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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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Is Scuba Diving Deep Better?

I am often a little miffed when I receive emails asking about depths of dives and the thought of seeing more when deeper. It is one of scuba diving’s greatest myths that when going deeper you will see more creatures. Coral reefs require clear water and sunlight to flourish and most of the best coral is found closer to the surface. The healthier the coral reef is the more marine life will be present. Many fish graze off corals and the coral becomes their major food source. More coral should equal more fish. The closer you are to the surface the more light there is making it easier to see things. The easier it is to see thing t [...]

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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 [...]

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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 s [...]

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Buying Scuba Diving Equipment – To Rent or to Purchase

You have now fallen in love with scuba diving and you are now looking at getting some of your own equipment. There some things to consider when purchasing you own scuba diving equipment and one of the main questions is if you need to purchase it at all. Why buy if I can rent – Why rent if I can buy? To answer this question you will need to take a look at what type of diver you are or will be. First you would need to look at the frequency that you will be diving. Will you be diving with you local dive club or just when you travel on you yearly holiday? As a local diver there are two very good reasons to buy. First is [...]

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Working in Phuket Scuba Diving Industry – PADI Instructor – Divemaster

As a scuba diving business owner in Phuket hardly a day goes by where I don’t get an email requesting employment opportunities here in Phuket. And why not, Phuket is one of the best places in the world to work, live and teach scuba diving. These requests come from both PADI Divemasters and PADI Instructors and often emails also have them wishing to work for free in lieu of course fees or even just for free diving. For any non – Thai to work in Thailand they must be the holder of a Department of Labor Work Permit. If a person is caught working without a work permit then they will be subject to heavy fines (either through th [...]

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Work as a Pro # 2 – PADI Divemaster

So you are thinking of being a PADI Divemaster. Imagine a job where you have the opportunity to live and work in a vast range of warm tropical countries, including Thailand, Fiji, the Caribbean, Mexico, Maldives and many more. You get to do what you love doing…scuba diving. You get to see the best the underwater world has to offer. You get to meet people from many different countries, get to wear shorts and flip flops to work each day and be free of the day-to-day grind of city. If you think you can handle this the welcome to one of the best jobs in the world and get paid for it. The Phuket dive industry employs many divemasters thro [...]

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Work as a Pro #1 – Tour Leader

Work as a Pro #1 – Tour Leader Here in Phuket we have a vast range of day trip boats that hold a number of scuba divers and snorkelers ranging from 5 or 6 up to 60 or 70. As with any large group of people they need to be managed. On a scuba diving boat the boat manager is called a Tour Leader. Day trips run to sites such as Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Phi Phi, Shark Point, Koh Doc Mai and many more. Technically a Tour Leader does not have to be a professional dive instructor or divemaster however in almost all cases they are. The job description not only includes good management and people skills but a professional understanding of the nee [...]

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