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“Friendly staff, and good dive sites”

Jomtien Dive Center
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We at Jomtien Dive center pride ourselves on giving the customer the best experience we can. It is very important to us that every customer does count, which means going that extra mile. So why not come and join us on a days diving or book a PADI diving course with our Padi certified European instructors. It would be great to see you.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 16 August 2014

I came across this place while exploring Jontiem beach (much nicer than Pattaya beach in my opinion), and was interested not only because they had good prices, but were one of the few shops that would let you do three dives in a day - good since I only had one day available for diving.

Met up with them at the boat the following morning, and a quick trip out to our first dive site; current was quite strong and not so attractive (coral didn't look in great health there!), but for the next dive we did a wreck dive, and as I have my wreck certification we even did a dive through which was very interesting. Last dive visited some artificial reef and there was a great amount of sea life, lots of tropical fish and a good number of seahorses too.

Best thing for me though was the friendly service from Gary and the team. Great folks to sit down, have a chat with, and spend some time underwater with too.

This is my third location to dive in Thailand (after Koh Tao and Phuket) and although not the best diving in the country, the experience was much better than Phuket, and on par with Koh Tao, which to me is a great standard.

Thanks guys for the fun day out.

1  Thank ciaocibai
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Jomtien-Dive-Center, General Manager at Jomtien Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2014

Thank you for the review,
We are happy you had a good day and enjoyed the wreck and all the seahorses, hopefully we will see you on your 4th trip to Thailand :)

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We were first timers in Pattaya as well as for Scuba Diving. With various options available for scuba diving, we were really confused. However, opting for scuba diving with Jomtien Dive Center turned out to be the best decision. The instructors (Gary and Lewis) are extremely friendly and helpful. They made the experience totally worth every penny.

Thank Hardik123hjsda7
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Jomtien-Dive-Center, General Manager at Jomtien Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post such a sweet review.

We're happy to hear you guys had such a great time. It was our pleasure to take you guys down for your Discover SCUBA Diving experience. We always enjoy taking new divers out for their first experience. You made it fun for us as well. You guys battled through the new and at times challenging experience and came out smiling, and that's exactly what we like to see.

We hope to see you guys again. Take care of yourselves.

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

I continued my open water dive course with the guys from Jomtien Dave Center, with Gary, Brandon and Michael. I had an excellent time, and I loved every minute of the course. Next year it will be a refresher and advanced open water course. You can not go wrong with these guys, they look after you all the time.

1  Thank Johnny O
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Jomtien-Dive-Center, General Manager at Jomtien Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Thank you for your great response. All of us at the dive shop are really glad you enjoyed your course, and we would love to have you back on our boat for some more dive experiences.

Next time though, you will no longer be the new diver, you'll actually be hopping on board as a fully Certified diver, which just makes it all sound that much better. See you next year, and take care until then.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

I was out on the their boat 3 days in a week. From fun dives with lesser experienced friends, to snorkelling with the kids, to penetrating a wreck. JDC cater for all experience. ALL staff are knowledgeable of the area and exceptionally friendly. We were never rushed and staff made sure we were satisfied with the dive. The boat is really comfortable and the lunches provided was some of the best food I ate in Thailand. Do not dive with anyone else while in Pattaya. One small fault, the equipment provided for the kids did not fit properly. Special mention to Louise for turning up the water temp to 32c.

1  Thank Darryl R
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Jomtien-Dive-Center, General Manager at Jomtien Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Hi Darryl,

Thank you very much for your sweet review. Thank you from all of us.

We're happy to hear you guys enjoyed your time with us, and of course your dives with us. We have begun adding more child suitable equipment, at the moment however it has been more oriented towards the dive equipment. Next time you guys stop by we will make sure to have equipment more suitable for the young ones, so that they too can have the best experience with us in the water.

We look forward to seeing all of you again in the not too distant future.

Say hi and thank you from all of us at Jomtien Dive Center, and take care of yourselves.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

I guess most people who come to pattaya don’t have scuba diving printed into their itineraries.
Me & my brother were also the same, but towards the end of our trip we decide to try something different.
I had read about this place online & decided to give it a try. Being non-swimmers, we were skeptical about any place for pursuing such an activity. But most of our doubts/fears were subsided on meeting Gary, the owner of the place.
So, we took the plunge & deposited the advance amount. After arriving at the centre the next day at 8am (yes 8am in pattaya!) we were taken to our boat. To make our sleep go away we were assigned our beautiful trainer, Louis. What followed was one of the most exhilarating experiences of our lives. We were made to get acclimatized to the conditions as our boat moved towards our diving location. In the meanwhile, Louis gave us all the intel we needed before taking our first leap. Our diving experience went from curiousness to fear to happiness. This was one hell of an experience & we kept on discussing the length & breadth of it even after our trip. In hindsight, we would not have wanted to miss this.
PS: would be great to watch Liv v ManU sometime over a couple of beers with Gary.

Visited May 2014.

Thank Bhagat174
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Jomtien-Dive-Center, General Manager at Jomtien Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Thank you for your great review. We are really glad you guys enjoyed your Discover SCUBA Diving experience with us. It was great having you guys on board.

Enthusiasm like you guys had is what keeps us motivated to do our best, and it's exactly why we love to do our jobs. If you ever feel the urge to submerge yourself again, we will gladly take you for another tour of our reef.

Next time you dive, your experience will be one of excitement, enjoyment and more discovery.

Keep safe and we hope to see you guys back in the water soon.

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