The PADI Scuba Diver Course is a limited certification for those that are short on time. At the end your certification will be limited to 12 metres and you must dive with a divemaster or instructor. The course does not allow you to dive independently.
The price includes, classroom theory, pool training, PADI manual and PADI Certification.
The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is two day advanced diver certification. At the end you will be certified to dive to 30 metres. The course will include a deep dive to 30 metres, an underwater navigation dive and three elective dives. The price includes, PADI manual and PADI certification fees with;
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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, the answer is yes. In the PADI Open Water Diver Course it is specified that you have to be able to swim 200 metres. This can be with any stroke. You 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 your and your groups safety. In the unlikely event that your BCD (Buoyancy Control Device) was to falter then there would be no device to kee [...]
Travelling to and from Phuket International Airport
Here is a blog to make travelling to and from Phuket International Airport a little easier for you.
When you first arrive in Phuket and have cleared customs and immigration you may now wonder how we get to your resort. Believe it or not this is a question we get asked quite regularly and although we can try to provide our own transportation this is not always feasible and customers will need to make their own way to our shop or their chosen resorts.
Many people have the misconception that Phuket is a small island when in fact it covers an area of 222 square miles. It is roughly 31miles in length, 12miles wide and has a popu [...]
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 [...]