What is the Oldest I can Scuba Dive?
Scuba Diving is a unique activity that low impact and minimal skill requirement allows it to be enjoyed by most age levels and sporting prowess. Here we explore what is the oldest you can scuba dive? However at both ends of the age level spectrum there are some precautions that need to be addressed prior to diving. With children, emotional and behavioral maturity are the major concerns. With the older generation, it is medical fitness to dive that is the major worry. If a diver passes all of the medical requirements there is no reason why they cannot safely dive. This of course require a common since approach to the dive as well. [...] Read The Story Everything Else
Why is it Important to Stay Hydrated While Scuba Diving?
Staying hydrated when scuba diving is important to your health. Here we look at the reason why and the consequences if we do not. I may sound a little odd given that scuba divers spend most of their active time surrounded by water, however staying well hydrated is very important when scuba diving. There are a number of different reasons why a scuba diver may dehydrate, particularly here in Phuket, Thailand. Scuba Diving can also have its own issues if a diver does not keep hydrated. There are a number of factors that contribute the dehydration. Here is a list of a few that occur when scuba diving in warm climates like Ph [...] Read The Story Everything Else
What I look for when Employing a Scuba Diving Instructor
Here are some tips about what I, the boss looks for when I am employing a scuba diving instructor. Being a PADI Scuba Diving instructor is one of the best jobs in the world. Given that PADI has dive centres in 186 countries around the globe, this could give a dive instructor the opportunity to travel and work. I don’t think there is a dive instructor out there that does not dream of working their way around the world and diving in exotic locations. However, with over 170,000 PADI Pros already out there and 1,000’s of new divemasters and instructors coming through each year, only the best will be able to fulfill the dream. [...] Read The Story Everything Else
PADI Instructor Profile – Lara Weyhausen – German
Aussie Divers Phuket introduces Lara Weyhausen, our English/German speaking PADI Scuba Diving Instructor. Lara is from Niedersachsen in the north west of Germany. Her first scuba diving experience was on the small island of Koh Phangan, Thailand when she was just 12 years old. She did a PADI Discover Scuba Diving with her mother and sister and was fortunate enough to see a whale shark. Something she loves reminding her boss about as he has never seen one. Lara didn’t dive again for another nine years. She did her PADI Open Water Course in Cairns, Australia and fell in love with diving. Less than two years later she [...] Read The Story Everything Else
Aussie Divers Phuket – Most Wanted List
Here is the team at Aussie Divers Phuket list of the most wanted to see underwater list. With tens of thousands of different marine creatures spread out across the vast waterways of the world, it is impossible for a divers to see everything in one lifetime. Even experienced divers with 1000’s of dives find it difficult to fulfil their dreams. Here our experienced team of Aussie Divers Phuket instructors give a quick insight into what creatures that they are yet to see. Not something that is found here in Phuket. When talking to divers who have seen them and other big whales, the speak of the gracefulness and sheer pr [...] Read The Story Everything Else
Scuba Diving Uses for a Face Mask Post COVID-19
Scuba Diving Uses for a Face Mask Post COVID-19 The surgical face mask has been around for a long time. Until COVID-19 many of us had never worn one. Now the face mask has become a standard part of daily life for most of us. However, once COVID -19 is done and dusted, what will we do with all the left over face masks? Well hold on to those used face masks as we have come up with 9 exciting new scuba diving uses for the humble surgical face mask post COVID -19. Please note that NONE of these uses have been approved or sanctioned by PADI and it is highly unlikely they will be in the future. WARNING: All models in the phot [...] Read The Story Everything Else
Ways You Can Support Aussie Divers Phuket During COVID-19
During COVID-19 shutdowns, social distancing and travel restrictions, tourism in addition to the dive industry are both taking a heavy hit. With the current lockdowns in place and basically no diving happening almost worldwide how can you support the dive industry in tough times. The following blog covers some ways you can help support the team at Aussie Divers Phuket and the dive industry during these tough times. Hopefully, there is good news around the corner, with Thailand announcing the plan to start lifting restrictions from April 30th. Have you dived with Aussie Divers Phuket? Forgot to pick up one of our awesome Aussi [...] Read The Story