Are you planning to go scuba diving in Thailand? Thinking about taking your PADI Advanced Open Water Course in Thailand? Here’s why scuba diving in Phuket must be on your list!
Scuba diving in Phuket is everything you would expect from diving in Thailand – beautiful coral reefs, an abundance of fish and stunning underwater scenery. With a range of dive sites to explore, taking your PADI Advanced Open Water in Phuket gives you the chance to explore deeper (up to 30 metres) and see even more.
If you are Open Water certified this is your chance to enhance your skills, practice your techniques and experience some of the best scuba diving in Thailand.
Here are some of the highlights of diving in Phuket
1. Take your PADI Advanced Open Water in Phuket and develop your skills and build your confidence underwater. During your Advanced Open Water you’ll make 5 dives over 2 – 3 days with one of our experienced instructors. You can rest assured that you’ll be well looked after and you’ll complete the course feeling more capable and with a whole new skill set.
2.Choose Your Dives. You’ll need to make an underwater navigation dive and a deep dive; the other 3 are your choice. We have ideal conditions for numerous options including (for all divers over 10 years old): Boat Diver, Digital Underwater Photography, AWARE Fish ID, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, Project AWARE Shark Conservation, Underwater Navigator.
Divers over 12 years old can also choose from: Deep Diver, Drift Diver, Night Diver, Search and Recovery Dive, Wreck Diver and Rescue Diver!
3. No Studying During Your Stay – unless you want to! Take your PADI Advanced Open Water in Phuket with Aussie Divers and we’ll make sure that your trip includes minimal class time and maximum diving time! The Advanced Open Water Course is less intensive than your PADI Open Water and we believe in making it even more enjoyable by offering you the chance to study from home with an online manual before you arrive – ask us for more info. If you choose to study the theory here in Phuket you can do so in comfort in our air-conditioned dive center.
4. Not Just a Standard Package. All of our Advanced Open Water Courses in Phuket include everything you need to become PADI Advanced Open Water certified here in Thailand. There are no hidden extras and you can choose the type of program that suits your needs (and budget) the best!
A Diving Community In Phuket
Here at Aussie Divers Phuket we don't just consider ourselves a PADI dive shop, we think of it as more, a big diving family of like minded individuals coming together to enjoy the marine environment through diving in Phuket & Thailand. We are always happy to chat with new divers or old, so please drop by anytime to see what is going on and if you have dived with us or want to dive with us than feel free to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our community Dive Blog and generally stay in touch & stay informed.
This is a question that I often get asked, and really it is not as simple as YES or NO. Here is some explanations and reasons why.
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 continuously for 200 metres. This can be with any stroke however it does need to be continuous without stopping. There is alternate option and that is you do a 300 metre mask, fin and snorkel swim. Some do find this easier to the 200 swim.
You also have to be able to tread water or float for at least 10 minut [...]
Why whale sharks are NOT the coolest creatures in the sea…
One of the most popular creatures some say the coolest, in the sea is the whale shark. Look at most websites in Phuket and around the world and they will feature pics of these massive creatures. Travel to some locations in the world and you could not help but think they are the only creatures in the sea.
We we are about to debunk that theory and prove that they are not as cool as what divers think.
We rate the whale shark on four key areas, make you own mind up.
They are never there when they need them to be
Divers have spent many millions of dollars chasing that elusive glimpse of a whale shark and have failed. They have trav [...]
Here is a step by step guide to the typical typical PADI Discover Scuba Diving Day with Aussie Divers Phuket.
Your PADI Discover Scuba Diving day will typically start with a 7:30 am pick up from your hotel where you will be transported to the Chalong Pier where all the scuba diving and snorkeling boats depart from. This is about 20 minutes drive from Patong Beach.
You will be met by your PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor taken to the boat and given a tour of the boat's facilities. Your Instructor will brief on your days event with information including the dive site where you will dive, what you are likely to see under [...]