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Scuba diving is a magical sport though it can be extremely hard to explain to non divers why we and our customers love it so much. So we thought, “Hey, how can we show people”, divers or not, the majesty of the underwater world here in Phuket. So we created the ‘Our Dives’ community section, where our instructors post stories, photos & videos from their dives with our customers, fore-ever immortalizing their day as a true Aussie Diver and showcasing the wonderful underwater world we have here to enjoy in Thailand!

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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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Low Season Scuba Diving Aussie Divers Phuket Our Dives

Phuket Scuba Diving – Wet Monsoon Months – Low Season

The months of May/June see the start of the wet season (monsoon) season for Phuket and the west coast of Thailand. This change in weather delivers more wind and rain and in turn increases wave height. We do continue to scuba dive during this period and although the weather does not effect diving under the water so much it does have an effect the boat travel to the dive sites. If you are not aware, all scuba diving in Phuket is done via large purposely built scuba diving boats and involves lengthy travel to the popular dive sites. The favorite of the day trip dive areas is Phi Phi which is about 3 hours boat ride away. Both King Cruiser [...]

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Ornate Ghost Pipefish Similan Islands Liveaboard Phuket Scuba Diving Our Dives

Aussie Divers Phuket Staff – Top 5 Phuket Dive Spots

Aussie Divers Phuket Staff - Top 5 Phuket Dive Spots Between the dive sites in the day trip region of Phuket, the Southern Andaman and the Northern Andaman dive areas of the Similan and Surin Islands there are more than 100 different dive sites. Here are some of the Aussie Divers Phuket staff with their views on what their favorite dive sites are. Darren Gaspari 1. Koh Bida Nok – Phi Phi: Just for the marine life. There is too much there to see. 2. Bay 1 & 2 - Racha Yai: OK, Call me crazy. I learnt to dive in these bays and they have a special place in my heart. It is a bit like my first girl friend, she doesn’t look [...]

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2015 – 2016 Liveaboard Season – Fantastic Start

The 2015 - 2016 Similan Island Liveaboard Season is off to a great start with good sightings of both of the big favourites, the giant oceanic manta ray and whale sharks. Even Island 9 in the Simians has provided sighting of both creatures which has been the first time in many years. The weather has been stable for this time of the year and the oceans relatively calm and flat which is making for a a smooth and enjoyable liveaboard experience. Visibility and has been fantastic and there has been reports of visibility in excess of 40 metres. Business on the liveaboards has been a little slow and ether has been some fantastic early season liveaboard specials happening. Some of [...]

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Liveaboard Diving Similan Islands With Aussie Divers Phuket Our Dives

2014 – 2015 Thailand Liveaboard Season

Another great season in the Similan and Surin Islands has sadly come to a close. But what season it has been! We now have our eyes firmly focused on the upcoming 2015 – 2016 season. Whale sharks and manta rays have been prolific for the last two years and the majority of diving guests have enjoyed encounters with these magnificent animals. Richelieu Rock and Koh Tachai Pinnacle have again been the stand out dive sites. Even without the big animals these dive sites are fantastic with schooling barracuda, napoleon wrasse and the ever present trevallies terrorizing the huge schools of fusiliers that are ever present on these fauna rich dive sites, chuck in a whale shark or manta and you [...]

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Palong Wall Phi Phi Ley Sharks Turtles Scuba Diving Our Dives

A Day Trip to Phi Phi – More Than Just Scuba Diving

One of the most popular scuba diving day trips in Phuket is to the Phi Phi Islands. The islands are situated approximately 46 km’s east of Chalong Bay, Phuket and are around 2 hours and 40 minutes boat ride on the larger day trip dive boats. The Phi Phi Islands are a group of 6 islands that make up the Hadnopparattara National Park consisting of Koh Phi Phi Don, Koh Phi Phi Ley, Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Mosquito Island and Bamboo Island (Koh Mai Pai). As previously written the dive sites at Phi Phi are some of the best in the world and provide they provide world-class marine diversity. However a scuba diving or snorkeling trip to Phi Phi takes [...]

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Moray Eel Racha Yai Scuba Diving Day Tip Phuket Aussie Divers Phuket Our Dives

When Scuba Diving in Phuket: What Will I See?

Whether you are learning to scuba dive with the PADI Discover Scuba Diving or the PADI Open Water Course or your are already certified and you are looking at doing a day trip or liveaboard adventure there are many amazing marine creatures to see under the water. Phi Phi probably has the most diverse range of marine life to see whilst scuba diving in the Phuket region. The diving especially around Bida Nok is world class and on any given day you could possible see some cool creatures like Hawksbill turtles, Leopard sharks, Black Tip reef sharks, cuttlefish and the big red reef octopus. There are many eels there as well including the giant moray, the fimbrilated moray, white eyed moray [...]

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