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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Can Learning to Scuba Dive be Good for Your Brain

In a recent New York Times blog, author Gretchen Reynolds talks of the benefits of leaning a new activity during mid-life. Could learning to scuba dive be good for your brain. She states that learning a new sporting activity could change and strengthen the brain. Learning a new activity like scuba diving would be more beneficial than say crosswords or marathon training. In Krista Stryker’s book, The 12 Minute Athlete, she states that exercise can even help ward off some types of age-related cognitive decline. Such as reduced hand-eye coordination and memory loss. The uniqueness of scuba diving means that the PADI Open Wa [...]

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Tips On Buying a Regulator

When you’re looking at buying your first dive regulator there are a couple of tips to consider. How deep will you be diving, cold water vs warm water, brand & serviceability? It is likely that after your course & first few dives you will now be addicted to scuba diving and looking at every possibility to go diving now that you are certified. If you plan on spending a lot of time underwater then you should look at investing in some equipment, including purchasing your first dive regulator. But what factors should you be considering when looking at buying a regulator? Buy Your Regulator From Aussie Divers Phuket One of the fi [...]

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10 Ways to get a Scuba Diving Beer Fine

As you instructor probably explained to you during your PADI open Water Course. The scuba diving industry loves a beer fine. Beer fines are for those that continue to make silly errors even after the instructor taught them. Beer Fines should normally be preceded by a warning; however, some acts of stupidity go directly to a beer fine. Here are 10 Ways to Earn a Beer Fine. This is the classic of all beer fines. It most likely dates back to 1966 when PADI first started and Johnny Wetzstein was doing his PADI Open Water Course. If you need more explaining why this rule is, (other than losing the dive shops mask) then you will g [...]

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