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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s a list of commonly asked questions about Scuba Diving and the answers to them :)

Q: Do I need a licence to try Scuba Diving?

A: No, you can try scuba diving with the one day activity called the PADI Discover Scuba Diving.

Q: Do I need to know how to swim to scuba dive?

A: The short answer is no (but it helps). You can do the PADI Discover Scuba Diving without knowing how to swim. Have a look at this blog that will explain more. If you would like to become a PADI Certified diver then you will need to know how to swim 200m or snorkel 300m!

Q: What is a liveaboard boat?

A: A liveaboard boat is like a floating hotel that you can scuba dive off. They have cabins to sleep in, on board lounges, kitchens, however and tiolets. Some even have onboard luxuries like a Masseuse. In Phuket they range from over night trips up to 8-9 day adventures. You will need to be a certified diver to scuba dive from them however non divers can come on for the ride. Have a look at our liveaboard vessels page to find out more.

Q: Where is the best place to see a Whale Shark?

Whale Shark Similan Islands Phuket Thailand With Aussie Divers

Whale Shark Similan Islands Phuket Thailand With Aussie Divers

A: The ever allusive whale sharks have increased in numbers over the last couple of year here in the Andaman Sea. They still are a difficult to find however you chances are increased by going on a liveaboard adventure and trying this dive sites.

Q: Is Scuba Diving Dangerous?

Sure scuba diving can be dangerous, however it is a greater chance of being injured flying to Phuket or travelling from the airport to your hotel. Scuba diving is much like flying a plane. There are many rules and regulations and a large emphasis on safety. It also why you need a professional to take care of you and at Aussie Divers Phuket we have the best PADI Professionals on the island.

Q: Are there any dangerous creatures I need to worry about?

Injuries to scuba divers from marine creatures are very rare. There is a lot of talk about sharks however attacks to scuba divers is extremely rare. There are a lot of different creatures in the sea that can bite or sting however 99.9% of the creatures are placid and timid and will not bother you. The golden rule is don’t touch or intimidate and you won’t get hurt. Very wise words.

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