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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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My First Dive – Aussie Divers Staff

The staff at Aussie Divers Phuket talk about their first dive. The first ever dive I did was on the Great Barrier Reef out of Cairns, Australia around 2004. I did a two dive PADI Discover Scuba Diving with a friend and it was her idea. The trip that we went on was a spit between snorkelers and scuba divers. Most were snorkelers. The experience was quite strange for me getting used to breathing underwater. I can recall not feeling too comfortable until the second dive. From what I remember the colors of the coral were vibrant and the was not that far below the surface. It was a nice dive with good visibility. Strangely en [...]

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Travelling to and from Phuket International Airport

Here is a blog to make travelling to and from Phuket International Airport a little easier for you. Your options for getting from the airport to your hotel include; Phuket Smart bus - Only THB 100 but be prepared for a long trip & only does the western side of Phuket. Shared minivan - Cheap option, however will be a long drive depending on number of stops. Grab Taxi - The Grab app is one of the cheapest ways to get taxi's in Phuket. Grab is now available at Phuket airport and lets you see the rates before booking. Metered Taxi - If you can get a metered taxi (make sure the meter is on & running, not fixed rate) it will be the sec [...]

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Things you cannot do straight after scuba diving

During your PADI Open Water course you learnt that there are some things you cannot do straight after scuba diving. We can all remember that we cannot fly after scuba diving however there are quite a number of other things we should avoid doing as well. All have to do with the build-up of nitrogen in our body and all heighten the risk of decompression sickness and should be avoided. As you will read, a lot have not been tested. They are however recommendations from experts in the field based on their knowledge. As we have all learnt previously we cannot fly after scuba diving. PADI recommends 12 hours after a single di [...]

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Work as a Pro #1 – Tour Leader

There are lots of different jobs you can work as a scuba diving pro, a boat tour leader is one. Go Pro with Aussie Divers Phuket: contact us Here in Phuket we have a vast range of day trip boats that hold a number of scuba divers and snorkelers ranging from 5 or 6 up to 60 or 70. As with any large group of people they need to be managed. On a scuba diving boat the boat manager is called a Tour Leader. Day trips run to sites such as Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Phi Phi, Shark Point, Koh Doc Mai and many more. Technically a Tour Leader does not have to be a professional dive instructor or divemaster however in almost all cases the [...]

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What Drives Me During COVID

What Drives me during COVID? During 2020 I repetitively heard comments to stay positive during these COVID times. These were always done with the best of intentions of the speaker. Often doing their best to keep everyone upbeat during some pretty tough times. As there was no international tourism, the scuba diving industry in Thailand was hit hard. The inner me always found these comments a little frustrating and I didn’t know why. During COVID I had been working hard against the norm, making changes to my business and expanding the company. There have been some good results for us. Oddly though, I don’t think I was positive durin [...]

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Learn to Scuba Dive in Phuket, Thailand

Have you always dreamed of scuba diving? Imagine swimming over coral reefs and discovering some of the incredible marine life of Thailand. This is what dreams are made of and it’s all possible when you learn to scuba dive with Aussie Divers in Phuket! The PADI Open Water Course is the first level of diving certificate. You’ll learn how to become a safe, competent and confident diver and you’ll be certified to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters. When you finish your PADI Open Water Course with us you’ll feel proud of your accomplishments, you’ll have made new friends and you’ll have your ticket to dive anywhere in the [...]

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Free PADI Open Water Course Introduction

Thinking about learning to scuba dive? Don't know where to begin? Take the first step today with this limited time FREE offer from Aussie Divers! Start your PADI Open Water Course for free: Sign up here PADI & Aussie Divers are offering a 100% free online introduction to the PADI Open Water Course. You can now have an insight to the dive theory before committing or paying any money, start your PADI scuba education online today! This online PADI eLearning module covers the steps involved to become a certified diver, how to get the most out of your course & some basic aspects of the full PADI Open Water Course. You can 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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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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