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

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

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Strong Waves on a boatAussie Divers Helpful Diving Info

Tips on How to Prevent Seasickness

As boat travel is a common part of scuba diving and unfortunately seasickness/ motion sickness effects 70% of the population. Here are some tips on how to prevent seasickness. Some are legitimately research and some may be myth. Motion is sensed by the brain through different pathways of the nervous system including the inner ear, the eyes, and the tissues of the body surface. Your body has a few different motion sensory systems. They are located in the inner ear and eyes. We also have skin pressure receptors, and the muscle and joint sensory receptors. When the body is moved intentionally, for example when walking, the input fr [...]

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How to Treat Jellyfish Stings Helpful Diving Info

What is the best way to treat a jellyfish sting?

Jelly fish sting are unfortunately part and parcel of diving and can ruin a days scuba diving. Luckily in most cases, self treatment is all that is needed and the effects will go away within 24-48 hours. In nearly all circumstances jellyfish stings are not life threatening and this is more so in Thailand. Not all jellyfish are dangerous. Most people think that all gelatinous,swimming marine animal encountered at the sea are "jellyfish" and moreover that they all sting. But not all jellyfish are stinging; many are harmless to humans, but it is always best to avoid touching them. However in Australian the Box Jellyfish (Cubozoans) and [...]

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Scuba Diving Children Aussie Divers Phuket Helpful Diving Info

What age can children start scuba diving?

When I started with the idea of writing this blog I thought the answer to this question would be relatively a simple one. However, with even a small amount of research the answer is a lot more complicated than I imagined. There are a whole lot of different experts having a vast range of different views on the subject on what age children can start scuba diving. Most of these concerns are around physical, psychological and maturity preparedness. What I considered to be the simple answer was 10 years of age. PADI have set the age limit for both their PADI Discover Scuba Diving and their entry level Certification, the PADI Open Wa [...]

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What is the Oldest I can Scuba Dive?

Scuba Diving is a unique activity that low impact and minimal skill requirement allows it to be enjoyed by most age levels and sporting prowess. Here we explore what is the oldest you can scuba dive? However at both ends of the age level spectrum there are some precautions that need to be addressed prior to diving. With children, emotional and behavioral maturity are the major concerns. With the older generation, it is medical fitness to dive that is the major worry. If a diver passes all of the medical requirements there is no reason why they cannot safely dive. This of course require a common since approach to the dive as well. [...]

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New Padi Medical Questionnaire Open Water Helpful Diving Info

New Diver Medical Questionnaire Released

On the 25th June 2020, DAN (Divers Alert Network), WRSTC (World Recreational Scuba Training Council), RSTC (Recreational Scuba Training Council) and the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society released a new diver medical questionnaire. The new medical was two and a half years in the making. It was cross referenced against the old medical form with real scuba diving students. PADI will take on the new medical checklist and will use it for all of their scuba diving and freediving courses. The process for the PADI Discover Scuba Diving appears to remain the same. Participants will complete the medical in the PADI DSD booklet a [...]

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Silicone Scuba Diving Mouth Pieces News & Special Offers

Medical Grade Silicone Mouthpieces

Aussie Divers Phuket are now retailers for Silicone Gear medical grade silicone scuba diving mouthpieces. These super soft mouthpieces are made in the USA and are very very comfortable. They come in a range of really cool colours and three different sizes, standard size, kids size and a larger long bite option. All come with spare coloured cable ties. If you do not own your own scuba diving regulator then at least own your own person mouthpiece the prevent the transmission of disease. The Standard Mouthpiece has a generous bite plate with supple sidewalls. This makes it extra comfortable for divers with normal or s [...]

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Leopard Shark at Koh Bida Nok Marine Life

Are There Sharks in Phuket? Are They Dangerous?

Yes, there are sharks in Phuket. Phuket is blessed with most docile and placid sharks possible. From the teddy bear like Leopard Shark to the gigantic and graceful Whale Shark there is no better place in the world to fall in love with sharks. Shark attacks on divers are extremely rare throughout the world. In Phuket, and Thailand for that matter, have never had a documented case of an attack on a scuba diver. We love our sharks and you should too. Commonly Found Sharks Also known as a Zebra Shark, depending on where in the world you are from. The Leopard shark along with the Black Tip Reef Shark are probably the [...]

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Day Trip Diving In Thailand

When scuba diving in Phuket you'll be embarking on what is referred to as 'Day Trip Scuba Diving', day trips will take you to one or many of the Islands around Phuket that house our outstanding reefs & wrecks. Because these Islands are typically one to two hours from the mainland by boat it works out much better if you do multiple dives while you are out there. Day trip diving here in Thailand will usually see you doing two or three dives per day, which is awesome because you get to see a multitude of different dive sites, marine life and scenery for a relatively low price, plus we get you back home in time for dinner.

Day trip diving is suitable for divers of all levels, whether experienced, new, or total beginners, including Discover Scuba Divers, we have many options for day trip divers, including Phi Phi Island, Racha Noi & Racha Yai and the King Cruiser Wreck. Basically it is just a matter of deciding which day trip and dive sites best suit your level of diving comfort and then contact Aussie Divers to book it.

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