Real Divers
Scuba & Snorkelling • Adrenaline & Extreme Tours • Boat Tours • Speed Boats Tours • Day Trips
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Real Divers is a British PADI 5 STAR IDC Center and we run dive and snorkeling trips to the Pattaya coal islands 9am to 2pm. We also run all PADI certification courses from beginner such as PADI Open water diver to Professional ratings. We run our daily trips from our large 12 metre speedboats which is great for snorkelers and first time divers as we can get our speedboat to shallow water where you can stand up. For first time divers (no need to be a swimmer) we run the discover scuba diving experience where you get to dive a shallow coral reef with a dive Instructor and have a great chance to see large turtles and many other fish/marine life. The PADI Open water course is the first certification course and takes 3 days to complete. The Open water course has elearning so you can complete the knowledge side of the course and exams online at your own speed so when you turn up for the in water training it's all diving complete (1 day pool, 2 days ocean diving completing 4 coral dives.
Pattaya, Thailand
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Mick
Bangkok, Thailand133 contributions
Jan 2023
Just completed my Advanced Diver and Nitrox and very very happy. Love the whole set up and the crew are fantastic. Neil, Peter and James are brilliant divers.
Many say they are 5 star but Real Divers ACT and ARE 5 star.
Shout out to Chutney. Be back again soon.
Written 14 January 2023
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Jim P
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt1 contribution
Nov 2022
I took the PADI Open Water Diver Course with Real-Divers. I found the whole team to be professional and patient.
Written 12 December 2022
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Hi Jim, Thank you for the very nice review about your Padi Open water course. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again for more fun diving. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 12 January 2023
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Particular Travels
5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
These are the guys to go to for diving in Thailand.

Clear, no nonsense thorough instruction, strong eye on safety and detail, plus lovely guys and great fun to boot.

Very glad to have done my Advanced PADI with them, definitely the best outfit I’ve experienced diving across Asia!
Written 21 September 2022
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Hi Andrew, Thank you for the great review about your Padi Advanced course. The Team are very experienced and take their job very serious on the diving and the safety aspects for all our customers but they do like to have fun as well and joke about in-between the dives Neil being a proper Essex boy Likes to joke with Luke who is from Leeds good fun and banter and James from Canada will join in as well. We are very pleased you enjoyed the RD service and we hope to see you back here again. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 22 September 2022
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Juha E
4 contributions
Sep 2022
I was dive with Real Divers on 14 th september and everything was great. Contact to them before even coming to Thailand working also so well.Speedboat its so handy :) All stuff is so friendly and really makes you feel welcome. This was my first time diving in Pattaya but definitely not last, Im found my lifetime "companion " :)

W: Juhi
Written 14 September 2022
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Hi Juha, Thank you for the really nice review about your days diving with the RD Team. The whole team work very hard to archive a high standard of service for all of our customers. The diving speedboat is a great way to get to the dive sites and to return at an early time. We hope to see you again for more diving adventures. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 17 September 2022
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heavydpj
Bhubaneswar, India22 contributions
Aug 2022
I cannot say enough good things about RDP! When the world began turning again post-COVID, I started searching for a place to get my IDC. In March, I reached out to RDP to check on the possibility of getting it done with them. A few email exchanges later, and it was done - all set up for August IDC with five specialties afterwards. A few weeks later, I realized that I had a bit of extra time, and asked if they could facilitate a TEC-40 and 45. Sure! We have an instructor who can do that.

I arrived for the IDC and was blown away with the professionalism, experience, and knowledge of the team. James is a fantastic CD who works to ensure that the student is thoroughly prepped for the IE. Unfortunately, PADI cancelled the IE at the last minute. OH NO! What do we do?

ADD MORE TRAINING!!! Now TEC-50, since I had a couple of extra days to fill.

Throughout all this, there were shifting training schedules, weather issues, etc - the RDP staff accommodated everything in stride. At the end of it all, it was a three-week PADI training extravaganza - IDC with five specialties, sidemount, TEC - 40, 45, and 50.

James, Pete, Neil, Ross, and Kat are a fantastic team running a fantastic program. With them, you'll truly never walk alone.
Written 14 September 2022
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Hi Larry, Thank you for the very kind review about your IDC, Instructor specs and Tec courses. You did a fabulous job to achieve and complete the courses in such little time much respect from the RD Team. The Team had a great time training you and was very impressed with your positive attitude towards becoming a Padi Dive Instructor. We did like your last comment very funny and as we say Glory Glory Larry lol . We wish you all the best for the Padi IE. Dive Safe Team Real Divers
Written 17 September 2022
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Michael C
London, UK4 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Anyone looking to Dive in Pattaya need look no further. I do not often leave reviews but these guys definitely deserve it.

We recently completed the 3 day Open Water Course, having completed the theory online. We had the pleasure of diving with both Neil and Luke. Neil’s experience of both diving and the local area is second to none and you really feel that you are in safe hands.

Customer Service 5 *
Experience 5 *
Education & Learning 5*
Equipment 5 *
Value for Money 5 *

I could go on. You just need to know that you will not be disappointed by choosing Real Divers but rather will walk away with some great memories.

Thanks guys for having us. It was a privilege to have started our Scuba journey with Real Divers.
Written 25 July 2022
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Hi Michael, Thank you for the very nice review about your Padi Open water course The private course is a great way to learn to dive at your own pace with no pressure or stress and having your own private speedboat. Both of you did very well in passing the course i knew Neil and Luke enjoyed teaching and diving with you both. The team work very hard to make sure we can offer a high standard of teaching scuba diving and we are very please you enjoyed your training at Real Divers. We wish you both all the best in your diving adventures and we hope to see you both again. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 26 July 2022
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SagaFIN
1 contribution
Jul 2022
If you are looking for a proper diving shop, look no further! Super friendly, very skilled and supporting staff. Did my open water course here (first time ever scuba diving), and it was beyond my expectations. Safety and fun is prioritized here: on every dive I felt like I was in good hands. This will be one of the major reasons to return to Pattaya - to have a relaxed diving trip with real divers. Cheers <3
Written 21 July 2022
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Hi Saga, Thank you for the very kind review about your Padi Open watercourse. Neil and the Team enjoyed training you and you did really well on the course with the diving conditions and diving skills. We all hope to see you again in the Land of Smiles for more fun diving. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 22 July 2022
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ob121
London, UK9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
If you are looking to do your PADI in Pattaya then look no further!

I couldn’t have asked for a better PADI open water course! The whole experience couldn’t have been easier. From the outset Neil was so helpful sharing with me the material to learn and answering my queries given I wasn’t in town for long.

Then when it came to the diving lessons…

Ross did a fantastic job at the beginning coaching me through the practical elements and was very patient, very helpful when diving for the first time and trying to stay calm!

Then with Zoe for the remainder of the dives, again couldn’t have asked for a better instructor who guided me through everything and was very supportive. she then made some great suggestions for how I can continue my development.

All round a great experience and can’t wait to keep diving!!
Written 4 June 2022
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Hi Alex, Thank you for the really nice review about your Padi Open water course. Neil & Pete are very fast at getting the correct diving information to our customers by email and are always happy to answer any enquires Ross and Zoie made their full internship at Real Divers and both of them are very friendly and professional plus a lot of fun to be with on the diving courses. We are very happy that you enjoyed the RD service and we all hope to see you again. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 5 June 2022
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Zack Block
9 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Excellent dive center with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. I did a day trip with three dives to a local shipwreck and coral reefs. I was picked up from my hotel, greeted warmly by the staff on arrival, and offered complimentary beverages as we filled out our paperwork and waited for others to arrive. After a brief ride, we got picked up from the beach by the speed boat. The dive guides were nice and professional and made us feel at ease. At the end of the dives, we got a nice lunch back at the dive shop. A wonderful experience overall and a big thank you to Neil, and my dive guides Ross and Nick.
Written 6 May 2022
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Hi Zack, Thank you for the great review about your days diving with team Real Divers. The team are very friendly bunch and work very hard to ensure our customers safety and enjoyment on their dive trips and Padi courses. Kat and our Thai team are brilliant at organizing the taxis and lunch for our customers. Thank you for mention them in your review. The speedboat is a great way to leave later and return at a early time to enjoy the rest of the day. We hope to see you again for more fun diving. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 6 May 2022
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Nick
Chonburi Province, Thailand1 contribution
Apr 2022
Just completed my dive review, with the guys and girls at Real Divers, as I had not dived for many years I wanted to start diving again, now that I live by the coast in Thailand.

As soon as I entered the shop and meet Neil, I was made to feel very welcome, and we talked through the process of getting me back under the water.

The 2 instructors I had in the pool and on the 2 open water dives did a great job, of making me feel commutable and regain my passion for diving.

Absolutely recommend then at Real Divers 100%, and now looking forward to next weeks dive.
Written 30 April 2022
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Hi Nick, Thank you for the very nice review about your Scuba diving review. The team are a very friendly bunch of people who work very hard to make all our divers feel comfortable in the water and chilling out on the dive boat. Thank you for diving with us and see you soon. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 30 April 2022
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