Scuba Diving For Beginners

Scuba Diving For Beginners

Scuba diving can be quite daunting at first but with good advice and plenty of practice you’ll soon have the confidence to step up your skills and really explore our amazing underwater world

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What Is A PADI Master Scuba Diver

A PADI Master Scuba Diver is certainly someone who takes their diving seriously. To achieve this awesome sounding certification you have to put in a lot of time and effort and show exemplary dive skills. You'll need five PADI specialties to begin. There's a lot specialties to choose from and your selection will depend on your location and your favoured dive environments. For most we would suggest that Enriched Air Nitrox and Deep are the [...]

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How A Phuket PADI Open Water Course Works

A Phuket PADI Open Water Course will be the highlight of your holiday in Thailand. Our warm tropical waters, abundant marine life, excellent facilities and experienced PADI professionals will make the experience a special one. Unlike most diving destinations around the world, Phuket offers great infrastructure, plenty of other things to do and all year diving. It starts with a bright and early pick up between 07:00 - 07:40am depending [...]

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How To Prevent Your Scuba Diving Mask From Fogging

A fogging scuba diving or snorkelling mask has been the ruin of many Phuket Scuba diving days so here is a few suggestions on how to stop it. Every scuba diver has probably experienced the frustration at least once. Let's face it, it's one of the most important pieces of equipment. Not only for enjoyment but also for safety - little point in having an air gauge if you can't see it. Well don't fear, we're going to run you through the steps tha [...]

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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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Is Scuba Diving Safe?

We're obviously biased but we think scuba diving is a very safe activity. Of course as with all adventure sports/hobbies there is an element of risk. The hard facts support that accidents in scuba diving are firstly rare and mostly the fault of the diver and could have been easily avoided. So let's have a look at some of the common safety procedures that keep you safe. Unsurprisingly, running out of air is the main culprit in scuba div [...]

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Improving My Scuba Diving Air Consumption

Let's first start by saying that it's not a competition. Having good scuba air consumption doesn't necessarily make you a better diver. If you're ending the dive 20 or 30 bar behind your buddy but still reaching your planned bottom time then it's nothing to worry about and could simply be physiological differences that are extremely difficult to overcome. Having said that we do have numerous instructors around Phuket that can only be describe [...]

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Improving Your Buoyancy Control

Some divers get diving immediately but not all. Students who are strong swimmers and confident in water tend to find the course easy and a whole lot of fun. This gives the opportunity to experiment and really get hold of buoyancy during the PADI Open Water Course. That's not the case for all new divers. Although you've successfully completed all the skills, had immense fun and opened up a whole new world, you still may not have quite gras [...]

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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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Phuket News July 2022

The big Phuket news for July 2022 is the legalisation of cannabis. Laws are somewhat smokey but at the moment it's a free for all. Weed shops are popping up everywhere at such a rate they may takeover 7-11. A clarification of the law will come soon but at the moment you can spark up a fat one without the fear of being arrested as long as your not in a public space. Our dive boat is unfortunately a public space so smoking weed is not allow [...]

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Thailand Travel Restrictions Almost Finished

*Update: All restrictions and entry requirements for vaccinated travelers have been lifted as has wearing masks outdoors Thailand was one of the first countries to begin lifting travel restrictions. Since the initial opening phase back in July 2021, Thailand has somewhat dragged its feet, allowing other countries to gain a upper hand in the tourist markets. Economic pressure from within finally seems to have won through and all restriction [...]

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Will Scuba Diving Hurt My Ears?

Will scuba diving hurt my ears? is a question we frequently get asked. Anybody who's tried diving down when snorkeling will have felt the effect of pressure on their ears. So it's natural to assume it will only get worse when going deeper. That assumption would be 100% correct so that's why you're taught simple techniques to prevent pain or damage as part of the PADI Open Water Course. The techniques will quickly become habit and ear issues [...]

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