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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 [...]Read The Story
On the 5th September 2023 Aussie Divers Phuket was awarded the the prestigious PADI CDC (Career Development Centre) rating. The highest possible store rating in the PADI Scuba Diving educational system. The award is testament to the hard work of the staff and instructors over the 11 years of since Aussie Divers Phuket commenced. Aussie Divers Phuket was delighted to receive this email from PADI Headquarters. Hi Darren, It gives us great pleasure to award Aussie Divers S-23442 the esteemed distinction of PADI Career Development Centre. You have now moved into the highest level of educational professionalism in our industry. [...]Read The Story
Thailand have some of the world’s most beautiful waters and as a result she has created 26 marine protected areas. The local Phuket marine protected areas also contain popular scuba diving sites in the waters of the Andaman Sea. The most popular for the scuba diving liveaboard vessels is The Similan Islands. The group of nine islands are a continental archipelago in the Andaman Sea off the coast of, and part of, Phang Nga Province. This area is about 100km north of Phuket. It is also the maritime border between India and Thailand. This takes in some of the famous dive sites of Elephant Head Rock, Anita's reef and Boulder City. [...]Read The Story