Real Divers
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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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2023

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Angela P
Boston, MA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
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I had the privilege of doing two scuba diving sessions with Luke, and it was an unforgettable experience! When I stepped into the RealDivers PADI 5-Star Dive Center, I knew I was in good hands. Here is why:
1. Expertise and Friendliness: Luke was highly experienced, incredibly patient, and friendly. He made me feel comfortable and confident throughout the training.
2. Small Groups: Luke gave me personalized attention and allowed me to learn at my own pace and ask questions without hesitation.
3. Dive Sites: The best part? The diving includes a fantastic dive site in Pattaya. We explored a beautiful coral reef and encountered colorful marine life!
4. Fast Email Responses: team at the dive center respond promptly and personally, and the commitment to fantastic customer service sets Real Divers Pattaya apart.
I wholeheartedly recommend Real Divers in Pattaya. 🌟🤿 thank you Luke and the team 🙏🇹🇭🇬🇧
Written 7 February 2024
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Hi Angela, Thank you for the very kind review we are very happy that you had a great days diving with the team. Luke a really nice guy with a lot of diving knoweldge and this really helps our customers to get the best from the dive sites. The team work hard to make sure our customers feel safe on all the dives we like to set a relaxing pace for everyone. Neil and Peter are the email guys making sure the correct information about the dive trips get back to you asap. We hope to see you again for more diving adventures. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 10 February 2024
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Andrei B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
5/5!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Guys are the best! I’ve done discovery scuba dive and liked it so much so I took an open water course. Real divers are really know how to make diving safe and fun. Previous dive we got lucky to see a huge turtle chilling on the button 🐢 It was a great experience, I strongly recommend Real divers ! 🤿🤙
Written 4 January 2024
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Hi Andrei, Thanks for the great review about your Padi Open water course. We are very happy that you enjoyed the RD serivce and training. We hope to see you back here again for more fun diving. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 4 February 2024
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Noupak G
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I went diving there with my girlfriend and we had à very good day ! Thanks to the team Nick and Morris ! 👌
Written 16 September 2023
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Hello Divers, Thank you for the kind review. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your dive trip with the RD Team. We hope to see you again for more diving adventure's. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 21 September 2023
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charlotterperry
Beijing, China2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Today I finished my open water diving course with Real Divers in Pattaya and my boyfriend finished his advance open water course. I was really impressed with the whole experience! I was quite nervous before starting, but Neil and his team immediately made me feel at ease. Luke was my dive instructor and he was amazing. I learnt so much and always felt safe, even when we did a dive with hardly any visibility. I could not recommend Real Divers enough. Thank you for an amazing experience :)
Written 20 August 2023
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Hi Charlotte, Thank you for the great review about your Padi Open water course. Chucks a really nice guy and very good Instructor his very good at explaining and helping the students to really enjoy their diving course. We are very happy that you enjoyed the course and the Real Divers service. We hope to see you back in the Land of Smiles for more diving adventures. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 26 August 2023
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Dave M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Real Divers was recommended to me by a friend and previous diving instructor for my 10 year old sons Junior Open Water qualification. We couldn't be happier! From the get go, Neil and Peter were incredibly helpful via email answering all my questions and providing all the info to ensure that we would maximise our short time in Pattaya.

Luke was our open water diver instructor and he was excellent. Very much safety first, followed very quickly by fun! He was very good at explaining the required techniques and procedures to a 10 year old and was incredibly patient when, during our third dive, my son was having trouble with his ears. Never a raised voice or disgruntled/annoyed face. Just cool, calm and collected throughout.

Real Divers has a huge benefit over some of the other diving companies in the area. They have a speed boat! This makes the journey to and from the sites quicker, smaller group sizes makes the diving personal and most importantly they start later and finish earlier.

Having dived in a few different countries myself, I found the entire team to be very professional, safety conscious but still eager to ensure as much fun could be gained from each and every dive. Highly recommend!
Written 29 April 2023
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Hi Dave, Thank you for the great review. We are very happy that your son enjoyed his diving course the team had a lot of fun training and diving with him. The team works very hard to make sure all our customers have a safe time out on the dive sites and enjoyment as well. We hope to see you both back here again for more diving adventures. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 1 May 2023
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David T
Las Vegas, NV172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Friendly, professional, dive centre. As I was in Pattaya, Thailand I decided to book a days diving. After some research I decided to go with Real Divers. Deposit paid by bank transfer. The price of 3 dives was the same as some other dive companies were asking for 2 dives. On my arrival at the dive centre, I received a friendly welcome from staff sitting outside, on entering the shop again a warm welcome from the owner. My qualifications and dive log checked and I was handed over my pre booked dive kit.
The dive centre had a very friendly family atmosphere with nothing too much trouble.
The company's own modern dive boat was waiting for us just across the beach from the dive centre. We received a good safety dive brief with our first dive to 22 mtrs for 39 minutes on the USA landing craft HTM Mataphon (excuse spelling). Visibility was limited as it was at the end of the rainy season but around 5 to 10 mtrs. During the dive and from almost every angle were shoals of thousands of fish. the second and third dives were just short of 10 mtrs for over 55 minutes each, on two different coral gardens, turtles and blue spotted rays amongst other sea life. Water, snacks and large ham salad bread cake were provided during the surface intervals. Luke our dive guide was excellent. Our return to the shore and dive centre was seamless. Really recommend this dive company.
Written 18 March 2023
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Hi David, Thank you for the very kind review about the Real Divers team and our service. The team works very hard to ensure our customers have a safe fun time out on the dive boat. The Reef Seeker dive boat is ideal to dive from as we can get you to the dive sites very quickly and allows you to get into the water and enjoy the dives. Chilling outside the office before the dive is a great way to have a chat with your dive buddy and meet the RD Team. We hope to see you back in the Land of Smiles for more fun diving. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 18 March 2023
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Michael A
Hong Kong, China10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
An absolutely fantastic 2 dives with Real Divers. Neil’s team are awesome. Super friendly. Great sandwiches. Professional and relaxed diving. 20 mins to dive site by speedboat versus 2 hours by larger boat with other dive companies. Highly recommended ..,
Written 18 February 2023
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Hi Mike, Thank for the great review about your far island dive trip. We are very happy that you enjoyed the diving and the teams company plus the tasty sandwich's Pete will be happy about that lol. We hope to see you again for more fun diving in the Land of Smiles. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 19 February 2023
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paul q
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Hi to all divers out there thinking about diving in Thailand, here is my review of Real Divers.
I spent some time online looking at dive centers\courses\prices in Pattaya, Thailand.
I made a great choice and fully recommend Real Divers to anyone who wants to enjoy hassle free, good diving with a great team of professional divers.
Really enjoyed meeting everyone and completing the PADI Advanced Open Water course. I learnt a lot, with each dive being more enjoyable than the last! Lots of fun and very addictive.

Here are a few great things about Real Divers:
Quick email response to initial course questions.
Good dive shop location on local bus route.
Just amazing - a very short walk from dive shop, across a road, onto beach and onto the dive boat - easy!
Modern dive gear in good order.
Quick safe boat trip to dive sites.
Expert, patient and friendly team - with clear instruction, help and guidance above and below the surface.
Plenty of water\snacks to keep you fueled up!

So to conclude... make sure you enjoy a cold beer! and book some diving next time you are visiting Pattaya\Jomtien\Bangkok. You will get to enjoy some more fun and adventure with a great dive team.

All the best to everyone at the Real Divers. Was a great experience. Learned a lot and had fun at the same time. Looking forward to doing lots more diving!
Written 14 February 2023
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Hi Paul, Thank you for the very detailed review about your Advanced course the RD service. It was a pleasure to meet and dive with you. We all look forward to seeing you back in sunny Thailand for more diving adventures. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 19 February 2023
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Jeni K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Just had a fabulous three days with the Real Divers team, who were all great! The whole operation is both friendly and professional, and made it easy and enjoyable to successfully complete my open divers certificate. Lovely to see all the fish, but the best was the giant tortoise! I booked from the US, and would very highly recommend to all !
Written 6 February 2023
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Hi Jeni, Thank you for the great review. The team had a lot of fun training you and was very impressed on how you passed the theory, dive skills and the four sea dives. We hope to see you back here again for more fun diving. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 7 February 2023
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Travelandfoodlovee
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
I got my advanced course with real divers!
Very professional and friendly coaching instructors and super atmosphere on the boat!
It is a happy bunch of good people!
One of those teams where everyone has a nickname! And laughs are loud and happy!
Written 2 February 2023
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Thank you for the great review. We are very happy that you enjoyed chilling out with the dive team and for making your Advanced course with us guys. The team love their work and like to have a good laugh with all our customers / friends. We hope to see you back here again for more fun diving. Dive Safe Team Real Divers.
Written 9 February 2023
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