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Pattaya Unaffected by Closure of 18 Thailand Scuba Diving Sites

Pattaya Unaffected by Closure of 18 Thailand Scuba Diving Sites

Scuba diving in Pattaya is unaffected by the Thai government’s decision to close 18 popular Southern Thailand dive sites for up to 14 months to allow coral there to recover from severe bleaching. Thailand’s National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department closed seven national parks in the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand Jan. 20 after the coral bleaching crisis that has raged there...

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Thailand Offering Free Tourists Visas Until Year-End

Visiting Thailand just got a bit cheaper, with the Thai government now offering free tourists visas until the end of the year. Sure, it’s not a lot, but it would pay for a day or two of diving in Pattaya. Here’s the full story: BANGKOK — Continuing its efforts to expedite the revival of the Thai travel and tourism industry, the Royal Thai government has agreed to exempt the fee...

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Thailand Free of Swine Flu; Now Even a Better Holiday Choice!

With panic stretching across the popular vacation destination of Mexico and the U.S., it’s time to head to Thailand for sun, fun and diving in Pattaya. The Land of Smiles has no reported cases of the “Mexican Flu” and is ahead of many countries in detection of the disease. Thailand and other Asian neighbors, such as Vietnam and China, learned valuable lessons from the SARS and...

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Pattaya Offering Free Hotel Rooms, Big Discounts for Low Season

Forget the sensationalized headlines, Thailand is clam, peaceful and hungry for visitors. And, to make it even more enticing to visit, government and industry officials are making great offers to have tourists return to Pattaya. According to this story in the Bangkok Post: Tourism operators in Pattaya plan to offer free hotel rooms from May 1 to Oct 31 to attract local and international tourists...

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Thailand Waives Visa Fees for 3 Months

If you’ve already booked your Aquanauts Dive Career Development Center internship but haven’t gotten your visa yet — or you’re considering an internship — the Thai government has given you a gift: a free visa! As part of its package of measures to revive tourism after last year’s disasterous airport takeover (and the continuing effects of the worldwide...

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Pattaya, Most of Bangkok Unaffected by Protests

News agencies around the world are reporting about this week’s escalation of long-running political protests in Bangkok. While that injuries and two accidental deaths that occurred this week are tragic, it’s important to note that 99.9% of the country is unaffected by the turmoil. If you’ve been considering coming to Pattaya for a dive internship or simply a holiday, it’s understandable...

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