Learn to Dive on a PADI Scuba Diving Course in Pattaya, Thailand

scuba diving pattayaScuba diving Pattaya, Thailand. Pattaya has 12 islands over 30 plus dive sites both Wreck and coral.

Pattaya is also a great place to take a PADI course as we have 5 great shipwrecks like the HTMS Khram, HTMS Kood which rest at 30 metres. We also have a good selection of coral dive sites such as Koh Rin and Koh Man Wichai. Koh Rin has 2 pinnacles either side of her as well as the main island to dive. Koh Man Wichai has a wall and the famous "fingers" the reef known for looking like the shape of a giant hand.

On almost every coral dive you will see tropical fish like angelfish, butterfly fish plus we have different types of stingrays, puffer fish and schooling fusiliers. On the shipwreck sites we have schooling barracuda, small sharks, morays and bat fish. We also have a lot of large Hawk bill turtles in Pattaya and you see them on virtually every dive. Pattaya is renowned in diving for it's Shipwrecks and turtles, not world class diving but not far off it.

Welcome to Real Divers a British Family owned PADI 5 Star IDC Center in Jomtien, Pattaya. PADI 5 STAR means we can teach PADI courses from beginner levels to professional and higher. We also have high professional standards and experienced PADI Instructors who don't only teach beginners but who also teach Instructors to be Instructors. Real Divers does have a 100% safety record because of this.

We run daily Pattaya islands dive/snorkel trips from our 12 metre twin engine Speedboat. For the more experienced divers we dive from our chartered boat at the Samae San islands where we do 2 to 3 dives on the wrecks and corals sites. The speedboat is more designed for novice divers, scuba tune ups, beginner courses and first time divers. Diving from a speedboat makes it so much easier for the first time diver as we can enter and don the equipment in shallow water which also avoids long surface swims like you do have on the large chartered dive boats.

Pattaya is a great place to learn how to dive. If you're interested in a PADI Open Water have a look at our 12th Anniversary 2017 PADI Open water eLearning offer.

We offer a full range of diver training courses from learning to scuba dive "PADI Open Water Diver" right up to the professional levels of Divemaster, PADI Instructor and higher. We have some fun PADI specialties such as Dive propulsion vehicles, Shipwreck, Full face masks, Videography/Photography and Sidemount diving.

As Pattaya is the most northerly dive destination we don't get subject to the monsoon seasons that can affect locations in the South that make diving conditions almost impossible in the months from April to November. In Pattaya we can offer all year round diving, we do have a rainy season but we don't get the fierce tropical storms that can strike without warning in the South and the North of Thailand.

Does your job and life lack fun and adventure? Then why not join one of our life changing tailor- made courses which can take you from a beginner diver to become a PADI professional DiveMaster in 2 to 3 months and to scuba instructor in just six months. Real Divers offer custom internships for those thinking about becoming a scuba diving professional and include in the packages, PADI courses, diving equipment and a whole load of fun.

PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre

Real Divers is Pattaya's only family-run British PADI 5 Star IDC dive centre. Dave Chandler (now retired) started it all over 20 years ago when he came to Pattaya on holiday and decided to learn to dive. He enjoyed it so much that he sold his publishing company, retired early and emigrated to Thailand. Later, sons Neil and Peter, followed him out from England and he trained them to become PADI instructors, after working for some of the largest dive centers in South East Asia learning the do's and don'ts of how to run a dive center they opened Real Divers which is know a PADI 5 STAR Instructor Development center, Living the Dream...

What makes Real Divers different to the other dive centers?
We run our trips on our 12 metre speedboats so no more 8am starts as we start our trips at 10am and also no more late 4-5pm finishes as we finish our trips at 2pm which still gives us plenty of time to get the best out of diving and snorkelling activities.

We also don't head to the islands from the usual place where all the other dive centers leave from "Bali Hai pier" the pier is packed full of tourists and takes so long to get on and off.
We have a hotel pick up and return service and start our trips straight from the Jomtien beach 50 metres from the dive center making things so much easier for everyone.

We also train our own Instructors and the bosses do most of the dive training which leads to superior instruction and we teach all courses from beginner levels to professional.

About Pattaya

If you're looking for somewhere with guaranteed hot sun, cool breezes, tropical gardens, scores of things to do and friendly locals waiting to welcome you then look no further. Thailand is known as the "Land of Smiles" and the number of tourists coming here increases every year. But it's a big country and there's still room for more.
One of the favourite destinations is Pattaya which has some super hotels, restaurants, nightlife and every activity you can do on land, sea or air.
Pattaya was a a quiet fishing village as recently as the 1960’s, it’s now lined with brand named hotel resorts, high-rise condos, large seaside shopping malls, night clubs, a red light district, zoos, beaches, great restaurants, every type of adrenaline sport from bungee jumping, go-carts, jet ski’s, banana boating, parasailing, ski diving plus”scuba diving” These are just a few reasons why Pattaya is so popular and has World wide Tourism.
Pattaya is on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast which is known for it’s wild nightlife scene and great daytime activities that attract international holiday makers, weekenders from Bangkok and expats, Hello to you all we Welcome you to Real Divers.
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334/117 Moo 12 (Soi Welcome)
Jomtien Beach,
tel:+66 (0) 38-232-476