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Tips For New Scuba Divers

Congratulations! You've just passed your Open Water course and have been introduced to a whole new world beneath the waves but where do you go from here? If you've completed your course on holiday in somewhere tropical like Phuket, you'll get back home and immediately start planning your next diving adventure but that could be another year away, it's quite possible that you could forgot some of your skills, theory and techniques by then. [...]

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Why Reef Safe Sunscreen?

We all know that our oceans are under siege, big time! Some of the issues facing our oceans are difficult for us to solve, some require a complete life style change, but the good news is that there is one thing we can all do from the comfort of our computer screens and that is changing the type of sunscreen we use, actually it's a no brainer if you are a scuba diver. Why is changing your sunscreen a "no brainer" for divers? Well that [...]

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Dehydration And Scuba Diving

We as any good dive boat should provide water free of charge on our day trip tours but even though it's free when we calculate the guest to water consumption ratio we find you're coming up well short on what you should be drinking. Roughly 2 L per person is consumed daily on our dive boat and a big chunk of that will be used in tea or coffee, falling short of the recommended daily intake - 3 - 4 L for men and 2 - 3 L for women. If y [...]

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Shipyard Complete!

At least once every year our trusty Phuket dive boat MV Kepsub will be unceremoniously hauled out of the water and into the dry dock in Phuket Town for a 3 week overhaul. It's a nice break for our hard working boat crew and office staff but a bit of a nightmare for the owners. Well just about everything, the entire boat will be inspected for any problems and new features added. There's generally quite a few bodies clambering around bot [...]

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2018 -2019 Thailand Liveaboard Schedules

The Thailand liveaboard boats have got their act together this season and all except one (there's always one..) have released full schedules for 2018 - 2019 season. We say this every year but if you're thinking of a Similan Island liveaboard in high season then you need to book it NOW, places for the peak periods (Xmas, New Year and Chinese New Year) are already filling up fast and you'll have little chance of joining these trips if you le [...]

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How Do I Avoid Seasickness?

Fortunately throughout the Phuket diving high season we're blessed with generally flat seas but around the beginning of May we start to get a swell come in from the open ocean. Although for most this has little impact on your dive day, for those who get seasick it can be horrible but there are ways to avoid it. Not going to go too far into the science but essentially you're brain is being confused. With intentional movement (walking, r [...]

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Kata Beach Diving

We've taken the time to do some diving from the beach at Kata this high season, rumours of rare and quite astonishing finds have been doing the rounds. We though we'd check it out and see if it was a possible location to offer our guests. The rumour of mimic octopus at Kata Beach has being doing the rounds for years but without much evidence. This season quite a few photos have been turning up of mimic sightings away from the main reef [...]

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Local Guides, Local Knowledge, Local Experiences

Don't trust your diving to amateurs or freshly minted dive guides, dive with local experienced experts from Local Dive Thailand. Our Scuba Diving Phuket Tours will take you to see the rarest of the rare critters, you will be amazed by the macro life our guides can find, in the secret places only they know. To put it in perspective, if you were going to climb Mount Everest you would certainly hire a local sherpa to lead the way & keep you safe. Diving is similar because there is absolutely no substitute for local experience & local knowledge, Local Dive Thailand's guides are Phuket's Sherpa's of the Andaman Sea!

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Scuba Diving Phuket, Phi Phi & Thailand

When talking about Scuba Diving in Phuket, you should believe the hype, many seasons we have had Whale Sharks grace us on our regular and easy to reach dive sites and on a good day you can add Sea Horses, Sea Moths, Snake Eels, Frog Fish & Octopus to what you can see on any given dive and so much more. If we are heading to Phi Phi Island for the day, you can possibly see Hawksbill Sea Turtles and Black Tip Reef Sharks, also don't forget the King Cruiser, 84 meters of beautiful wreck and the most amazing reef nursery for fish and nudibranch. Local Dive Thailand day trip tours to these locations are not to be missed when you are scuba diving Phuket, get in touch with us and book an 'awesome' day of diving.

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The Best Scuba Diving In Phuket

You won't see all we have to offer but some of the best Phuket scuba diving can be covered in our 3 day package. As an added bonus you'll get a 10% discount for booking multiple days. Start your diving on either Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday and you'll cover the best Phuket diving tours. Nine in total from the clear waters of Racha Noi to the imposing shadows of the King Cruiser Wreck. A whole range of underwater topogra [...]

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Am I Fit Enough To Scuba Dive?

Being fit enough to scuba dive is not that difficult. You certainly don't have to be a perfect physical specimen. Once in the water it's possible for anyone to achieve neutral buoyancy. Your weight, age or general physical fitness makes no difference with this aspect of scuba diving. There's plenty of physically impaired divers around who just need help getting in and out of the water. The diving community tend to be a helpful bunch and are a [...]

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Flying After Scuba Diving

Uncertified divers will not be aware that flying after scuba diving is potentially hazardous but why? Well DCS is the why. Certified divers will be aware of the dangers but PADI Discover Scuba Diving students will certainly not. Without going into decompression theory we'll outline the do's and don'ts. The PADI Open Water Course will outline set times for flying after scuba diving: Dives within no decompression limits 1 dive - [...]

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