Sheena and her husband arrived in Pattaya over 15 years ago and opened a dive center – Mermaid Dive Center, 5 star PADI. Back then I can remember what Pattaya was like, with the best way to describe it being like a Disney land for men.

15 years ago you would rarely see a Western woman, just lots of younger Thai ladies and plenty of older retiree Westerners. Pattaya nowadays has changed immeasurably and is, in my humble opinion, a now tourist destination that caters for many – including families.

In this vlog I speak to both Sheena and her teenage son, Tai, about life in Pattaya and also how scuba diving can be enjoyed by young and old.

For more information on Scuba Diving in Pattaya

As a dad I was excited by the fact that even young children can scuba. Plus the option to spend a day on a boat for some snorkeling around the islands sounds like a lot of fun too.

You can contact Sheena with any questions via email at:

Mermaid Dive Center is located in Jomtien:

315/166-167 Moo 12, Thappraya Road, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, Thailand 20150

You can also check out her website:


Let Dan know where you need help and he will send you recommendations and help you get set up

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