Weekend Getaway with The Junk
Looking for a perfect weekend getaway? The Junk, also known as "June Hong Chian Lee" is one of Thailands premium liveaboard experiences. With the Similan Islands season finishing up for 2018/19, The Junk will now be offering the perfect weekend getaway's. Exploring the Southern Andaman dive sites around Phi Phi & Phuket during the West Coast's low season (May - October). The Junk Southern Andamand Liveaboard - Weblink This weekend dive trip will depart from Phuket every Friday morning & return to Phuket on Sunday evenings. Stopping at the best dive sites around Koh Doc Mai, Phi Phi, Shark Point & Anemone Reef, offering a great m [...] Read The Story Everything Else
What is the Underwater Visibility Like in Phuket?
A question that we often get asked here is “Is the visibility good?” Good visibility and bad visibility is a subjective thing and people when commenting should be giving an example of what level of visibility they are comparing it too or with. For example, a diver that regularly dives in lake or quarries and they compare to that, may think the visibility is good. Those that regularly dive in deep waters may think that that the visibility is poor. We regularly have divers from both spectrums and then can arrive back from the same dive trip and one saying the visibility is good and the other saying it is not good. There are a [...] Read The Story Everything Else
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 [...] Read The Story Everything Else
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 [...] Read The Story Everything Else
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 [...] Read The Story Everything Else
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 [...] Read The Story Everything Else
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 [...] Read The Story