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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Prevent Your Scuba Diving Mask From Fogging

A fogging scuba diving or snorkelling mask has been the ruin of many Phuket Scuba diving days. 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 that should prevent your scuba diving mask from fo [...]

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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 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 described as ' [...]

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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. Poor swimming technique and nervous heavy breathing can make buoyancy a very difficult skill to master. You may well be passed as safe diver but it could take a bit of time to becom [...]

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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. So h [...]

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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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Mimic Octopus In Phuket

Finding mimic octopus in Phuket is not a new thing for local divers but it may come as a bit of a surprise to holiday makers. Mimic octopus (thaumoctopus mimicus) are a relatively new species to science, only classified in 1998 from Indonesian specimens. The potential range could be huge because of the habitat they choose to hunt in. Featureless sandy/muddy flats is generally where you can find mimic octopus, not the first choice for most di [...]

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Manta Bay – A Beautiful Phuket Dive Site

We started diving the beautiful Phuket dive site at manta bay a few years ago. Mainly when Banana Rock was too busy but the new coral growth and marine life has seen us return frequently. It's now a regular dive site for the second immersion on the Racha Noi/Yai scuba diving tour. There's plenty to see for all levels and conditions are generally very easy. Everyone! It's a very simple dive site. The shallow areas are perfect for PADI D [...]

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Night Diving In Phuket – Simple And Rewarding

You won't see night diving in Phuket advertised very often simply because there aren't too many options. It certainly is possible and a single long dive at Kata Beach can be very rewarding. Kata Beach is a calm sheltered bay and you don't need to go any deeper than 12m. Unusual and interesting creatures that don't seem to be found anywhere else around Phuket reside here. The reef is only a short swim from the beach and you can begin the di [...]

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