Helpful Diving Info
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 afloa [...] Read The Story Courses
Do I Need to do a Scuba Diving Refresher?
PADI recommends when during their theory section of the PADI Open Water Course that you should do a refresher if you have not been diving for six months. This is for a very good reason, it involves your safety. Is this applicable to all cases? The requirement or need to do a refresher should not purely be based on time alone. The ability and confidence of the diver involved should also be taken into account. For example, a student who has only done the four dives of the PADI Open Water Course, was quite nervous during their course should look at doing a refresher. A divemaster with several hundreds or even thousands of dives [...] Read The Story News & Special Offers
25% Discount – Thailands Best Liveaboard Boats – Similan Islands
The Junk and Phinisi Similan Island Liveaboards are offering 25% off all of their trips to the end of the 2018 - 2019 season. These are two of the very best scuba diving liveaboards that are sailing the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, The Southern Andamans and even Burma. These trips include: 13th March 2019 - Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock - 6 nights 28th March 2019 - Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock - 6 Nights 04th April 2019 - Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock - 6 nights 10th April 2019 - Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Ri [...] Read The Story