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04 November 2010 :: 12:11:13 pm 45359

Pattaya Dive Festival 2010 to Stress Marine Environmental Conservation

Diving enthusiasts from near and far will come flocking to this year’s Pattaya Dive Festival, with its theme of marine environmental conservation, followed by a fireworks and dance spectacular.
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Pattaya, 4 November, 2010, [Pattaya Daily News]: Pattaya Dive Festival 2010 is to be celebrated from 13-14 November 2010, Pattaya’s Mayor, Mr. Itthiphon Khunplume, proudly announced from the Reflection Condominium Showroom, in the company of Messrs. Niti Kongkrut (TAT Pattaya President), Pitinanon Phlusaengsathit (representative of 5 elite Thailand diving schools), and Dr. Suriya Phulworralak (MD of Major Development).

Five well-known diving centres will participate in the event, namely Mermaid Dive Centre ,Wahoo Diving Center, Dive Indeed, Innovative Diver, and Dive Now. The five will promote marine environmental conservation activities, such as diving to collect rubbish, undersea photography, and laying artificial corals along the coast, specifically around Koh Larn and Khrok.

Some 500 divers are expected to boost those from the Pattaya diving centres, eager to share their individual diving exploits and mutual fascination with the sport. The participants will be treated to an extravaganza of fireworks and fire and belly dancing at the end of event.

Schedule for Pattaya Dive Festival 2010

November 13, 2553

7.00 AM
Participant together at Balihai pier to register and get diving equipment.

8:00 AM
“True Explore & Amarin Outdoor Unlimited present Pattaya Dive Festival 2010 by Reflection Condominium” opening ceremony starts. Organizer will also educate participants about the safety and to create awareness about underwater environment.

9.00 AM
Participants start to get on to their boats

9.30 AM (Boats will be separated in to two goups)
First group departs from Balihai Pier to Koh-Larn for Treasure Hunt by Reflection Condominium while another group go to Koh-Krok for underwater photography activities.
Non Divers will go to the Island to do Island Treasure Hunt

10.30 PM
All Boats meet at Koh Larn or Koh Sak

11.00 PM
All Participants go to Island to clean Up Beach

12.00 PM
Lunch on board

1.00 PM
All boats depart to Koh-Lann or Koh-Sak (depends on the weather) to start underwater cleanup

4.00 PM
Participants back into Balihai Pier and relax by themselves

4.30 PM
Press Cocktail Party starts at dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya

6.00 PM – Midnight
Evening Event & Closing Ceremony – Party starts at Reflection Condominium, Jomtien Beach Pattaya. During the party, we will introduce the sponsorship and announce the winner from day time activities. In the evening event, there will also an exhibition about Local Dive and Marine Life, Marine Life Conservation, and Local Activities.

Remark: Dive sites and timing can be change upon the weather condition

visit www.pattayadivefest.com

Reporter : Yanwarrut   Photo : Yanwarrut   Category : Tourism News

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