Real Divers blogs Pattaya Thailand

Real Divers blogs Pattaya Thailand

Who Dares Fins – Real Divers Real Reviews

As it seemed that Real Divers has a strong reputation in Pattaya and that Peter and his brother Neil were both very helpful when I needed info, I decided to take the open water diver course. I’m fully satisfied of their teaching which was quiet personalized and had some fun! A big thanks also to Kat who picked me up and bring me back several times at my hotel which was a bit far away from the shop.

See you again guys for another dives or course!
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This past weekend I finished my Divemaster course with Real Divers in Jomtien, enjoying every minute of their boundless enthusiasm, vReal Divers blogs Pattaya Thailandast scuba knowledge & absolute professionalism. The centre is run by English brothers Neil & Peter, plus James a Canadian (see attached picture L-R James, me, Peter & Neil). What made Real Divers stand out was their commitment to getting the best from me (all students I’m sure) and making the experience really enjoyable. They operate from their speedboat Reef Seeker which means transit time to the diving areas is minimized (only 15 minutes to Pattaya’s near islands) and maximum time spent in the water. Finally, having lived in the area for over 15 years they know every restaurant & nightspot and can point you in the right direction for great evening entertainment. We finished most day’s diving back at the centre enjoying a cold beer and discussion about what had been learned and other pearls of wisdom…all great stuff. Deserving of a 5, if you want quality training, I highly recommend Real Divers!

 

Visited September 2016
 
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Scuba diving with real divers was a brilliant experience, it’s a must for anybody travelling to Pattaya. Neil, John and James were all super friendly. We were shown the diving signals and made to feel really comfortable in the water. Once under the water a vast array of marine wildlife was clearly visible. This is a full day experience and worth every penny. It’s not often you get to experience something like this so if your gonna do it do it with real divers !

Visited August 2016
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DCIM100GOPROGOPR3571.A big thnx to you guys for a splendid dive trip yesterday. Everything worked out perfectly and I had two nice dives even due my diving skills were a bit rusty. I can really recommend Real Divers dive center, they are real professionals… I will for sure come back to you guys for some more diving next summer.
 
Visited August 2016
 
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Went diving with Real Divers after a year out of the water. The day was awesome from start to finish. They picked me up in the morning with no problems, and even better than last year, I was able to sleep in a bit because they leave later on their new speedboat. The trip out to the island was fun and exciting. At the island the instructor was very patient with me as I practiced my dive skills and then took me on a couple of great dives. Always a great day out with these guys. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2016
 
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Pattaya Speedboat Trips 10.30am departure.

A great dive trip with Real divers in June 2016. As an experienced diver that hadn’t dived for over 10 years, I was really impressed with Neil and Peterfrom Real Divers. I needed a brush up on my skills and they were very thorough and safety conscious. They brought back my confidence and gave me 2 excellent dives. Would truly recommend these guys.

Visited June 2016
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Went for a 1-day diving and approached Real Divers by chance; got very friendly and helpful Neil on the phone .. we made a deal over the phone and I do not regret .. all he promised, I’ve received: professional service, kind and knowledgeable crew, solid ship,..
I was with a 10 yrs child, who got an Adventure Dive with James; even now 3 weeks after he is talking only about James; of course the kid wants now to be certified;
All in all, if you are around Pattaya, recommend this team; Dr Goran.
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Large Hawk-Bill Turtle

These guys were recommended to me by a work colleague, I am currently in the middle of my open water training, due to go back later this month to finish. I’ve been on two introductory dives with both Neil & James separately. Each time the diving was amazing, their safety was paramount for me under the water, and this was clear from the outset. Their knowledge of the best dive sites is without doubt the best. Each time I have been out I’ve seen amazing coral, colourful fish and massive turtles. Life changing experiences that I will never forget. I also understand the guys now have chartered their own boat so will make the diving experience next time even better. So if you are looking at going diving in Thailand, 1) Make sure you give Pattaya a go, you wont be disappointed and 2) Make Real Divers your first & only choice. They are professional, friendly & English speaking as well.

The other thing I will say, they are on Jomtien Beach, where if you want to get away from the chaos of Pattaya / Walking street area, Jomtien is much much quieter and the hotels are really cheap as well. Access to their shop is really easy from the Baht buses as well. And anybody coming from Bangkok, just catch the bus from either the city of the airport, it’s only 150baht each way.

I cant wait for my next visit!!!

Visited May 2016
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We were looking for a weekend getaway from Singapore where we could also dive and came across Real Divers after checking out tripadvisor. I emailed Peter to get all the details and was pleased at how quick he was to respond to me.

Wanting to maximize the time spent under the water we opted for a 3 dive package and we are glad we did! We arrived at the dive center and Neil was there to meet us and from the outset was very friendly and welcoming, getting all our gear sorted quickly. We were then taken to the boat and shown around and introduced to our DM Ron who was another friendly guy. He made us feel comfortable and confident in the water and we thoroughly enjoyed the diving, especially the wreck.

The boat was busy but there was plenty of space for everyone to relax and you never felt like there were many people on the boat.

The food on the boat was superb and from the moment we got on we were encouraged to eat and lunch was an absolute feast for everyone.

We look forward to diving again with Real Divers – hopefully at Samae San Island!

Thanks for the great experience,

Visited March 2016
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Pattaya has 11 coral islands

My husband and I are 60 and 56, respectively. We had never done any diving in our lives but thought we’d like to try. We were both a little nervous butI did some research and found Real Divers! Lucky find for us!
Neil and Ron were the divers that took us out and they were absolutely first rate! Very professional and very safety oriented. Everything was thoroughly planned from dive safety to the delicious food made fresh in the galley.
The dive site were beautiful, with a myriad of tropical fish and coral, incredibly clear water. What an experience! This was the last day of a 4 week holiday and was the frosting on the cake! (Yes, many exclamation marks but they’re necessary)
Now both my husband and I wand to get our PADI dive certification and we want to come back and do it with Real Divers. Thanks guys and we hope to see you again soon!
 
Visited February 2016
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We did the Open Water Course with Real divers…must say..highly recommend these guys….a professional, fun and safe diving team…Neil, Peter and James really know their stuff and they seem to be very passionate about their job…loved every minute of our course!
 
Visited January 2016
 
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Real Divers blogs Pattaya ThailandGreat experience! I recently completed my Open Water Diver certification with Real Divers after doing the PADI e-learning component. Peter, Neil, James and the team were really great, well-organized, professional, excellent instructors, and all-around nice folks. Seems they draw good students, too, since the other students I was paired with were great dive partners. I plan to go back and do some more diving with them.

Visited December 2015
 
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A family run business that looks after its customers, whether your a tourist or an intern Real Divers takes care of you. Having tried other Dive Companies in Pattaya I found their main interest was teaching interns to the point the tourist was actually ignored.
Not so with Real Divers they take every care from start to finish with safety being paramount.

Visited November 2015
 
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Discover scuba diving for first time divers

I went to Pattaya with a friend for a few days and scuba was bit of an after-thought. Did some quick research on Tripadvisor and zeroed in on Real Divers. Right from the start, the response from the team was brilliant. Neil replied to my e-mail within a couple of hours and actually came down to our hotel the next morning to explain the details of the dive. We signed up for the “PADI Discover Scuba Diving” course. This was my first dive I must say that I am going to remember the experience for the rest of my life. Our instructors, James and Yo-Yo (funny story how he got that nickname!) were really patient and made the learning process fun. The equipment and facilities were great and we always felt that we were in safe hands. In fact, we guys loved the experience so much that my friend signed up for the ‘PADI Open Water” course the very next day and I did 2 more leisure dives with them. (I really wanted to do the course as well but had just 2 more days and the Pattaya night life was calling!).
I would strongly recommend the Real Divers team to anyone looking for scuba in Pattaya. These guys are not just great instructors but also really great people. Can’t wait to come down to Pattaya again and dive with them.

Visited October 2015
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I booked my leisure dives with these guys really late. In fact, only on the night of my arrival in Pattaya. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get my divesReal Divers blogs Pattaya Thailand with these guys since they’re one of the top rated dive companies in Pattaya, but Neil, one of the three owners of Real Divers, was friendly and responded to my e-mails and calls promptly. A few calls with him and he’d made all the necessary arrangements for our dives, transport and even my friends’ last minute snorkeling trip. It was fuss-free and efficient.

On the first day of our trip with Real Divers we were picked up on time from where we were staying and taken to the shop. Neil quickly sized us up and prepared all necessary equipment, throwing in whatever extras we thought we may need. I had my own wetsuit, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to use it, and he threw in an additional rashguard and lycra dive suit for me just in case. This thoughtfulness continued throughout the trip. Even though I didn’t wear the extra suit on my first day, our dive instructor James packed them again on the second day, and even brought along an extra dive computer for me after finding out that my own computer was out of battery. I didn’t ask for it, but I get the feeling you can ask them for anything and know you will not be disappointed.

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Our Boat “Reef Seeker” no more early morning starts

As for the dives themselves, James was awesome, and I couldn’t have asked for a better dive instructor. I experienced my first ever underwater panic attack halfway through my second dive, got disoriented and wanted nothing more than to shoot up to the surface (dangerous!). James quickly understood my discomfort and guided me through our decompression stop and a controlled ascent to the surface. The stigma of this panic episode stuck with me and I stayed nervous for all subsequent dives, but James kept a watchful eye on me throughout and was always patient, understanding and reassuring. Despite my anxiety, I knew we were in good, safe hands and I’m certain we wouldn’t have signed up for more dives, much less enjoyed them, without him.

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Common sight Blue spotted stingray

And enjoy we did. As expected of a good dive guide, he was honest in letting us know what we should and shouldn’t expect on our dives, and diligently looked for and pointed out various different marine life to us. I haven’t met many dive instructors who would bother to take pictures of his divers and send them out later, but James did, and promptly too. Pre- and post-dives conversations with him on board were delightful as well, and by the end of the trip it felt like a pity we had only such a short stay in Pattaya. I’m sure additional dives with him, especially after I got over my anxiety, would have been a great deal of fun.

So, I highly recommend diving with these guys if you’re in Pattaya, and certainly hope to be back again for more good diving company. Perhaps for that rescue diver course I’ve been thinking about forever, or an LOB, or the DPVs, or that far out awesome dive spot that James raves about.

Thank you guys! 😉

 
Visited September 2015
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Neptune sponges, Pattaya Islands 

 
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