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

Real Divers Photo Competition. real-divers.com Scuba diving Pattaya, Thailand.

Pattaya is not only fun on land wait till you get in the water! Pattaya has 12 tropical islands and over 30 plus dive sites to explore both ship wreck and coral dives.

Welcome to Real Divers a British Family owned PADI 5 Star IDC Center in Jomtien, Pattaya.

This year is Real Divers 10th year as a PADI Dive Center and just for fun and games we are going to have a photo competition with our divers. Starting from 1st March to 2nd January 2019 we are giving every diver who dives with us a Real Divers tee-shirt!! This will allow you to enter our photo competition and get the chance to win our Top prize, a D4i Novo dive computer, there are also course and dive trip prizes to be won.

Pattaya has a good selection of coral dive sites for certified divers and students such as Koh Rin, North Rock/South Rock, Koh Man Wichai and Koh klung badan.

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. Pattaya is also a great place to wreck dive or take a PADI course as we have 5 great shipwrecks like the HTMS Khram and HTMS Kood which rest at 30 metres as well as the WWII Hardeep wreck at the Samae san Islands.

On the coral dives you will see tropical fish life such as Angelfish, Butterfly fish, schooling Fusiliers and Long Toms plus we have different types of stingrays and puffer fish to see on the dives. On the shipwrecks we have schooling barracuda, small sharks, morays and bat fish. Pattaya is also known for large Hawk bill turtles and on the Pattaya Near Islands you see them on every dive.

Real Divers is a PADI 5 STAR IDC center which means we can teach PADI courses from beginner levels to Dive Master/Dive Instructor ratings and higher. We also have high professional standards and experienced PADI Dive Instructors who don't only teach beginners how to dive but also teach Instructors to be Instructors. Real Divers does has a 100% safety record because of this.

We run daily dive/snorkel trips trips to the Pattaya islands from our 12 metre twin engine Speedboat and we also run dive trips to the Samae San islands both locations have wreck and coral sites.

We offer a full range of PADI dive courses from the PADI Open water course to professional levels as well as equipment sales, Scubapro and Suunto. We also have some fun PADI specialty courses such as Dive propulsion vehicles, Side mounts, Enriched air and wreck diving.

PADI OFFER; This year PADI are not charging for the Master Scuba Diver application fee so if you are a Rescue diver with 5 specialty areas you can upgrade to the Master Scuba Diver rating for free.


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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 now a PADI 5 STAR Instructor Development center.
What makes Real Divers different to the other dive centers is we run our trips on our 12 metre speedboats so no more 8am starts as we start our trips at 10am.
As we have less travel time we have more time to get the best out of diving and snorkeling activities and are back about 2pmish, no more late 5-6pm finishes.
We also don't leave to the Pattaya islands from the busy "Bali Hai pier" the pier is packed full of tourists and takes so long to get on and off the boats and pier.
We have a hotel pick up/return service and start our trips straight from the Jomtien beach 50 metres from the dive center making things so much easier for everyone.

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