Some 145km (90 miles) southeast of Bangkok, the bustling metropolis that is Pattaya City shot up during the past 35 years, having started primarily as a vast recreational complex catering for the US Armed Forces during the Vietnam War.
In due course, Pattaya became the massive entertainment centre it is today: quite literally, whatever people want, by day or night, Pattaya has it!
Pattaya Dive Sites
Diving around Pattaya
The local diving served by Pattaya is concentrated around two areas: the aptly named Near and Far Islands, and the group of islands accessed from Samaesan 50km south. Local diving operators use the Near Islands for training and, more significantly, for night-diving. The Far Island sites offer much better diving conditions. Pattaya also offers wreck diving.
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