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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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Low Season Diving in Phuket

Here is a blog on low season (monsoon season or wet season) scuba diving in Phuket. Firstly don't always believe the online weather forecast's. With the high humidity, we have year round in Phuket. A lot of the online weather sites & App's will simply predict thunderstorms & rain 365 days of the year. They are happy to get this correct maybe 40% of the time..... We actually still have some very nice sunny days during the monsoonal season. The diving can still be really good. Also the beaches are less crowded and airfares & accommodation much cheaper. Its sounding like a win-win all round! If you are looking for a local forec [...]

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Learn to Scuba Dive – Understand Your Options

There are a number of different options for those who want to learn to scuba dive. Here they are for you to help you understand. For some people scuba diving for the first time is a very scary or intimidating experience. It is important to have an experienced and understanding instructor for your first underwater encounter. If this is your first time underwater you are in for a real adventure. You are about to experience a new world, everything changes, you are light, agile and free like you have never experienced before. Once you have tried it you will never be the same If you have never been scuba diving before and you want to [...]

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How to Buy a Scuba Diving Mask?

Here is Aussie Divers Phuket tips on how to buy a new scuba diving mask. Buying a dive mask should be the first investment you make as a scuba diver. As having your own mask with a proper fit will go along way to making your dives more enjoyable. When looking at buying a dive mask there are a number of different shapes, styles & sizes available, how do you choose the right one for you. The choices may seem endless, however, there are some basic things to search for, here is our guide to buying a dive mask. The key to finding a good mask is getting the right fit, after all, there is nothing worse than having to clear a l [...]

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Has COVID Restrictions Improved Diving in Thailand

There is no doubt that COVID has taken a lot from the tourism in Thailand, especially the scuba diving sector. However, with the lack of tourists (and divers) there is a reduction in the negative impacts on the environment. With less boat traffic, divers, snorkelers, coral damaging sunscreen and less fishing vessels due to the lack of demand of seafood the strain has been greatly reduced. It appears that the COVID restrictions has improved diving in Thailand. Although the lack of divers and tourists has not pleased business owners and those employed in the tourism industry, it appears to be having a positive impact on mother nature. [...]

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Are Turtle’s the Coolest Underwater Creatures?

See the coolest underwater creatures, our Green & Hawksbill Sea Turtle's whilst scuba diving in Phuket. Recently whist scuba diving in Phuket we have had many opportunities to dive with turtles. Each Time I have seen turtles they have the appearance of being the coolest creatures under the water. No matter how many scuba divers are around they never seem to get ruffled. They casually put on a show for scuba divers of all levels. Turtles can be a scuba diving instructors dream as the are reliably remain in the same territory. They remain mostly in shallow depths which make them easily accessible the those learning to scuba dive s [...]

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Aussie Divers Phuket – Most Wanted List

Here is the team at Aussie Divers Phuket list of the most wanted to see underwater list. With tens of thousands of different marine creatures spread out across the vast waterways of the world, it is impossible for a divers to see everything in one lifetime. Even experienced divers with 1000’s of dives find it difficult to fulfil their dreams. Here our experienced team of Aussie Divers Phuket instructors give a quick insight into what creatures that they are yet to see. Not something that is found here in Phuket. When talking to divers who have seen them and other big whales, the speak of the gracefulness and sheer pr [...]

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Risk Management in a Scuba Diving Centre.

Here is a blog on the Importance of Risk Management in a Scuba Diving Centre I guess my concerns for scuba diving risk management stem from my time with Victoria Police where prevention was always better than a cure. It was where I also learnt that to do nothing would contribute to the problem. For example if we didn’t check any drivers for alcohol, there would be a lot more drink drivers. Hence more accidents and ultimately more fatalities. The role of police is to be proactive in preventing these fatalities. Sometimes this was to the displeasure of the drivers. Ultimately it was for their benefit and the benefit of the grea [...]

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Ways You Can Support Aussie Divers Phuket During COVID-19

During COVID-19 shutdowns, social distancing and travel restrictions, tourism in addition to the dive industry are both taking a heavy hit. With the current lockdowns in place and basically no diving happening almost worldwide how can you support the dive industry in tough times. The following blog covers some ways you can help support the team at Aussie Divers Phuket and the dive industry during these tough times. Hopefully, there is good news around the corner, with Thailand announcing the plan to start lifting restrictions from April 30th. Have you dived with Aussie Divers Phuket? Forgot to pick up one of our awesome Aussi [...]

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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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