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Aussie Divers Phuket is not just a dive shop, not just a PADI 5 star IDC, we are a community and massive extended family of like minded scuba divers. We like to organise special diving events here in Phuket and are constantly involved with the larger diving community word wide, so check this area regularly for special updates on diving events in and around Phuket and Thailand plus anything else we can think of that doesn’t quite fit in the other sections.

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Aussie Divers Luxury – Koh Haa Dive Trip – 4th May 2018

On the 4th May 2018 the Aussie Divers Phuket luxury speedboat made an unscheduled trip to a group of 5 close knit islands names Koh Haa (Islands five). The trip was a bit of an experiment in the validity of running a trip there once a week next high season. The islands are approximately 60 km south east of Chalong Bay, Phuket. The boat ride took around 90 minutes in relatively calm seas. The weather was fine and there were is expectations of a really good days diving. We arrive shortly around 10:30am and were presented with a stunning cluster of five islands. The first dive was on Koh Haa Yai (Island 5). We were immediately face with some excellent visibility. The coral [...]

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First Time Scuba Diving

We get a lot of first time divers, doing both the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience and/or their PADI Open Water course here in Thailand. Generally what draws these divers to Phuket is the chance to see the underwater world and explore new depths in beautiful clear and warm waters whilst on holidays. With the joy and excitment of this first time experience there is also quiet often some fears and anxieties the come along with the thought of breathing underwater for the first time. You may be getting into Scuba Diving because a friend or family member is already a certified diver, perhaps you saw it in a movie and think it looks cool or you already have a [...]

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Is Phuket, Thailand 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. Learning to scuba diving in Phuket has its distinct advantages. 1. The Water is Warm 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 easier to dive in. Most divers in and around Phuket can comfortably dive in a 3mm short wetsuit. [...]

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Aussie Divers Phuket – Wear Your Aussie Divers T-shirt to ADEX Singapore and Win

Wear Your Aussie Divers T-shirt to ADEX 2018 and Win Going to ADEX Singapore this year? If so, sadly for the first time in many years Aussie Divers Phuket will not be there. We love our extended Singapore family and we hope that you love Aussie Divers Phuket as well. To show our mutual respect we are having a special promotion for all those going to ADEX 2018. Wear you Aussie Divers Phuket, take a photo of you wearing your t-shirt at ADEX, post it on our Aussie Divers Phuket page or post it on you page and tag Aussie Divers Phuket and go into the draw to win a fantastic Similan Islands Liveaboard trip worth THB 27,000. Here is our Facebook link Aussie Divers Facebook [...]

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Has Kata Beach Dive Become A Serious Certified Divers Site?

In the past the Kata Beach dive was used more as a necessity and beginners dive rather than a dive site for certified divers. It is a dive site that can only be dived during the high season, October/November through to late April. The change of winds during the low season has the wind coming directly from the west and straight into the beach. These create high waves and increases underwater movement, reducing visibility and pushes trash into the dive site. The high season winds come from the east and make for better beach dive conditions. Kata Beach is quite a shallow dive site and given it proximity the heavily populated Phuket island, visibility is not always the best. However with some [...]

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Why you should have Travel Insurance

While individual circumstances may vary, Aussie Divers Phuket highly recommends to anyone planning to visit Thailand and Southeast Asia to invest in travel insurance. Altho scuba diving is a relatively low risk activity, as long as you listen to your instructor/guide, travel insurance is cheap these days. It really can go a long way in any accident, emergency or cancellations/delays whilst travelling. Many travellers to Thailand & Southeast Asia hold a perception that as basic medical care is relatively cheap, there's little need for travel insurance. While it is true that basic healthcare in Southeast Asia can be cheap, the emphasis should be on the word basic — not cheap. True, Thailand does have a higher standard of medical care than other [...]

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Flying After Scuba Diving Phuket Thailand Helpful Diving Info

Can I Fly After Scuba Diving?

Flying after scuba diving is possibly one of the most asked questions when booking a day trip or PADI course here in Phuket, Thailand. "When is it safe to fly? Can i fly the same day as scuba diving? If i finish my course on Friday can i fly that night?" This question is covered in all beginners Open Water Course's, however the recommendations do change from time to time, and if you haven't dived in a while you may have simply forgotten some dive theory (perhaps you need a refresher?). There are also a few different numbers thrown around when asking people in the dive community, 12 hours? 8 hours? 24 hours? Single dives – A minimum pre-flight surface interval [...]

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