Conservation

Preparations start for International Clean Up Day Pattaya

In amongst our day divers and scuba dive courses taking place, Mermaids Pattaya Thailand are preparing for the annual International Clean Up Day (ICUD) taking place on the 21st September 2013. This is a big event! Now in its sixth year, the ICUD day is popular with...

Hin Chalam Reef Clean up

Samesan - Hin Chalam Reef Clean up Monday 11th March, 2013 Whilst on a dive in Pattaya, Thailand at a little place called Hin Chalam, we noticed a large amount of netting had recently been left there and that it was covering and damaging a significant amount of...

Leonardo Dicaprio Makes It Personal! Project AWARE

Leonardo Dicaprio Works with Project AWARE on Marine Conservation!   [caption id="attachment_4042" align="aligncenter" width="124"] Leonardo Dicaprio works with Project AWARE[/caption] Dear Diver, Experiencing the unique beauty of the underwater world as a diver inspires me to do what I can to protect our ocean and its inhabitants, particularly magnificent...

PADI ScubaEarth

ScubaEarth™ is live for all PADI Professionals ScubaEarth hosts everything from current weather and dive conditions to photos and videos. This is a great tool to stay connected with all of your students, divers and other PADI Pros. Now is the best time to register and set...

International Clean Up Day Sponsors – We Thank You!

International Clean Up Day Sponsors - We Thank You! Friends are good. Mermaids like friends and have made many new friendly associations with this years conservation efforts showing the generosity of many local companies. Mermaids PADI CDC Pattaya, Thailand are massively appreciative to all of the sponsoring...

Evening Meal and Fund Raiser for Project AWARE

Evening Meal and Fund Raiser for Project AWARE After a wonderful day with almost 200 participants, how else could we end it but with a large party? True Mermaids style with a lot of fun and loads of prizes from superb sponsors. The celebratory evening charity dinner...

Koh Sak Beach and Beach trail

Koh Sak Beach and Beach trail Koh Sak, Pattaya, Thailand is a wonderful island for both diving and to relax on in the tropical sunshine. Being only 35-45 minutes from Pattaya Bali Hai pier it's a popular diving spot but not crowded due to the different...

PROJECT A.W.A.R.E. INTERNATIONAL CLEAN UP DAY 2008- Pattaya

PROJECT A.W.A.R.E. INTERNATIONAL CLEAN UP DAY 2008- Pattaya On Saturday 20th September 2008, Mermaids Dive Center, a PADI 5 Star Career Development Center in Pattaya, Thailand organized the annual Project AWARE International cleanup day of the beach and coral reef on Koh Sak Island, just off...

Mermaids Dive Center – Project AWARE – Environmentally AWARE

Project AWARE - Environmentally AWARE Since Steve Blumenthal began Mermaids scuba diving centre in Pattaya Thailand he has been aware of the need to preserve the environment. We're lucky enough to have many pro-active environmentalists in the Chonburi area that assist with keeping things in order...

USNS SAFEGUARD Reef Clean Up

USNS SAFEGUARD & Mermaids Reef Clean Up Pattaya, Thailand At the time Mermaids Dive Center was approached by Peter Thorand (President of US Navy League) to do a joint underwater clean up with the USNS Safeguard (Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One) and our students, the...

Chantaburi Reef Clean Up December 2007

Chantaburi Reef Clean Up December 2007 Chantaburi province is just south of Chonburi in Thailand. Chantaburi named Jant by the Thai locals is famed for its' gem mining in land and rather nicely laid out city center. Chantaburi is also bordering the seas that hold the...

HTMS KHRAM CLEANUP – Pattaya bay Thailand

HTMS KHRAM CLEANUP - Pattaya bay Thailand On Wednesday 3rd October Mermaids Dive Center boat arrived at the HTMS Khram, the shipwreck located off of the island of Koh Phai, to be informed by another dive boat that there was a large fishing net covering the...

Pattaya Reef Clean Up March 2007

Coral Reef and Beach Cleanup 2007 As you know by now Mermaids Dive Center Pattaya, Thailand holds monthly Coral Reef and Beach cleanups. Being a Go-Eco dive center we must be aware of our impact on the local coral reef system and environment. Project AWARE status...

Underwater Cleanup – Koh Sak 2008

Underwater Cleanup - Koh Sak, Pattaya Thailand, 20 February 2008 Wow! My first proper dive in Thailand and I am doing an Underwater Cleanup! Why? Because I care about where I dive and what I am diving with. It also means that we can surface well away...

Project Aware Record Setting Conservation Efforts

Mermaids Dive Center Sets New Record in Pattaya Clean-up drive attracts more than 200 participants September 19, 2009—Mermaids Dive Center, a PADI 5-star Career Development Center based in Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand held its annual Project AWARE International clean-up on the south beach and reef of Koh Sak...

Project AWARE International Reef/Beach Cleanup day

International Reef Clean Up 2008 - Pattaya, Thailand 20th September 2008 saw the repeat of a very special annual event - the Project AWARE International Reef and Beach Clean Up Day. (See the 2007 Reef/Beach Cleanup effort). Year on year larger amounts of divers and non-divers...

Earth Day 2008 – Reef Clean Up

Dive for Earth 2008 - Mermaids Dive Pattaya Thailand Launched in the United States on 22 April 1970 , Earth Day has been raising environmental awareness on a global scale. Since the 30th anniversary of Earth Day in 2000, Project AWARE has helped divers put aquatic...

Project AWARE Reef Cleanup Day

15th September - PADI International Reef Clean Up Day 15th September 2007 brought PADI International Reef and Beach Clean Up day that is observed by all environmentally aware dive centers and water enthusiasts alike world wide. All bodies of water in all environments can be polluted...

Coral Reef Clean Up: Koh Keung Badaan

Coral Reef Clean Up Koh Keung Badaan, Pattaya On Sunday 19th August Mermaids dive centre completed a second coral reef clean-up at Koh Keung Badaan to continue where we had left off the previous month. The island of Keung Badaan, Pattaya is about an hour and...

Reef Clean Up September 2006

Project AWARE Annual Reef Clean Up The sun was shining and the sea was good to us. September 16th’s reef cleanup was planned to coincide with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Clean-up day, and was a very successful project. The clean up took place at Hat Nuan,...

Earth Week

Earth Week - Mermaids Environmental Awareness - with fun! - Mermaids Dive Center Pattaya Thailand organized an Earth week for the dive interns. It is one thing just to clean up a beach or reef feeling that we have done a good job - and...

International Reef Clean Up 2005

PADI International Reef Clean Up Day (Sept 17th) 2005 September each year holds a special for PADI in the way that they hold their International Reef Clean-up day. This year was certainly special as it was the 20th anniversary of the international clean-up day. Mermaid's holds unofficial...

Thailand Tsunami Clean Up

Tsunami Marine Clean Up Project – Phuket, Thailand Conducted and written by: Alex Gerard , Lee Smitten and James Anger (P J Scuba - Mermaids CDC) Please click any of the "thumb nail photos" to enlarge. On Friday 28th January 2005 we caught an afternoon flight to Phuket....

HTMS Kut Wreck

Pattaya, Thailand has always been regarded as a great dive training ground due to the diversity of dive sites but now this has been sealed. September 17th 2006 at 10:30am the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) laid the HTMS Kut (Former USS LSM-333) to rest at...

Hardeep ship wreck Samesan Pattaya Thailand

Buoy Project – Hardeep Ship Wreck preservation project

[caption id="attachment_1562" align="alignright" width="205"] Hardeep Shipwreck Samesan[/caption] We have been blessed locally with wonderful training conditions with great recreational scuba diving also. One of the main highlights for both recreational and divers in training is the Hardeep Ship wreck which lies in approximately 28 meters of...

Reef Check Student Course

Mermaids Reef Check Pattaya - Thailand Mermaids dive center in Pattaya, Thailand now offer the ReefCheck Eco-Diver course for all divers that wish to get involved and begin making Coral Reef monitoring studies! The Reef Check Eco Diver course is designed to teach you everything you need...

Go-Eco Dive Center

Go Eco - Explore, Conserve, Observe Exploring nature, traveling to new places and experiencing other cultures is exhilarating. But keeping earth’s treasures pristine for future generations to experience can also be a challenge. If you like to travel and are concerned about your effect on the...

Reef Check Eco Project

Mermaids Reef Check Program - Pattaya, Thailand Reef Check Eco-Diver Course In many parts of the world coral reefs represent a major economic resource that is often misunderstood by local stakeholders and the consequences can and often do result in mismanagement. Indeed the scientific community as a whole...

Reef Check

Mermaids Reef Check Program - Pattaya, Thailand Reef Check Eco-Diver Course In many parts of the world coral reefs represent a major economic resource that is often misunderstood by local stakeholders and the consequences can and often do result in mismanagement. Indeed the scientific community as a whole...