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Address: 284/19, Soi 12, Moo 9, Pattaya 20150, Thailand
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Seafari Dive Center was the first scuba diving operation to open in Pattaya...

Seafari Dive Center was the first scuba diving operation to open in Pattaya and one of the first in Thailand. Founded by Bill Burbridge back in 1970, it's still actively serving scuba divers from all over the world. If experience is "the best teacher", we've got more than 35 years of it and that certainly says something! Why not come and join us for a great days diving or try one of our introductory courses which run all the way through to instructor levels? Look forward to seeing you.

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Great Instructors, Warm Water, and Good Dives

The Gulf of Thailand may not be the best diving in the world for visibility but when you hit those good days it is magnificent. I spent the last month in Pattaya diving with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 February 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The Gulf of Thailand may not be the best diving in the world for visibility but when you hit those good days it is magnificent. I spent the last month in Pattaya diving with SeaFari Dive Centre. When I first arrived I did my PADI Advanced Open Water course. I had 26 dives with Seafari this year and got to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

First, the dive masters on the boat are terrific. Special shout out to Nathan, Rick, Chris and Ozzy. All highly competent and professional. I requested three dives daily and 5 consecutive days. The equipment is solid and modern. On land, the company is a bit too disorganized. They can work on this. But, I recognize that this is high season.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Booked 2 dives with Seafari. It was indicated that one was a wreck dive and one was a reef dive. I guess they decided that since I was just recently certified, I wasn't allowed anywhere near the wreck so they made me dive with someone who was doing peak performance buoyancy. That wouldn't have been horrible except that the other... More 

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Kiruna, Sverige
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Did the Discover Scuba Diving and its highly recommended if you've never dived before! The instructors where very professional and patience. Did two dives and it was great fun and will sure do it again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Although I had my ticket, my buddy did not so we decided just to go snorkelling and enjoy the sights of the surrounding islands. Visibility was crap crap crap due to the massive storm the day before. A massive shout out to Dano who made the trip so much more enjoyable even though we had to wait for divers to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Joined the trip without booking in advance - still they let me in. We just did snorkeling (as my son is below the minimum age for diving) while others are coming all for diving. The instructors are very professional and very nice. They provide all gears we might need. Even though (I felt) the water is not as clean as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

I booked with this shop for a PADI open water diving course and they assigned me with a great instructor named Sam such a great guy he takes his job very seriously but when it comes for the break time he is a great guy to be around, we started with the theory side of diving which includes a 5... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

I loved the OWD My instructor, Andy, was very patient and helpful. Also all of the instructors were very friendly and easy to get along with. I dived with Luke Andy and Tyler, all of which where nice and helpful, teaching me new methods of swimming and procedures ( and also care about the environment by picking up rubbish from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

It was an amazing experience , being a non swimmer i still enjoyed a a lot . Special thanks to luke for it , one of the most memorable activities in the city .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

This has been the best experience with Luke, the best sea diver trainer , actually trainer I have ever met. Their procedure from top to bottom is spec and neat. Its just the assurance that builds the confidence to take the plunge. It has been a great dive and defiantly a revisit to the seafaris pirates. Thumps up, kuddos.

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