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Relatively new diver on a liveaboard around Similan doing AOW

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by Edwon1, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. stevenl

    stevenl Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Kata, Phuket, Thailand
    Exactly, it might have just been the timing. So your earlier statement
    will be totally correct sometimes, and incorrect other times. IIt also depends a lot on the divesites, Koh Tachai pinnacles for example can be really tricky, while some of the inner Similan sites or Koh Tachai reef will normally be easy
  2. Edwon1

    Edwon1 New

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Singapore
    Thanks guys, I've decided to do put off my LOB for a later date and just do a AOW on land and log more dives first before I take up such an adventure
  3. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
    I think that’s a better idea. I like to enjoy liveaboards as is, without obligations outside of paying for one. :) It’s nice not to have to worry about a class or studying. Also, the more dive experience you get, the more you can enjoy it rather than worrying about certain aspects of your diving, especially as it affects others.
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  4. athigunk

    athigunk BKK Divers

    There is a few upsides I can think of. First, taking a course on LOB can mean that you basically have a mentor for the whole trip, 10+ dives, which you may be treated as a student where there are more effort from the instructor in training you, giving advice, etc. compared to them just being a dive guide. Another part is that usually (at least our dive center) we lend our students lights and computers during the course, so you get to save a few bucks on those as well. Either way you will have a great time.
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  5. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
    True, but I think those benefits can be enjoyed on a land based itinerary where you are not paying a premium for a liveaboard.

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