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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 are the Similan and Surin Island National Park Fees?

When budgeting for scuba diving liveaboard from Phuket to the Similan Islands or Surin Islands you must take into account the cost of National Park fees. Here we explain what the Similan and Surin Island National Park Fees are? In 1982 the Similan Islands (including Koh Bon) were deemed to be a nation park and as a result fees were introduced for the care and up keep of the islands. For the 2015 - 2016 Season the price for entering each national park is THB 500 and THB 200 for each day that you are there. There for is you are on a over night liveaboard then you will pay THB 500 + THB 200 x 2 days making the total THB 900. The sam [...]

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First Aid Phuket – 5 Reasons to Learn First Aid

All Aussie Divers Phuket diving staff are highly qualified and professional first aid instructors teaching the Emergency First Response system.The Emergency First Response Course is a stand alone First Aid Course, not just for scuba divers but all lay The Emergency First Response Secondary Care program provides comprehensive first aid training which will prepare you for a wide range of situations and give you the confidence and knowledge of how to deal with them quickly, correctly and efficiently. The Emergency First Response course is international CPR, AED and first aid training organizations. With more than 56,000 instructors worl [...]

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Where is the best scuba diving in Phuket?

Phuket is a popular tourist destination in Thailand, known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters. It's also a haven for scuba divers, offering some of the best diving spots in the world. The warm and clear waters around Phuket are home to a diverse range of marine life, including sea turtles, barracudas, and colorful corals. One of the most popular diving spots in Phuket is the Similan Islands, which are located about 100 kilometers northwest of Phuket. Best done as liveaboard trips the islands boast some of the most impressive underwater landscapes in the region, with granite boulders forming caves, swim-throughs, and [...]

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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 Prepare a New Scuba Mask

Here are some Aussie Divers Phuket Tips on how to prepare and new scuba diving mask. There is a long going battle between scuba divers and foggy masks. There are a number or reason why a scuba diving mask may fog and one of those reasons is that the mask was not correctly prepared at the time of purchase. All new scuba masks have a thing film on silicone on the lens that occurs during the manufacturing process. You will need to remove this silicone prior to wearing the mask and applying any defog products. Tip #1: One of the reasons a scuba mask fogs is through exhaled air through your nose. Your exhaled air come fro [...]

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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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Are There Sharks in Phuket? Are They Dangerous?

Yes, there are sharks in Phuket, however, this should not stop you from scuba diving here. Phuket is blessed with some of the most docile and placid sharks possible. From the teddy bear-like Leopard Shark to the gigantic and graceful Whale Shark there is no better place in the world to fall in love with sharks. It is normal to have a fear of sharks, but this shouldn't stop you from learning to dive and getting your PADI Open Water Certification, or doing a simple PADI Discover Scuba Diving introduction dive whilst in Phuket. Shark attacks on scuba divers are extremely rare throughout the world, less than 4% of all attacks according to [...]

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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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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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