Do I Need to do a Scuba Diving Refresher?
PADI recommends when during their theory section of the PADI Open Water Course that you should do a refresher if you have not been diving for six months. This is for a very good reason, it involves your safety. Is this applicable to all cases? The requirement or need to do a refresher should not purely be based on time alone. The ability and confidence of the diver involved should also be taken into account. For example, a student who has only done the four dives of the PADI Open Water Course, was quite nervous during their course should look at doing a refresher. A divemaster with several hundreds or even thousands of dives [...] Read The Story Courses
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, and wondered how the guide seems to be so confident and comfortable underwater? The answer may be simpler than you think! The PADI Rescue cours [...] Read The Story Courses
Simplifying your PADI IDC Choices
Aussie Divers Phuket - Instructor Development Course Simplifying your PADI IDC Choices · Be a certified diver for at least 6 months · Be at least 18 years of age · Be a PADI Divemaster or equivalent from other agency · 60 logged dives to start 100 to be certified (let us know if you do not have 100 logged dives) · Experience in Navigation dives, night dives and deep dives · Have Emergency First Response Training or equivalent with CPR Training completed in the last 24 months · Have a medical certificate not older than 12 month and must be signed by a doctor Dates for [...] Read The Story Courses
Learn to Scuba Dive – Understanding Your Options
For some people scuba diving for the first time is a very scary or intimidating experience. This is why it is important to have an experienced and understanding instructor for your first underwater encounter. If this is your first time underwater you are in for a real adventure, you are about to experience a new world, everything changes, you are light, agile and free like you have never experienced before. Once you have tried it you will never be the same If you have never been scuba diving before and you want to learn the there are a few different options. The first is the PADI Discover Scuba Diving, PADI Scuba Diver and the PADI Open [...] Read The Story Courses
How do I become a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor?
Sitting in your office thinking there must be something better out there to do, well there is and that is becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Not all PADI scuba instructors have been life long scuba divers. Some are hooked from the first time they dive and some even make the decision without ever going into the water. They fall in love with the idea and the dream of traveling the world, getting away from the rat race into the big blue sea and teaching people to scuba dive. Your first step in this quest is the PADI Open Water Course. This course is where you will first learn to scuba dive. This is a three-day course, which is br [...] Read The Story Courses
What to Expect During Your PADI Advanced Open Water Course
The Typical PADI Advanced Open Water Course 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 know [...] Read The Story Courses
The Typical PADI Discover Scuba Diving Day
The Typical PADI Discover Scuba Diving Day What to Expect During Your PADI Discover Scuba Diving Your PADI Discover Scuba Diving day will typically start with a 7:30 am pick up from your hotel were you will be transported to the Chalong Pier where all the scuba diving and snorkeling boats depart from. This is about 20 minutes drive from Patong Beach. You will be met by your PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor taken to the boat and given a tour of the boats facilities. Your Instructor will brief on your days event with information including the dive site where you will dive, what you are likely to see under the water, the do's and don [...] Read The Story