Bangkok Scuba Diving Trips


The Nearest Scuba Diving to Bangkok.

Bangkok Diving excursions are more than possible despite there being no dive sites close to the City Center. To take a scuba dive trip from Bangkok you must travel to Pattaya and dive the Pattaya Islands or Samae san. This is best done by spending one night in Pattaya. It is possible to do it in a single day but its means a very long day indeed.

If you prefer to be based in Bangkok but still want to go scuba diving, then our staff at Seafari Dive Center can organize a one day trip for you.

For Bangkok residents, this is where Pattaya really does become appealing, whether you want a one-day trip or dive for a few days. For overnight trips to Pattaya, you can take an early morning taxi from the city center or a bus from Ekimai, stay for just one night in a local hotel (Good hotels range from 800thb to 1500 thb per night), and dive for both days before returning to Bangkok the following evening.

An overnight round trip such as this with 2 days diving will take up just a short amount of your valuable vacation time.
Scuba Diving From Bangkok
Scuba Diving From Bangkok

PADI Courses Bangkok

PADI Dive Courses are also available for Bangkok residents, ex-pats and holidaymakers, Even if you are short of time you can still gain your PADI Open Water certification in just 3 full days (2 nights) or upgrade to your PADI Advanced Diver Certification in just 2 days (1 Night). Nowadays with home study options such as E-Learning, the theory can be completed ahead of time which will make the dive course run much smoother.

Travelling to Pattaya by taxi from Bangkok city center
A direct taxi is the quickest and easiest option and not very expensive, especially if there are 2 or 3 of you sharing the fare. A one day round trip from Bangkok City Center is a very good value at just 1,500 Baht each way and maybe cheaper using the Bolt Taxi App 😉

Travelling to Pattaya By Bus
From Downtown Bangkok, Take the sky train to Ekamai Eastern Bus station. From there it is usually another 2 hours to Pattaya depending on the traffic and time of day etc. This would be the cheapest way to get to Pattaya.

From Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
It is just 90 minutes by taxi to Pattaya costing around 1,200 Baht each way. Contact us at Seafari about arranging your taxi.

From Don Muang International Airport (DMK)
The Quickest option is by taxi which takes about 2hrs Or take the Don Muang Airport bus (A1) to Mo Chit. Tell the driver to drop you off at Mo Chit Bus station. Then take the bus to Ekamai Eastern Bus station. From Ekkamai take the bus to Pattaya, Total transfer time by bus will be about 3hrs.

If you have enough days available you could travel further south to Koh Tao, Krabi or Phuket and scuba dive at the Andaman side of Thailand. This is great if you have a week or more but visiting the south of Thailand Dive sites involves an extra day of travelling there and back.
If you prefer to be based in Bangkok then this is where Pattaya becomes a more attractive proposition for either a one day round trip or even 2 or 3 days of fun scuba diving.