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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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What and Who is PADI? Why PADI?

PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors and they are a scuba diving training organisation. Here we will explain, who they are, what they do and why you should trust your training with them. Learn to scuba diving with Aussie Divers P{huket - Book Here PADI began in 1966 by John Cronin and Ralph Erickson after they felt a need to allow everyone to have to opportunity to enjoy scuba diving. They also saw a need to introduce professionalism into the scuba diving. They now boasts over 170,000 professional scuba diving instructors and divemasters. These instructors and divemasters are employed by over 6600 s [...]

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Killer Whale Spotted Off Patong

The Phuket Post reported that an Orca (Killer Whale) has been spotted off Freedom Beach, Patong on the 8th January 2016. Freedom Beach is is situated near Tri Trang Beach on the southern edge of Patong Bay Phuket. The Phuket Post wrote; The Orca or Killer Whales can be found in all oceans, from Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas. Killer whales are highly social; some populations are composed of matrilineal family groups which are the most stable of any animal species, but there is only one single Orca seen in the picture. Suchart Ratthanareungsi, Director of the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) said, [...]

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How to Treat Jellyfish Stings Diving Health

What is the best way to treat a jellyfish sting?

Jelly fish sting are unfortunately part and parcel of diving and can ruin a days scuba diving. Luckily in most cases, self treatment is all that is needed and the effects will go away within 24-48 hours. In nearly all circumstances jellyfish stings are not life threatening and this is more so in Thailand. Not all jellyfish are dangerous. Most people think that all gelatinous,swimming marine animal encountered at the sea are "jellyfish" and moreover that they all sting. But not all jellyfish are stinging; many are harmless to humans, but it is always best to avoid touching them. However in Australian the Box Jellyfish (Cubozoans) and [...]

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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 [...]

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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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The Typical PADI Open Water Course

Here is some step-by-step information on a typical PADI Open Water Course with Aussie Divers Phuket. Your PADI Open Water Course will begin with some online theory that you can pre-study in your own time, it is best to have 100% of the theory completed prior to the first day of training. The first day of the course begins at the Aussie Divers Chalong Training center at 8:00 am, hotel pickup times vary between 07:00 - 07:50 depending on location in Phuket. The PADI Open Water course online theory component is divided into five chapters. Each chapter consists of some videos, knowledge review questions, and a quick review qui [...]

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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 [...]

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Underwater Proposal and Trash The Dress

A lot of marriage proposals take place at some fancy restaurant, beach, viewpoint etc. Why not try something a little different & outside the norm? Here is how to do a underwater Proposal and trash the dress. Have you thought about doing an underwater proposal? Maybe you're looking for some different ideas for wedding photos? If you are looking at doing something different then an underwater proposal here in the warm waters of Phuket is a perfect idea. Our dive sites at Racha Islands offer nice conditions and an amazing experience for an underwater proposal. Aussie Divers Phuket over the past few years has helped many couples wi [...]

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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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