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 would be no device to keep you afloa [...] Read The Story News & Special Offers
Changes To Scuba Diving Rules Similan Islands, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai
The Similan Island Marine Park Authorities (The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation)(DNP) held a meeting on the 16th October in relation to a wide range of issues including the number of scuba divers permitted to dive the Similan Islands and Koh Bon each day. This was a meeting that was conducted after that start of the liveaboard season and many of the rules were implemented without prior notice. Most these rules have been made for the well being of the Similan Islands and for safety reasons. It appears that they will limit the numbers of scuba divers to 525 per day. This decision is being fought by [...] Read The Story Marine Life
Interesting Eel Facts
Hardly I dive goes by in Phuket without seeing an eel. They are at virtually every know dive site. Here are some interesting fact about them. There is over 200 different species. Common eels in Phuket are the Giant Moray, Honeycomb moray, Zebra Moray, Ribbon Eel, Garden Eel and Fibriated Moray, White Eyed Moray. The biggest eel is the giant moray that can grow as long as 3 metres and weigh up to 30kg. The biggest being the giant moray. A baby eel is called elver. They can live between 3 and 36 years of age. They can travel up to 4000 miles to find a mate. They like the water temperature to be warn and the food source t [...] Read The Story