Phuket Thailand's best scuba diving (+66) 0806 961 461
Free Pool Try Scuba Diver Aussie Divers Phuket Helpful Diving Info

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 [...]

Read The Story
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. Many people would agree. These gentle giants can be found in the local area. There are two hot spots being Racha Noi near Phuket Island and Koh Bon in the Similan Islands. 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. The Giant Oceanic Mantas get up to over 7 metres however there has been reports that they hav [...]

Read The Story
King Cruiser Wreck Phuket Scuba Diving Our Dives

King Cruiser Wreck, Phuket, Thailand

This blog is about the most famous scuba diving wreck in Phuket, Thailand, the King Cruiser Wreck. This is the story of the King Cruiser wreck, a dive site that has become an attraction for divers and a haven for marine life. Let’s explore the history, dive experience, and the incredible marine biodiversity surrounding this popular wreck. The story of the King Cruiser wreck begins on May 4, 1997, at the time the vessel was carrying approximately 561 passengers, including Thai locals and tourists. It was on its regular route from Phuket to the Phi Phi Islands. The ship, originally named the MS Rhein, was a Japanese car ferry that [...]

Read The Story
Healthy Coral Helpful Diving Info

Is Chemical Sunscreen Damaging Coral Reef In Phuket?

Recently there has been a great deal of media hype around the link between chemical sun creams and severe damage to coral reefs. You may have also seen that Hawaii has banned chemical sunscreen containing Oxybenzone and Octinoxate to help prevent any further harm to their delicate coral reef's, but what many people are still asking is... Which chemical sunscreen's and sun cream's damage coral reefs? Like most things the answer is not a simple one, what you need to know as a scuba diver is that Oxybenzone, Octinoxate or other chemical active ingredients used in nearly all chemical sunscreens, contribute to coral death and drastica [...]

Read The Story
Strong Waves on a boatAussie Divers Diving Health

Tips on How to Prevent Seasickness

As boat travel is a common part of scuba diving and unfortunately seasickness/ motion sickness effects 70% of the population. Here are some tips on how to prevent seasickness. Some are legitimately research and some may be myth. Motion is sensed by the brain through different pathways of the nervous system including the inner ear, the eyes, and the tissues of the body surface. Your body has a few different motion sensory systems. They are located in the inner ear and eyes. We also have skin pressure receptors, and the muscle and joint sensory receptors. When the body is moved intentionally, for example when walking, the input fr [...]

Read The Story
Leopard Shark Shark Point Scuba Diving Phuket Thailand Day Trip Marine Life

Why We Should Help Save All Sharks

30% of sharks today are endangered. Here is a blog that will explain 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 novic [...]

Read The Story
Seawing Nova Scubapro Display Centre Aussie Divers Phuket Helpful Diving Info

Selecting Scuba Diving Fins

Scuba diving fins should be in the first three items you should purchase once you start taking your scuba diving seriously. The other two are a good mask and dive computer. We give you a hand in selecting a new pair of scuba diving fins. A good pair of scuba fins can provide better thrust than most rental fins, make propulsion easier thus reducing effort and providing better air consumption. I recall my first pair of quality fins improving my air consumption by 30%. Get you Scubapro Fins from Aussie Divers Phuket today One of the first things you need to consider before buying a pair of scuba diving fins is where you will be [...]

Read The Story
PADI Sidemount Scuba Diving Phuket Courses

The Five Benefits of PADI Sidemount Scuba Diving:

Sidemount scuba diving is a popular alternative to the traditional back-mounted configuration, where the scuba tanks are positioned on the diver's back. This technique involves mounting the tanks on the sides of the diver's body, offering unique advantages and benefits. Aussie Divers Phuket can offer the PADI Sidemount Divers course in our awesome tropical waters. Here are five benefits of PADI sidemount scuba diving: One of the key benefits of sidemount diving is improved streamlining and maneuverability in the water. By moving the scuba tanks to the sides, the diver's profile becomes narrower, reducing drag and making it easier to [...]

Read The Story
Whale Shark Aussie Divers Phuket Scuba News & Special Offers

Book Now 2021 – 2022 Similan Island Liveaboard Season

Book now for the 2021-2022 Similan Island Liveaboard Season as it is fast approaching. It is the perfect time to plan and book now your dive trip for 2021/2022. As many scuba divers know the Similan Islands are currently closed and should be re-opening around the 15th October. Due to COVID travel restrictions soem liveaboard operatiors will not start until December. It is now the ideal time to look into the available trips for the upcoming season. Some of the liveaboard boats offering some very good "early bird" discounts for bookings made prior to the end of August. Last season the Similan Islands offered up some fantas [...]

Read The Story

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.

Day Trip Options