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Equipment FAQ

Equipment FAQ

Aussie Divers Phuket are a ScubaPro Display Centre

Aussie Divers Phuket are Thailand’s only Scubapro Display Centre. 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 to our friendly staff about the special IDC pro equipment packages. We can tailor an instructor gear package specifically to your needs.

Aussie Divers Phuket only uses quality Scubapro Equipment

Trusting the dive equipment you are using is very important, especially during your PADI IDC & IE program. This is why Aussie Divers Phuket has invested in top quality Scubapro rental equipment. Scubapro is one of the leading companies in the dive industry worldwide, their equipment is simple, rugged and reliable.

At Aussie Divers Phuket we are committed to having the latest Scubapro equipment available for rental, serviced at least annually, in order to maintain Scubapro’s high level of performance for relaxed and enjoyable diving experiences any time of the year.

Scubapro Regulator Wreck Aussie Divers Phuket

Scubapro Regulator Wreck Aussie Divers Phuket

Q: Can I use my own equipment?

A: Yes. You need to be familiar with it though and it needs to 100% meet the PADI equipment standards requirements for an IDC candidate. If not you will need to use Aussie Divers equipment.

Q: Do I get free rental equipment with an IDC package?

A: Yes. You get free rental of our shop equipment over the course of your IDC and Specialty Instructor Training. You do not get free equipment rental for scuba diving activities outside of IDC or Specialty training that would be considered fun diving.

Scuba Mask and Regulator Aussie Divers

Scuba Mask and Regulator Aussie Divers

Q: How much is it to rent a full set of scuba equipment for the day?

A: Renting a full set of scuba equipment from Aussie Divers will set you back 500 THB per day. So if you plan on doing a lot of diving after graduation, it’s high time to buy your own equipment!

A full set includes the following

  • Scubapro BCD
  • Scubapro Regulators
  • Wet-suit
  • Mask
  • Fins

If you require any further equipment we have everything for sale in the shop, including, dive computers, compass, surface marker buoys, reels, clips and other necessary equipment.

Q: What is the best equipment?

A: It’s hard to tell sometimes but at Aussie Divers Phuket we rely almost entirely on the quality and robustness of Scubapro diving equipment. Scubapro make gear that lasts for an exceptionally long time and is reliable, this is what you need when teaching or diving every day!

Scubapro Regulator Aussie Divers Phuket

Scubapro Regulator Aussie Divers Phuket

Q: Is there any special equipment I need for the IDC?

A: Yes. Please see the IDC Pre-requisites page for a list of REQUIRED scuba diving equipment that you will need to have with you or purchase during your IDC to become a PADI instructor.

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!

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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!

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