It is the closest and most easy accessible diving destination from
Bangkok. Though Pattaya may not be
fascinating enough for most skilled
divers, it is an ideal location for novices.
A number of scuba diving shops are easily found in Pattaya which provide PADI
or NAUI certificate courses and competitive prices.
Interesting sites include Ko Lan, Ko
Sak and Ko Khrok. There are also one-day and half-day
excursions to these islands at inexpensive prices.
For advanced divers, the outlying islands of Ko Man Wichai
and Ko Rin which have better visibility are worth
a trip. There are also some wrecks just off Pattaya's
coast, particularly The Bremen and The Hardeep. The Hardeep,
a 420-metre long ship sinking in 1942, is the most fascinating
dive site in this part of Thailand.
The best place
for windsurfing in Pattaya is Jomtien Beach. The Pattaya
Windsurf Club organises board competitions. The ideal time for windsurfing is between October
and June, when the wind and water conditions are great.
The northern and southern areas of Jomtien and Pattaya Beaches are the more favourite places for water skiing. There is also fresh water for water skiing available.
The ideal outing for family relaxation, with gigantic
water slides, jacuzzi, whirlpools and a large pool for children.
The beach is directly accessible. Telephone.: (038) 251201-8, 364110-20.
Suan Chalermprakiat (Fitness Park)
At the foot of Pattaya hill on Phra Tamnak Road. This small park
has winding trails for walking or jogging and exercise facilities.
The gardens of the park have a wide variety of flowering plants.
There are numerous Championship class golf
courses in Pattaya and Chon Buri, and some of them are designed by well-known golfers. Pattaya has become more popular for golfing holidays
because of the low cost, good quality
service and a wide selection of accommodation.
Located at Reo Park Ranch, Kao Camin Mountains. Rides or visit are
by appointment only. Western management. Open from 06:30am to 6:30pm.
Jungle rides and romantic moonlight Trail. Telephone: 251 984 (mobile:
This is an anglers paradise, less than 5km from Pattaya, on Siam
Country Club road. The park is equipped with fishing gear and a
well-stocked fishing pond. Bungalow accommodations, restaurant,
jogging, cycling paths, boating and water-cycling.
fishing village of Bang Saray
Around 16 Kilometers to the south of Pattaya (after Nong Nooch Tropical
Garden) offers deep-sea fishing.
Between South Pattaya and Jomtien, is a tower with a revolving
restaurant. You can try the Free Tower Jump
(170 meters high), or the Sky Shuttle, included
in the ticket. International restaurant with seafood dishes on the
52nd and the 53rd floor.
Go-Karting for all ages. Open from 09:00am to 09:00 pm. Children-kart
6-9 years. 2 speed karts. Telephone: (038) 727 410, Fax: 727 411.
On Thepprasit road. Separate tracks are allotted for professional
and amateur drivers. The 400-meter track is suitable for adults
and children, with a choice of 80cc go-karts for the children &
120cc karts for adults. Telephone.: (038) 300 347-9.
On Theprasit road. Telephone.: (038) 422 044, Fax: (038) 422 041.
Located inside Pattaya Kart Speedway. You can have a Bungee Jump.
Telephone: (038) 300608. Fax: (038) 426 243.
Air America/Sniper Park
Thepprasit road, next to Tommy Drive Golf. Telephone.: (038) 422
240, 01-628 6502.
At Km14 on state highway 36 Pattaya-Rayong, home to the the motorcar
and bike community. International motor and motorcycle racing
on the week-ends. The 2.4 kilometers circuit is good for
pickups and formula 3 races. New 1080-meter track is available only
for professional racers. Open everyday.
Water Cable Ski
5 km south of Pattaya. Fresh water lake for cable skiing. Open daily.
Telephone: (038) 232 690-2.
Sailing and Paramotor Centre
At Huai Sak Nok Reservoir, this place offers different varieties
of aquatic sports. Certificated courses are offered
for sailing, windsurfing, paramotors, and para-gliders. Canoes,
catamarans and kayaks are available for rent. The reservoir is also
a stop for migratory birds between November and February.