be able to swim to take this program.
We will collect you from your hotel in Pattaya, Jomtien or Naklua between 8.00am and 8.15am. After your equipment fitting at our Main Operations Center, we will depart for the boat. Our Boatmaster will give you a detailed description of the facilities on board and you can relax whilst the dive team will assemble your equipment.
An introduction to diving will take place on board with your PADI Instructor. They will run through the basics of diving and the few skills you need to complete underwater. These skills will take a short amount of time, which give you the opportunity to spend more time diving and spotting marine life.
When the boat arrives at one of the many Coral Islands in Pattaya, your Instructor help you into your equipment and then its time to start diving. When the skills have been completed your Instructor will take you on a diving tour to see the exciting marine life in our area which includes Turtles. The maximum depth for this program is 12 meters.
Back on board, a hot, freshly cooked lunch with fruit (vegetarian options on request) will be waiting for you. Relax and enjoy the sunshine or go snorkeling around the boat.
After lunch, its time to do it all over again and get back in the water for your second dive. This time there are no skills only fun diving and your Instructor will show you more marine life including Hard and Soft Corals, Blue Spotted rays, Puffer Fish and much more.
Once everyone us back on the boat, we will travel back to the pier and transport you back to Mermaids Dive Center where you will receive your Discover Scuba Diving certificate. Have a look around our shop, we have everything from T-shirts to Masks, fins and snorkels.
You should return to your hotel between 4.30pm and 5.00pm.
Cost 4,000 Baht including pickup service, Professional PADI Dive Instructor, training exercises, 2 discovery dives, full set of equipment and lunch.