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 Islands - Snorkel & Explore

You would never guess the beauty that the Pattaya Islands hold considering they are so close to Pattaya City and Bangkok.

You can truly escape to paradise in less than 30mins from shore to the chain of islands known as “The Pattaya Islands”.
Consisting of more than 15 islands, you can class the Pattaya Islands into three main clusters. The Pattaya near Islands, Pattaya Far islands and the Samae San Islands. Only one of these islands are inhabited, Koh Lan. The rest, owned by the Royal Thai Navy are desert islands largely untouched with pristine beaches, amazing corals and stunning Pattaya Sea life, perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving.

 Getting To The Pattaya Islands

By far the best way to explore the Pattaya Islands is by a specialized boat trip. It is possible to take a ferry from Pattaya’s Bali Hai Pier over to Koh Larn Island if you don’t mind the hustle and bustle of hundreds of day tripper tourists. The ferry like most boats in Pattaya takes around 50mins to the near island of Koh Larn. Snorkel Pattaya’s Luxury Speed boat services take you directly from the beach to islands away from the crowds and can reach the far Pattaya Islands within 35min!

Pattaya Islands Map - Best Snorkeling In Pattaya Thailand
Near Pattaya Islands Thailand - Snorkel Pattaya

Snorkel in Pattaya Near Islands

Consists of Koh Khrok, the closest island to Pattaya Beach. Is a small island with a shallow fringing coralline towards the north you can see an anemone garden full of clownfish. Koh Sak The Second Closest, has a reef on the west protected and full of angelfish and sometimes turtles. and finally Koh Larn, the largest of the Pattaya Near Islands. The south side of the island is quieter, Had Nuan offers the best shallow snorkel site and even has a sunken restaurant to explore.

Far Pattaya Islands Thailand - Snorkel Pattaya

Snorkeling in Pattaya Far Islands

Consists of 3 main larger islands and the smaller satellite islands that surround them: Koh Phai, Koh Man Whichai and Koh Rin. The Pearls of Pattaya, Koh Phai has large soft sandy beaches and shallow reef a few feet from where the waves lap the shore. Koh Man Wichai slightly deeper for a more advanced snorkeler can offer some larger fish to witness. Koh Rin’s south east point is a stunning shallow reefs. One of the best in the area. Keep a look out for large puffer fish and Angel Fish here.

Samae San Islands Thailand

Snorkeling at Samae San Islands

Accessed by a short trip down the coast or by our exclusive snorkel boat these islands are largely unknown, let alone visited. Koh Samae San, Koh Chan & Koh Chuang. You really feel like you have escape reality down here. deserted beaches and shallow reefs galore to explore. Amazing rock structures descent in the shallow waters and create a home for the hundred of tropical fish that occupy the reef in this area. Very good chance to see blue spot sting rays and bat fish swimming around