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Posts by - Darren Gaspari

Posts by - Darren Gaspari

Proud owner and active PADI Gold Course Director of Aussie Divers Phuket, a professional and awarded PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Scuba Diving Centre. Member of the PADI Advisory Board for the eLearning modules 2019 and 2020.

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Aussie Divers Phuket – Doing Things Right

As with all countries there are rules and regulations for most activities we do. These rules and regulations rules need to followed for a number of important reasons. Two of the most import reasons are 1) To abide by the laws of the country 2) And by doing so, become legally insured by abiding by the laws of the country. Unfortunately, in Phuket as with most countries in the world, there are a small fraction of those that choose not to abide these laws. These normally go undetected until when it matters most….. we there is an accident. Here are a few checks you can do to make sure that your tour agent and Aussie Divers Phuket, are doi [...]

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The Reasons Why We Love Diving in Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is one of Thailand’s most popular holiday destination for good reasons – and as scuba divers, there are even more! As well as incredible beaches and no shortage of topside activities, there is a huge range of places to stay, eat, drink and of course... scuba dive! Find out the reasons why we love to diving in Phuket, Thailand. Whether you are new to diving or a well-travelled veteran, Phuket has something to offer divers of all levels. Here are just a few of the reasons why we love diving in Phuket, Thailand... Unlike some regions in South East Asia, Phuket offers year-round diving opportunities. Phuket’s tropical [...]

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First Aid Phuket – 5 Reasons to Learn First Aid

All Aussie Divers Phuket diving staff are highly qualified and professional first aid instructors teaching the Emergency First Response system.The Emergency First Response Course is a stand alone First Aid Course, not just for scuba divers but all lay The Emergency First Response Secondary Care program provides comprehensive first aid training which will prepare you for a wide range of situations and give you the confidence and knowledge of how to deal with them quickly, correctly and efficiently. The Emergency First Response course is international CPR, AED and first aid training organizations. With more than 56,000 instructors worl [...]

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Phuket, Thailand For Your PADI IDC

Are you thinking about becoming a PADI Instructor? If you are then you may have heard of the PADI IDC, or Instructor Development Course. The PADI IDC is the course you are required to take after you have achieved PADI Divemaster level in order to become an instructor. After completing your IDC, and having 100 logged dives, you’ll be ready to take the PADI Instructor Exams. This might sound daunting but it’s not – it’s just to check that you have fully understood what you learned during your IDC! As a PADI Instructor, the world is your oyster and you can get paid to travel and work at amazing dive destinations worldwide. So i [...]

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What to do in Phuket Sandbox – Scuba Diving

Phuket business' including the Phuket Scuba Diving fraternity are ecstatic to have tourists returning to our small island. Here is a blog with an option in what to do during your Phuket Sandbox stay. We welcome you all and hope that you have a great stay. Book a Phuket Sandbox Dive Trip: Contact Us So you have arrived to Phuket as a part Sandbox opening and what you can do. Although there are a lot of activities that are still closed, scuba diving in Phuket is up and running. Scuba Diving is a family activity and can be by anyone over the age of 10 years and is enjoyed by adults well into their 60’s and 70’s. [...]

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How to buy a Dive Computer

There are plenty of different dive computer on the market. It can be a daunting task and an expensive one. Here is a blog on how to buy a dive computer and hopefully these few tips will make your purchase a successful one. During this article we are assuming you are relatively new at purchasing a dive computer and a recreational scuba diver. If you are plan a life as a tech diver with mixed gases or rebreathers it is always good to talk to the instructors that specialize in that field. Yes, that is an obvious question and of course the answer will be for scuba diving. One of the really cool and obvious feature of a dive c [...]

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How long will my scuba tank last?

A question we often get asked is how long will my scuba tank last? Unfortunately there is no simple answer to that question as there are a few variables. Hopefully in this blog we can help answer that question. Your breathing rate depends on your level of exercise (energy output) and the depth that you dive. The higher your level of exercise, the harder you work, the more oxygen you need and the more Carbon Dioxide (CO2) you will produce. In order to remove the CO2 from your lungs while scuba diving, you must inhale air. So, the more exercise you do under the water the more you will breathe, and the quicker you will use your [...]

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