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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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How do I become a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor?

Sitting in your office thinking there must be something better out there to do, well there is and that is becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Not all PADI scuba instructors have been life long scuba divers. Some are hooked from the first time they dive and some even make the decision without ever going into the water. They fall in love with the idea and the dream of traveling the world, getting away from the rat race into the big blue sea and teaching people to scuba dive. Your first step in this quest is the PADI Open Water Course. This course is where you will first learn to scuba dive. This is a three-day course, [...]

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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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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 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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Tips on How to Prevent Seasickness

As boat travel is a common part of scuba diving and unfortunately seasickness/ motion sickness effects 70% of the population. Here are some tips on how to prevent seasickness. Some are legitimately research and some may be myth. Motion is sensed by the brain through different pathways of the nervous system including the inner ear, the eyes, and the tissues of the body surface. Your body has a few different motion sensory systems. They are located in the inner ear and eyes. We also have skin pressure receptors, and the muscle and joint sensory receptors. When the body is moved intentionally, for example when walking, the input fr [...]

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Luxury Scuba Diving Phuket

In March 2017 Aussie Diver Phuket purchased luxury scuba diving a 42' Sunnav speedboat. Powered by three 250 horsepower engines the it is the best way to hum along to you preferred dive site. It reduces travel time by as much as 60% compared to the bigger boats. Limited to only 14 paying divers and 4 staff Aussie Divers Phuket endeavor is steer away from the big boat diving and provide a more private level of diving. Tasked to avoid the crowds, staff have been able to in most cases to do this. The feedback for the 2017 -2018 season has been phenomenal. Not fixed to specific dive sites and with the boats speed and maneuvera [...]

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Instructor Profile Ashish Chhabria India

Another Instructor profile and this time Ashish Chhabria from India. Born and raised in Mumbai. Ashish presently resides in Phuket and working with Aussie Divers Phuket. They are Thailand's most reputable PADI Instructor Development Dive centre. Favourite Phuket Dive Site: Racha Noi Favourite PADI Course: PADI Discover Scuba Diving Best Underwater Conservation: Aware Most Missed Home Meal: Butter Chicken and anything his mother can cook. Languages/Dialects Spoken: Hindi and English Favourite Underwater Creature: Spotted Frogfish He spent a decade of working in diverse fields such as IT, finance, marketing, real e [...]

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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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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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