Pattaya Have 3 Magnificent Ship Wrecks
The highlight of Pattaya and Samae San diving is the 3 superb shipwrecks. The HTMS Khram, HTMS Kut and Mathapon, a new wreck that was recently sunk by the Thai Navy for divers!
The Hardeep is a 60 meter long cargo ship sunk during the World War II at Samae San area. Mermaids is the only dive shop in Pattaya to dive on Hardeep every day of the year!
The Thai navy has sunk a decommissioned warship near Koh Larn island, just 45 minutes away from Pattaya Bay to create an artificial reef and marine breeding ground in honor of the His Majesty, King of Thailand’s 60th year on the throne.
Another newly sunk HTMS Khram shipwreck is located just south of Koh Phi and has fast become a favorite among local divers. An incredible amount of marine life has already been attracted to this wreck in a very short period of time.
The Samae San/Sattahip area has similar diving conditions, with the added attraction of two large intact shipwrecks. The Petchburi Bremen is an old freighter sunk in 21 meters of water in the Khram Channel near Sattahip. It’s home to many Grouper and Barracuda fish.
The Hardeep is a cargo ship sunk in 28 meters during the World War II era.
This ship is reasonably intact, and can be navigated from bow to stern entirely on the inside, by divers with the proper training. Both wrecks are ideal for doing PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course or Advanced Open Water Wreck Specialty.
Please note that wrecks are only suitable for divers with an Advanced Open Water Diver Certification (or any other training agency equivalent), due to the depth limit. We PADI Deep Adventure Dive on a wreck if you only an Open Water Diver. This Adventure Dive could be credited toward your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Or you could take a 2 day PADI Advanced Open Water Diver training with us and dive on a wreck.
We Dive Hardeep Wreck every day, HTMS Khram at least once a week and HTMS Kut when conditions are at the best. Please contact us for more
all 3D rendering by Alex Beuchel