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 then the answer is yes. In the PADI Open Water Diver Course it is specified that you have to be able to swim 200 metres with any stroke and 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 yours and your groups safety. In the unlikely event that your BCD (Buoyancy Control Device) was to falter then there [...] Read The Story News & Special Offers
Luxury Scuba Diving in Phuket
Luxury Scuba Diving in Phuket In March 2017 Aussie Diver Phuket purchased a 42' Sunnav luxury speedboat. Powered by three 250 horsepower engines the it is the best way to hum along to you preferred dive site. It reduces travel time by as much as 60% compared to the bigger boats. Limited to only 14 paying divers and 4 staff Aussie Divers Phuket endeavor is steer away from the big boat diving and provide a more private level of diving. Tasked to avoid the crowds, staff have been able to in most cases to do this. The feedback for the 2017 -2018 season has been phenomenal. Not fixed to specific dive sites and with the boats speed and maneuverability staff try make you day the [...] Read The Story Marine Life
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 [...] Read The Story