More than Just Snorkel Professionals

You can find us just a short bus or taxi ride from Bangkok. is our exclusive and dedicated snorkeling pattaya website.

The Pattaya Dive Centre is a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, a status achieved by helping thousands take their first breaths in the water from snorkeling tours to discover scuba dives right to the way through to master/professional scuba diving levels. So rest assured your in the very best of hands with team PDC.

Why are we a great choice for Snorkeling Trips and Tours Pattaya?

  • We are voted number 1 for snorkeling activities in Pattaya 2012 by Lonely Planet
  • We aim to good value for money and a friendly service
  • No-ones being established longer in the same location with the same owner since the start.
  • Two custom/purpose build boats unlike any others in Pattaya.
  • Our boat meet international safety standards.
  • All staff have more than 3 years experience locally.
  • We have dedicated snorkel supervision and support boat
  • We are light hearted and like to have LOTS OF FUN!

Our dive centre is where snorkeling tours start daily @ 8:00am

Where To Find Us
Pattaya Coral Guide - ID The Reef When you Snorkel Pattaya

Is That Rocks!? No! Find out about the reef with our Pattaya Coral Guide. when you go Snorkeling in Pattaya you can learn about the tropical reefs of Thailand. Not only are they full of beautiful and colorful fish to see but the corals where they live and feed are just as amazing when you know what to look for. When you are snorkeling, you get the best look because you are close to the surface, the color of the coral are the strongest. Did you know that water absorbs light and therefore absorbs the color too! This is one of the disadvantages of scuba diving as the deeper you go, the less color you see. not the case with snorkeling though!

So Many Corals, So Little Time!

This Pattaya Coral Guide is just a sneak preview of what’s in store on the reefs when Snorkel Pattaya. There are so many different and wonderful corals to be found we simple just can’t list them all.

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Sea Whip - Pattaya Coral Guide
Sea Whip

Sea whip, any of several genera of corals of the order Gorgonacea (phylum Cnidaria), characterized by a long, whiplike growth and a variety of bright colours.

Leather Coral - Pattaya Coral Guide
Leather Coral

Leather coral, or toadstool coral (Sarcophyton spp.) They are typically cream to light tan in color, sometimes with a  slight yellow and are common around Pattaya & Samae San

Great Star Coral - Pattaya Coral Guide
Giant Star Coral

The great star coral grows in fairly small colonies, often forming domes, boulders or cone-shaped structures. Pattaya has some really old and truely giant examples to see!

Gorgonian Sea Fan - Pattaya Coral Guide
Gorgonian Sea Fan

There are about 500 different species of sea fans and gorgonians found in the oceans, they are particularly abundant in the shallow water reefs around Pattaya

Funnel - Coral Pattaya Coral Guide
Turbinaria sp Coral

This funnel coral can be mistaken for either a Pachyseris rugosa Or Turbinaria sp. Depending on the ridge or pore formations. A hard coral very common across reefs in S.E.A. Its sometimes also called the Elephant Skin Coral.

Bushy Table Coral - Pattaya Coral Guide
Bushy Table Coral

Recognizable across nearly all our local reefs, Acropora is a genus of small polyp stony coral in the phylum Cnidaria. also known as table coral, elkhorn coral, and short staghorn.

BubbleCoral - Pattaya Coral Guide
Bubble Coral

The is Bubble Coral, a beautiful coral not so common but a good find. Often mistaken for some kind of fish eggs. Different variations can be found depending on a shallow or deeper water reef

Brain Corals Polyps - Pattaya Coral Guide
Maze Coral

Maze coral, also known as LPS Coral. Red Gonipora is sometime called Green Maze Brain coral. They vary in size but we have some large ones here. very pretty and memorizing to stare at.

Boudler Porites sp - Pattaya Coral Guide
Boudler Porites sp

Boulder Porites sp corals come in many verities, most are called mountain or rocky coral because of there appearance, others have much clearer markings and interesting polyp formations.