Chonburi Province Page 20 Submarine trips in Chonburi
Chonburi Province, Pattaya Pakarang Semi-Submarine, Pirom Submarine, Hi-tech Submarine,
Navamindrajini Army Camp, Vivek Asom Vipassana Meditation Centre, Jungle Bungee Jump.
In Pattaya, there are both submarines and semi-submarines for tourists to admire
the beauty of the coral reefs underwater in the areas of Koh Lan and Koh Sak. There
are private companies providing services as follows:
Pattaya Pakarang Semi-Submarine - Board a submarine at the company’s Pattaya Office
at 125 Soi 4, Beach Road, North Pattaya. Admire the coral reef beauty underwater
at Koh Sak and Koh Lan. It costs 1,800 Baht for an adult and 900 Baht for a child.
A lunch is included for every seat. For more information, please contact the Pattaya
Pakarang Semi-submarine Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 3841 1001 or Bangkok Tel. 0 2503 3791.
Pirom Submarine - is located at 311/7, Mu 10, Pattaya Tai Road, Tambon Nong Prue,
Bang Lamung District. Take a boat at Laem Bali Hai Pier. Tourists will have to take
a ferry to the floating station at Koh Sak to get on a submarine. It is a submarine
diving to a depth of more than 25-30 metres to admire the coral reefs underwater
at Koh Sak. It costs 2,000 Baht for an adult and 1,500 Baht for a child. The submarine
leaves every hour on Saturdays-Sundays and public holiday on Monday-Friday it leave
at 10.30 a.m., 11.20 a.m., and 1.00 p.m. For more information, contact the Vimantaitalay
Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 3841 5234, 0 3841 5335 or www.thaisubmarine.com.
Hi-tech Submarine - is at 212 Mu 9, Pattaya Sai 2 Road, Pattaya Tai, Bang Lamung
District. Take a boat at Laem Bali Hai Pier. Tourists will have to take a speed boat
to get on a submarine, which will take you to a depth of more than 15 metres underwater
to admire the beauty of the soft corals in blue, green and violet colours, and coralline
and yellowtail fusilier under the sea between Koh Sak and Koh Lan. It costs 2,500
Baht per person. There are two rounds at 11.00 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. For more information,
Tel. 0 3836 2460-1, 0 3871 1230-1 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navamindrajini Army Camp - has opened it's hitherto off-limits training camps to
visitors, offering pistol shooting course and military-style jungle trekking. Located
at Ban Suan, Amphoe Mueang Chon Buri. Tel. 0 3828 6881.
Vivek Asom Vipassana Meditation Centre - is located at Ban Suan, Amphoe Mueang Chon
Buri, Tel. 0 3828 3766. Vipassana practice based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
as taught by Mahasri Sayadaw. Mediators practice in meditation halls or cottages
according to their own individual schedules and are encouraged to practice for 20
hours a day.
Jungle Bungee Jump - is situated at Jomtien Beach, at Km. 3, near the fishing pond
of the Jomtien Fishing Park. It is a place suitable for those who enjoy excitement.
It is open everyday from 9.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m. It costs 1,800 Baht. For more information,
call 08 6378 3880.