Steve / Brandon - Thanks for a great morning of diving - your patience, persistence, and one-on-one tuition was greatly appreciated, not to mention your well behaved sharks ! - Awesome !!
Myself and two others came for a day last week. I have some limited experience but lots of excitement while the two with me where newbies. Well i think we now have two converts to scuba diving as there was talk of coming back to do the certification next holiday. The experience was amazing and i couldn't thank Steve enough for helping me through my panicky period between above water and below water - using a machine to breath can be scary!. Once I was down it was nothing but awesome experiences, photos and memories.
We had a great time diving with the sharks and rays. Excellent and professional diving instructions, and even the youngest understood what to do.
Fantastic followup in the water even though some of us were a little afraid to go down to the sharks. Thank you so much for a day that we will remember for ever.
Nothing short of amazing and unforgettable experience: Just to put things in perspective for the potential divers, it was my first experience.
First we tried the aquarium dive and it was awesome. Maybe some pros will shrug at how artificial it is, but I can't foresee another opportunity of swimming with sharks, turtles and variety of other marine creatures for an amateur
In fact we loved it so much, that decided to try the open water dive after few days. The only concern was that it will disappoint us in terms of colours vs. aquarium. We were wrong.
It was extremely vivid and exciting, we saw quite a few beautiful creatures and coral colony.
Few words about people that made possible all this endeavours
Steve and Brandon are simply great without any reservations. Professional, supportive and extremely courteous. It probably does sound like an ad
We also took the catamaran tour (twice actually) and that was just another highlight of the trip.
Unbeatable combination of great ship, amazing service and heavenly surroundings.
One of the things from my bucket list
If one has not experienced the dive with Steve, trust me the pattaya trip has not been completed.
We were here only for a day but the experience we had is one the best experiences of my lifetime.
- You may take taxi to reach at the aquarium
- entry :3000thb per person, initially you feel that it's expensive, but trust me once the dive is completed, you would realise it was worth it
- Steve (who's the instructor) teaches you the rules, the ways, the signs while diving, the equipment to be used, how to use them etc etc before your dive.
- Steve is an amazing person and a guide, insist having Steve as your instructor
- if you have done diving earlier, you can do lot of things inside
- it was my first experience but with Steve I was so comfortable and he taught us everything so well that I could actually
- Touch the shark,
- could touch her tail and swim (mind the shark was 15ft long)
(the experience you get when you swim with her is mind-boggling)
- could take the leopard shark in my hand and could actually hold her like a baby
- could touch the turtle which was 2.5ft /3ft long
Overall it was an experience which could beat all your experiences of Thailand.
Thank you Steve and Angie for all your support, taking back the wonderful memories with me.. the Amazing experience of my life.
When my son first told me as a surprise for fathers day I was going to Dive in Pattaya and have my first dive with Sharks, I thought no way. As soon as we arrived at the centre the welcome we got from Steve and the team was great. Steve’s thorough briefing really put my mind at ease. We got fitted up for our equipment, then into the water and before a knew it I was holding onto a shark speeding around the tank. If you are a novice like me or an experience diver come down to Dive in Pattaya, what a fantastic experience and I have some great pictures on Facebook. Many thanks Dive In Pattaya.
"Friendly and professional service!"
It's unusual these days to get such friendly and helpful service as I received from Dive in Pattaya. I'd been looking to get a Deep Blue Bora Plus mask as I'd used one whilst diving in Thailand and found it to be an excellent fit. I contacted them to see if they could send one out to me in the UK. Angie responded immediately and then went the extra mile to sort everything out - keeping me completely updated by email at the same time. I don't often eave reviews but these guys deserve a 5* one for their truly exceptional service!
As an experienced diver I wasn't sure what to expect from diving with Dive in Pattaya and diving in an aquarium, however, what an amazing experience and one of the best dives I have ever done!
Angie & Steve are very professional and approachable, quick to answer any email enquiries (both before I arrived in Thailand and also whilst I was there) and go above and beyond to ensure everyone has the best experience possible. Our group was very mixed ability - from myself with over 800 dives in various countries, another diver who hasn't dived for a couple of years & needed a refresher, to someone who has never put on scuba kit in their life - and thanks to Angie & Steve all of us had the most fantastic hour feeding & diving with sharks, turtles and all the other fish in the salt water tank, and then transferring to the freshwater tank to dive with the cat fish. To top it all off Angie took excellent photos of us all and sent them to us as a reminder. I cannot recommend this experience & Dive in Pattaya highly enough!!!
Advanced Instructor/Diving Officer Llwchwr Sub Aqua Club