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

This is a question that I often get asked, and really it is not as simple as YES or NO. Here is some explanations and reasons why. If you want to become a certified scuba diver by doing the PADI Open Water Diver Course, the answer is yes. In the PADI Open Water Diver Course it is specified that you have to be able to swim continuously for 200 metres. This can be with any stroke however it does need to be continuous without stopping. There is alternate option and that is you do a 300 metre mask, fin and snorkel swim. Some do find this easier to the 200 swim. You also have to be able to tread water or float for at least 10 minut [...]

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Is Phuket a Good Place to Learn to Scuba Dive?

Often divers who wish to learn to scuba dive are faced with a decision to learn in their home country or away. We answer the question, is Phuket a good place to learn to scuba dive? Learning to scuba diving in Phuket has its distinct advantages. Let's face it who likes to be cold? The water temperature in Phuket is generally around 29 degrees Celsius. Not only is more fun to be in but it is easier to stay focused. When you are cold a considerable amount to your body's energy is used to keep you warm. Less energy is available for concentration and focus. Further warm environments also make us happier. Warm water is ea [...]

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Underwater Proposal and Trash The Dress

A lot of marriage proposals take place at some fancy restaurant, beach, viewpoint etc. Why not try something a little different & outside the norm? Here is how to do a underwater Proposal and trash the dress. Have you thought about doing an underwater proposal? Maybe you're looking for some different ideas for wedding photos? If you are looking at doing something different then an underwater proposal here in the warm waters of Phuket is a perfect idea. Our dive sites at Racha Islands offer nice conditions and an amazing experience for an underwater proposal. Aussie Divers Phuket over the past few years has helped many couples wi [...]

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First Aid Phuket – 5 Reasons to Learn First Aid

All Aussie Divers Phuket diving staff are highly qualified and professional first aid instructors teaching the Emergency First Response system.The Emergency First Response Course is a stand alone First Aid Course, not just for scuba divers but all lay The Emergency First Response Secondary Care program provides comprehensive first aid training which will prepare you for a wide range of situations and give you the confidence and knowledge of how to deal with them quickly, correctly and efficiently. The Emergency First Response course is international CPR, AED and first aid training organizations. With more than 56,000 instructors worl [...]

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The Typical PADI Discover Scuba Diving Day

Here is a step by step guide to the typical typical PADI Discover Scuba Diving Day with Aussie Divers Phuket. Your PADI Discover Scuba Diving day will typically start with a 7:30 am pick up from your hotel where 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 boat's 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 [...]

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Underwater Photography – Not That Difficult

With the advancement of the digital age and awesome new underwater cameras, underwater photography has become affordable and is not that difficult to do. Point and shoot cameras with underwater housings have become common place and don’t require a PHD in underwater photography to get great shots. Underwater Photography is rewarding and at times can also be profitable. More and more underwater photography competitions are being won by people using compact digital cameras. Scuba diving in Phuket offers a wonderful opportunity to improve your photography. With some beautiful clear water, a diverse range or marine life and so [...]

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I want to be one of those guys…

I want to be one of those guys, is the story about the video that inspired two snorklers to become scuba divers. Jasmine and Andre embarked on a much-anticipated getaway to the Maldives, eager to escape the European winter for sunnier climes. Arriving at their opulent resort, they indulged in days of poolside relaxation, soaking up the tropical warmth to achieve the perfect tan. Feeling refreshed, they decided to explore the resort's activities and were recommended a snorkeling expedition to witness the majestic manta rays that frequented the area. With little knowledge of these creatures, Jasmine and Andre were thrilled at t [...]

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The Benefits of Oxygen for Scuba Diving Illnesses

Scuba diving is a breathtaking adventure that allows us to explore the wondrous world beneath the seas. However, as with any exhilarating activity, scuba diving comes with its own set of inherent risks and challenges. From time to time, thankfully rarely, scuba diving accidents or illnesses do occur. These can range from minor discomfort to life-threatening situations. Forunatelty one essential tool that plays a crucial role in mitigating the consequences of diving-related illnesses and that is oxygen or more specifically first aid oxygen (FAO2). In this blog, we will look at the benefits of oxygen for scuba diving illnesses. T [...]

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What I look for when Employing a Scuba Diving Instructor

Here are some tips about what I, the boss looks for when I am employing a scuba diving instructor. Being a PADI Scuba Diving instructor is one of the best jobs in the world. Given that PADI has dive centres in 186 countries around the globe, this could give a dive instructor the opportunity to travel and work. I don’t think there is a dive instructor out there that does not dream of working their way around the world and diving in exotic locations. However, with over 170,000 PADI Pros already out there and 1,000’s of new divemasters and instructors coming through each year, only the best will be able to fulfill the dream. [...]

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Day Trip Diving In Phuket, 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 Phuket mainland (Chalong Pier) by boat it works out much better if you do multiple dives while you are out there. Day trip diving in Phuket, 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 in Phuket 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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