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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 would be no device to keep you afloat [...] Read The Story News & Special Offers
Book Now 2019 – 2020 – Similan Island Liveaboard Season
The 2019/2020 Similan Islands liveaboard season is fast approaching & now is the perfect time to plan and book your dive trip for 2019/2020. As many scuba divers know the Similan Islands are currently closed for the monsoon season and will be re-opening around the 15th October. It is now the ideal time to look into the available trips for the upcoming season, with some of the liveaboard boats offering some very good "early bird" discounts for bookings made prior to the end of August. Last season the Similan Islands offered up some fantastic diving with some of the largest numbers of both Whale Sharks & mantaray seen over th [...] Read The Story Helpful Diving Info
Low Season Diving in Phuket
Dont let the forecasts fool you Firstly don't always believe the online weather forecast's. With the high humidity, we have year round here in Phuket, a lot of the online weather sites & App's will simply predict thunderstorms & rain 365 days of the year. They are happy to get this correct maybe 40% of the time..... We actually still have some very nice sunny days during the monsoonal season, and the diving can still be really good. Plus the beaches are less crowded and airfares & accommodation much cheaper, it's sounding like a win-win all round! If you are looking for a local forecast site/app we generally recommend looking at [...] Read The Story