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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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PADI Instructor Profile – Lara Weyhausen – German

Aussie Divers Phuket introduces Lara Weyhausen, our English/German speaking PADI Scuba Diving Instructor. Lara is from Niedersachsen in the north west of Germany. Her first scuba diving experience was on the small island of Koh Phangan, Thailand when she was just 12 years old. She did a PADI Discover Scuba Diving with her mother and sister and was fortunate enough to see a whale shark. Something she loves reminding her boss about as he has never seen one. Lara didn’t dive again for another nine years. She did her PADI Open Water Course in Cairns, Australia and fell in love with diving. Less than two years later she [...]

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Aussie Divers Phuket Wins Awards

Aussie Divers Phuket is excelling in winning some major PADI Awards Book A Dive with Aussie Divers Phuket Today In 2018 - 2019 Aussie Divers Phuket staff received 13 Certificates of Excellence and Tom Domville was nominate Instructor of the month during 2019. A massive effort by the team. In 2019 Aussie Divers again received an award from PADI for outstanding Contribution to The Diving Industry. It was a great effort by all of the team. In 2018 Aussie Divers again received an award from PADI for outstanding Contribution to The Diving Industry. In November of 2017 Aussie Divers Phuket were Awarded one [...]

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New Chinese Dive Instructor Phuket – Lansy Wong

We would formally like to introduce Aussie Divers Phuket's new Chinese Scuba Diving Instructor, Lansy Wong. Originally from Henan Province in China and relocated to Hong Kong in 2011. She was working in the insurance industry before she moved to Phuket to become a PADI Pro. Lansy did her PADI Divemaster Course and PADI Instructor Development Course with Aussie Divers Phuket. She has been trained the the highest standards available with the great team at Aussie Divers Phuket. She did her PADI Instructor Development Course with PADI Gold Course Director Darren Gaspari. Aussie Divers Phuket can now offer many of our [...]

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Good Dive Deck Preparation

Here is a blog to assist with good dive deck preparation and hopefully make you dive day a little easier. The day trip scuba diving boats in Phuket are large often wooden boats. These boats can hold up to 50 scuba divers. The dive decks at the back of the boat are often crowded and leave little room for scuba diver preparation. More importantly enough space for instructors tutoring students. If dive deck is not planned in an efficient manner it can become unnecessarily crowded. Not allowing scuba divers to properly prepare. In a worse case scenario be dangerous and lead to accidents both on the dive deck and upon entry to the wat [...]

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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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5 Reasons You Should Consider Phuket, Thailand For Your PADI IDC

Are you thinking about becoming a PADI Instructor? If you are then you may have heard of the PADI IDC, or Instructor Development Course. The PADI IDC is the course you are required to take after you have achieved PADI Divemaster level in order to become an instructor. After completing your IDC, and having 100 logged dives, you’ll be ready to take the PADI Instructor Exams. This might sound daunting but it’s not – it’s just to check that you have fully understood what you learned during your IDC! As a PADI Instructor, the world is your oyster and you can get paid to travel and work at amazing dive destinations worldwide. So i [...]

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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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