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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 to do in Phuket Sandbox – Scuba Diving

Phuket business' including the Phuket Scuba Diving fraternity are ecstatic to have tourists returning to our small island. Here is a blog with an option in what to do during your Phuket Sandbox stay. We welcome you all and hope that you have a great stay. Book a Phuket Sandbox Dive Trip: Contact Us So you have arrived to Phuket as a part Sandbox opening and what you can do. Although there are a lot of activities that are still closed, scuba diving in Phuket is up and running. Scuba Diving is a family activity and can be by anyone over the age of 10 years and is enjoyed by adults well into their 60’s and 70’s. [...]

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Why does my scuba mask fog up?

Fogging scuba or snorkeling masks have been a scuba diving issue since scuba diving first started.A foggy mask can ruin a dive. Here we will try and work out why does our scuba masks fog up? The basic principle on why a mask fogs is a simple one. In the simplest term, temperature inside the mask is greater than the outside of the mask. The temperature difference occurs because our body temperature inside (skin, forehead, breathing) is around 37 degrees Celsius or 98 degrees Fahrenheit and the water on the outside of the mask is less than the water temperature. Very basically, the temperature difference causes condensation (assiste [...]

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Interesting Eel Facts

Hardly I dive goes by in Phuket without seeing an eel. They are at virtually every know dive site. Here are some interesting fact about them. Here are some interesting eel facts for you. There is over 200 different species. Common eels in Phuket are the Giant Moray, Honeycomb moray, Zebra Moray, Ribbon Eel, Garden Eel and Fibriated Moray, White Eyed Moray. The biggest eel is the giant moray that can grow as long as 3 metres and weigh up to 30kg. The biggest being the giant moray. A baby eel is called elver. They can live between 3 and 36 years of age. Eels can travel up to 4000 miles to find a mate. They like the wa [...]

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Is Chemical Sunscreen Damaging Coral Reef In Phuket?

Recently there has been a great deal of media hype around the link between chemical sun creams and severe damage to coral reefs. You may have also seen that Hawaii has banned chemical sunscreen containing Oxybenzone and Octinoxate to help prevent any further harm to their delicate coral reef's, but what many people are still asking is... Which chemical sunscreen's and sun cream's damage coral reefs? Like most things the answer is not a simple one, what you need to know as a scuba diver is that Oxybenzone, Octinoxate or other chemical active ingredients used in nearly all chemical sunscreens, contribute to coral death and drastica [...]

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Weather for Scuba Diving in Phuket?

A blog to help understand the weather conditions in Phuket for scuba diving. Understanding Phuket’s weather is an important part of planning you scuba diving adventure. As the bulk of the scuba diving in and around Phuket is done off the large specifically built scuba diving boats. A typical scuba diving day such as a certified day trip or PADI Discover Scuba Diving you could spend between 4 – 6 hours boat travelling. For the PADI Open Water Course or Advanced Open Water course you will do two days travelling. The liveboard boats you will spend anywhere between two and eight days on board a vessel. This is one of the [...]

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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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When Scuba Diving in Phuket: What Will I See?

Here is a blog about some of the creature you will see when scuba diving in Phuket. Scuba Dive With Aussie Divers Phuket: contact us Whether you are learning to scuba dive with the PADI Discover Scuba Diving or the PADI Open Water Course or your are already certified and you are looking at doing a day trip or liveaboard adventure there are many amazing marine creatures to see under the water. Phi Phi probably has the most diverse range of marine life to see whilst scuba diving in the Phuket region. The diving especially around Bida Nok is world class and on any given day you could possible see some cool creatures. Creatu [...]

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Has Kata Beach Dive Become A Serious Certified Divers Site?

In the past the Kata Beach dive was used more as a necessity and beginners dive rather than a dive site for certified divers. It is a dive site that can only be dived during the high season, October/November through to late April. The change of winds during the low season has the wind coming directly from the west and straight into the beach. These create high waves and increases underwater movement, reducing visibility and pushes trash into the dive site. The high season winds come from the east and make for better beach dive conditions. Kata Beach is quite a shallow dive site and given it proximity the heavily popula [...]

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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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