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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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Spotted Eagle Rays at Racha Noi Island

The stunning Spotted Eagle Rays are becoming a regular at Racha Noi Island. Right now at Koh Racha Noi, Phuket, Thailand we are regularly seeing whist scuba diving the beautiful White Spotted Eagle Rays. These are majestic creatures that are not all that common to the area. If found are normally at Racha Noi and Racha Yai Islands which are about 30 km south of Phuket. Belonging to the same family as the awesome manta rays. Eagle rays grow up to a maximum size of five meters in length and three meters wide. These gentle rays are very curious and usually stick around checking out the divers. Although they are usually seen alon [...]

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Why Are Scuba Diving Liveaboards Popular in Phuket?

The Phuket scuba diving liveaboards are a very popular way to dive, let's find out what they are and why they are popular. With the high season rapidly approaching Phuket and the west coast of Thailand. That also means liveaboard season also starts up and bring more scuba diving options in the region, particularly the Similan Islands and Surin Islands. Liveaboards are one of the best ways to explore the Andaman Sea and the world's oceans and of the best ways to scuba dive and relax. So what is a liveaboard boat and why should I go on one? Simply enough, a liveaboard boat is exactly as it sounds, a boat designed for people to li [...]

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A Day Trip to Phi Phi – More Than Just Scuba Diving

One of the most popular scuba diving day trips in Phuket is to the Phi Phi Islands. The islands are situated approximately 46 km’s east of Chalong Bay, Phuket. They are around 2 hours and 40 minutes boat ride on the larger day trip dive boats. The Phi Phi Islands are a group of 6 islands that make up the Hadnopparattara National Park. The Islands consist of Koh Phi Phi Don, Koh Phi Phi Ley, Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Mosquito Island and Bamboo Island (Koh Mai Pai). Book a day trip to Phi Phi with Aussie Divers Phuket As previously written the dive sites at Phi Phi are some of the best in the world.They provide the [...]

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PADI courses that could save you a lot of money

Here is a blog that will explain to you there are PADI courses that can save you a lot of money. 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 (Recompressi [...]

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What is the water temperature for scuba diving in Phuket Thailand

We often get asked what will be the water temperature when scuba diving in Phuket of Thailand. Phuket is fortunate that our water temperature is very stable and does not fluctuate much and has some of the warmest waters in the world. Generally the water temperature in and around Phuket is normally a very comfortable 29 degrees Celsius. With a long run of overcast days it may drop to a chilly 28 degrees and if we get an extended run of warm sunny weather it could reach 30 degrees Celsius. Occasionally we have thermoclines come through that will reduce the temperature to 27 - 28 degrees however they are rare. If you are doing a s [...]

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Has Kata Beach Dive Become A Serious Certified Divers Site?

In the past the Kata Beach dive was used more as a necessity and beginners dive rather than a dive site for certified divers. It is a dive site that can only be dived during the high season, October/November through to late April. The change of winds during the low season has the wind coming directly from the west and straight into the beach. These create high waves and increases underwater movement, reducing visibility and pushes trash into the dive site. The high season winds come from the east and make for better beach dive conditions. Kata Beach is quite a shallow dive site and given it proximity the heavily popula [...]

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Women in Scuba Diving – Phuket

Scuba diving, once a male-dominated sport, has seen a significant shift in recent years. It is welcome news that thee advancement of girls and women in scuba diving has opened up new possibilities for exploration beneath the waves. With their passion, determination, and skill, female divers are making waves in the underwater world, especially so in Phuket and Thailand. In Phuket, Thailand the numbers of female scuba divers have been on the incline for a number of years now. This is now coming close to 40 % of all new scuba divers being female. This is almost 10% higher than ten years ago. Historically, scuba diving has [...]

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What are the Best Dive Sites in Phuket?

Here is a blog with what the Aussie Divers staff think what are the best dive sites in Phuket. Between the dive sites in the day trip region of Phuket, the Southern Andaman and the Northern Andaman dive areas of the Similan and Surin Islands there are more than 100 different dive sites. Here are some of the Aussie Divers Phuket staff with their views on what their favorite dive sites are. 1. Koh Bida Nok – Phi Phi: Just for the marine life. There is too much there to see. 2. Bay 1 & 2 - Racha Yai: OK, Call me crazy. I learnt to dive in these bays and they have a special place in my heart. It is a bit like my first g [...]

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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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