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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Got Questions? We Got Answers!

No matter how hard we try to put all the information into our IDC pages and Package Information we know there is always going to be questions. So we have built this FAQ section to answer some of the more commonly asked questions about doing your IDC in Phuket and what happens after you graduate. So please read the FAQ section to see if you question has already been answered and if not you are always welcome to contact us via phone or email.

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Sometimes you just need simple answers to hard questions, we have put them all together for you

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Equipment FAQ

Aussie Divers Phuket are Thailand's only Scubapro Display Centre, along with being Thailand distribution agents for Stream2Sea Reef Safe Sunscreen, Frog Spit Antifog and Orca Torches. We have a large range of Equipment on display and ready for you to dive with, if there is anything you need for your PADI IDC or IE we will have it in stock, if we don't have it in stock we will be able to get it for you in no time. Speak [...]

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Accommodation FAQ

A: Yes. Aussie Divers now owns and operates a 7 room hotel that is directly above our Chalong dive center shop. Rooms are 500 THB per night in low season, and 1,000 THB per night in high season. If you have booked one of our IDC packages you get 14 nights free in our hotel. LOW SEASON :: May 1st - Oct 31st HIGH SEASON :: Nov 1st - April 31st A: Yes. We will secure you a room of equal or [...]

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Employment FAQ

A: Yes. To put it simply, Phuket is a great place to work from, easy diving all year round, with some nice wrecks and reefs. We also are a departure point for Similan Island liveaboard's, so it's easy to work there in the high season while living in Phuket. A: If you wish to be an Aussie Divers Instructor and join our awesome group of industry professionals, there are two main steps. The first is selecting the Platinum IDC package, without [...]

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Fitness & Health FAQ

A: No. But it helps. The fitter you are the easier you will be able to deal with the rigors of being a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor. This industry will require you to carry scuba tanks, move scuba equipment and help in a variety of ways around shops and boats. Adding to this, diving is a physical sport, it places stresses on your body and cardio vascular systems, so it's best these are in good shape before you become an [...]

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After The Course FAQ

A: Yes. Usually your IDC team will take you out for beers and pizza, usually you will have made friends with some of the other staff as well and they will be happy to show you the sights and sounds of Phuket over a few cold beers. A: No. If you want to do one though it can be arranged. A: No. If you wish to do some though it can be arranged :D A: It normally begins the day after [...]

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Everything Else FAQ

A: The weather in Phuket is warm all year round. Temperatures range between 25 – 34 degree Celsius or 77 – 93 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity will range between 60% - 95% through out the year adding to the feeling of warmth. The seasons are broken into two distinct seasons “Wet Season” (summer) and “Dry Season” (winter). The driest months are between December and March (best time to scuba dive in Phuket) and the wet season from June to October. Here [...]

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Living The Dream After Instructor Graduation

Finding work after becoming a Scuba Diving Instructor can sometimes be a daunting task, you are competing against people with much more experience who have been working in the industry longer. The best thing about doing your Instructor Course in Phuket is that there is almost always work for new instructors and Aussie Divers will help you to get it. We have awesome and varied post graduation programs, ranging from 'Ride Alongs' with our elite instructors to instructor internships where experience & responsibility can be had in real world environments with real customers, getting you the qualifications & certifications you need to be attractive to employers.

The absolute best way to ensure employability after you graduate to a fully fledged (OWSI) Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor is to continue your training with PADI, especially when it comes to the PADI instructor specialties we teach here at Aussie Divers. Once you have five Instructor specialties under your belt you will become an M.S.D.T or Master Scuba Diver Trainer, which looks much better on your diving resume'. Specialties include being able to teach the PADI Deep Diver (40m), Enriched Air Nitrox, PADI Wreck Diver, Sidemount Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer courses, plus many many more!

Instructor Specialty Courses

The Best Instructor Development Center In Thailand

Here at Aussie Divers IDC Phuket we do not worry about the number of divers or IDC candidates we have, we worry exclusively about the quality of your education, be it one person or many, you'll never feel abandoned or bored when training, working or diving with us. Maintaining relationships before during and after any courses done with us is what Aussie Divers is all about. To help manage such a huge base of divers & industry professionals we built this diver network, connecting on every social media platform we can think of coupled with extremely helpful blog articles, to keep you engaged & to keep you engaged with us for the entirety of your diving career!

We have been talking for a long time about re-designing our web presence to match the level of enthusiasm we have for all things related to scuba diving in Phuket, Thailand. We wanted to build a web site that could not just inform people about what we do, but one that would create a medium by which we could truly communicate with our current and future customers. We wanted a web site that you could view any where and on any device, and we definitely wanted it to be simple and easy to use. So with that in mind, welcome to our brand new web site, dedicated to bringing the Aussie Diver experience to more people than ever before, and to help bring awareness of the issues we face and the good times we have diving here in Phuket! A Diving Community What is a diving community? Well that is exactly what Aussie want to help people understand. We are not just a dive shop, we are a larger group of diving individuals with a common thread that links us all together, that thread is scuba diving, that thread is protection of the marine environment, that thread is being updated on what we can do to play our part so that the health of the worlds oceans and reefs improves and does not decline. Communities can be powerful voices for change, or they can just be a cool place to get information and find dive buddies. So we want you to come with us and be part of our dive community, a big Aussie Divers family, right here in Phuket! Mobile Friendly Today there is not much point having a web site if you can't look at it on your mobile or tablet. So we have worked hard to make sure everything on our new web site works nicely even on the smallest of screens. That way you guys can look up information on courses, day trips, dive site and read our blog with out the hassle of re-sizing and wrestling with your device! Zippy & Relevant The new web site is quite a bit faster than the old one, we've done away with embedded video and third party plugins so that we can deliver you a blisteringly fast web site experience. You should quite easily be able to browse our new site with any device or internet connection available to you! We have also worked extremely hard at updating our content to be more relevant and less like reading a text book or thesis. Have a look at some of our course pages and you will notice a big focus on visual story telling rather than mountains of text. We know your time is valuable, so we only include the important stuff, you can leave all the little details to us and if there is something you want to know, just send us an email, we are always happy to hear from you! Easier To Get Around You may have noticed how on the new web site the menu will follow you as you scroll the page, this makes it super easy to navigate the web-site, and we have kept the options simple. Contacting Us I think we may have already said it once or twice, but Aussie Divers is not just about diving, the customer experience to us is paramount, and as such we are always available to chat and answer your questions. You'll find many ways on the new web site to contact us, in the top navigation bar you'll see and email icon, click that for an instant email pop-up window. In the footer you can find our phone number, Google map location and Trip Advisor page. Don't hesitate to get in contact with us because you will never forget diving in Phuket! News & Special Offers

The New Web Site :: Aussie Divers IDC Phuket

Welcome to our brand new IDC website. We decided to create a whole new website for PADI Instructors because we wanted to finally provide the world with a proper and correct resource for finding out everything you would need to know if you were considering becoming a (OWSI) Padi Open Water Scuba Instructor. We had one goal in mind when creating this web-site, that was to be transparent with the information, to give you, or an interested customer the chance to get all the information you need in one place and have it be correct when you turn up on the ground ready to begin your IDC and become an instructor! To this effect we have made getting information on [...]

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Do I Need to Know How To Swim to be a Scuba Diving Instructor?

The short answer is YES, yes you do. This is simply because as a PADI scuba diving instructor you are an ambassador for the oceans and scuba diving as a sport, which also means promoting safety and comfort in the water for your customers and students when you are teaching. Without quality swimming skills and your own personal in water comfort being of an extremely high level, you will simply never be a ' great scuba diving instructor' if the medium in which you teach is always frightening to you because you know you can't swim effectively without a flotation device that will shine through in your teaching. When an instructor is 100% comfortable in the water, inside of a BCD or [...]

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Why I love to Teach Scuba Diving

Why I love to Teach Scuba Diving In 2008 I quit a perfectly good and well paying job to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor here in Phuket. It was a decision that was made with some apprehension however it is a choice that I have never regretted. I have been fortunate enough to progress through the PADI ranks and now made it to the highest PADI instructor rating, the PADI Master Instructor. Being a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or PADI Master Instructor opens up a world of different job opportunities in a vast range of countries and environments and gives you the opportunity to meet people from a vast range of nationalities. I can teach a wide number of scuba [...]

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