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Scuba Diving Equipment Rent or Buy

You have now fallen in love with scuba diving and you are now looking at getting some of your own equipment. Do you always need to buy or can you rent your scuba diving equipment. There some things to consider when purchasing you own scuba diving equipment and one of the main questions is if you need to purchase it at all. Why buy if I can rent – Why rent if I can buy? To answer this question you will need to take a look at what type of diver you are or will be. First you would need to look at the frequency that you will be diving. Will you be diving with you local dive club or just when you travel on you yearly h [...]

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Travelling to and from Phuket International Airport

Here is a blog to make travelling to and from Phuket International Airport a little easier for you. Your options for getting from the airport to your hotel include; Phuket Smart bus - Only THB 100 but be prepared for a long trip & only does the western side of Phuket. Shared minivan - Cheap option, however will be a long drive depending on number of stops. Grab Taxi - The Grab app is one of the cheapest ways to get taxi's in Phuket. Grab is now available at Phuket airport and lets you see the rates before booking. Metered Taxi - If you can get a metered taxi (make sure the meter is on & running, not fixed rate) it will be the sec [...]

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Phuket Scuba Diving – Wet Monsoon Months

The months of May/June see the start of the wet season (monsoon) season for Phuket and the west coast of Thailand. This change in weather delivers more wind and rain and in turn increases wave height. Ultimately this determines what scuba diving we can do during that period of the low season. We do continue to scuba dive during this period and although the weather does not effect diving under the water so much it does have an effect the boat travel to the dive sites. For More Information: Contact Us If you are not aware, all scuba diving in Phuket is done via large purposely built scuba diving boats and involves lengthy t [...]

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What are the Best Dive Sites in Phuket?

Here is a blog with what the Aussie Divers staff think what are the best dive sites in Phuket. Between the dive sites in the day trip region of Phuket, the Southern Andaman and the Northern Andaman dive areas of the Similan and Surin Islands there are more than 100 different dive sites. Here are some of the Aussie Divers Phuket staff with their views on what their favorite dive sites are. 1. Koh Bida Nok – Phi Phi: Just for the marine life. There is too much there to see. 2. Bay 1 & 2 - Racha Yai: OK, Call me crazy. I learnt to dive in these bays and they have a special place in my heart. It is a bit like my first g [...]

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Aussie Divers Phuket Wins Awards

Aussie Divers Phuket is excelling in winning some major PADI Awards Book A Dive with Aussie Divers Phuket Today In 2018 - 2019 Aussie Divers Phuket staff received 13 Certificates of Excellence and Tom Domville was nominate Instructor of the month during 2019. A massive effort by the team. In 2019 Aussie Divers again received an award from PADI for outstanding Contribution to The Diving Industry. It was a great effort by all of the team. In 2018 Aussie Divers again received an award from PADI for outstanding Contribution to The Diving Industry. In November of 2017 Aussie Divers Phuket were Awarded one [...]

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National Park Fees for Phi Phi

The Thailand National Parks office informed the Phuket scuba diving industry on the 23rd March 2016 that they have introduced a daily fees for divers entering the Phi Phi Islands national park. This is similar to what is currently in place for the liveaboard adventures that visit the Similan and Surin National Parks. This effectively means there will be a fee of THB 600 for every diver and THB 400 for every non-diver that visits Koh Phi Phi National Park. Fees will be payable in cash on the boat when entering Phi Phi The fee is intended to help preserve the stunning marine fauna and flora found in the Koh Phi Phi Natio [...]

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My options if I have not scuba dived for a while?

Here are some options if you have not scuba dived for a while. Refresher Your Diving with Aussei Divers Phuket: Contact Us: contact us So you haven’t dived for a while and decide to get back in to scuba diving. What are the options available to you? Do you need to do the full course all over again or can we simply just jump straight back in? If you have been out of the water for at least six months or more then we would strongly recommend doing some sort of refresher. Do this before going out into the open water. There are a number of reasons for this but mostly it is down to your safety, comfort and enjoyment on one o [...]

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