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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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First Time Scuba Diving

We get a lot of first time divers, doing both the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience and/or their PADI Open Water course here in Thailand. Generally what draws these divers to Phuket is the chance to see the underwater world and explore new depths in beautiful clear and warm waters whilst on holidays. With the joy and excitment of this first time experience there is also quiet often some fears and anxieties the come along with the thought of breathing underwater for the first time. You may be getting into Scuba Diving because a friend or family member is already a certified diver, perhaps you saw it in a movie and think it looks cool or you already have a [...]

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Is Scuba Diving Deep Better?

I am often a little miffed when I receive emails asking about depths of dives and the thought of seeing more when deeper. It is one of scuba diving’s greatest myths that when going deeper you will see more creatures. Coral reefs require clear water and sunlight to flourish and most of the best coral is found closer to the surface. The healthier the coral reef is the more marine life will be present. Many fish graze off corals and the coral becomes their major food source. More coral should equal more fish. The closer you are to the surface the more light there is making it easier to see things. The easier it is to see thing the more you will find. [...]

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Is Phuket, Thailand a Good Place to Learn to Scuba Dive?

Often divers who wish to learn to scuba dive are faced with a decision to learn in their home country or away. Learning to scuba diving in Phuket has its distinct advantages. 1. The Water is Warm Let's face it who likes to be cold? The water temperature in Phuket is generally around 29 degrees Celsius. Not only is more fun to be in but it is easier to stay focused. When you are cold a considerable amount to your body's energy is used to keep you warm. Less energy is available for concentration and focus. Further warm environments also make us happier. Warm water is easier to dive in. Most divers in and around Phuket can comfortably dive in a 3mm short wetsuit. [...]

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Has Kata Beach Dive Become A Serious Certified Divers Site?

In the past the Kata Beach dive was used more as a necessity and beginners dive rather than a dive site for certified divers. It is a dive site that can only be dived during the high season, October/November through to late April. The change of winds during the low season has the wind coming directly from the west and straight into the beach. These create high waves and increases underwater movement, reducing visibility and pushes trash into the dive site. The high season winds come from the east and make for better beach dive conditions. Kata Beach is quite a shallow dive site and given it proximity the heavily populated Phuket island, visibility is not always the best. However with some [...]

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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 minimum pre-flight surface interval [...]

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PADI Discover Scuba Diving – Your Safety – Avoid the Risks – Phuket

Some years ago PADI introduced the PADI Discover Scuba Diving into their system. They did so to give divers a taste of scuba diving prior to signing up for the full PADI Open Water Course. PADI intended the Discover Scuba Diving to be a brief introduction into the underwater realm. They intended to be a short 10 – 15 minute experience and thus designed the activity as such. Somewhere over time the PADI Discover Scuba Diving has turned into full days diving, with multiple and to dive sites the same as certified dives. The structure of the theory and practical skills for activity was designed for a very short period under the water. The full days diving to experienced [...]

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Understanding WindGuru – Phuket Scuba Diving

The website windguru.com is the guide and go to website for not only all scuba diving and boating agencies in Phuket but the world wide. Given that all of the scuba diving in Phuket is involved a lot of boat travel (anywhere from 1.5 hours for Racha Yai and three hours for Phi Phi) most scuba diving rely on it heavily for information for the safety and enjoyment of their customers. Often divers particularly those doing beginner course such as the PADI Discover Scuba Diving or PADI Open Water Course have never been on a boat for extended periods. Given that it is their first experience at scuba diving we try to make it as enjoyable as we can. Often [...]

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