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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 novice of divers and can often be seen by snorkelers as well. Leopard sharks are one of the most popular sharks in th [...]

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Three PADI courses that could save you $20,000.

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 (Recompression) chamber treatment and I hope I never do. However, let me give you a scenario, let’s say that you are a PADI [...]

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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. 2015 Update: The 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 scuba diving liveaboard seasons have provided as much higher number of whales shark appearances than ever before. Conditions have been very good for these majestic creatures and the chance of seeing a whale shark have been dramatically increased when scuba diving off a liveaboard boat particularly at Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Scuba diving with whale sharks in Phuket Th [...]

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

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 and many people would agree. These gentle giants can be found in the local area with the two hot spots being Racha Noi near Phuket Island and Koh Bon in the Similan Islands and revel in their contact with scuba divers. Let’s find out what all the fuss is about. 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 and the G [...]

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PADI Course Director Darren Gaspari Scuba Diving Aussie Divers Phuket Everything Else

Why I love to Teach Scuba Diving

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. I have been fortunate enough to progress through the PADI ranks and now made it to the highest PADI instructor rating, the PADI Master Instructor. 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 and gives you the opportunity to meet people from a vast range of nationalities [...]

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Is Phi Phi 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 wall dive and has a straight drop to 25 metres. The wall is stunningly covered by soft corals of many colors including [...]

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What to Expect During Your PADI Advanced Open Water Course

The Typical PADI Advanced Open Water Course 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 know [...]

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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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