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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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Scuba Diving Phuket – Recovery After the Pandemic

The Phuket scuba diving industry took a pretty big hit during the COVID pandemic. Phuket was isolated from the outside world for almost 18 months. During the period there were times when there was no scuba diving in Phuket at all. Even our local beach dives at Kata Beach were banned for an amount of time. The Phuket scuba diving industry is heavily reliant on international visitors and some businesses are almost 99% dependent on international divers. It was a very tough time for scuba diving in Phuket. A lot of scuba diving instructors returned to their native countries and employment within the scuba diving was slashed. The pand [...]

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Work as a Pro #1 – Tour Leader

There are lots of different jobs you can work as a scuba diving pro, a boat tour leader is one. Go Pro with Aussie Divers Phuket: contact us Here in Phuket we have a vast range of day trip boats that hold a number of scuba divers and snorkelers ranging from 5 or 6 up to 60 or 70. As with any large group of people they need to be managed. On a scuba diving boat the boat manager is called a Tour Leader. Day trips run to sites such as Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Phi Phi, Shark Point, Koh Doc Mai and many more. Technically a Tour Leader does not have to be a professional dive instructor or divemaster however in almost all cases the [...]

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Learn to Scuba Dive Bangkok

Ever wanted to learn to scuba, but live in the metropolis of Bangkok. Well, now you can do both with Aussie Divers. Aussie Divers, Phuket’s best and most scuba diving centre is now holding the theory and pool training of the PADI Open Water Course with our team of professional English speaking dive instructors. The PADI Open Water Course theory can be done in a number of different ways. Firstly you can do the full PADI Open Water theory online with The PADI open Water Touch. The PADI Open Water Touch is a full interactive tuition that can be done on a computer, smartphone or tablet. There is an additional charge for the PADI T [...]

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Scuba Diving Rules Similan Islands

Here is some information about the new scuba diving rules Similan Islands including 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 2018 in relation to a wide range of issues including the amount of scuba diving permitted in 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. [...]

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What is the Underwater Visibility Like in Phuket?

A question that we often get asked here in Phuket is “What is the underwater visibility like when I am there?” 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 th [...]

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How to Improve My Air Consumption Scuba Diving

Having poor air consumption is not only frustrating for the diver involved, it is also frustrating for the diver’s buddy or dive group. Here are a few tips on how to improve your air consumption whilst scuba diving. There is often as scuba diving safety rule in parts of the world (Thailand is one) when the first person is low on air then the whole group ends the dive. Therefore, if divers have paid good money to dive and the dive was cut short by someone with poor air consumption then that person can become quite unpopular. Over the years I have heard a lot of excuses to why someone’s air consumption is high, often I tend to [...]

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My Most Memorable Dive

Here is a list of the staff at Aussie Divers most memorable dives. My most memorable dive was at South Tip, Racha Noi in 2009. It was a charter trip with a company I used to work for. The boat was full of either divemasters or instructor. My group was the last in the water, there were three of us. We were doing our safety stop when I noticed a huge Oceanic Manta Ray in the distance swimming towards as. The manta ray swam right up to us and started swimming circles around us. It was amazing and needless to say we start a bit longer underwater than we should have. We were pumped when we got back on the boat and would not shut [...]

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Scuba Diving Equipment Rent or Buy

You have now fallen in love with scuba diving and you are now looking at getting some of your own equipment. Do you always need to buy or can you rent your scuba diving equipment. There some things to consider when purchasing you own scuba diving equipment and one of the main questions is if you need to purchase it at all. Why buy if I can rent – Why rent if I can buy? To answer this question you will need to take a look at what type of diver you are or will be. First you would need to look at the frequency that you will be diving. Will you be diving with you local dive club or just when you travel on you yearly h [...]

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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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