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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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I want to be one of those guys…

I want to be one of those guys, is the story about the video that inspired two snorklers to become scuba divers. Jasmine and Andre embarked on a much-anticipated getaway to the Maldives, eager to escape the European winter for sunnier climes. Arriving at their opulent resort, they indulged in days of poolside relaxation, soaking up the tropical warmth to achieve the perfect tan. Feeling refreshed, they decided to explore the resort's activities and were recommended a snorkeling expedition to witness the majestic manta rays that frequented the area. With little knowledge of these creatures, Jasmine and Andre were thrilled at t [...]

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What are the Best Dive Sites in Phuket?

Here is a blog with what the Aussie Divers staff think what are the best dive sites in Phuket. Between the dive sites in the day trip region of Phuket, the Southern Andaman and the Northern Andaman dive areas of the Similan and Surin Islands there are more than 100 different dive sites. Here are some of the Aussie Divers Phuket staff with their views on what their favorite dive sites are. 1. Koh Bida Nok – Phi Phi: Just for the marine life. There is too much there to see. 2. Bay 1 & 2 - Racha Yai: OK, Call me crazy. I learnt to dive in these bays and they have a special place in my heart. It is a bit like my first g [...]

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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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My Most Memorable Dive

Here is a list of the staff at Aussie Divers most memorable dives. My most memorable dive was at South Tip, Racha Noi in 2009. It was a charter trip with a company I used to work for. The boat was full of either divemasters or instructor. My group was the last in the water, there were three of us. We were doing our safety stop when I noticed a huge Oceanic Manta Ray in the distance swimming towards as. The manta ray swam right up to us and started swimming circles around us. It was amazing and needless to say we start a bit longer underwater than we should have. We were pumped when we got back on the boat and would not shut [...]

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Working in Phuket Scuba Diving Instructor Divemaster

Here is some information about working in Phuket as a scuba diving instructor or divemaster. As a scuba diving business owner in Phuket hardly a day goes by where I don’t get an email requesting employment opportunities here in Phuket. Here is what you will need to do to work in the Phuket Scuba Diving Industry and a Instructor or Divemaster. And why not, Phuket is one of the best places in the world to work, live and teach scuba diving. These requests come from both PADI Divemasters and PADI Instructors and often emails also have them wishing to work for free in lieu of course fees or even just for free diving. However, T [...]

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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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What to Expect During Your PADI Advanced Open Water Course?

Here is a step by step description what to expect during your PADI Advanced Open Water Course. Your PADI Advanced Open Water course will begin with a hotel transfer at between 7:15 and 7:30am from your hotel. You will be then taken to the pier at Ao Chalong where you will be met by you PADI Instructor for the course. After you have set up your equipment and helped yourself to some freshly cooked breakfast your PADI instructor will then brief you on a range of different things including the boat, the days dive sites, the dive conditions and what you are likely to see on the day. You will then begin going through your [...]

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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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