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Perth Scuba News Issue 131

We hope you are enjoying the Summer months, we know we are! Enjoy this week’s edition of the Perth Scuba News, there’s plenty of stuff coming up to keep you wet – so come on down with us!!!

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Perth Scuba News – Issue 131 – 22nd January 2011

Perth Scuba Australia Day Beach PartyAUSTRALIA DAY BEACH PARTYPerth Scuba Australia Day Beach Party

BHP JETTY (END OF RISELEY ROAD, KWINANA) 26 JANUARY @ 12NOON

Everyone is welcome to join the Perth Scuba Crew at the BHP Jetty for an afternoon of celebration. Bring the whole family! We’ll bring the BBQ for you to cook your snaggers on, all you need do is bring your lunch, drinks and a towel – in case you wanna go for a swim. We’d love to see you there!!! Give us a call on 9455 4448 to let us know you’ll be there. If you have a 4WD you can drive onto the beach or park in the carpark and walk down with your esky. Can’t find us amongst all the other revellers? Just look for the vehicles with the Perth Scuba & Scubapro stickers!

BECOME A padi ADVANCED or WRECK DIVER IN DUNSBOROUGH

HURRY ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!!! FRIDAY 28TH – SUNDAY 30TH JANUARY 2010

The Perth Scuba Crew is headed to Dunsborough for a fun filled weekend of Diving and Partying on the HMAS Swan, led by Instructors Glenn Storey, Steve Rudge & Marc van HMAS Swan Dunsborough by Johanna PoolHMAS Swan Dunsborough by Johanna Poolder Poel. It’s going to be an AWESOME weekend, so if you’ve ever wanted to dive the Swan or would love to again – book on now or you’ll miss out!

Your weekend includes:

  • 4 Boat Dives on the HMAS Swan
  • 1 Shore Dive at Canal Rocks or Smiths Beach
  • Saturday & Sunday Breakfast (light one day & fully cooked the next)
  • Saturday Night BBQ – YUMMY!
  • 2 Nights Accommodation

Your weekend costs only $395 when you show your Manta Club Member Card.

The former HMAS Swan, is a 113 metre long decommissioned naval destroyer, which was scuttled in December 1997.

The Swan has now become a popular dive site; being one of the largest ships in the southern hemisphere to be sunk as a dive wreck. Measuring 113m length, 21 meters in height and 13 meters wide, she is truly a spectacular site.

HMAS Swan DunsboroughSince the sinking, an abundance of marine life has taken advantage of the Swan as their new home. Large schools of Bulls eye inhabit many rooms, with King George whiting and brim swimming around the hull. The inquisitive Samson fish gives divers an added bonus when looking around the wreck, along with blue devil fish and sweep. The list seems to be endless.

The best time of year to dive the HMAS Swan is between the months of November to May.

Get your PADI Advanced Open Water OR Wreck Diver Specialty – Only $175 more!

You save $150 when you complete your course whilst on our Dunsborough Weekender – PLUS you get to enjoy 4 dives on the HMAS Swan wreck! Your course includes your PADI Text Books, Project Aware donation, all your Instruction, PADI certification card and the best Instructors around from Perth Scuba!

Don’t miss out on this fun weekend. Give us a call on 9455 4448 or email [email protected] to secure your place with a deposit. It’s going to be an awesome weekend, we look forward to seeing you there!!!

RESCUE COURSE – DAY 2 WITH MARC VAN DER POEL

Perth Scuba PADI Rescue Diver Course with Marc van der PoelSunday morning Matt, Andrew and Diego, turned up with high expectations of what was to come, however we were missing someone. Had the Saturday been too much for Holly? No, all was well she had only missed the alarm clock and turned up fashionably timed.

After a review of the previous day exercises, we got some practice surfacing an unconscious diver. Things were getting pretty serious now, and all four really got stuck in to the job at hand. With so many DMT’s the rescue course can really pick up pace, and I am really grateful for their assistance, input and fantastic ability to act injured and enjoy the ride of being dragged up the beach.

With all the exercises out of the way, we started the scenario’s and Brad was keen to be the victim so while he went off to ‘hide’, we sat down and set the scene.

This is where you put all that you have learnt, into practice in a continuous exercise from Andrew on the Perth Scuba PADI Rescue Diver Coursefinding a missing diver, surfacing them, getting them to shore whilst providing rescue breaths, removing equipment, placing them in the beach re-commencing rescue breaths and possibly CPR, maintaining crowd control and seeking medical assistance. Not bad Hey? In the first scenario, Matt was in fine form, taking charge, delegating roles and out for the search, followed by Diego. They quickly found and surfaced Brad, established positive buoyancy and called for help. As Matt and Diego started work on Brad, Andrew was close, assisting with equipment. The shore line is approaching this is where you need to do some real hard yakka. Through good communication and joint effort they got Brad above the water line and commenced CPR. It was a really good effort.

They all needed a breather after this, these exercises are fun and intended to be life-like to give students a realistic experience as possible.

The fun part of rescue courses is that unlike some other of the PADI programs the participants or DM’s always bring something to the party. What I mean is they might be doctors, nurses or have a family member with a particular condition which when theyDiego on the Perth Scuba PADI Rescue Diver Course add their experiences we all learn something new. On this course we had a fireman, a surf life saver, a Canadian who has spent months on a remote Australian cattle station, so as you can imagine there was loads of colour.

Once again I had lots of fun, whilst refreshing my own skills, because the only way to keep these skills honed is by practice!

I would like to congratulate Holly, Matt, Diego and Andrew on your efforts in passing the Rescue course! Secondly a huge thank you to Michael, Brad and Graeme for your support and input, you were not only a great help to me but add to the fun and learning of the students.

We will be running a rescue refresher soon. So all you who have done your rescue course, when was the last time you gave those skills a work-out?

Look out for the rescue refresher, which is aimed at all who have done the course but have not had recent practice.

If you are interested in the rescue course and would like to know more, drop in for a chat.

Wish you all safe diving!

Marc

PALAU MICRONESIA DIVE HOLIDAY – DEPARTING APRIL 2011

NOW WITH 3 EXTRA NIGHTS AT NO CHARGE!!!

Perth Scuba are very excited to announce the Palau Tour has been extended – FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE!!! Due to a change in flight schedules we opted to go with the 3 extraDolphin experience in Palau Micronesia travelling with Perth Scuba nights and through Lee’s negotiating efforts, he managed to keep the cost down so you can enjoy a longer holiday for the same price! How cool is that!!!Schooling fish in Palau Micronesia by Johanna Pool

10 Nights including 14 Dives ex-Cairns

Departing: Monday 25th April 2011

Tour Leader: Lee Johnson & Joey Pool

Perth Scuba’s Palau Micronesia Tour includes:

  • Return airfares flying Continental Air Cairns-Guam-Koror-Guam-Cairns
  • Day Room use at Fiesta Resort GuamHawksbill Turtle and Russell at Palau
  • Round trip transfers
  • 9 Nights staying at the Sea Passion Hotel, Palau
  • Dolphin Experience
  • 14 Boat Dives with Sams Dive Tours
  • Tanks, weights, air fills and use of dive guide
  • Free Chandelier Cave Tour
  • Free Jellyfish Lake Snorkel Tour
  • Free Third dive as residual air dive at Sam’s jetty (Mandarin fish!)
  • 1 Night staying at the Cairns Colonial Perfect visibility at Palau with Sams Dive ToursClub

Join Lee and Joey on this amazing tour of Palau – this destination is GORGEOUS!

Palau is world renowned for marine bio-diversity and an abundance of large pelagic animals that include schools of sharks and lots of manta rays. Our warm clear tropical waters are legendary amongst divers for dramatic coral encrusted walls rising from the depths to within inches of the surface. Home to over 1,300 species of fish and more than 700 species of coral, Palau also offers exciting wreck diving with one of the Pacific’s largest collection of intact WWII shipwrecks and plane wrecks.

The waters of Palau are around 29 -30 degrees and you barely notice the difference when you flip off the side of the boat into the clear water. The visibility and life is astounding with huge schools of colourful fish everywhere you look. Each new dive site is reached at break neck speed, zooming through the picturesque rock islands, barely clearing the reef below. It’s an amazing experience that takes your breath away.

Only $3,295 per Diver (non-divers $2,150)

FREE INFORMATION NIGHT WEDNESDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2011 @ 6:30PM

UPCOMING MANTA CLUB EVENTS

SUNDAY MORNING SHORE DIVE! Sunday 16-Jan-2011 @ 8.30am FREELee takes the bait at South Mole

Join Lee and Joey on a shore dive to the best dive site of the day. We’ll fire up the BBQ for your brekkie and depart by 9am for our dive. Joey wants to go nudi hunting so we’ll head to a site where there’s been reports of LOTS! Don’t forget your camera – Joey will be on hand to answer any of your underwater photography questions.

ROTTNEST ISLAND NIGHT DIVE Thursday 27-Jan-2011 @ 6:00pm FULLY BOOKED!
The boat is now fully booked – if you missed out, contact us with your details and we’ll let you know when the boat is going out next :)

Perth Scuba Australia Day Beach PartyAUSTRALIA DAY BEACH PARTY Wednesday 26-Jan-2011 @ 12:00noon FREE

Join the Perth Scuba Crew for a beach party to celebrate Australia Day! We’ll be meeting on the beach near the BHP Jetty, Kwinana (end of Riseley Road, Kwinana) from 12noon. All the family is welcome! If you have a 4WD you can drive it down to the beach to join us or just park in the carpark and walk down with your esky. We’ll bring the BBQ for you to cook your lunch on, you just need to bring your food and drinks :) Can’t find us? Just look for the Perth Scuba stickers on the vehicles parked up!

HMAS SWAN DUNSBOROUGH WEEKENDER Friday 28 to 30-Jan-2011  $395

Join the Perth Scuba Crew on a fun filled weekender diving the HMAS Swan wreck. Enjoy 4 boat dives on the Swan plus a shore dive exploring the reef at Canal Rocks or Smiths Beach. You can even get your Advanced Open Water OR Wreck Diver Specialty for only $175 more! That’s a saving of $150 PLUS you get to enjoy it in Dunsborough!

PALAU MICRONESIA TOUR INFORMATION NIGHT Wednesday 2-Feb-2011 @ 6:30pm  FREEPerth Scuba Australia Day Beach Party

Drop into Perth Scuba for a free evening about our upcoming dive tour to Palau. The trip just got longer FOR FREE! So if you’re looking for a fantastic holiday come along to see what we’ll be getting up to! This holiday is also great for the non divers in the family – so bring them too!

KOMODO ISLANDS PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION ON NOW AT PERTH SCUBA!!!

The Komodo Islands Exhibition has come to Perth Scuba. Come in and check out the NEW Perth Scuba Gallery and the awesome prints taken at the Komodo Islands above and below the water by Perth photographers; Gary Brennand, Dean Eldrid, Johanna Pool & Torbjorn Prestegard. All Komodo prints are available for sale – with all proceeds from the sale being donated to the Komodo Islands Community. These prints are a magical addition to anyones wall, whilst also contributing to a very worthy cause. Contact us on 9455 4448 or email [email protected] and we can send you a catalogue today!

PERTH SCUBA PHOTOGRAPHIC SHOOTOUT Sunday 27-Feb-2011 

The Perth Scuba PHOTO SHOOTOUT for 2011 is coming up on Sunday the 27th of February (Starting at 9am). Be sure to register your name for this great event. There are all kinds of catergories from camera type, to creature photos, wide angle and macro to enter your photos into. There are some great prizes up for grabs and everyone will have a chance to win something. The location will be advised closer to the day. Call the store to register!

OTHER STUFF COMING UP AT PERTH SCUBA

* NEW DIVE SITES BY LEE JOHNSON * CLICK PIX BY JOEY POOL * ROTTNEST ISLAND OVERNIGHTER * ALBANY WEEKENDER *

UPCOMING PERTH SCUBA DIVING COURSES

PADI Courses

PADI OPEN WATER COURSE LEARN TO DIVE IN 3 DAYS $ 495Lee Johnson Perth Scuba diving at South Mole

Upcoming courses start:   FULL-TIME      21-Jan-2011     28-Jan-2011     4-Feb-2011

PART-TIME     24-Jan-2011     7-Feb-2011     21-Feb-2011

LEARN TO DIVE FOR $495 WITH PERTH SCUBA IN 3 DAYS!  Perth Scuba gives you your PADI Open Water Certification, PADI Pack (inc. DVD), pool fees, 2 shore dives, 2 dives at Rottnest Island & your SCUBA hire equipment! Courses start EVERY FRIDAY! Plus we run Part Time courses that run over 3 weeknights plus Saturday and Sunday – just in case you can’t get a Friday off! Bring a friend and save $45!!! Only $450pp when 2 or more people book on together.

ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE $ 325

Upcoming courses start:  28-Jan-2011 (dive the HMAS Swan too – read above)     11-Feb-2011     25-Feb-2011

JUST COMPLETED YOUR PADI OPEN WATER COURSE? THE ADVANCED COURSE IS FOR YOU!!!

Learn while experiencing 5 fun and rewarding dives. The PADI Advanced Open Water course gives you the chance to try out 5 different types of dives whilst teaching you some really important skills. This course is great to carry on with straight after your Open Water to build confidence and keep you in the water. Call us on 9455 4448 or email us at [email protected] Your course includes your PADI Text Book, PADI DVD, Advanced Open Water Certification, Tuition, 3 Shore Dives and 2 Boat Dives! It’s great fun – book now!

RESCUE DIVER COURSE $ 325Perth Scuba PADI Rescue Diver Course

Upcoming courses start:  5-Feb-2011     5-Mar-2011

Become the best dive buddy you can be with Perth Scuba! This is the most rewarding course that you can do that builds your confidence and helps you anticipate and solve problems that can be encountered on a dive. Click here to read Gary’s comments on Day 1 of January’s Rescue Diver Course.

UNDERWATER NAVIGATION COURSE $ 199

Upcoming courses start: 29-Jan-2011

Want to learn how your Dive Master or Instructor always gets you back to the boat without a long swim? Well look no further. The PADI Underwater Navigation course will have you landing back to your starting point after just one day of training.

INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE

Upcoming course starts: 4-Feb-2011

Becoming a PADI Open Water Instructor is one of the most rewarding levels you can achieve. At the end of this course, and after a successful Instructor Examination, you will be ready to certify new divers. As well as Advanced, rescue EFR and even Dive Masters and of course specialty divers in your own specialist instructor areas.

This intensive course prepares you, not only for the final weekend of examinations where PADI Instructor Examiners come to WA to evaluate you as a potential PADI Open water Instructor. Are you a Dive Master already? Call us on 9455 4448 to schedule an appointment with Course Director Gary Brennand to discuss your career in diving today

ENRICHED AIR NITROX COURSE $149PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Course

Perth Scuba Nuvair Nitrox CompressorUpcoming courses:  19-Jan-2011      26-Jan-2011     2-Feb-2011

Enriched Air (NITROX) is a great way to extend your bottom time by increasing your no decompression limits. By mixing a higher percentage of Oxygen in your cylinder (air contains 21%) to between 32 and 36% you can almost double your available dive time at certain depths. Learn how to set your dive computer to use Enriched Air. Learn what percentage is best for the depth you are planning to dive and learn how to analyse the contents of your Scuba Cylinder. Perth Scuba has its very own banked Nitrox at 32%, so you can come in and fill your cylinder in only a minute – PLUS your cylinder doesn’t need to be O2 Cleaned!!! Come and give Nitrox a try with Perth Scuba, you’ll increase your bottom time and safety too!

PADI TecRec

PADI TEC 40 – TECHNICAL DIVING COURSE $450PADI TecRec Course

Upcoming Course runs:     Weekends 5-6th & 26-27th February 2011

GET INTO DECO IN 4 DAYS WITH PERTH SCUBA!

Ever been frustrated by your dive being limited by your No Decompression time or the amount of air you’re carrying on your back? Would you love to stay on that dive for longer or go deeper than before?

Then the PADI Tec 40 Course is for you! Book onto this exciting course where our Technical Diving Instructor will kit you up with Twin Cylinders on your back and show you how to safely dive whilst extending your bottom time and coming up safely. Marc will show you how to rig your Technical Diving gear properly, calculate how much air you’ll need and to plan for realistic problems on a dive.

What you need: To be an Advanced Open Water Diver, Enriched Air Diver & Deep Diver – don’t have these certifications yet? We can book you onto the next available course and come up with a package for you.

COME AND EXPERIENCE TECHNICAL DIVING WITH PERTH SCUBA – Call 9455 4448 today!

Technical Diving International

INTRO TO TECHNICAL DIVING $199

Upcoming courses start:   29-Jan-2011

Have you ever watched the divers with their Twin Tanks, multiple computers, mixed breathing gases and thought that it looks pretty damn cool? Then this is the course for you! Join our dedicated Technical Diving Instructor, Marc van der Poel, for a fascinating and informative weekend course introducing you to the world of Technical Diving. Technical Diving takes you to where the action is deeper and for longer, find out how they do it, and Marc can tell you why he does it! It’s an awesome Introduction into this underwater world where we recreational divers just can’t go! Places are strictly limited so call us on 9455 4448 to secure your place.

ADVANCED NITROX / ACCELERATED DECO COURSE $875

Upcoming courses start:   19-Mar-2011

With the nitrox diver course you learnt to utilise nitrox mixes with oxygen content up to a maximum of 40% to extend your bottom times safely beyond that of traditional air diving. After undertaking the advanced nitrox course you will have a greater understanding of the physics and physiology of nitrox diving and will use optimal mixes for extending no-decompression diving to a maximum depth of 40 metres – in other words MORE BOTTOM TIME. Upon certification you can use nitrox mixes up to 100% oxygen for dives not requiring decompression.

CAVE DIVERS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA

DEEP CAVERN DIVER – 3 Nights & 4 Days ONLY $850 –  FULLY BOOKED

Upcoming course starts: 9-Feb-2011 (evening of the 9/10/11th) Weekends 12/13th & 19/20th February

The Deep Cavern Course is the amalgamation of skills and knowledge necessary to safely dive in Cavern and Sinkhole rated sites. Training covers areas that may have zero visibility and the potential for unlimited visibility. A maximum training depth of 40m is recommended. There is a maximum of 4 divers on this course, the first being nearly fully booked for February, so if you’d like to join us in March, email [email protected] with your interest!

TO BOOK ONTO ANY PERTH SCUBA COURSE EMAIL US AT [email protected], CALL 9455 4448 OR COME INTO THE SHOP TO SECURE YOUR PLACE WITH A DEPOSIT AND COLLECT YOUR COURSE INFORMATION PACK!




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