First, Pattaya is popular for its favorable weather all-round the year which is why it has continuously grown in popularity recently. Unlike most other parts of Thailand that experience extreme monsoon winds during some seasons, Pattaya often remains calm nearly all year long. However, the best months to do scuba diving here are from November to March. During this time, weather is always hot and sunny and even when it showers, sea temperatures hardly fall below 30c. What’s more? Water visibility often ranges from 6-20m depending on the different times of the year as well as the nature of a particular dive site.
In addition, Pattaya boasts some of the finest dive sites in the country with most of these comprising excellent wreck dives. The city is known to have over five shipwrecks with the most popular being the S.S. Suddhabid; recognized as one of the world’s top 10 wreck dives. Others of its type include HTMS Mataphon and HTMS Kut.
Last but not least, Pattaya is easily accessible from Bangkok, Thailand’s capital and one of the country’s major tourist destinations. Indeed, it will only take you a couple of hours to commute from Bangkok to Pattaya by road.