HOW TO GET THERE: From Bangkok Suvannabhumi Airport, buses are frequent & cost 200 and 173baht. Avis offer a limo service for 2,200 baht with chauffeur to the airport. From Bangkok buses leave Ekamai Bus Depot along Soi 63 Sukhumvit Road. They leave every 20 minutes every day. Cost is 77 baht. Taxis will take you also for 1500 baht from Bangkok to Pattaya a 2 hour journey and in Pattaya the Travel agents pool with a trip tp the airport in Bangkok 800baht--many around and all Hotels can arrange your transport. Pattaya North Rd station has many buses daily from 5.30am to 21.00hours and a bus that goes direct to Suvannabhumi airport Bangkok. Also buses go to the Northern Bus Station Bangkok every 30 minutes fare is 77 baht & here you can connect to a bus to Chiangmai. From Chiangmai there is a direct Bus from the Arcade Bus Station: Nachonchai Air. This is an excellent service & costs 600 baht leaving every 2 hours. This service includes 2 meals, pillow supplied plus snacks and drinks on board. Takes approx 14 hours and you can stretch out as only 32 seats. Once you reach Pattaya take a Songtaew pickup for 5 baht per stretch of road unless you negotiate before hand. Or take a train from Pattaya to Bangkok then hop on the overnight to Chiangmai-choice of 3 trains leaving Bangkok to Chiangmai.

           If you want to retreat to Pattaya good fishing abounds everywhere in safe calm waters for your daytime activities. 

TYPES OF FISH: sailfish, marlin, Mahi mahi (dorado), tuna, and other species. Shallow island reefs are home to many species of light-tackle gamefish including sea bass, barracuda, giant trevally, queenfish and mangrove jack. Pelagic species like black marlin and sailfish, as well as king mackerel and tiger sharks are found in Blue water. Late November is a good time to go after marlin, tuna and any number of other fighting fish. larger black marlin, up to 300kg. Also found are yellowfin tuna (20kg), wahoo (40kg) and numerous barracuda, dorado and skipjack tuna.  Sharks like tiger, hammerhead, bull and the occasional mako shark take the bait during day or night-fishing trips. 

ARRIVING IN THAILAND: [ Click on Pattaya ]. We offer pickup and delivery to and from Suvannahbhumi International Airport plus any Hotel accommodation you prefer and other recreational activities including night clubbing and fun around the Pattaya night scene whatever your taste. While in Pattaya there are many activities like Ripleys Believe it or Not or wind surfing or boating plus the many animal parks and zoos and sites too many of which to list.




Mermaids White House

Soi White House, Jomtien, Pattaya Thailand 20260
Tel: +66 (0)38 232 220 Fax: +66 (0)38 232 221

Mermaids Naklua

665 Windmill Plaza, Naklua Road, Pattaya Thailand 20260
Tel: +66 (0)38 370 075

Mermaids Jomtien

Thappraya Road, Jomtien, Pattaya Thailand 20260
Tel: +66 (0)38 303 333 Fax: +66 (0)38 252 210

Mermaids Beach Road

Siam Bayview Hotel, Beach Road, Pattaya Thailand 20260
Tel/Fax: +66 (0)38 710 726

Mermaids Dive Center in Pattaya is a PADI Career Development Center

The ONLY Pattaya Dive Center to have achieved the prestigious CDC rating from PADI!

Mermaids Dive Center is a Thai/English/Danish owned and operated dive business since 1990 in Jomtien Beach, Thailand. Just 120 Kilometers from Bangkok we're very convenient for a weekend dive, dive holiday or a dive training destination. Mermaids are the longest serving Scuba Diving Center in the area and is the ONLY Dive Center locally to have been awarded the CDC (Career Development Center) status from PADI. Our PADI Standing and diver safety record should allow you confidence in us.

Aquanauts Diving: 437/17 Soi Yodsak, Pattaya Beach Rd between Soi 5 & 6. tel: (038)361-724 fax: 412-097 British owned they also instruct in Russian/German/ Japanese & other languages. email:

Paradise Scuba Divers: Hotel Siam, Bayview, Beach Rd. Tel: 710-567 or Fax 710-567

Scuba Moose: 224/2 Soi 12 Moo 10, Pattaya Tel/Fax(038) 424-205 email: Teach in Eng/Swedish/Thai/French and they have full instructors to teach you. All equipment is under 1 year old

Scuba Tek:  Weekender Hotel, 78/20 Pattaya 2nd Rd next to Big C. Tel/Fax: (038)361-616. PADI Master instructors with air con classrooms. Speak Thai/French/German/Japanese/Spanish/Eng. They also have a full range of retail items and are dealers for Poseidon Systems, Mares, Aladdin Computers & UWATEC underwater instruments. They also specialize in Nitrox and medical first aid courses.




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