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Issue 222

Perth Scuba News Manta Club

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Welcome to another edition of the Perth Scuba News! This Edition we are excited to announce the winners of the Perth Scuba Underwater Festival 2013 Fringe Event Winners, AND show their awesome photos and videos. Plus, we’ve got loads of cool courses coming up and a FREE Lightroom Workshop presented by Tammy Gibbs – WAUPS President.

Summer is fast approaching and this Sunday looks like it may just prove it – low swell, low wind AND sunshine – we’re excited and so should you be. Join us for an exciting Sunday morning shore dive led by our experienced and fun loving Dive Guides – meet us at Perth Scuba 8:30am for a BBQ brekky followed by a free shore dive – all are welcome!


Perth Scuba Underwater Festival 2013 Fringe Event

Perth Scuba UF13 Fringe Winners Announced

Perth Scuba UF13 WA Category Winner Pamela SuttonCongratulations to all our Perth UF13 Fringe winners!!!

In our 3rd year now, Perth Scuba in conjunction with the Western Australian Underwater Photographic Society has closed another successful Underwater Festival Fringe Event. This year we again ran our own Western Australian local photography competition with two added categories being Video and International. During the month of September Manta Club and WAUPS members had the opportunity to shoot in WA or International waters, no matter their experience or camera type.

As usual the weather was gorgeous all through August, then the first day of Spring – it went to [email protected] – so we extended the shooting time until 14th October, giving our WA entries an extra 2 weeks to shoot. And WOW – we were all blown away by just how good the entries were overall and with a huge array of different cameras. On Friday 18th October we presented the Top 25 images from both WA and Internationally, then proceeded to announce the winners and award their awesome prizes. Read more & see the photos…

FREE Sunday Morning Club Dive

Perth Scuba CrewSunday 27 October 2013 08:30am *FREE EVENT*

Join the Perth Scuba Crew for a yummy BBQ breakfast followed by a drive to the best dive site of the day. The weather’s already clearing up and its forecast low swells all week – meaning visibility should be heaps better! Everyone is welcome to join Perth Scuba for our FREE Club Dive.

Meet the crew at Perth Scuba (180 Bannister Road, Canning Vale) at 8:30am for your briefing and breakfast. This is a great opportunity to dust off the cobwebs and get wet with the Perth Scuba Crew! Read more…

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment Course

Nationally Recognised TrainingMonday 11 – Friday 15 November 2013 9:00am – 5:00pm

The TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment offers a qualification in a rapidly expanding industry. It is designed for employees seeking formal knowledge of the processes behind training and assessing staff (including PADI Dive Instructors), and is particularly advantageous for those interested in expanding their employability in small, medium and large companies.

Want to expand your employability with our professional and experienced trainer? Contact us to book on this upcoming course and expand your career today!

GUE Fundamentals Course Instructor Alex Pawson

Getting to the Fundamentals of Diving

GUE Fundamentals Coursewritten by Joseph Bicanic – Perth Scuba Tec Instructor

Fundies, as the course is affectionately known as, is without a doubt one of the best and most eye opening courses I have ever done. GUE (Global Underwater Explorers) have a rather different approach to Scuba Diver training. Their focus is to first get a Diver to have a certain skill level before going on to the next course. Can you fin / maintain buoyancy / correct equipment? Fundies is taught to non-GUE Divers interested in crossing over to GUE or those interested in another training perspective.

Prior to doing the course my understanding of GUE was that of a regimented system with little flexibility. I was happily proven wrong. In saying that GUE have a reason for everything they do and it just works. Not all Divers would appreciate the finesse of GUE but as an Underwater Videographer and Tec Diver I certainly did. Read more…

GUE Fundamentals Course

GUE Fundamentals CourseThursday 30 January – Sunday 2 Feb 2014 9:00am – 5:00pm

The GUE Fundamentals course is designed to cultivate the essential skills required by all sound diving practice, irrespective of level or environment. A pre-requisite for all GUE classes, except Recreational Diver level 1 course, GUE Fundamentals performs a three-fold function:

  • it provides the recreational diver, who does not desire further diver training, with an opportunity to advance his/her basic diving skills, thereby developing more comfort, confidence, and competence in the water
  • it provides the diver with aspirations of more advanced diver training with the tools that will contribute to a greater likelihood of success
  • it provides non-GUE trained divers with a gateway to GUE training.

Sound all too technical? It’s about giving you the skills to be an absolute guru of your buoyancy underwater and gain a new level of thinking to improve your diving. Read more…

Lightroom DEVELOP Workshop

Lightroom DEVELOP WorkshopSaturday 9 November 2013 1:00pm – 3:30pm *FREE EVENT*

The WA Underwater Photographic Society will be hosting a Lightroom workshop to go through the DEVELOP module.  This is the module used to post-process your images. This is a FREE EVENT and all are welcome to attend in the Perth Scuba Presentation Theater.

It will be presented by WAUPS President Tammy Gibbs with assistance from other committee members.  The workshop will include a 60-90 minute presentation on the features and tools in the develop module followed by the opportunity for attendees to work on their images with guidance and advice on making the most of their images. Read more…

WA Beach Clean Up South Mole Fremantle

WA Beach Clean Up – Thank you to all our volunteers


What a beautiful day for the South Mole Beach clean up day, it was nice and sunny with flat seas. We had 20 people turn up, with 13 divers and 7 shore crew. The water looked great but the visibility was only about half a meter, but Mark Street and his dive buddy saw 2 dolphins!!!

When the clean up was finished, every one enjoyed the free lunch of BBQ sausages and rolls. I would like to thank everyone that turned up to help, and thanks to Jason for being the dive master and getting all the divers ready. Also thanks for the 3 new divers who came down to help, we hope to see you on our Sunday Club dives!!! Click here for more photos from the day.

Perth UF13 Fringe Competition Video Category Winner

FLUORO NIGHT DIVINGCongratulations to all our Perth UF13 Fringe winners!!!

Congratulations to our Perth Underwater Festival 2013 Video Category Winner. This very different video was filmed & edited by Vivien Matson-Larkin with her Nightsea Fluoro Filters & Lights.

The month of September was the first time that Viv had given Fluoro photography a try and we think she’s done a fantastic job of this new to Perth form of videography. Want to see who else were in our Top 3 video picks for our 2013 competition? Click here to see Viv’s Fluoro Diving video filmed in Perth waters! Want to find out how she did it? Come in and speak with the crew at Perth Scuba or join us on a Fluoro Night Dive! Contact us to book.


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