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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.

Flying After Scuba Diving Helpful Diving Info

Flying 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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PADI Discover Scuba Diving Best Aussie Divers Phuket Helpful Diving Info

PADI Discover Scuba Diving – Your Safety – Avoid the Risks – Phuket

Some years ago PADI introduced the PADI Discover Scuba Diving into their system. They did so to give divers a taste of scuba diving prior to signing up for the full PADI Open Water Course. PADI intended the Discover Scuba Diving to be a brief introduction into the underwater realm. They intended to be a short 10 – 15 minute experience and thus designed the activity as such. Somewhere over time the PADI Discover Scuba Diving has turned into full days diving, with multiple and to dive sites the same as certified dives. The structure of the theory and practical skills for activity was designed for a very short period under the water. The full days diving to experienced [...]

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Stream2Sea Banner Scuba Diving Phuket News & Special Offers

Aussie Divers Phuket – Thailand’s Supplier of Stream2Sea Reef Safe Suncare Products

Aussie Divers Phuket has become Thailand's first distributor of eco friendly reef safe suncare range by Stream2Sea. Protecting the health of our fragile marine environments and coral reefs is our responsibility. Your choice of sunscreen and body care choices have a direct impact on the Phuket marine and reef life. You can make a difference to the health coral and marine life by selecting reef friendly sun care products. Did you know that up to 85% of what you put on your skin may be absorbed into your bloodstream? Understanding the ingredients in your sunscreen and body care products can help you make healthier choices—for you, and the planet. Stream2Sea care products are biodegradable and tested safe for fish and coral larvae. [...]

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Hallelujah Sunset Liveaboard Similan Islands Phuket Thailand Best News & Special Offers

MV Hallelujah – 20% Off First Two Trips of the Season

The fantastic MV Hallelujah liveaboard vessel is offering a massive discount on her first two trips of the 2016 - 2017 Season. These 4 day - 4 night trips will be running from the 15th - 19th October 2016 and 22nd - 26th October 2016 and will include the destinations of the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and richelieu Rock. There are three cabin types VIP Single: Normally THB 54,000 - 20% = Only THB 43,200 Double - En Suite: Normally THB 39,000 - 20% = Only THB 31,200 per person Standard Twin: Normally 34,000 - 20% = THB 27,200 per person As an added bonus Aussie Divers Phuket will give you free rental equipment for the trip (ex computer), a free Aussie [...]

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Understanding WindGuru – Phuket Scuba Diving

The website windguru.com is the guide and go to website for not only all scuba diving and boating agencies in Phuket but the world wide. Given that all of the scuba diving in Phuket is involved a lot of boat travel (anywhere from 1.5 hours for Racha Yai and three hours for Phi Phi) most scuba diving rely on it heavily for information for the safety and enjoyment of their customers. Often divers particularly those doing beginner course such as the PADI Discover Scuba Diving or PADI Open Water Course have never been on a boat for extended periods. Given that it is their first experience at scuba diving we try to make it as enjoyable as we can. Often [...]

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Similan Islands Scuba Diving Liveaboard Phuket Thailand Beautiful Helpful Diving Info

Understanding Phuket Weather for Scuba Diving

Understanding Phuket’s weather is an important part of planning you scuba diving adventure. As the bulk of the scuba diving in and around Phuket is done off the large specifically built scuba diving boats. A typical scuba diving day such as a certified day trip or PADI Discover Scuba Diving you could spend between 4 – 6 hours boat travelling. For the PADI Open Water Course or Advanced Open Water course you will do two days travelling. The liveboard boats you will spend anywhere between two and eight days on board a vessel. This is one of the reasons why the liveaboard boats have a dive season of mid October to the end of April. The weather in Phuket [...]

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Scubapro Scuba Diving Phuket Aussie Divers Mask Fins Helpful Diving Info

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 [...]

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