“Great fun day out with customer orientated professional owner operator.”
I have been working in Pattaya for a while and wanted to start diving again after a long break (9 years).
I had done a lot of diving for a leisure diver (260+) but 9 years off and a major knee operation is a long time so I was a little apprehensive. I researched where to go and asked my diving work colleagues their experiences before speaking to Gary at Jomtien Divers.
Gary organised me to dive alone with an instructor (Louise) on a couple of easy dives at Koh Rin, two dives with a nice tasty lunch in between. Louise couldn't have been more professional, helpful and friendly. She even took some underwater photos to show my boys. In the end I was not quite as bad as I had feared and I had a great day. My impression of the company in general was professional, nice well kept boat, all the other instructors were also very friendly and chatty and I was impressed that the instructor ratio to divers was good with small groups. In my view this is unusual and much more fun for the customers. Some operators have maximum sized groups to make more money and the fun aspect is lost. Even the customers were a good mixed bunch of people.
I am impressed enough to trust them to put my two boys (13 & 14) through the OW course when they arrive for the Christmas holiday as I'm unfortunately working. From what I saw I would recommend them to anyone.Brian9992013, http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293919-d4722290-Reviews-Jomtien_Dive_Center-Pattaya_Chonburi_Province.html#REVIEWS
Gary took me through my Divemaster, it was a whole load of fun and professional at the same time. JDC has so much experience of the local dive locations and knows where to take you depending on your requirements. If you want loads of advice and good information and a great starting place for your scuba experience around Pattaya and Jomtien then this is your one stop shop! Fully recommended.Jim Wright, http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293919-d4722290-Reviews-Jomtien_Dive_Center-Pattaya_Chonburi_Province.html#REVIEWS
“Great Days Sidemount Diving”
Two of us went for a days sidemount diving (not an easy task at most dive shops) however JDC made it a easy day. They helped us transporting our kit, DIN tanks were available on the boat and the boat crew were friendly and helped us when getting out of the water, which is not quite as straight forwards as diving single tank. We had a great time, really enjoyed it and after two one hour dives, lunch we were back in Jomtien mid afternoon due to there timely and no nonsense approach. Could not ask for more 🙂Mathew Payne, http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293919-d4722290-Reviews-Jomtien_Dive_Center-Pattaya_Chonburi_Province.html#REVIEWS