Learn to Scuba Dive – Understand Your Options
There are a number of different options for those who want to learn to scuba dive. Here they are for you to help you understand. For some people scuba diving for the first time is a very scary or intimidating experience. 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 [...] 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, [...] Read The Story Courses
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 [...] Read The Story Courses
The Typical PADI Discover Scuba Diving Day
Here is a step by step guide to the typical typical PADI Discover Scuba Diving Day with Aussie Divers Phuket. Your PADI Discover Scuba Diving day will typically start with a 7:30 am pick up from your hotel where 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 boat's 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 [...] Read The Story Courses
Nitrox – What is it and What are the Benefits?
The air that we breathe on the surface and the air from a scuba tank have the same mixture gases (minus some trace elements of other gases). Air is essentially 21% Oxygen and 79% Nitrogen. Nitrox is a term used for the mixture of nitrogen and oxygen. Recreational scuba divers use a blend of Nitrox that is usually a mixture of 21- 40% oxygen and 60-79% nitrogen. A particular mixture of Nitrox is referred to by the percentage of oxygen in the mixture. The most common blends of nitrox mixtures, Nitrox 32 and Nitrox 36 contain 32% and 36% oxygen respectively. Air could be considered Nitrox 21 as it contains approximately 21% oxyg [...] Read The Story Courses
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 at the Aussie Divers Chalong Training at about 8:00am. The PADI Open Water course theory component is divided into five chapters. Each chapter consists of a DVD, knowledge review and short quiz. You will start off by watching the first of the five DVDs, these DVDs run for approximately 50 minutes each. On the completion of the DVD your PADI instructor will assess your knowledge review, which can be completed prior, during or after the DVD. Once you PADI instructor has made sure you [...] Read The Story Courses
PADI Advanced Open Water Course – Which Adventure Dives Should I Do?
Congratulations. You have decided to do your PADI Advanced Open Water course and now you are considering what adventure dives you should do. Firstly you need to be aware that there two PADI adventure dives which are compulsory to get your PADI Advanced Open Water course. The PADI Deep adventure dive and the PADI Underwater Navigator dive must be completed to become a PADI Advanced Open Water certified diver. Selection can be important as you PADI Adventure dives will credit you to the corresponding PADI Specialty course. If you are planning to take some PADI Specialty courses in the future then selecting adventure dives th [...] Read The Story