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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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Has Kata Beach Dive Become A Serious Certified Divers Site?

In the past the Kata Beach dive was used more as a necessity and beginners dive rather than a dive site for certified divers. It is a dive site that can only be dived during the high season, October/November through to late April. The change of winds during the low season has the wind coming directly from the west and straight into the beach. These create high waves and increases underwater movement, reducing visibility and pushes trash into the dive site. The high season winds come from the east and make for better beach dive conditions. Kata Beach is quite a shallow dive site and given it proximity the heavily popula [...]

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Why Can’t I Fly After Scuba Diving?

Here is a blog that will try and explain why you can't fly after scuba diving. We have all been taught during our PADI Open Water Course that we cannot fly after scuba diving. You should recall that we cannot fly for 12 hours after a single dive, 18 hours after multiple dives and if we can we should ideally wait 24 hours. It is generally understood that the reason why we do this is to avoid the increase risk of decompression sickness. To understand how this increased chance may materialise we need to understand how decompression sickness normally develops. To do that we need to understand what is actually occurring in our body. [...]

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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 [...]

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Scuba Diving Uses for a Face Mask Post COVID-19

Scuba Diving Uses for a Face Mask Post COVID-19 The surgical face mask has been around for a long time. Until COVID-19 many of us had never worn one. Now the face mask has become a standard part of daily life for most of us. However, once COVID -19 is done and dusted, what will we do with all the left over face masks? Well hold on to those used face masks as we have come up with 9 exciting new scuba diving uses for the humble surgical face mask post COVID -19. Please note that NONE of these uses have been approved or sanctioned by PADI and it is highly unlikely they will be in the future. WARNING: All models in the phot [...]

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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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Medical Fitness for Scuba Diving

For all of those that have started a PADI scuba diving course you will be familiar with Medical Fitness for Scuba Diving form. For those about to start a course it will generally be the first piece of paperwork you see. The purpose of establishing fitness to dive is to reduce risk of a range of diving related medical conditions associated with known or suspected pre-existing conditions. This has no reference to their diving skills. Scuba diving does involve some risk and pre-sexisting medical conditions can make the risk of a fatality while diving much higher. As a result, the regulations, requirements and medical standards relatin [...]

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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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Can I see Whale Sharks Scuba Diving in Phuket?

In this blog we will try and answer the question, Can I see Whale Sharks Scuba Diving in Phuket? There are not too many seasoned scuba divers that don’t wish to scuba dive with a whale shark. They are the holy grail of scuba diving and the dream of many scuba divers both novice and professional. Without any formal documentation it appears that sighting of whale sharks is on the rise from years past. Although still a rare sighting, here in Phuket weekly sightings are now becoming common. As always, whale sharks do what they want, when they want wherever they want. Good luck in finding your whale shark. The 201 [...]

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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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