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, 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 [...] Read The Story Everything Else
10 SIGNS YOU ARE IN LOVE WITH THAILAND SCUBA DIVING
Are you in love with scuba diving in Thailand? We know that we are for sure!! Here are 10 signs that you are officially smitten by scuba in the Land of Smiles! 1. Your heart skips a beat at the mention of a scuba diving vacation but then sinks the moment a destination other than Thailand is mentioned. 2. Over half of your wardrobe consists of diving t-shirts from Thailand. 3. Your bedtime reading alternates between diving in Thailand guidebooks, marine life of South East Asia identification books and a Thai language learning book. 4. As soon as you mention scuba diving in Thailand your friends roll their eyes up to heaven. [...] Read The Story Everything Else
Aussie Divers Phuket – Doing Things Right
As with all countries there are rules and regulations for most activities we do. These rules and regulations rules need to followed for a number of important reasons. Two of the most import reasons are 1) To abide by the laws of the country 2) And by doing so, become legally insured by abiding by the laws of the country. Unfortunately, in Phuket as with most countries in the world, there are a small fraction of those that choose not to abide these laws. These normally go undetected until when it matters most….. we there is an accident. Here are a few checks you can do to make sure that your tour agent and Aussie Divers Phuket, are doi [...] Read The Story