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Perth Scuba News Issue 125

Perth Scuba News – Issue 125 – 27th November 2010

PERTH SCUBA CHRISTMAS PARTY CRUISE – ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!

You do NOT want to miss the Perth Scuba Party Event of the YEAR!!! Our Christmas Party will be departing South Perth on Saturday 4th December for our cruise of the river. The evening includes your drinks (including Corona, Cruisers & Wine), BBQ dinner & nibblies (prawns yummo!), PLUS the Joey Jelly Shots & the Perth Scuba Slushie Machine – all for only $140! Hurry and book your place with full payment by calling 9455 4448. Next week we’ll be putting up the photos of what you missed :)

the komodo PHOTOGRAPHIC exhibition at kidogo arthouse, FREMANTLE

The Komodo Islands by Johanna PoolPerth Scuba along with the Kidogo Art Institute will be showcasing an amazing collection of photography from theislands of Komodo, Indonesia from the 12th to the 15th of December.

These stunning images will take you to a place where time stands still. A place which remains unchanged from its natural wonder with active volcanoes, unique landscapes and a Kaleidoscope of colour in the underwater worlds which surround these Islands.

Join the adventure of a group of Perth’s own professional Land and Underwater Photographers, Gary Brennand, Dean Eldrid, Johanna Pool, and Torbjorn Prestegard, who experienced first hand, the life of the Komodo people and the wonders which the Islands of Komodo bring to anyone who is lucky enough to be able to visit there. These Underwater Photographers, spent 20 days traveling through the Komodo region with the purpose of bringing Komodo and its’ people into the spotlight and to raise awareness of their culture.

The results, a truly breath taking display of images which share the emotions and the lifestyles of the people and the amazing and rare underwater creatures that inhabit the pristine reefs surrounding the Komodo Islands.

Join the Photographers who will be on site to discuss and present their images to the public. There will also be advanced screenings throughout the day of the new upcoming “Loco TV” – 6 part TV series of “Komodo 2010” filmed on this very expedition. The film crew will be there on opening night to film the fantastic premiere event.

There will also be a sneak preview of the soon to be released full colour publication, “Komodo” which is made up of hundreds of The Komodo Islands by Johanna Poolimages taken and experiences shared in Komodo by the photographic team.

All photographic works can be purchased with all proceeds going to the Komodo Communities.

Pre orders for copies of the Komodo Islands publication will also be available.

All pre ordered books will be hand signed by the team of photographers making this a unique gift or personal keepsake.

The Kidogo Art Institute “Komodo 2010” Exhibition opens at Kidogo Gallery, Bathers Beach, Mews Road Fremantle on Sunday the 12th of December and runs until Wednesday the 15th of December from 10am to 5pm each day.

Would you like an invitation to Opening Night? Be the first to see the photos, have a few drinks & meet the photographers – plus Loco TV will be screening the Adventure Dive – Komodo high definitiion television series for your enjoyment and filming the event. Contact Lee on 9455 4448 so you can be a part of this special evening – places are strictly limited!

NEW CAMERA RANGE ARRIVING NEXT WEEK!!!

Nauticam NA-D90 Camera HousingPerth Scuba is proud to announce that the first delivery of their new Underwater Camera Range will be arriving next week. It’s really exciting for us and for all the avid photographers out there. If you’re thinking of getting into photography or getting a housing for your existing dSLR, then come in and see us from next weekend and Lee and Joey will be more than happy to show you the awesome new toys!

Our new Underwater Photography range will carry dSLR housings and accessories from both Aquatica and Nauticam (very nice!) plus Underwater Videography range will carry Light and Motion housings and accessories, we’ll have plenty of Inon and Sea & Sea strobes (only the best!) plus a new range of underwater torches for the photographer, videographer & diver.

DUNSBOROUGH ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE – only $325!

Get your PADI Advanced Open Water diving on the HMAS Swan wreck in Dunsborough! Course will be run over the weekend of the 17th December 2010. HMAS Swan Dunsborough by Johanna Pool

The Advanced Diver Course is a great way to do 5 dives to increase your knowledge and build on your diving skills, all in the presence of one of our excellent Instructors. A 5 dive tasting plate of just some of what diving has to offer will leave you more confident and without the limits of an Open Water Diver. We highly recommend this course to give you more experieince and confidence. No exams here…. It’s all about the diving on the HMAS Swan!

Advanced already? Get your Deep Diver for only $325 or Wreck Diver for only $325. Book either of these courses and Perth Scuba includes your PADI text book, boat dives, PADI certification card PLUS a donation to Project Aware.

To book onto this fun and rewarding course it’s as simple as calling Perth Scuba on 9455 4448!

 

UPCOMING MANTA CLUB EVENTS

SUNDAY MORNING FREE CLUB DIVE 28-Nov-2010 @ 9am FREEPerth Scuba BBQ Party Night

Join the Perth Scuba Crew for a FREE Sunday morning shore dive. Meet at Perth Scuba at 9am for a BBQ breakfast of bacon & eggs followed by a dive briefing by one of our qualified Dive Masters – and then it’s off for a drive to the Dive Site of the day! Sunday is looking a bit windy so we’ll find you a spot that’s sheltered for an awesome dive.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FREE CLUB DIVE 1-Dec-2010 @ 7pm FREE

Meet the Perth Scuba Crew this Wednesday evening at the Ammunition Jetty for a night dive. Never been night diving before? Why not kick off your Advanced Open Water course with a night dive with one of our brilliant Instructors. Call us on 9455 4448 for more details!

PERTH SCUBA CHRISTMAS PARTY CRUISE 4-Dec-2010 @ 7pm $140 – 3 SPOTS LEFT!!!

Hurry for your last chance to join the Perth Scuba Crew on an awesome party cruise. It’s going to be a fantastic night filled with drinking, dancing, partying and just general Perth Scuba good times. We’d love to see you there so give us a call on 9455 4448 to secure your place with full payment.

SUNDAY ROTTNEST ISLAND DOUBLE DIVE Sunday 5-Dec-2010 @ 9am $130 – SHOW YOUR MANTA CLUB CARD!

It’s a gorgeous time of the year to get out and get wet! Brush off those cob webs and jump in that wetsuit for your dive with the Perth Scuba Crew. Call us on 9455 4448 to book your day out on the boat diving Perth’s underwater playground, ROTTNEST ISLAND! Your day out includes 2 boat dives, lunch, snacks, drinks and your second cylinder. Don’t miss it, plus bring your catch bag and loop to catch a few crayfish for the start of season.

KOMODO ISLANDS PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY EXHIBITION Sunday 12-Dec-2010 until Wednesday 15-Dec-2010 Komodo Islands Photographic ExhibitionA group of keen Perth Scuba divers and photographers were invited to the Komodo Islands, Indonesia  in July this year to take photographs for this exhibition, with a book to follow – Thanks Toby! The exhibition includes photos from both above and below the water, all taken whilst on the liveaboard vessel Mermaid.

The exhibition is to be held at the Kidigo Art Institute in Fremantle. The photographs will be available for sale, with proceeds being donated back to the Komodo Islands community. The photographers included Joey Pool, Gary Brennand, Dean Eldrid and Toby Prestegard. It’s a beautiful part of the world with absolutely amazing and diverse scenery and wildlife. All are welcome to come to the exhibition and keep an eye on our upcoming newsletters, website & facebook page for the full details.

OPENING NIGHT IS SATURDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2010 – If you’d like to be a part of the Special Opening Evening of the Exhibition – call Lee on 9455 4448. Places are strictly limited for this exclusive preview of the Komodo Exhibition and the Adventure Dive – Komodo high defiinition series.

LEE’S SUNDAY MORNING CRAYFISH DIVE Sunday 12-Dec-2010 @ 8.30am FREE

Join us on a morning chasing after crayfish for dinner! Lee will take us to one of his secret locations to catch some crayfish. Plus he’ll give you hints and tips on how to catch them. Stay tuned for more details in next week’s newsletter!

OTHER STUFF COMING UP AT PERTH SCUBA

* DUNSBOROUGH WEEKENDER * AUSTRALIA DAY PARTY * ROTTNEST ISLAND NIGHT DIVE * PERTH SCUBA PHOTOGRAPHIC SHOOTOUT * OPENING NIGHT AT PERTH SCUBA  * NEW PERTH SCUBA COMPETITION TO BE ANNOUNCED * TEK TALK BY MARC VAN DER POEL * NEW DIVE SITES BY LEE JOHNSON * CLICK PIX BY JOEY POOL *

PERTH SCUBA NEWS!

  • MID WEEK BOAT DIVES – Would you like to go to Rottnest Island to dive during the week? Email [email protected] or call us at the store. If we can get a minimum of 16 people we can go to Rottnest Island during the week. Deep Dives, Cray Dives, Wreck Dives – you name it!!!
  • KOMODO COMING SOON – The book and TV series. Our very own crew on our very own trip to Komodo. We’ll keep you posted when you can get your very own copy and watch the TV series. For a sneak preview of the show click here.
  • DIVE LOCKER TV COMMERCIAL – Check out Perth Scuba’s very own star customers on our new Dive Locker One HD TV Commercial. We think Andrew did a fine job channelling William Shatner ;) No computer screens were harmed in the making of this advert, can’t say much for the keyboard though hmmmmm

UPCOMING COURSES

PADI OPEN WATER COURSE LEARN TO DIVE IN 3 DAYS $ 495

Upcoming courses start: 3-Dec-2010   10-Dec-2010   17-Dec-2010   22-Dec-2010   28-Dec-2010     3-Jan-2010     7-Jan-2010

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!

ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE $ 325

Upcoming courses start: 3-Dec-2010     17-Dec-2010     14-Jan-2010     28-Jan-2010

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.

RESCUE DIVER COURSE $ 325

Upcoming courses start: 11-Dec-2010     8-Jan-2010

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.

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE (FIRST AID) COURSE $125

Upcoming courses start: 10-Dec-2010     6-Jan-2010

It’s so important to know what to do in an emergency situation. Perth Scuba can teach you what to do in an emergency situation. You could help a loved one, a friend, a family member or a complete stranger – this course shows you what to do.

INTRO TO TECHNICAL DIVING $199

Upcoming courses start:  8-Jan-2010

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 COURSE $450

Upcoming courses start: 4-Dec-2010     15-Jan-2010

With the nitrox diver course you learnt to utilize 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.

ENRICHED AIR NITROX COURSE $149

Upcoming courses:  1-Dec-2010     8-Dec-2010     15-Dec-2010    29-Dec-2010

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%

DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE $249

Upcoming Course: Saturday 18-Dec-2010

The PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course is great fun and you’ll learn a lot about improving your photography! A photo is worth a 1000 words and when trying to explain to friends and family what you saw when diving is near impossible, so when you show them a photo of what you saw, they can share your awe and passion for your diving experiences. If you’ve ever thought about photography or aren’t happy with the results you’re currently achieving, book onto this course. The Perth Scuba photography course includes your PADI Digital Underwater Photography book, Project Aware donation, PADI Certification card, introduction to Photoshop editing and 2 dives! Call 9455 4448 to secure your place on this exciting course with a deposit – it’s great fun – don’t miss it!

 

 

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