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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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Chase the Dream – PADI GoPro Online During COVID-19

Chase the Dream and become a PADI Pro with PADI GoPro Online and Aussie Divers Phuket during COVID-19. Ever dreamed of going professional in the scuba diving industry. Stuck inside going stir crazy and sick of watching reruns of Friends Here is the answer, PADI GoPro Online. PADI Professional Online eLearning courses available that will allow you to complete the theory component of either the PADI Divemaster Course or the PADI instructor Development Course. It is important to know, you will still need to finish the practical components of the respective courses at your preferred dive centre. It is however to a great w [...]

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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 [...]

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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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The Best Phuket Diving Season

Scuba diving is an activity that can be enjoyed all year round in Phuket, Thailand. With Phuket's warm waters, diverse marine life, and stunning underwater scenery, this tropical paradise offers a unique diving experience to divers of all levels. However, there are some seasons that stand out as the best times to go diving in Phuket. In this blog post, we will discuss the best season for scuba diving in Phuket. The high season for diving in Phuket is from November to April, with late December being one of the busiest periods for tourism & scuba diving in Phuket. During these months, the sea is calmer and clearer, offering excellent vis [...]

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Importance of Equalising your Ears

Scuba diving is a relatively safe sport, as long as you follow the rules. However one of the most common injury's we see is ear problems after not improper technique or failure to equalise the ears. It is vital that you stop your decent/going down plus let your guide/instructor/buddy know if you have any equalisation issues whilst diving. Equalising your ears is of importance and you should know how to do it correctly. When we are scuba diving the term “equalising” means to equalise pressure between the inside of your ears and the underwater environment. Human ears have the natural ability to compensate external pressure from the s [...]

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Why whale sharks are NOT the coolest creatures in the sea…

One of the most popular creatures some say the coolest, in the sea is the whale shark. Look at most websites in Phuket and around the world and they will feature pics of these massive creatures. Travel to some locations in the world and you could not help but think they are the only creatures in the sea. We we are about to debunk that theory and prove that they are not as cool as what divers think. We rate the whale shark on four key areas, make you own mind up. They are never there when they need them to be Divers have spent many millions of dollars chasing that elusive glimpse of a whale shark and have failed. They have trav [...]

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My First Scuba Dive

Around fifteen years ago, I embarked on what would become a life-changing experience: my first scuba dive. As a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience participant in Phuket, Thailand, I was both nervous and excited to explore the underwater world. Little did I know that this would be the start of my scuba diving journey, which eventually led me to become a PADI scuba diving instructor. Before my first dive, I underwent a brief training session with my PADI instructor. We went over the basic principles of scuba diving, such as equalizing pressure in my ears and mask clearing techniques. Even though it was just a quick session, it was eno [...]

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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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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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