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Big Blue News

  • Meet Simon Creed!

    Simon James Creed
    My name is Simon James Creed and I am originally from Preston, Lancashire in the UK. I am 37 years old and after working in IT for 12 years I decided that wasn't for me anymore and set my sites on going travelling in 2008. Originally with a 1 year 13 country plan I made my way to Phuket, Thailand which changed the plan somewhat as I have now been here for nearly 6 years. I successfully did my PADI dive master course in July 2008 and my instructor course in December the same year. Since then I have made my way up the rankings and have since earned the Padi Master Instructor rating. In the past few years I have racked up over 2500 dives in the Andaman Sea and still love the diving we have here. What more could I wish for having some of the world's best diving right here on our door step.

    In my spare time I enjoy relaxing on Phuket's glorious beaches and also enjoy a good spy thriller movie. When it comes to music I have a very diverse taste which can change from day to day.

    Obviously I love the great local food but you still can't beat a good bowl of Italian pasta from time to time.
  • Video of Discover Scuab Diving in Phuket
    This video of discover scuba diving was shot by our colleagues in Phuket. If you have not been there before, you can watch the video to get a feel for the Andaman Sea's underwater scenery.

Big Blue New Divers

Big Blue is very pleased to congratulate our students who are either recently certified OW divers or divers who have upgraded their certifications to a higher level.

  • PADI Rescue Diver
    Carl Ennis
    Zhong Xiaodong
  • EFR - Emergency First Responder
    Jiang Ji
  • PADI Specialty Diver
    Bob Heynderickx - Enriched Air
    Li Yebai - Perk Performance Buoyancy
    Qiu Yan Chai - Enriched Air
    Tian Biyong - Digital Underwater Photographer
    Wu Die - Perk Performance Buoyancy
    Yu Zhen - Enriched Air
    Zhong Xiaodong - Perk Performance Buoyancy
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
    Deng Haiying
    Li Yebai
    Wang Yin
    Wu Die
    Zhong Xiaodong
  • PADI Open Water Diver
    Adrian Santarelli
    Connie Chen
    Kim Lan Sow

Dive Trip Information

  • Macro Heaven – Anilao, Philippine
    Early November Typhoon "petrel" was one of the most powerful Typhoon to have ever landed in the Philippines, Big Blue Diving would like to express our deepest sympathy to the families and the people who died in the disaster.

    For all the divers, although this was an unfortunate incident, The Philippines is still a safe and joyous tourist destination, they are a strong nation, full of optimism and we hope they are able to complete reconstruction work as soon as possible and return to normal life.

    Fortunately, Anilao was not affected by the typhoon and the glorious marine life are still happily swimming around divers.

    Departure Date: December 12th, 2013 (Thu)
    Return Date: December 15th, 2013 (Sun)

    Departure Date: December 26th, 2013 (Thu)
    Return Date: December 29th, 2013 (Sun)
  • Dive Trip for Phuket, Thailand

    Christmas is coming!!! Let's go Bangala road in the busy Patong beach, to celebrate the holiday with many tourists from around the world!

    Departure Date: December 5th, 2013 (Thu)
    Return Date: December 10th, 2013 (Tue)

    Departure Date: December 19th, 2013 (Thu)
    Return Date: December 24th, 2013 (Tue)

Course Information

December, 2013

For more class information, please refer to

This is Big Blue's regular schedule, we are also flexible on the course date for your convenience.

The Specialty Courses in Big Blue You Might Not Know

I wonder if you ever noticed that Big Blue Diving's PADI Course Director - Leigh Chen, can also teach an incredible 18 PADI Specialty Courses Instructor as well, while our PADI IDC Staff Instructor, Candice Liu also has 16 PADI Specialty Courses under her belt. Other than Enriched Diver Course which posted on our official website, Big Blue Diving also provides the following Specialty Courses:

AWARE-Fish Identification、Boat Diver、Digital Underwater Photographer、Drift Diver、Dry Suit Diver、Multilevel Diver、National Geographic Diver、Night Diver、Peak Performance Buoyancy、Underwater Naturalist、Underwater Navigator、Underwater Photographer、Underwater Videographer (PADI Open Water Diver or above level is required for these courses)

And Deep Diver, Search and Recovery Diver, Wreck Diver (PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or above level is required for these courses)

Know How

What is Enriched Air Diver?

In this issue of the New Diver list, you may have found that there are several students who obtained certification of PADI Enriched Air Diver, for the students who haven't contacted us the course might seem very curious, why do I need certification of Enriched Air Diver? What is the difference from the air I usually use?

Let me make an introduction for you:Scuba Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox

The is PADI's most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it's easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

What You Learn?

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what's in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer

Time Required

  • You can self study the theory at your comfort home
  • You will spend about 3 hours in reviewing knowledge with instructor in the classroom
  • If you just sign up for our dive trip that you can truly experience the different feelings of the enriched air nitrox during trip

Kindly Remind – To Students of Big Blue Diving

Maybe lots of diving students don't know but there are time limitation for PADI referral courses. Following are the regulations:

If a diving student has not done a diving course and want to continue to complete the course in another place, you can through the transfer his referral form to another PADI instructor.

The maximum time limit is 12 months from the last day of the training course.

Exception: Adventure Diver course and Specialty Diver course are without time limit.

For example, when you finished the theory and confined water session of PADI Open Water Diver Course Big Blue Diving (also applicable for other courses), if you plan to transfer to another dive center to complete your open water session, you then need to complete the training in the following 12 months. If you are too busy, and you didn't remember to finish the open water training until a year after, then according to PADI's policy that you must restudy theory and the swimming pool session.

Those students who have not completed all course, please do check your course record, don't forget to complete in the due time!

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