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    Swimming in the sea in Pattaya

    I like to go for a daily dip in the morning. I have met a few expats who tell me that the water is full of sewage. Is there really any truth in this? I would have a hard time believing this. Just expats moaning,right?

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    Doesn't matter where one goes in the sea, there's sewage. I let my kids play in the sea off Pattaya. We just make sure they have a good wash once we get back to the hotel.

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    I think it depends where. If something touches your nose stop swimming?

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    Interesting, I have also been told that the best place to swim is just past the gay beach. I do like Jomtien, that place is a lot more chilled out. May relocate there thinking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PattayaPetey
    I have also been told that the best place to swim is just past the gay beach. I do like Jomtien, that place is a lot more chilled out. May relocate there thinking about it.
    True.

    Quote Originally Posted by PattayaPetey
    I have met a few expats who tell me that the water is full of sewage. Is there really any truth in this?
    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by PattayaPetey
    I would have a hard time believing this. Just expats moaning,right?
    no.

    Here's a thread for you, Socal.

    http://teakdoor.com/pattaya-forum/93...h-dirty-6.html (The urban myth that Pattaya beach is "dirty")

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    Erm, thanks Kingwilly. Some of those pics or grim. Who is Socal? I'm not from California which is what I presume his nic is about.

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    Welcome PattayaPetey

    What do you think about the Jetski scammer in Pattaya.

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    From a purely geographic point of view where is the gay beach and past being which side.

    I'm happy with Naklua but rarely venture into the water.

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    Doesn't matter where one goes in the sea, there's sewage. I let my kids play in the sea off Pattaya. We just make sure they have a good wash once we get back to the hotel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PattayaPetey
    I have met a few expats who tell me that the water is full of sewage.
    I think they are just referring to the other expats

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    Don't believe these scare stories. It is a thriving ecosystem and supports a healthy community of such species as the TurdFish and the Condomfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    It is a thriving ecosystem and supports a healthy community of such species as the TurdFish and the Condomfish.
    You just reminded me Harry. I worked for local government in the Engineers Dep't which included the city sewers. The size of a condom when caught in a flow made it huge. We used to refer to them as 'Toilet Salmon'.

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    http://infofile.pcd.go.th/mgt/Thai_S...TOKEN=75607841

    It's full of shit, piss, oil, chemicals, and any other detritus that companies can save a baht on by dumping it straight into the sea.

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    Pattaya is a sewer both in and out of the water

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    Plenty of moonfish in Pattaya waters.Not sure what they are like to eat.

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    Avoid the route to Coral Island. Many chinese oysters floating in those parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Here's a thread for you, Socal.
    it's ms. riot.

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    Who? All I wanted to know was if I could take a dip in the briney! Deary me, this place is no better than Thai fucking Visa these days

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    Oi, don't mock TV.

    Simon43's had a face lift. Before and after pics too.

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    Never had a problem their myself and my son loves the sea, go and enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PattayaPetey
    All I wanted to know was if I could take a dip in the briney! Deary me,
    Of course you can. Keep in mind tis not pristine unpolluted water. As above, industrial waste and sewage abound.
    Welcome to TD. Ignore the wankers and enjoy.

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