Okay, I know what you're thinking. "Diving? In Bangkok?" Sorry, no. There are no secret diving sites in the Big Mango. Well, maybe one, but more on that later. So, why am I including a section on Bangkok in a diving guide? The reason is that, if you're coming to Thailand from outside of Southeast Asia, you're most likely going to be traveling through Bangkok. So, if you're coming through Bangkok, why not stop and enjoy the sights of the city?
In addition, there are also some good dive shops in Bangkok that you might want to take advantage of. In general, the shops I've listed here are better stocked, and often cheaper, than the shops closer to the major dive centers.
Oh yeah, I promised you a dive site in Bangkok. There is one, sort of. It's not in the open sea, but in one of Southeast Asia's largest aquariums, and there are some rather unusual marine creatures to keep you company: sharks. Dive with the Sharks is a special program of major dive shop Planet Scuba in cooperation with Siam Ocean World.
For more information about what to see and do in the Thai capital, see my complete Bangkok travel guide at BangkokForVisitors.com.