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Weekend Getaway with The Junk

Looking for a perfect weekend getaway? The Junk, also known as "June Hong Chian Lee" is one of Thailands premium liveaboard experiences. With the Similan Islands season finishing up for 2018/19, The Junk will now be offering the perfect weekend getaway's. Exploring the Southern Andaman dive sites around Phi Phi & Phuket during the West Coast's low season (May - October). The Junk Southern Andamand Liveaboard - Weblink This weekend dive trip will depart from Phuket every Friday morning & return to Phuket on Sunday evenings. Stopping at the best dive sites around Koh Doc Mai, Phi Phi, Shark Point & Anemone Reef, offering a great m [...]

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What is the Underwater Visibility Like in Phuket?

A question that we often get asked here is “Is the visibility good?” Good visibility and bad visibility is a subjective thing and people when commenting should be giving an example of what level of visibility they are comparing it too or with. For example, a diver that regularly dives in lake or quarries and they compare to that, may think the visibility is good. Those that regularly dive in deep waters may think that that the visibility is poor. We regularly have divers from both spectrums and then can arrive back from the same dive trip and one saying the visibility is good and the other saying it is not good. There are a [...]

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Do I Need to do a Scuba Diving Refresher?

PADI recommends when during their theory section of the PADI Open Water Course that you should do a refresher if you have not been diving for six months. This is for a very good reason, it involves your safety. Is this applicable to all cases? The requirement or need to do a refresher should not purely be based on time alone. The ability and confidence of the diver involved should also be taken into account. For example, a student who has only done the four dives of the PADI Open Water Course, was quite nervous during their course should look at doing a refresher. A divemaster with several hundreds or even thousands of dives [...]

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25% Discount – Thailands Best Liveaboard Boats – Similan Islands

The Junk and Phinisi Similan Island Liveaboards are offering 25% off all of their trips to the end of the 2018 - 2019 season. These are two of the very best scuba diving liveaboards that are sailing the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, The Southern Andamans and even Burma. These trips include: 13th March 2019 - Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock - 6 nights 28th March 2019 - Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock - 6 Nights 04th April 2019 - Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock - 6 nights 10th April 2019 - Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Ri [...]

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Changes To Scuba Diving Rules Similan Islands, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai

The Similan Island Marine Park Authorities (The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation)(DNP) held a meeting on the 16th October in relation to a wide range of issues including the number of scuba divers permitted to dive the Similan Islands and Koh Bon each day. This was a meeting that was conducted after that start of the liveaboard season and many of the rules were implemented without prior notice. Most these rules have been made for the well being of the Similan Islands and for safety reasons. It appears that they will limit the numbers of scuba divers to 525 per day. This decision is being fought by [...]

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Interesting Eel Facts

Hardly I dive goes by in Phuket without seeing an eel. They are at virtually every know dive site. Here are some interesting fact about them. There is over 200 different species. Common eels in Phuket are the Giant Moray, Honeycomb moray, Zebra Moray, Ribbon Eel, Garden Eel and Fibriated Moray, White Eyed Moray. The biggest eel is the giant moray that can grow as long as 3 metres and weigh up to 30kg. The biggest being the giant moray. A baby eel is called elver. They can live between 3 and 36 years of age. They can travel up to 4000 miles to find a mate. They like the water temperature to be warn and the food source t [...]

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Importance of Equalising your Ears

Scuba diving is a relatively safe sport, as long as you follow the rules, however one of the most common injury's we see is ear problems after not improper technique or failure to equalise the ears. It is vital that you stop your decent/going down plus let your guide/instructor/buddy know if you have any equalisation issues whilst diving. When we are scuba diving the term “equalising” means to equalise pressure between the inside of your ears and the underwater environment. Human ears have the natural ability to compensate external pressure from the surrounding world and this mostly happens without you even noticing that it happen [...]

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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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