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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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The Typical PADI Discover Scuba Diving Day

The Typical PADI Discover Scuba Diving Day What to Expect During Your PADI Discover Scuba Diving Your PADI Discover Scuba Diving day will typically start with a 7:30 am pick up from your hotel were 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 boats 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 the water, the do's and don [...]

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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

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 is blessed with the Giant Manta Rays, the biggest of the two breeds of manta rays Where are the [...]

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Nitrox – What is it and What are the Benefits?

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 [...]

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The Typical PADI Open Water Course

The Typical PADI Open Water Course What to Expect During Your PADI Open Water Course Your PADI Open Water Course will begin at the Aussie Divers Chalong Training at about 8:00am. The PADI Open Water course theory component is divided into five chapters. Each chapter consists of a DVD, knowledge review and short quiz. You will start off by watching the first of the five DVDs, these DVDs run for approximately 50 minutes each. On the completion of the DVD your PADI instructor will assess your knowledge review, which can be completed prior, during or after the DVD. Once you PADI instructor has made sure you understand all the knowle [...]

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

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 to select. 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 Sp [...]

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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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