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Learn to Dive in Thailand

The PADI Open Water Course with Mermaids Dive Center

Have you always dreamed of scuba diving?

Imagine swimming over coral reefs and discovering some of the incredible marine life of Thailand. This is what dreams are made of and it’s all possible when you learn to dive in Pattaya.

What is the PADI Open Water Diver Course?

The PADI Open Water Course is the first level of diving certificate. You’ll learn how to become a safe, competent and confident diver and you’ll be certified to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters. When you finish your PADI Open Water Course at Mermaids Dive Center you’ll feel proud of your accomplishments, you’ll have made new friends and you’ll have your ticket to dive anywhere in the world.

Why Take the PADI Open Water Course in Pattaya?

Did you know that we have over 20 different dive sites to explore? Learning to scuba dive in Pattaya means that you’ll be introduced to some of the marine life which people travel from all corners of the world to see. You’ll see a variety of different corals, including hard and soft corals. On almost all of our dives we see moray eels, schools of fish, colourful reef fish and Pataya is also home to several shipwrecks too!

Why Learn to Dive with Mermaids Dive Center

The short answer is that we are fun, friendly, professional, love teaching and have high regard for safety. We are a PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre which means we don’t just teach divers – we also teach Instructors!

We have 26 years of experience so you can rest assured that you are diving with experts who understand the area and who have an ongoing passion for teaching diving! All of our PADI Instructors are professional, fun and have a love of teaching and sharing the amazing underwater world around Pattaya with new divers!

We understand that everyone’s needs are different so we offer a range of flexible learning options. Choose between taking the course in 4 days, any two weekends or the course can be scheduled to your convenience. We are a full service dive center so you’ll find we have everything you need and we have 3 private boats for making dive trips.

During your course you’ll need to complete 5 theory modules and 5 confined water (swimming pool) sessions and then you’ll be able to join us for 4 incredible dives in the ocean!

If you need somewhere to stay while taking your PADI Open Water Course in Pattaya we also offer accommodation – it’s a great way to meet other divers!

Here’s what our recent guests have been saying about us:

Wow (5 Star Rating)

Very professional dive center and well organised – without doubt the best dive center in Pattaya – instructors are the best I have come across … it’s like being part of a big happy family that love diving!

TripAdvisor, reviewed by: PaulW7952

PADI open water (5 Star Rating)

If you want to get your diving qualification, I would highly recommend Mermaids dive Center. The staff are very nice and extremely knowledgeable and experienced. They are patient when you are unsure of something and helpful when you need extra instruction. They make the course fun and take you to see some really cool dive spots.

Definitely worth giving them a call! Enjoy!

TripAdvisor, reviewed by: Craig R

So are you ready to learn to dive in Pattaya with us? We’d love to be a part of your underwater adventures! If you’d like more information or to make a reservation, contact us

We are looking forward to exploring Pattaya underwater with you soon!




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