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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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The Typical PADI Open Water Course

Here is some step-by-step information on a typical PADI Open Water Course with Aussie Divers Phuket. Your PADI Open Water Course will begin with some online theory that you can pre-study in your own time, it is best to have 100% of the theory completed prior to the first day of training. The first day of the course begins at the Aussie Divers Chalong Training center at 8:00 am, hotel pickup times vary between 07:00 - 07:50 depending on location in Phuket. The PADI Open Water course online theory component is divided into five chapters. Each chapter consists of some videos, knowledge review questions, and a quick review qui [...]

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Is Phuket a Good Place to Learn to Scuba Dive?

Often divers who wish to learn to scuba dive are faced with a decision to learn in their home country or away. We answer the question, is Phuket a good place to learn to scuba dive? Learning to scuba diving in Phuket has its distinct advantages. Let's face it who likes to be cold? The water temperature in Phuket is generally around 29 degrees Celsius. Not only is more fun to be in but it is easier to stay focused. When you are cold a considerable amount to your body's energy is used to keep you warm. Less energy is available for concentration and focus. Further warm environments also make us happier. Warm water is ea [...]

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Scuba Instructor Martin Ruhoff – Dansk – Svenska – Norsk – English

Hailing from Denmark in the cold north of Europe, Scuba Instructor Martin Ruhoff began his love of scuba diving more than a decade ago in Ao Nang Thailand. As with most of us he caught the scuba diving bug and has never looked back. He has now been scuba diving instructor in Phuket Thailand for almost ten years. He has been a loved member of the Aussie Divers Phuket team for more than seven years now. Martin's easy going and relaxed Scandinavian persona makes him an excellent and well respected instructor and we are proud to have him on our books at Aussie Divers Phuket. He is also an avid underwater photographer and talking about [...]

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How to Improve My Air Consumption Scuba Diving

Having poor air consumption is not only frustrating for the diver involved, it is also frustrating for the diver’s buddy or dive group. Here are a few tips on how to improve your air consumption whilst scuba diving. There is often as scuba diving safety rule in parts of the world (Thailand is one) when the first person is low on air then the whole group ends the dive. Therefore, if divers have paid good money to dive and the dive was cut short by someone with poor air consumption then that person can become quite unpopular. Over the years I have heard a lot of excuses to why someone’s air consumption is high, often I tend to [...]

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PADI Sidemount Scuba Diving Phuket Courses

The Five Benefits of PADI Sidemount Scuba Diving:

Sidemount scuba diving is a popular alternative to the traditional back-mounted configuration, where the scuba tanks are positioned on the diver's back. This technique involves mounting the tanks on the sides of the diver's body, offering unique advantages and benefits. Aussie Divers Phuket can offer the PADI Sidemount Divers course in our awesome tropical waters. Here are five benefits of PADI sidemount scuba diving: One of the key benefits of sidemount diving is improved streamlining and maneuverability in the water. By moving the scuba tanks to the sides, the diver's profile becomes narrower, reducing drag and making it easier to [...]

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Common Mistakes Newly Certified Divers Make

As a newly certified diver, everything is new & exciting. The PADI Open Water course does a great job of teaching you the safety aspects of diving and get you comfortable in the water. However, as a new diver, you will most likely make some rookie mistakes. Diving should be a fun and enjoyable experience so try and avoid these common mistakes that newly certified divers make. Slow down! If you are a newly certified diver there is no need to try and keep up with that old salty sea dog on the boat who has 1,000’s of dives. Take your time gearing up and remember to do each step of your pre-dive and buddy checks. Once in the wate [...]

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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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PADI Best Refresher Thailand Aussie Divers Phuket Courses

Do I Need to do a Scuba Diving Refresher?

There are several different ways to refresh your scuba diving skills and knowledge after a period out of the water. Here in Phuket, that could be a pool refresher, Kata beach dive, or diving easy sites like Racha Noi & Racha Yai. PADI's recommendation in the theory section of the PADI Open Water Course is that you should do a refresher if you have not been diving for six months or longer. This is for a very good reason, it involves your safety. Hopefully after reading this blog you will be able to find the answer to "Do I Need to do a Scuba Diving Refresher?" Is this applicable to all cases? The requirement or nee [...]

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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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