Array of water sports can be enjoyed in Pattaya such as windsurfing, scuba diving, water skiing, snorkeling, sailing, parasailing and gamefishing. All equipment and expertise required is available at the waterfront.
Diving in Pattaya suits the beginners. The sport would be around Ko
Lan, Ko Sak and Ko Khrok. Divers who are expert in their trade can go to
islands like Ko Man Wichai and Ko Rin. Water of these islands has good
visibility. A water temperature of around 28C every time a year makes
Pattaya a darling of both diving experts and beginners.
Several diving courses are also available in Pattaya. These courses
range from one to four days. Experienced divers can enjoy themselves as
boat diver, drift diver, underwater naturalist, underwater videographer,
and also nitrox diving.
Visitors and locals, both love to swim in Pattaya. While tourists go in
swimming suits, Thais jump in the sea fully clothed. Swimming in Pattaya
Sea is a pleasant experience and when the temperature is more, it could
be a good cooling factor.
Pattaya is very popular as a fishing destination. November is the best
time in year for the activity. Freshwater fishing in Pattaya is a
rewarding experience. Local lakes and ponds are brimming with several
species. When in ocean one can sail for fish for sail fish, queen fish,
barracuda, marlin, cobia, shark, and sting rays.
Several national and international sailing events are held in Pattaya.
One can easily hire smaller boats. It is a fun to sail over to Koh Larn
or one of the smaller islands at morning, have picnic there for the
whole day, and return in evening. For sailing, one can hire yachts or
small dinghies. All English directories published in Pattaya mention the
yacht clubs in Jomtein.
Fresh water skiing can be enjoyed in Pattaya. It is a popular sport on
Jomtein Beach and some parts of Pattaya Beach. Several companies not
only offer water skiing but also impart training and provide necessary
Parasailing in Pattaya Bay gives one unforgettable memories. The
parasailors take the boats from the Bali Hi Pier. The boats take the
sailors to the pontoons. Parasailing can't be enjoyed on windy days.
Several fun-filled beach activities can also be enjoyed in Pattaya.
These are banana boat rides, jet skiing, beach football and more. Beach
football in particular is very popular among the tourists visiting the
beach. Playing on the cold sands of the beach in evening is an
experience one remembers with pleasure.