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Helpful Diving Info

Here at Aussie Divers we don’t just consider ourselves a dive shop, we think of it as more, a big family of like minded individuals coming together to enjoy the marine environment here in Phuket, Thailand. So with that in mind we spend a great deal of time writing articles to dispel diving myths and try to promote the healthy sharing of correct and informed opinions on our marine world.

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How long will my scuba tank last?

A question we often get asked is how long will my scuba tank last? Unfortunately there is no simple answer to that question as there are a few variables. Hopefully in this blog we can help answer that question. Your breathing rate depends on your level of exercise (energy output) and the depth that you dive. The higher your level of exercise, the harder you work, the more oxygen you need and the more Carbon Dioxide (CO2) you will produce. In order to remove the CO2 from your lungs while scuba diving, you must inhale air. So, the more exercise you do under the water the more you will breathe, and the quicker you will use your [...]

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What age can children start scuba diving?

When I started with the idea of writing this blog I thought the answer to this question would be relatively a simple one. However, with even a small amount of research the answer is a lot more complicated than I imagined. There are a whole lot of different experts having a vast range of different views on the subject on what age children can start scuba diving. Most of these concerns are around physical, psychological and maturity preparedness. What I considered to be the simple answer was 10 years of age. PADI have set the age limit for both their PADI Discover Scuba Diving and their entry level Certification, the PADI Open Wa [...]

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How to Buy a Scuba Diving Mask?

Here is Aussie Divers Phuket tips on how to buy a new scuba diving mask. Buying a dive mask should be the first investment you make as a scuba diver. As having your own mask with a proper fit will go along way to making your dives more enjoyable. When looking at buying a dive mask there are a number of different shapes, styles & sizes available, how do you choose the right one for you. The choices may seem endless, however, there are some basic things to search for, here is our guide to buying a dive mask. The key to finding a good mask is getting the right fit, after all, there is nothing worse than having to clear a l [...]

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Common Mistakes Newly Certified Divers Make

As a newly certified diver, everything is new & exciting. The PADI Open Water course does a great job of teaching you the safety aspects of diving and get you comfortable in the water. However, as a new diver, you will most likely make some rookie mistakes. Diving should be a fun and enjoyable experience so try and avoid these common mistakes that newly certified divers make. Slow down! If you are a newly certified diver there is no need to try and keep up with that old salty sea dog on the boat who has 1,000’s of dives. Take your time gearing up and remember to do each step of your pre-dive and buddy checks. Once in the wate [...]

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Risk Management in a Scuba Diving Centre.

Here is a blog on the Importance of Risk Management in a Scuba Diving Centre I guess my concerns for scuba diving risk management stem from my time with Victoria Police where prevention was always better than a cure. It was where I also learnt that to do nothing would contribute to the problem. For example if we didn’t check any drivers for alcohol, there would be a lot more drink drivers. Hence more accidents and ultimately more fatalities. The role of police is to be proactive in preventing these fatalities. Sometimes this was to the displeasure of the drivers. Ultimately it was for their benefit and the benefit of the grea [...]

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How to Prepare a New Scuba Mask

Here are some Aussie Divers Phuket Tips on how to prepare and new scuba diving mask. There is a long going battle between scuba divers and foggy masks. There are a number or reason why a scuba diving mask may fog and one of those reasons is that the mask was not correctly prepared at the time of purchase. All new scuba masks have a thing film on silicone on the lens that occurs during the manufacturing process. You will need to remove this silicone prior to wearing the mask and applying any defog products. Tip #1: One of the reasons a scuba mask fogs is through exhaled air through your nose. Your exhaled air come fro [...]

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Travel Times in Phuket to Chalong Pier

Phuket Island is a lot larger than most new visitors believe. It is around 50km in length and about 12km in width. It takes in about 576 square kilometres of land. The travel times in Phuket to scuba diving pier in Chalong are longer than often expected. The island is also a lot busier than some new travelers expect. Official reports have the local population at almost 400,000 however some unofficial reports say that there could be up to 1 million people on the island at any one time. The large number of locals and visitors on the island and the long travel distances creates quite dense traffic conditions and at times can hamper tra [...]

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