Helpful Diving Info
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. If you want to become a certified scuba diver by doing the PADI Open Water Diver Course then the answer is yes. In the PADI Open Water Diver Course it is specified that you have to be able to swim 200 metres with any stroke and also have to be able to tread water or float for at least 10 minutes. The reason for this is not for the fact that scuba diving requires you to swim, but rather it is for yours and your groups safety. In the unlikely event that your BCD (Buoyancy Control Device) was to falter then there would be no device to keep you afloat [...] Read The Story Everything Else
International Instructor Profile #2 – Martin Ruhoff – Dansk – Svenska – Norsk – English
Hailing from Denmark in the cold north of Europe Martin 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 teaching in Thailand for almost ten years. 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 underwater photos with customers and students. He has dived many countries of the world including Mexico, Philippines, Sweden, Palau, Indonesia [...] Read The Story Courses
International Instructor Profile #3 – Andre Engstrom – Svenska – Dansk – Norsk – English
Andre Engstrom – PADI OWSI Instructor - Svenska - Dansk - Norsk - English From Helsingborg, Sweden and left in 2010 as he needed to find a warmer climate to work. In Sweden Andre worked on a boat between Sweden and Denmark where he served ice cold beers for the passengers. He has allways loved the sea so it was pretty easy to adjust to the life as an instructor. Andre is unique in the sense that most instructors have fallen in love with scuba diving. Andre actually fell in love with a girl that fell in love with scuba diving and he just tagged along. She has long gone but Andre is still here. Andre is one of the easiest going [...] Read The Story