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International Instructor Profile #2 – Martin Ruhoff – Dansk – Svenska – Norsk – English

International Instructor Profile #2 – Martin Ruhoff – Dansk – Svenska – Norsk – English

Hailing from Denmark in the cold north of Europe Martin began his love of scuba diving more than a decade ago in Ao Nang Thailand. As with most of us he caught the scuba diving bug and has never looked back. He has now been teaching in Thailand for almost ten years.

Martin’s easy going and relaxed Scandinavian persona makes him an excellent and well respected instructor and we are proud to have him on our books at Aussie Divers Phuket. He is also an avid underwater photographer and talking about underwater photos with customers and students.

He has dived many countries of the world including Mexico, Philippines, Sweden, Palau, Indonesia, Turkey and many others.

If you are interested in Technical Diving then Martin is our Tech guru and the one to speak to about anything regarding the PADI Tech courses, going deeper and lasting longer. He is currently getting his dive hours up on CCR systems, and exploring for new Tec dive sites here in Phuket.

Martin is one of our most experienced instructors with a wide range of specialties including,

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Do I Need to Know How To Swim to Scuba Dive?

This is a question that I often get asked, and really it is not as simple as YES or NO. If you want to become a certified scuba diver by doing the PADI Open Water Diver Course then the answer is yes. In the PADI Open Water Diver Course it is specified that you have to be able to swim 200 metres with any stroke and also have to be able to tread water or float for at least 10 minutes. The reason for this is not for the fact that scuba diving requires you to swim, but rather it is for yours and your groups safety. In the unlikely event that your BCD (Buoyancy Control Device) was to falter then there would be no device to keep you afloat [...]

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Flying After Scuba Diving Phuket Thailand Helpful Diving Info

Can I Fly 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 minim [...]

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Giant Manta saying hello while Scuba diving in Phuket, Thailand with Aussie Divers Marine Life

Can I See Manta Rays Scuba Diving in Phuket?

So you are new to scuba diving and you are wondering what all the fuss is about Manta Rays. It is my belief that Manta Rays are one of the best things that you can see under the water and many people would agree. These gentle giants can be found in the local area with the two hot spots being Racha Noi near Phuket Island and Koh Bon in the Similan Islands and revel in their contact with scuba divers. Let’s find out what all the fuss is about. There are two species of these graceful creatures, the first being the Reef Manta Ray and then there is the Giant Oceanic Manta Ray. The Reef Manta Rays grow to about 5.5 metres in width and the G [...]

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International Instructor Profile #1 – Alban Fabre – Le français – Espanol – English

Alban is our French mascot. Raised with ham and butter cheese baguette and wine in his baby’s bottle, he often left France to live in different parts of the world: USA, Venezuela, Mexico, Singapore and Spain (Barcelona being his city of heart, even before Paris!). Since small kid (small ... it may surprise that he would have been as today he is 2m02 ...), Alban is a lover of the sea, sailing the waters of Brittany and spearfishing there. However, he did discover scuba diving only later, passing his PADI Open Water in 2012 in the waters of the port of Singapore! This did not stop him and he became addicted, diving from the Caribbean to [...]

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