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Perth Scuba News Issue 132

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Perth Scuba News! We hope you’re enjoying the super warm weather and all this gorgeous sunshine. The ocean is 3C degrees warmer than it usually is at this time of the year – so get out there and enjoy it! This week includes our upcoming Albany Weekender, photos from our Australia Day beach party, Upcoming Courses PLUS our Maldives Trip Information Evening!

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Perth Scuba News – Issue 132 – 5th February 2011

AUSTRALIA DAY BEACH PARTY

LEE, JOEY & A BUNCH OF CLUBBIES SPENT A DAY AT THE BEACH!

Suzanne enjoys Australia Day with Perth ScubaThanks to everyone that came down and enjoyed a day in true Australian style at the BHP Jetty, Kwinana Beach. It was an awesome day out where we all got to enjoy the afternoon relaxing, drinking, laughing, swimming… and watching the 4WD’s get bogged around us in the sand! Not naming any names though…. :)Australia Day beach party with Perth Scuba

First of all thanks to Lee for getting us through the sand to such a good possie on the beach. The vehicles were set up only metres from the cool, calm and very clear water – damn wish I’d brought the dive gear – oh wait… there’s the esky! We set up the tarp under the vehicle to keep the sand from blowing into our drink and we were set for the day.

Thanks Izac and Charlene for bringing down the huge shelter, they put the whole thing up in less than 5 minutes with no fuss. Gradually the crew all came by after lunch to enjoy a drink or two and a swim on this gorgeous summers day.

Special mention to Tess for bringing her AWD down onto the sand to give it a test run… She was going so well…. Until the 4WD stopped moving! But after much laughter and photo taking the crew gave her a hand to push it out hehehe. Also special mention to Suzanne who waved hello to us and then continued walking up the beach – gees we didn’t smell that bad did we???

It was a great day out and I look forward to the next excuse to have a party at the beach with all the Perth Scuba Crew again! Head to the Perth Scuba website to check out the Australia Day beach party pics! Click here to see what a beautiful day we had.

ALBANY WEEKENDER – DIVE THE DEEP IN ALBANY ON THE HMAS PERTH!

FRIDAY 25TH – SUNDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2011

The Perth Scuba Crew is headed to Albany for a fun filled weekend of Diving and Partying on the HMAS Perth.

The sinking of the HMAS Perth in Albany

It’s going to be an AWESOME weekend, so if you’ve ever wanted to dive the Perth or would love to again – book on now or you’ll miss out!

Your weekend includes:

  • 4 Boat Dives on the HMAS Perth
  • Saturday & Sunday Breakfast (light one day & fully cooked the next)
  • Saturday Night BBQ – YUMMY!
  • 2 Nights Accommodation

Your weekend costs only $400 when you show your Manta Club Member Card.

HMAS Perth interpretive dive trail

Western Australia added to its reputation as one of the World’s premier year-round dive destinations when the decommissioned Perth was scuttled in the pristine waters of King George Sound in Albany in late November 2001.

The sinking of the former Perth follows the highly successful scuttling in 1998 of the former Swan which has attracted over 20,000 divers to Dunsborough in the State’s South West. Combining the former Perth and Swan dive sites with the world’s largest dive wreck, Sanko Harvest in Esperance, creates a perfect Southwest dive triangle.

The former Perth is a 133-metre long guided missile destroyer with a distinguished service record. She came under fire on four occasions during the Vietnam war and remnants of shellfire will be visible to divers on the interpretive dive trail.

Get your PADI Deep Diver Specialty – Only $175 more!

You save $150 when you complete your course whilst on our Albany Weekender – PLUS you get to enjoy 2 dives on the HMAS Perth 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!!!

DUNSBOROUGH WEEKENDER WITH STEVE, GLENN & MARC

The Perth Scuba Crew relax in Dunsborough The Perth Scuba Crew had an awesome weekend away in Dunsborough diving the HMAS Swan, despite the threat of Cyclone Bianca.

The crew enjoyed two dives on the HMAS Swan wreck on Saturday in gorgeous conditions. Unfortunately, due to the weather forecast of an incoming cyclone, the dives for Sunday were called off. Of course, it was all to do with safety, except the forecast was WRONG and the conditions would have been magnificent if the boats had gone out! Oh well, it just meant that the crew had to party extra hard on Saturday night!!! And when do the Perth Scuba Crew ever need an excuse to party???

Glenn and Steve had a great crew of Advanced Open Water students that got to start their course on the HMAS Swan wreck. Marc (our tek diving guru) took a couple of students on their Wreck diver course to stardom – and what a gorgeous wreck to get your PADI Specialty on!

With Bianca “bearing” down on them, their Sunday dives were cancelled, but the bonus is whole crew will get to enjoy two dives at Rottnest Island to make up for their missed dives due to the weather. What a brilliant weekend for everyone! Would you like to join us on our next weekender? Call 9455 4448 to jump onto the Albany weekender leaving later this month.

To check out the photos and videos from the Dunsborough weekender click here.

DIVE THE MALDIVES IN LUXURY ON A LIVEABOARD

DEPARTING TUESDAY 30TH AUGUST 2011

Maldives is home to one of the world’s most beautiful areas of marine life for scuba diving. The perfect way to witness this beauty is to plunge into the Manta Ray at the Maldives by Glenn Storeywarm unspoilt blue waters. Diving sites in the Maldives are widely scattered. While resort island based guests only have access to a limited number of good diving Maldives spots: a far greater number can be reached on a liveaboard in Maldives. This is unquestionably the best way to see the magnificent underwater world of the Maldives.

7 Nights including 3-4 Dives per day ex-Perth

Departing: Tuesday 30th August 2011

Tour Leaders: Steve Rudge & Glenn Storey

Perth Scuba’s Maldives Liveaboard Tour includes:

  • Return airfares departing Perth, via Singapore, arriving Male flying with Singapore airlines.
  • Airport transfers
  • 7 Nights on board MV Amphibiya vessel
  • Twin share accommodation
  • 3-4 Dives per dayColourful Maldives reef taken by Glenn Storey
  • Includes tanks, weights, air fills & free nitrox
  • Unlimited tea/coffee, drinking water, biscuits.
  • All meals
  • Full day use of vessel last day until departure
  • Plus Optional 3 nights Bandos Island Resort, standard Twin accommodation, breakfast, transfers for only an additional $650

Join Steve and Glenn on this magnificent Maldives tour!

Glenn and Steve have visited the Maldives on this well laid out luxury vessel and confirmed that the beer is cold, the food is great and the diving is spectacular. Steve even managed to chase down a 7 metre Whale Shark AND got video to prove it too! What an amazing experience, one which you too can share if you head to The Maldives in 2011 with Perth Scuba. Click here for more information.

Only $3,695 per Diver

FREE INFORMATION NIGHT TUESDAY 1ST MARCH 2011 @ 6:30PM – MEET THE TOUR LEADERS & ASK QUESTIONS!

UPCOMING MANTA CLUB EVENTS

Nudibranch at Robbs Jetty taken by Johanna PoolSUNDAY MORNING SHORE DIVE! Sunday 6-Feb-2011 @ 8.30am FREE

BACON & EGGS FOR BREAKFAST TOMORROW – YUM! Lee & Joey will be leading tomorrow’s free club 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 will be bringing her camera on the hunt for critters! Don’t forget your camera – Joey will be on hand to answer any of your underwater photography questions.

ROTTNEST ISLAND NIGHT DIVE Monday 7-Feb-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 :)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DIVE! Wednesday 9-Feb-2011 @ 7.00pm FREE

BEST PHOTO ON THE NIGHT WINS A PRIZE!!! Meet the Perth Scuba Crew at the dive spot for the evening. This time we’re heading down to the Rockingham Wreck Trail to check out the seahorses and other critters that hang around the wrecks at night. Never been night diving? Call the shop on 9455 4448 and we’ll organise an experienced buddy for you to dive with. And don’t forget to email your best photo to [email protected] to enter our prize draw!

HMAS PERTH ALBANY DIVE WEEKENDER Friday 25 to 27-Feb-2011  $400

Join the Perth Scuba Crew on a fun filled weekender diving the HMAS Swan wreck. Enjoy 4 boat dives on the HMAS Perth and diving at Seal Rock and the Cheynnes III wreck. You can even get your Deep Diver Specialty for only $175 more! That’s a saving of $150 PLUS you get to enjoy it in Albany!

MALDIVES TOUR INFORMATION NIGHT Tuesday 1-Mar-2011 @ 6:30pm  FREE

Come and meet the Tour Leaders of Perth Scuba’s Maldives Tour and see what you’ll enjoy on this awesome trip diving the Maldives.

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!

OTHER STUFF COMING UP AT PERTH SCUBA

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

UPCOMING PERTH SCUBA DIVING COURSES

PADI Courses

PADI OPEN WATER COURSE LEARN TO DIVE IN 3 DAYS $ 495Sarah on her PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Upcoming courses start:   FULL-TIME      11-Feb-2011     18-Feb-2011     25-Feb-2011     4-Mar-2011     11-Mar-2011

PART-TIME      21-Feb-2011     7-Mar-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:      11-Feb-2011     25-Feb-2011     11-Mar-2011     25-Mar-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!

Gary teaching the PADI Advanced Open Water CourseRESCUE DIVER COURSE $ 325

Upcoming courses start:   5-Mar-2011     2-Apr-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. 

INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE

Upcoming course starts: ON NOW!

Already an Assistant Instructor and want to get to Instructor? Call 9455 4448 to arrange an appointment with our Course Director Gary Brennand to discuss your PADI career.

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 $149

Perth Scuba Nuvair Nitrox CompressorUpcoming courses:  9-Feb-2011    16-Feb-2011    23-Feb-2011    2-Mar-2011    9-Mar-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 $450Perth Scuba Technical Diving Course

Upcoming Course runs:     Weekends 2/3rd & 9/10th April 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:   12-Mar-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:   Weekends 19/20th & 26/27th March 2011

Perth Scuba Advanced Nitrox and Accelerated Deco Procedures Course students

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.

CAVE DIVERS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA

DEEP CAVERN DIVER – 3 Nights & 4 Days ONLY $850 –  FULLY BOOKED – ANOTHER COURSE COMING SOON

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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