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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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The Curse of the Whale Shark

Was the curse of the whale shark fact or fiction? My first effort at scuba diving was a PADI Discover Scuba Diving way back in 2006. Back then I had never heard of a Whale Shark. A year later I became a certified diver and I was still none the wiser of the Holy Grail of marine creatures. I am not sure when in the following 3,500 + dives I became aware of them, but as with most underwater creatures that pass by the waters of Thailand, I just assumed a matter of time before I saw one…… or was it? Look for your whale shark with Aussie Divers: Book Here Scuba diving can be a cruel game. Given that marine creatures have a [...]

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The Benefits of Oxygen for Scuba Diving Illnesses

Scuba diving is a breathtaking adventure that allows us to explore the wondrous world beneath the seas. However, as with any exhilarating activity, scuba diving comes with its own set of inherent risks and challenges. From time to time, thankfully rarely, scuba diving accidents or illnesses do occur. These can range from minor discomfort to life-threatening situations. Forunatelty one essential tool that plays a crucial role in mitigating the consequences of diving-related illnesses and that is oxygen or more specifically first aid oxygen (FAO2). In this blog, we will look at the benefits of oxygen for scuba diving illnesses. T [...]

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What To Do When You Can’t Go Scuba Diving

Here is a blog to give you some ideas of what to do when you can't go scuba diving during COVID-19. Having a ‘dry spell’, can't go scuba diving? Stuck indoors? Feeling like your gills are drying out? Maybe it is personal illness, family or work taking over your free time or a global pandemic. During periods when you can no longer go diving what can you do? Here are a few ways to cope & get through dry periods when you can’t get in the water. One great way to while away the hours when you can not get out in the water scuba diving is to watch some of the amazing nature documentaries. The list is endless on streaming se [...]

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Scuba Diving – Fun for the Whole Family

Scuba diving is a fun that the whole family can enjoy together. There is a stereotype that scuba diving is only for young and adventurous men. This myth couldn’t be further from the truth. In 2010 34% of all PADI certifications worldwide were female. This is a sharp increase in the initial early days of scuba diving and it is slowly on the increase. The figures for scuba diving in Phuket and Thailand are very similar. PADI do have some age restrictions on ages for some of the more difficult scuba diving courses. However the entry-level courses such as the PADI Discover Scuba Diving, PADI open Water Course and PADI Advance O [...]

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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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What is the Oldest I can Scuba Dive?

Scuba Diving is a unique activity that low impact and minimal skill requirement allows it to be enjoyed by most age levels and sporting prowess. Here we explore what is the oldest you can scuba dive? However at both ends of the age level spectrum there are some precautions that need to be addressed prior to diving. With children, emotional and behavioral maturity are the major concerns. With the older generation, it is medical fitness to dive that is the major worry. If a diver passes all of the medical requirements there is no reason why they cannot safely dive. This of course require a common since approach to the dive as well. [...]

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Can Learning to Scuba Dive be Good for Your Brain

In a recent New York Times blog, author Gretchen Reynolds talks of the benefits of leaning a new activity during mid-life. Could learning to scuba dive be good for your brain. She states that learning a new sporting activity could change and strengthen the brain. Learning a new activity like scuba diving would be more beneficial than say crosswords or marathon training. In Krista Stryker’s book, The 12 Minute Athlete, she states that exercise can even help ward off some types of age-related cognitive decline. Such as reduced hand-eye coordination and memory loss. The uniqueness of scuba diving means that the PADI Open Wa [...]

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Is Scuba Diving Deep Better?

I am often a little miffed when I receive emails asking about depths of dives and the thought of seeing more when deeper. Is going deep when scuba diving always better? It is one of scuba diving’s greatest myths that when going deeper you will see more creatures. Coral reefs require clear water and sunlight to flourish and most of the best coral is found closer to the surface. The healthier the coral reef is the more marine life will be present. Many fish graze off corals and the coral becomes their major food source. More coral should equal more fish. The closer you are to the surface the more light there is making it easier [...]

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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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