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Why Can’t I Fly After Scuba Diving?

Here is a blog that will try and explain why you can't fly after scuba diving. We have all been taught during our PADI Open Water Course that we cannot fly after scuba diving. You should recall that we cannot fly for 12 hours after a single dive, 18 hours after multiple dives and if we can we should ideally wait 24 hours. It is generally understood that the reason why we do this is to avoid the increase risk of decompression sickness. To understand how this increased chance may materialise we need to understand how decompression sickness normally develops. To do that we need to understand what is actually occurring in our body. [...]

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PADI eLearning Start the Next Adventure at Home

Start your next scuba diving adventure at home with PADI eLearning and Aussie Divers Phuket. Sitting at home bored during COVID -19. Dreaming of your next trip away scuba diving. Well you can start your next scuba diving adventure at home with PADI eLearning. Here are four courses that you can start in the comfort of you lounge at home. The PADI Open Water Course, PADI Advanced Open Water Course, the PADI Rescue Course and the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Course. Please note that all these eLearning modules are for the theory components of the respective courses. You will need to complete the practical components at Aussie D [...]

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Can Learning to Scuba Dive be Good for Your Brain

In a recent New York Times blog, author Gretchen Reynolds talks of the benefits of leaning a new activity during mid-life. Could learning to scuba dive be good for your brain. She states that learning a new sporting activity could change and strengthen the brain. Learning a new activity like scuba diving would be more beneficial than say crosswords or marathon training. In Krista Stryker’s book, The 12 Minute Athlete, she states that exercise can even help ward off some types of age-related cognitive decline. Such as reduced hand-eye coordination and memory loss. The uniqueness of scuba diving means that the PADI Open Wa [...]

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Tips On Buying a Regulator

When you’re looking at buying your first dive regulator there are a couple of tips to consider. How deep will you be diving, cold water vs warm water, brand & serviceability? It is likely that after your course & first few dives you will now be addicted to scuba diving and looking at every possibility to go diving now that you are certified. If you plan on spending a lot of time underwater then you should look at investing in some equipment, including purchasing your first dive regulator. But what factors should you be considering when looking at buying a regulator? Buy Your Regulator From Aussie Divers Phuket One of the fi [...]

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10 Ways to get a Scuba Diving Beer Fine

As you instructor probably explained to you during your PADI open Water Course. The scuba diving industry loves a beer fine. Beer fines are for those that continue to make silly errors even after the instructor taught them. Beer Fines should normally be preceded by a warning; however, some acts of stupidity go directly to a beer fine. Here are 10 Ways to Earn a Beer Fine. This is the classic of all beer fines. It most likely dates back to 1966 when PADI first started and Johnny Wetzstein was doing his PADI Open Water Course. If you need more explaining why this rule is, (other than losing the dive shops mask) then you will g [...]

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Instructor Profile Ashish Chhabria India

Another Instructor profile and this time Ashish Chhabria from India. Born and raised in Mumbai. Ashish presently resides in Phuket and working with Aussie Divers Phuket. They are Thailand's most reputable PADI Instructor Development Dive centre. Favourite Phuket Dive Site: Racha Noi Favourite PADI Course: PADI Discover Scuba Diving Best Underwater Conservation: Aware Most Missed Home Meal: Butter Chicken and anything his mother can cook. Languages/Dialects Spoken: Hindi and English Favourite Underwater Creature: Spotted Frogfish He spent a decade of working in diverse fields such as IT, finance, marketing, real e [...]

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Chase the Dream – PADI GoPro Online During COVID-19

Chase the Dream and become a PADI Pro with PADI GoPro Online and Aussie Divers Phuket during COVID-19. Ever dreamed of going professional in the scuba diving industry. Stuck inside going stir crazy and sick of watching reruns of Friends Here is the answer, PADI GoPro Online. PADI Professional Online eLearning courses available that will allow you to complete the theory component of either the PADI Divemaster Course or the PADI instructor Development Course. It is important to know, you will still need to finish the practical components of the respective courses at your preferred dive centre. It is however to a great w [...]

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