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Perth Scuba News Issue 183

Perth Scuba News Issue 183: 7th July 2012   Can’t view the Perth Scuba Newsletter? View it in your browser            Find us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterProject AWARE My Ocean
Raja Ampat Dive Tour onboard Mermaid II
Raja Ampat Liveaboard Tour

Perth Scuba are excited to announce we’re heading to Raja Ampat, Indonesia in 2013 and you can join us!

Raja Ampat is all about diversity – not only diversity of species, but also of dive sites. There are some areas where soft corals and sea fans dominate, others with amazing diverse hard corals, seagrass beds, mangroves, shallow reefs, drop offs, caves, black sand, white sand…Then there are the fish, lots of them, in more shapes and sizes than anywhere else in the world. Not only are there loads of fish, but all the levels of the food chain are well represented – from pygmy seahorses to top predators. In many places brightly colored soft corals can be found close to the surface which, illuminated by natural sunlight, make these dive sites spectacularly colorful. The reefs in Raja Ampat just buzz with life!

Raja Ampat Tour Departs 30th March 2013
8 Nights aboard the Mermaid II ex-Sorong, Papua
Tour Leader: Joseph Bicanic

Your Raja Ampat Tour includes:

• 8 night package on board Mermaid II 33m double engine steel motor yacht.
• Deluxe cabins on the main deck with large panoramic sea view windows.
• All cabins have a double bed & single bunk (max 2 per cabin), individually controlled air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms.
• Up to 30 Boat Dives!
• The Mermaid Crew will take you to the best of the best dive sites!
• All meals included with delicious buffet style Thai, Indonesian and Western meals.
• Transfers from/to Sorong Airport are free of charge.
• Includes: Tanks, weights & air fills

Raja Ampat is huge, 50,000 sq km, with hundreds of islands and an astounding diversity of habitats, which translates to wildly different diving experiences from pelagic drift dives to magic muck dives and even some habitats that are special to Raja Ampat such as clear water mangroves with corals growing right next to them! There are thousands of potential dive sites. Exploration is still continuing, and on every trip there are chances for new and amazing discoveries. Even on a 12 day trip you will only have a chance to see some of what Raja Ampat has to offer.

Contact us for a full Raja Ampat Information Package and find out why this is considered such a hot spot for species diversity and divers.

Perth Scuba PADI Open Water DiversShannon Conway Underwater Photography Workshop
 Andy’s Bit in the MiddleShannon Conway Underwater Photography Workshop

Hi Guys,

Just thought I’d put a few thoughts to paper and get you up to date with the latest info on courses and general chit chat about the shop ..

First of all a big welcome back to Lee and the Mrs !! Been well advertised that the guys have been in Kosrae checking out new dive travel destinations for our divers at Perth Scuba, needless to say they are of again very shortly to The Galapagos Islands , so needless to say if you do want to see the boss and the Mrs ….by appointment only ……once heard some guy called Father Christmas say that they get more holidays than me !!!…and I only work one day per year!!

Anyway , good to have you both back and the Perth Scuba joining induction will be next Monday 8am sharp ( early … I know !! holiday is over !)

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Shannon Conway will be presenting at Perth Scuba on Wednesday 18th July starting from 7pm. Shannon is leading our Underwater Photography Workshop to the amazing Lembeh Strait in 2013. Find out what you’ll learn on at the workshop and see why we’re going to have a great time! Don’t forget to put this date in your diary!

With Shannon Conway’s experience at your shoulder, he will teach you the secrets to creating beautiful Underwater Photography. Shannon believes there’s no substitute for having your own workshop right on your doorstep so that you have the time to practice what you have learnt with the opportunity to go back again to work towards achieving that perfect image. Shannon will be available to critique your work and suggest ideas for improving your images. He will present optional talks and workshops relating to the Art of Underwater Photography, sharing his approach and experiences with you.

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Drysuit Try Dive Day
 Go Pro Dive Housing Dry Suit Try Dive Day

GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile HD cameras, have launched the Dive Housing which can be used with their entire line of GoPro HD Hero and Hero2 cameras. The new GoPro Dive Housing features a large, flat glass lens that allows for maximum photo and GoPro’s high definition video sharpness underwater in all resolutions. Waterproof to 197ft / 60m, the Dive Housing is ideal for diving, snorkeling and any underwater filming scenario. The advantage of using a GoPro Dive Housing is that it will be free of vignetting, which tends to reduce under water video footage quality and resolution.

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Join the Perth Scuba Crew for a FREE Drysuit Try Dive Day! Ever wondered what it would be like to dive completely dry??? Want to enjoy winter diving with its great visibility AND stay warm and comfortable??? Then join us for our FREE Drysuit Try Dive Day this Sunday 8th July @ 8.30am.
All divers are welcome! Meet at Perth Scuba for a hot BBQ breakfast followed by our trydive at Riverton Leisureplex. There will be great deals on the day for anyone wishing to grab a bargain and of course you get to try before you buy.

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 Perth Scuba PADI Dive CoursesPerth Scuba Sunday Club Dive Western Australia
Upcoming Dive Courses
Upcoming Manta Club Dives

PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

Tuesday 10th July 2012 2:00pm. Extend your no decompression time!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Starts evening of Friday 13th – Sunday 15th July 2012. Explore 5 different types of diving and enjoy your final day at Rottnest Island.

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty

Sunday 22nd July 2012. Improve your underwater photography by learning the techniques that will make your images pop!

PADI Night Diver Specialty

Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th July 2012. Find out why night diving isn’t spooky and is so much fun! Plus catch dinner as part of your course.

PADI Equipment Specialty

Starts evening of Tuesday 7th – Wednesday 8th August 2012. Perfect for Dive Masters in training and divers who want to trouble shoot on the road. 

Sunday 8th July 2012 8:30am (Pool Dive)

Meet Perth Scuba 180 Bannister Road, Canning Vale for a FREE Drysuit Try Dive and BBQ Breakfast. Are you tired of being cold when you dive in winter? Ever wondered what it’s like to dive dry? This is your chance to experience dry and warm diving in winter! All levels of divers are welcome to join us on this fun morning in the pool.

Wednesday 11th July 2012 7:00pm (Night Dive)

Meet Palm Beach Jetty, The Esplanade (near Fisher Street) Rockingham for a night dive chasing prawns or finding critters on the jetty pilons. All divers are welcome. Give us a call on 9455 4448 to let us know you’ll be there. Don’t forget to bring your torch!

Sunday 15th July 2012 8:30am (Shore Dive)

Meet Perth Scuba 180 Bannister Road, Canning Vale for your FREE BBQ breakfast followed by a drive to the best dive spot of the day. All levels of divers are welcome. Don’t have a buddy? Don’t worry, we’ll find you one in the morning.

To book on any of Perth Scuba’s Courses or Dive Trips email us or call 9455 4448

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