Pattaya Daily News

14 September 2006 :: 13:09:31 pm 26240

Pattaya’s new attraction “Dive into the Under Water World”

At Pattaya City Hall, Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn together with Rear Admiral Ruengrit Boonsongprasert of Royal Thai Navy and Captain Taksin Rueksangket, Chief Staff of Fleet Ship Region 1, held a press conference on the docking position of the Royal Ship Krood to create a news tourist attraction within Pattaya area, inorder for tourists to have a different kind in diving activities.
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According to Tourism, their strategy of Cholburi is to discover new places for tourist attraction and at the same time preserving the existing tourist attractions around Pattaya. Currently Pattaya City has a lot of tourist attractions which could be enjoyed for both thai and foreigners. The tourism business in Pattaya has expanded more.

The most effective selling points are the water activities; keeping them in order and making it safe for tourist. Pattaya City joined with Royal Thai Navy set up a new area for water activity.

Pattaya has obtained part of budget to purchase the Royal Ship Krood to provide divers to dive under the water and view the natural beauty and coral reefs. The Royal Ship Krood is docked under 3 locations 1. Koh Sak, in the Western Part, this is most suitable place for docking the ship because there are not too many boats passing and the deepness is very appropriate 2. In the middle between Koh Larn & Koh Sak, about 1 kilometer away, it is the central location for underwater diving. Visitors will prefer to come here for diving. 3. End of Koh Sak, southern part, the depth of water is not appropriate and rather dangerous because boats are passing all the time.

All the 3 departments has inspected the area and considered find a suitable docking location for the Royal Ship Krood. Taking into consideration also into the effect on the environment are one of the concern. Data will be gathered and evaluated to see where would be the most suitable place for another tourist attraction.

On Saturday 16 September at 12.00 p.m. there will be an Under Water Exhibition at the Bali Hai Pier and various performances and the Royal Navy Band the whole night. On Sunday morning, 17 September at 9.00 a.m, the 3 departments will join in placing the Royal Ship at the docking point near to Koh Sak to sink it into the sea; the trip will be join by different mass media.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Tourism News

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