In 2006, I moved to Medellin,Colombia to teach scuba on a very beautiful island called San Andres. As I was fluent in Spanish, I found it to be a great challenge to teach such a technical course in my second language. Today, I started a PADI Open Water course for a wonderful couple( Mari and Ernesto) from my city in Colombia, which is Medellin.M Read more
What a cool thing it is for me to take poeple scuba diving for their first time with Siam Aquatic Adventures. Haifaa was a bit un-sure as most are doing their first dive, but she snorkled around on the surface with me for aboiut 10 minutes until she was ready to go down the deescent line. After about 5 minutes, she gave me the sign that al was w Read more
Went out the other day with three Americans from the east coast. Jamie was doing her first PADI Discover Dives with Siam Aquatic Adventures. She brought with her two friends from her grade school years who were certified divers. We all had a great time and it was nice to be able to dive with Americans, as I am also American. We saw a beautiful s Read more
As the ocean will change by the minute at times, it surprized me how new divers are not instructed how to exit the water in bumby surface conditions. I helped a student to understand that you should never wrap your arm inside the ladder...With the boat going up and down, it would be easy to break an arm. Alway approach the latter cautiously, and Read more
It's low season here in Phuket and the weather is beautiful.... It rains occasionally but never like I was told before moving here.The Andaman Sea is warm, clear and inviting. The prices for our partner hotels and airlines is very low now until the end of September. The wonderful food here is ALWAYS cheap.Please contact us through our web-si Read more
As I keep on diving with new divers, I ask myself with EVERY newly certified diver, did I do the best job of instruction that was possible? What do they remember ? what is the check list prior to evey dive they need to memorize? When I was trainned in 1973 by ex-navy seal divers, I really learned how to participate in a trul Read more
When I first came to Phuket,Thailand to live and to go scuba diving, I was quite pleasantly surprized.The year-round wonderful climate and very warm and friendly ocean makes this a must dive location in the world. Siam Aquatic Adventures Divers uses the very best and safest dive boats for day trips in the Phuket area.I Read more
When you are searching for PADI Scuba Courses,Lessons and Certification in Phuket,Thailand you have found the very best company. Siam Aquatic Adventures Divers has the most knowledge and experience in training families how to learn to scuba dive. We pride ourselves in making your "new" passion in life a safe and great Read more
In an particular market for scuba diving such as Phuket, Thailand, there are many companies competing for new customers to try their scuba services. How does a person know who to go with? Well, first, there is word of mouth from people that have used scuba companies, and then there is Trip Advisor. . There are many companie Read more
As we should be learning when taking our first PADI Open Water course, we live in a nitrogen based atmosphere. Many people believe that the air that we breath is mainly oxygen but in reality every breath we take is 78% Nitrogen,21% Oxygen and 1% trace gases.At one atmosphere or 1 bar, this is normal for us and all animals o Read more
Gregg has been a great instructor - and he was very good at making me feel safe during the dives. When I started the diving lessons, I had my doubts and was a little freaked out, but with help from Gregg and his dive master (Andreas) - I was able to get beyond my limits in the coolest way. I am very blessed that I got my certification, and I will definitely keep diving! A Huge thank you Gregg !
My name is Jialei,from China. I got my PADI open water 17-18th, August with my amazing instructor Gregg Aidikoff!!! From the beginning of the training, Gregg was encouraging me and trying to get me over my biggest fear which is the water, but he never gave up and tried his best to make me trust him and allow him to take me to this amazing experience, even when I tried to give up a couple times he was there to take care of me, and finally I DID IT!!! I can’t believe I had done six dives in two days and I did so well without fear and with all the skills he taught me. I can say I’m super confidence now diving under water, his patience and experience under water just made me feel confident of myself and I can’t ever forget this amazing experience I shared with Gregg and my lovely girlfriend Harriet!!! I strongly suggest Gregg as a wonderful instructor with more than 14,000 dives open water and 40 years of experience, he made me feel comfortable and relaxed with his patience and confidence, I’m looking forward to diving with him again next time in Thailand!!!
Gregg is an experienced and caring teacher who took the time to ensure that everyone understands key points and techniques. Learning to dive is the hardest part of diving and he makes it feel safe and easy.
Diving is a big challenge specially for the people like us from mountain. But diving with Gregg made this so simple and easy that one would just fall in love with the under water world. Thank you Gregg for making this possible.
October last year I completed my Deep Dive Specialty with Gregg. The training I received was very thorough, Gregg did a great job of highlighting the risks associated with the deeper dives. But at the same time Gregg was very easy going and was happy to answer all of my questions, no matter how silly. Will definitely dive with Gregg again in the future.
In May 2015 I took my Junior Open Water certificate, and I had Gregg as my instructor. Not only did he teach me how to dive, but also how to feel comfortable in the water.
As soon as he started talking to me and telling me what to do, I knew that I would be in good hands for the rest of the trip. It was a really fun experience and I am so glad that I did it.
Last year I was lucky to be able to join a class trip (week without walls) with my daughter’s school (QSI Zhuhai).
The trip included an Open Water class with Gregg. I joined the course together with all the students, and I had one of the best weeks of my life. Moreover, it was a very special and wonderful experience to share with my oldest daughter.
Gregg is an fantastic instructor, and I was amazed how well he interacted and handled all the kids. Before going to Thailand several of the students were a bit anxious. However, Gregg and his co-instructors always made sure that everyone felt safe and secure. All students certified the Open Water course and they all did great.
We look forward to many more courses and guided scuba diving tours with Gregg in the future.
I was there when Gregg fell in love with diving. It never failed to bring a smile to his face. I can see why it gives him such pleasure to reveal the magic to each student he invites to discover a whole new world.