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Perth Scuba News Issue 194

Perth Scuba News Issue 194: 13th October 2012 Can’t view the Perth Scuba Newsletter? View it in your browser Find us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterProject AWARE My Ocean

Welcome to Perth Scuba’s Newsletter! Don’t forget this Sunday 14th October we’re off to Bathers Beach in Fremantle for our WA Beach Clean Up. Everyone is welcome to volunteer to help clean up the beach above and below the water. Don’t forget to bring sturdy gloves, a mesh bag, your dive gear OR a hat & sunscreen. After we’ve cleaned up we’ll throw on a free BBQ lunch and drinks for all our volunteers! Meet on the Fleet Street side of Bathers Beach, Fremantle at 8:30am.

WA Beach Clean Up 2012
WA Beach Clean Up Day – Sunday 14th October 8:30am

Help Us to Help Our Ocean!!!

Help keep our beaches beautiful by joining the Perth Scuba volunteers already registered in the great WA Beach Cleanup on Sunday 14th October @ 8:30am. We want to help protect the marine environment from the harm of marine debris. After our recent club dive to the area we understand how much help the South Mole beach needs from divers and non-divers alike.

You can get involved by joining our clean up at South Mole Beach, Fremantle. Meet at South Mole Fremantle 8:30am near the Challenger TAFE carpark on Fleet Street. If you’re diving for debris don’t forget to BRING: Dive Gear, Sturdy Gloves & Catch Bag OR if you’re shore support bring your Sturdy Gloves, Sunscreen & Hat. All volunteers will enjoy a FREE BBQ lunch after cleaning up above and below the water.

Thanks for keeping Australia beautiful! Register as a volunteer by contacting us.

Subgear Prolight SP30Perth Scuba Dive Travel Brunei
Product Review: Subgear Prolight SP30
Brunei 2013 – Wrecks & Reef

written by Lee Johnson – Perth Scuba Boss

Back a few years ago when LED torches first came out, people laughed at me when I told them the first generation LED torches would be nothing in comparison to “powered LED” torches. I had been lucky enough to have come across an article written by a company who were researching the new type of LED lights even before the first LEDs had made their mark in replacing HID and Halogen globes in torches.

The company boasted that they could produce a light 200 times brighter than a standard LED (I laughed too). That was in 2002. 10 years on and I look back on those days and how torches for diving and lighting for underwater videography and photography have changed because of this “new” technology.

This week we were given a new toy to play with from our friends at Sub Gear… The Sub Gear SP30 LED Dive Torch.

Read more…

Perth Scuba announces a new destination to our travel line up!

We’re headed to Brunei, home of wrecks, reef and rigs! Some wrecks are as old as the 1800’s with new additions as recent as 1995 to explore. The reef is full exceptional fish and coral life. The rigs are something else entirely, full of soft corals, tunicates, sea fans and schooling fish! The rigs are old decommissioned oil platforms that have been reused as a complex reef structure to house new marine life.

It’s not just the diving that’s led us to Brunei… The accommodation is top notch! You’ll enjoy a beautiful hotel with gorgeous rooms, swimming pools and even a golf course! You return to your room after your dives overlooking the ocean and gorgeous gardens. You can relax by the pool whilst enjoying a tropical drink after your “hard” day exploring the oceans wonders.

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Perth Scuba Christmas PartyUnderwater Festival Perth Competition Winner
Christmas Party 2012 – Saturday 8th December
Congratulations to our winners!

It’s Perth Scuba’s Christmas Party and we’d love you to join us!

This not to be missed event is the one that everyone will be talking about until at least next year! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

Here’s what you get…

4 Hours of unlimited nibblies, drinks including – Beer, House Wine, Spirits and Cocktails – And YES the famous lethal “Joey Shots” will be there!!!

When: Saturday 8th December 2012
Time: 7.00pm – Midnight (open bar until 11pm)
Where: The Terrace Lounge – 185 St Georges Tce Perth
Who: You, The Perth Scuba Crew (It’s our Christmas Party)
Cost: $85 per ticket – Tell LOTS of friends!

The Perth Scuba Christmas Party is not to be missed! You’ll be talking about it until our next one… That’s if you can remember it! Party and gossip the night away with the Perth Scuba Crew – it’s going to be a blast!!!

Tickets can be purchased at Perth Scuba in store or by calling 9455 4448.

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Last Sunday 7th October Perth Scuba and WAUPS were delighted to announce the winners of our Perth Underwater Festival Photography Competition! Thank you to all this year’s entries into Perth Scuba’s Underwater Festival Competition. All the images were taken by local divers in Perth, Western Australian waters during the month of September 2012.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!!!

3rd Prize goes to Vivien Matson-Larkin for her photo of a cuttlefish at Rottnest Island.

2nd Prize goes to Karl Fehlauer for his image of a Blue Ring Octopus at Kwinana Grain Terminal.

1st Prize goes to Brad Pryde for his photo of a Weedy Seadragon at South Mole Fremantle.

Looking through this gallery just proves we have some wonderful photographers in Western Australia, and some equally wonderful Scuba Diving!

See all the entries & prizes…

Perth Scuba PADI Dive CoursesPerth Scuba diving events
Upcoming Dive Courses
Upcoming Manta Club Dives & Events

PADI Open Water Diver Course

Got a friend who you’d love to become your buddy? Perth Scuba runs 3 day dive courses EVERY WEEK!!! Spring is a gorgeous time to be diving and a fantastic time to get in the water in the lead up to SUMMER! Contact us to book your place – it’s great fun and includes your PADI eLearning Pass – no boring classroom study! Plus, now you can learn to dive AND then grab your SCUBA gear for only $500 more!!! Ask us how!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver – Try more!

Starts evening of Friday 19th – Sunday 21st October 2012. Get 5 fun and different styles of diving under your weight belt! Enjoy 2 boat dives to Rottnest Island and 3 shore dives to explore the underwater world. Plus try out night diving under the supervision of our qualified Instructors – the weirdest critters come out at night. Gain more confidence in your diving and be certified to dive to 30 meters!

PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

Thursday 25th October 2012 6:00pm. Extend your no decompression time in one evening! Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox gives you better bottom times, a greater safety margin plus you get out of the water feeling great! Plus, Perth Scuba banks 36% Nitrox so you can get a Nitrox fill in under 5 minutes at our store – without needing an O2 clean cylinder! Next course starts Wednesday 7th November.

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course

Sunday 4th November 2012. Want to improve your underwater photography skills! Tired of getting photos covered in snow? Want to know what bokeh is and how to get it into your photos? Never tried a strobe and want to try one out? Join us on a fun day learning the theory behind better photography and then putting it into practice on a dive. To join contact us to confirm your place.

PADI Rescue Diver

One of the MOST rewarding courses you will ever take part in. This is the course to build confidence as a diver and KNOW you can help yourself or your buddy. Jump onto this fun, exhausting and exhilarating course on Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th November 2012. You must already be an Advanced Open Water diver to start this course.

PADI Deep Diver Specialty

Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th November 2012. Get deeper and find out what Nitrogen Narcosis is all about! Learn how to safely decend and return from a Deep dive up to 40 metres. These are the skills you need to keep you safe when you’re extending your limits. You must already be an Advanced Open Water diver to start this course.

PADI Wreck Diver Specialty – Hurry only 1 place left!

Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th November 2012. Most people think of old ships when they hear about scuba diving on wrecks. However, wreck diving includes diving on all kinds of submerged craft including planes, trains, jettys and automobiles. There are also thousands of sunken sailboats, submarines, buses and even army tanks. That means wreck diving is something you can do almost anywhere there’s water. Join us on a fun and rewarding course learning how to dive on wrecks!

PADI Equipment Specialist

Tuesday 6th – Wednesday 7th November 2012 (evenings). You will learn “field repairs” for those times when a leak is out to spoil your day, how regulators work and what the difference between a balanced regulator is as opposed to a non balanced regulator. Learn how to disassemble your second stage and learn how cylinder valves work. Did you ever wonder how cylinders are made? This is the course for you! The Equipment Specialty Course is a MUST DO for future, current and training Dive Masters.

PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty – Don’t get lost!

Starts Saturday 20th October 2012. Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat. Jump onto this course that always leads you home by contacting us to secure your place.

Sunday 14th October 2012 8.30am (Cleanup Dive)

Help keep our beaches beautiful by joining the Perth Scuba volunteers already registered in the great WA Beach Cleanup on Sunday October 14.

We want to help protect the marine environment from the harm of marine debris. After our recent club dive to the area we understand how much help the South Mole beach needs from divers and non-divers alike. You can get involved by joining our clean up at South Mole Beach, Fremantle.

Bring your hat, sunscreen, catchbag, sturdy gloves AND your dive gear to help us cleanup this local beach. Contact us to register as a volunteer and we’ll send you all the details so you can help! Meet the crew at the Fleet Street side of South Mole beach, Fremantle near the Challenger TAFE at 8:30am.

Thanks for keeping Australia beautiful!

Wednesday 17th October 2012 7.00pm (Shore Dive)

Meet at Jerrat Drive, East Fremantle for a free shore dive. The dive site at Jerrat Drive is located out from the Scout jetty where you can find two wrecks, a WWII army landing craft and a Japanese junk. The landing craft is large and well worn but has lots of holes to peek inside at the inhabitants. The junk rises about 2 metres above the river bed and is more interesting. Both wrecks can be found in just over 9 metres, meaning there’s plenty of time to check them out thoroughly!

Don’t forget to bring your torch OR you can hire a Light & Motion Sola Light! Call us to secure trying this small & super bright light. Give us a call on 9455 4448 to let us know you’ll be there.

Sunday 21st October 2012 8:30am (Shore Dive)

Meet the Perth Scuba Crew at the shop in Canning Vale for your FREE BBQ breakfast, followed by a drive to the dive spot of the day – this time it’s Palm Beach Jetty.

Palm Beach Jetty is located just south of the Rockingham Wreck Trail. As the name implies there’s a new jetty located there. It’s starting to get some good coral growth and critters around the pilons. Plus, if you head across the sand you can find some very weird and wonderful inhabitants. Whilst sand might not sound interesting, keep a sharp eye out for the fascinating and different.

Don’t forget to bring your camera – and if you’re lucky you may even be buzzed by the dolphins that chase the schooling fish just past the end of the jetty!

Friday 26th October 2012 7:00pm (Perth Scuba Theatre)

Special Guest Speaker: Rubens Monaco

Join the Perth Scuba Crew on Friday 26 October from 7pm for a presentation by Rubens Monaco on the new rEvo Rebreather and Cavern and Cave Diving. Ever wanted to know more about Rebreathers? Want to know what the fascination is with diving with no bubbles? What training you need to become a Rebreather diver? Plus Rubens will introduce you to the fascinating world of Cave Diving! See what it’s like to dive in 80m + visibility. Explore uncharted territory under the earth with us!

Saturday 8th December 2012 7.00pm (Christmas Party)

It’s Perth Scuba’s Christmas Party and we’d love you to join us! This not to be missed event is the one that everyone will be talking about until at least next year! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

There will be lots of cool stuff happening throughout the night including the Perth Scuba annual award presentations – Nominate someone for an award if you think they qualify for doing something completely stupid, funny or just deserve a bit of a stir on the night. It’s all in good fun. Santa will be handing out Christmas presents and one lucky person will “win” a special Christmas present – don’t worry it doesn’t involve a cup…

Here’s what you get… 4 Hours of unlimited nibblies, drinks including – Beer, House Wine, Spirits and Cocktails – And YES the famous lethal “Joey Shots” will be there!!! Cost: $85 per ticket.

Tickets can be purchased at Perth Scuba in store or by calling 9455 4448.

Deep Diver Course Dunsborough

Salik Kosrae Micronesia

Dive Deeper than 30 metres!

Sea Wing Nova’s Arrive in Kosrae
Every Diver wants to go deep! Join us on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th November for some fun. A deep dive is always going to get the adrenalin flowing and what better way to do that than in the safe hands of one of Perth Scuba’s Elite Instructors. From your Advanced course (prerequisite), you will remember that things are a whole lot different at depth. Well – we are going to stretch the boundaries even more now! On the PADI Deep Diver course – we are going to learn to dive to 40 metres. The Deep diver course consists of 3 dives over 30 metres and covers the lessons in planning your dive and diving your plan. Take a pony bottle and switch at the safety stops to practice redundant air source use or even trying out and getting used to a twin set. Everything cool is deeper. What are you waiting for? Contact us to book your place!

Lee and Joey had such an awesome time diving the reefs of Kosrae with two fantastic dive guides, Salik (above) and Doug from Nautilus Resort. Whilst we were there Lee gave Salik a try of his Sea Wing Nova’s for one of our dives. After seeing the big smile on Salik’s face when we returned from the surface – we knew we’d made another Sea Wing Nova convert.

After arriving back in Perth we shot out Salik a brand new set of Scubapro Sea Wing Nova fins to call his very own. We hope you enjoy them Salik and we’re looking forward to diving with you again when the Perth Scuba Crew return in 2014.

Want to join us? Read more here…

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