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The Typical PADI Discover Scuba Diving Day

Here is a step by step guide to the typical typical PADI Discover Scuba Diving Day with Aussie Divers Phuket. Your PADI Discover Scuba Diving day will typically start with a 7:30 am pick up from your hotel where you will be transported to the Chalong Pier where all the scuba diving and snorkeling boats depart from. This is about 20 minutes drive from Patong Beach. You will be met by your PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor taken to the boat and given a tour of the boat's facilities. Your Instructor will brief on your days event with information including the dive site where you will dive, what you are likely to see under [...]

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Giant Manta saying hello while Scuba diving in Phuket, Thailand with Aussie Divers Marine Life

Top 10 Creatures to See Scuba Diving Around Phuket

There are a lot of very cool creatures to see scuba diving around Phuket. Here is our top 10. By far my favorite creatures to see whist scuba diving around Phuket is the Giant Manta Ray. Often compared with the Whale Shark as the most sort after underwater creature to see whilst scuba diving. I consider these majestic creatures as number one because they are more regularly sighted and interact better with scuba divers. Manta Rays often come very close to scuba divers, circling divers and can come within a metre of lucky divers. There is nothing more exhilarating than making eye contact with a massive 6-metre creature. Phuket [...]

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Nitrox – What is it and What are the Benefits?

The air that we breathe on the surface and the air from a scuba tank have the same mixture gases (minus some trace elements of other gases). Air is essentially 21% Oxygen and 79% Nitrogen. Nitrox is a term used for the mixture of nitrogen and oxygen. Recreational scuba divers use a blend of Nitrox that is usually a mixture of 21- 40% oxygen and 60-79% nitrogen. A particular mixture of Nitrox is referred to by the percentage of oxygen in the mixture. The most common blends of nitrox mixtures, Nitrox 32 and Nitrox 36 contain 32% and 36% oxygen respectively. Air could be considered Nitrox 21 as it contains approximately 21% oxyg [...]

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The Typical PADI Open Water Course

Here is some step-by-step information on a typical PADI Open Water Course with Aussie Divers Phuket. Your PADI Open Water Course will begin with some online theory that you can pre-study in your own time, it is best to have 100% of the theory completed prior to the first day of training. The first day of the course begins at the Aussie Divers Chalong Training center at 8:00 am, hotel pickup times vary between 07:00 - 07:50 depending on location in Phuket. The PADI Open Water course online theory component is divided into five chapters. Each chapter consists of some videos, knowledge review questions, and a quick review qui [...]

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PADI Advanced Open Water Course – Which Adventure Dives Should I Do?

Congratulations. You have decided to do your PADI Advanced Open Water course and now you are considering what adventure dives you should do. Firstly you need to be aware that there two PADI adventure dives which are compulsory to get your PADI Advanced Open Water course. The PADI Deep adventure dive and the PADI Underwater Navigator dive must be completed to become a PADI Advanced Open Water certified diver. Selection can be important as you PADI Adventure dives will credit you to the corresponding PADI Specialty course. If you are planning to take some PADI Specialty courses in the future then selecting adventure dives th [...]

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Why Are Scuba Diving Liveaboards Popular in Phuket?

The Phuket scuba diving liveaboards are a very popular way to dive, let's find out what they are and why they are popular. With the high season rapidly approaching Phuket and the west coast of Thailand. That also means liveaboard season also starts up and bring more scuba diving options in the region, particularly the Similan Islands and Surin Islands. Liveaboards are one of the best ways to explore the Andaman Sea and the world's oceans and of the best ways to scuba dive and relax. So what is a liveaboard boat and why should I go on one? Simply enough, a liveaboard boat is exactly as it sounds, a boat designed for people to li [...]

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Do I Need to Know How To Swim to Scuba Dive?

This is a question that I often get asked, and really it is not as simple as YES or NO. Here is some explanations and reasons why. If you want to become a certified scuba diver by doing the PADI Open Water Diver Course, the answer is yes. In the PADI Open Water Diver Course it is specified that you have to be able to swim continuously for 200 metres. This can be with any stroke however it does need to be continuous without stopping. There is alternate option and that is you do a 300 metre mask, fin and snorkel swim. Some do find this easier to the 200 swim. You also have to be able to tread water or float for at least 10 minut [...]

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