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Diving

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.

Windsurfing

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.

Water skiing

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.

Pattaya Water Park

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.

Golfing

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.

Horse riding

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: 01-942 2409).

Panarak Park

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.

The fishing village of Bang Saray

Around 16 Kilometers to the south of Pattaya (after Nong Nooch Tropical Garden) offers deep-sea fishing.

Pattaya Park Tower

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.

Siam Karting Circuit

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.

KR Go-Kart

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.

Pattaya Kart Speedway

On Theprasit road. Telephone.: (038) 422 044, Fax: (038) 422 041.

Paintball Park

Located inside Pattaya Kart Speedway. You can have a Bungee Jump. Telephone: (038) 300608. Fax: (038) 426 243.

Paintball Air America/Sniper Park

Thepprasit road, next to Tommy Drive Golf. Telephone.: (038) 422 240, 01-628 6502.

The Bhira International Circuit

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.

Lakeland Water Cable Ski

5 km south of Pattaya. Fresh water lake for cable skiing. Open daily. Telephone: (038) 232 690-2.

Bamrung 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.
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