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At Aussie Divers Phuket, we are more than just a dive shop and PADI 5 star IDC – we are a close-knit community and extended family of passionate scuba divers who share a common bond. We take pride in organizing special diving events in Phuket and maintaining a strong connection with the wider global diving community. This section serves as a hub for all the latest updates on diving events taking place in and around Phuket and Thailand, as well as any other news or information that doesn’t fit neatly into our other sections. We encourage you to check back here frequently for exciting updates and opportunities to connect with fellow divers.

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I want to be one of those guys…

I want to be one of those guys, is the story about the video that inspired two snorklers to become scuba divers. Jasmine and Andre embarked on a much-anticipated getaway to the Maldives, eager to escape the European winter for sunnier climes. Arriving at their opulent resort, they indulged in days of poolside relaxation, soaking up the tropical warmth to achieve the perfect tan. Feeling refreshed, they decided to explore the resort's activities and were recommended a snorkeling expedition to witness the majestic manta rays that frequented the area. With little knowledge of these creatures, Jasmine and Andre were thrilled at t [...]

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Aussie Divers Phuket Recognized for Excellence PADI Eco Center

Aussie Divers Phuket has been honored with the prestigious title of PADI Eco Center in recognition of their steadfast commitment to conservation and sustainable practices within the diving industry. Through initiatives like Adopt the Blue, they actively promote marine biodiversity and community resilience, tackling global ocean challenges through citizen science, policy advocacy, and education. In collaboration with PADI's partner, The Reef-World Foundation's Green Fins Initiative, Aussie Divers Phuket sets a high standard for environmental best practices. They have implemented significant measures to educate their staff and minimi [...]

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Best Dive Sites in the World

Are you a diving enthusiast seeking the ultimate underwater adventure? Look no further! We've curated a list of the most awe-inspiring dive sites across the globe that promise unforgettable experiences for divers of all levels. From vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life to mysterious underwater caves, these destinations offer a glimpse into the mesmerizing beauty of the ocean depths. Outside of our own Similan Islands & Richelieu Rock here in Thailand, which is regarded by most as a top 10 dive site, here are some other amazing dives you can do around the world. No list of top dive sites would be complete without mentioni [...]

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Aussie Divers Phuket – Awarded PADI CDC Rating

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. [...]

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Local Phuket Marine Protected Areas

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. [...]

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Women in Scuba Diving – Phuket

Scuba diving, once a male-dominated sport, has seen a significant shift in recent years. It is welcome news that thee advancement of girls and women in scuba diving has opened up new possibilities for exploration beneath the waves. With their passion, determination, and skill, female divers are making waves in the underwater world, especially so in Phuket and Thailand. In Phuket, Thailand the numbers of female scuba divers have been on the incline for a number of years now. This is now coming close to 40 % of all new scuba divers being female. This is almost 10% higher than ten years ago. Historically, scuba diving has [...]

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The Popularity of Indian Scuba Divers in Phuket

In recent years, there has been a remarkable surge in the popularity of scuba diving among Indian adventurers, and Phuket, Thailand's diving paradise, has become a sought-after destination for Indian scuba divers. This blog post explores the factors behind the rising trend, highlights the experiences that draw Indian divers to Phuket, and celebrates the vibrant underwater community that has flourished as a result. PAD certifications for those living in India are up 420% from 2022. More then ever, Indian scuba divers are taking on scuba diving activities like the PADI Open Water Course and PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience. Ind [...]

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