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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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SHA Plus Hotels for Scuba Diving Phuket

You are traveling to Phuket for your scuba diving and you would like to know which SHA Plus Hotels are close to the pier and have free transfers. Travel time vary greatly in Phuket depending on where you are staying. Some of the resort situated in the north of the island are almost 50km from the pier and are in excess of an hour travel from teh pier. This blog will explain more: Travel Times Around Phuket. Currently transfers are free from Patong, Karon, Kata, Chalong, Rawai and Nai Harn. All other areas have a surcharge and that depends on the distance you are from Phuket. Here is a small list for you. High End Resorts and H [...]

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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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The Curse of the Whale Shark

Was the curse of the whale shark fact or fiction? My first effort at scuba diving was a PADI Discover Scuba Diving way back in 2006. Back then I had never heard of a Whale Shark. A year later I became a certified diver and I was still none the wiser of the Holy Grail of marine creatures. I am not sure when in the following 3,500 + dives I became aware of them, but as with most underwater creatures that pass by the waters of Thailand, I just assumed a matter of time before I saw one…… or was it? Look for your whale shark with Aussie Divers: Book Here Scuba diving can be a cruel game. Given that marine creatures have a [...]

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Becoming a PADI Rescue Diver

“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi One of the best ways to boost your dive confidence and level of experience is to do the PADI Rescue Course. Have you ever been diving with a group of divers and a PADI Pro, maybe a divemaster or instructor as a guide. Wondered how the guide seems to be so confident and comfortable underwater? The answer may be simpler than you think! The PADI Rescue cours [...]

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Why Scuba Diving? By Abhishek Nair

Why Scuba Diving? By Abhishek Nair A very nice blog by Abhishek Nair about why he likes scuba diving. What can be more frustrating than being stuck in a heavy traffic for hours? With people honking literally bursting your ear drums out while you try to wind your way out of the human-cum-automobile stream? Or maybe the tiring endless barrage of deadlines? Won’t you want an escape from all that? For me, Scuba Diving in Thailand was a true escape from the life’s everyday hustle-bustle. Racha Yai is known for its natural and untouched beauty. With seemingly endless visibility and cool water environments supporting many colder [...]

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PADI Open Water Course In Bangkok

Given the busy lifestyle of our students from Bangkok, Aussie Divers is now offering as a part of PADI Open Water Courses, training in Bangkok. This will include the confined water (pool training) and if required, theory training. You will still have access to the awesome Aussie Divers 5 Star staff. Book Your PADI Open Water Training IN Bangkok With Aussie Divers Here Aussie Divers now have access to one of the best scuba diving training facilities in Thailand. Bangkok residents can prepare for their PADI Open Water Course at home and travel to either of our dive centres in Phuket or Koh Tao to complete their open water dive. [...]

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Giant Manta saying hello while Scuba diving in Phuket, Thailand with Aussie Divers Marine Life

Can I See Manta Rays Scuba Diving in Phuket?

So you are new to scuba diving and you are wondering what all the fuss is about Manta Rays. It is my belief that Manta Rays are one of the best things that you can see under the water. Many people would agree. These gentle giants can be found in the local area. There are two hot spots being Racha Noi near Phuket Island and Koh Bon in the Similan Islands. There are two species of these graceful creatures. The first being the Reef Manta Ray and then there is the Giant Oceanic Manta Ray. The Reef Manta Rays grow to about 5.5 metres in width. The Giant Oceanic Mantas get up to over 7 metres however there has been reports that they hav [...]

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Learn to Scuba Dive Bangkok

Ever wanted to learn to scuba, but live in the metropolis of Bangkok. Well, now you can do both with Aussie Divers. Aussie Divers, Phuket’s best and most scuba diving centre is now holding the theory and pool training of the PADI Open Water Course with our team of professional English speaking dive instructors. The PADI Open Water Course theory can be done in a number of different ways. Firstly you can do the full PADI Open Water theory online with The PADI open Water Touch. The PADI Open Water Touch is a full interactive tuition that can be done on a computer, smartphone or tablet. There is an additional charge for the PADI T [...]

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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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