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Why We Should Help Save All Sharks

30% of sharks today are endangered. Here is a blog that will explain why we should help save all sharks. Phuket and its surrounding areas are fortunate to have some wonderful sharks to go diving with. Black Tip Reef sharks and Leopard (above) sharks are possibly the two most common. The Phi Phi islands often provide great sightings of Black tips with Palong Wall on Phi Phi Ley being one of the best. On a good day it is possible to see up to 20 or 30 sharks, which makes for an amazing dive. One of the best features of the black tips is that they are commonly located in shallow water and can be easily seen by even the most novic [...]

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PADI courses that could save you a lot of money

Here is a blog that will explain to you there are PADI courses that can save you a lot of money. Customer: How deep do we go today? Instructor: What certification do you hold? Customer: “ PADI Open Water”. Instructor: “18 metres” Customer: “But I have been to 30 metres before” “I will be OK”. This is a very common conversation I have heard many times before and in most cases the customer’s thoughts are true. Most divers could go to 30 metres without a problem. I have never been involved in or known anyone that has been involved in a scuba diving accident that required Hyperbaric (Recompressi [...]

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Can I see Whale Sharks Scuba Diving in Phuket?

In this blog we will try and answer the question, Can I see Whale Sharks Scuba Diving in Phuket? There are not too many seasoned scuba divers that don’t wish to scuba dive with a whale shark. They are the holy grail of scuba diving and the dream of many scuba divers both novice and professional. Without any formal documentation it appears that sighting of whale sharks is on the rise from years past. Although still a rare sighting, here in Phuket weekly sightings are now becoming common. As always, whale sharks do what they want, when they want wherever they want. Good luck in finding your whale shark. The 201 [...]

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Can I See Manta Rays Scuba Diving in Phuket?

So you are new to scuba diving and you are wondering what all the fuss is about Manta Rays. It is my belief that Manta Rays are one of the best things that you can see under the water. Many people would agree. These gentle giants can be found in the local area. There are two hot spots being Racha Noi near Phuket Island and Koh Bon in the Similan Islands. There are two species of these graceful creatures. The first being the Reef Manta Ray and then there is the Giant Oceanic Manta Ray. The Reef Manta Rays grow to about 5.5 metres in width. The Giant Oceanic Mantas get up to over 7 metres however there has been reports that they hav [...]

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Why I love to Teach Scuba Diving

In 2008 I quit a perfectly good and well paying job to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor here in Phuket. It was a decision that was made with some apprehension however it is a choice that I have never regretted. Having been fortunate enough to progress through the PADI ranks and now made it to the highest rating of PADI Course Director. Being a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or PADI Master Instructor opens up a world of different job opportunities in a vast range of countries and environments. This gives you the opportunity to meet people from a vast range of nationalities. I can teach a wide number of scuba di [...]

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Is Phi Phi the best day trip scuba diving in Thailand?

Here is why Aussie Divers Phuket think that Phi Phi may be the best day trip scuba diving in Thailand. Yesterday we went scuba diving with Jake and Tara as they did their PADI Advanced Open Water Course with Aussie Divers Phuket. We headed off to the Phi Phi Island group for two dives and a third dive at Shark Point on the way back. This was the second time Jake and Tara had done this trip, the first was a few days earlier for the PADI Open Water Course. The Phi Phi Islands are less than 3 hours day boat ride from Phuket in the south of Thailand. The first dive started at the north tip of Koh Bida Nok. The north face is a w [...]

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What to Expect During Your PADI Advanced Open Water Course?

Here is a step by step description what to expect during your PADI Advanced Open Water Course. Your PADI Advanced Open Water course will begin with a hotel transfer at between 7:15 and 7:30am from your hotel. You will be then taken to the pier at Ao Chalong where you will be met by you PADI Instructor for the course. After you have set up your equipment and helped yourself to some freshly cooked breakfast your PADI instructor will then brief you on a range of different things including the boat, the days dive sites, the dive conditions and what you are likely to see on the day. You will then begin going through your [...]

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