FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here we aim to help you answer the most common questions about SCUBA diving, travel, amenities and activities in Phuket
The regulator comes in two different types, DIN and Yoke. The common one around Phuket is Yoke. They regulate the pressure of air from the cylinders, with 2 stages. The first stage regulates high pressure to medium pressure, the second stages are what we breathe from they are reduced to surrounding , breathable pressure.
Mask, Fins, Boots etc..
Boots, masks, fins, etc are just like any other pieces of equipment. It comes down to functionality and needs.
For example some may prefer full foot fins for its ease, others may like wearing boots for colder waters.
Some people have real difficulty finding the right mask for their face type, again many different variations from many different brands and materials. Although a lot of the time it comes down to misuse; over-tightening of the straps, wrong positioning of the band or just plain panic causing tense facial muscles letting in water
Two different types again, can be made from aluminium or steel the common one around Phuket is aluminium. 12L is the standard size filled up to 200Bar or 3000PSI, although should you need other sizes we usually have them available as well.
Buoyancy Control Device (BCD)
A buoyancy control device is essentially a life jacket which you can add or remove air. There are many variations depending on brand and needs, usually beginners will get taught in a jacket style BCD.
Fins come in many different shapes, materials and sizes now, from the classic- navy seals to the split fins each have a purpose and function. Like most equipment, ask to try different brands and types from your local dive shop.
Kata SCUBA Co. Ltd.,
154 Koktanod Road
Amphur Muang, Tambon Karon