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Perth Scuba News Issue 133

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 The weekend’s looking gorgeous for diving this weekend – whilst a little blowy, it’s all Easterly’s which means it’s great for us divers. We’ve got plenty coming up at Perth Scuba including a visit from one of the world’s Technical Diving guru’s on Friday evening, plus our upcoming Albany Weekender and Maldives Tour Information Night. Plus of course our free Sunday morning club dives and Wednesday night dives – so don’t miss out, come on in and enjoy some diving!

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Perth Scuba News – Issue 133 – 12th February 2011

TECHNICAL DIVING GURU VISIT – ALEX BOULTON

PERTH SCUBA – FRIDAY 18TH FEBRUARY @ 6.30PM (STARTING 7PM SHARP)Technical diving with Alex Boulton

Planned for 18th February 2011 and hosted at Perth Scuba in our NEW Presentation Theatre. Starting at 6:30 p.m., a specially prepared program will see presentations by Alex Boulton with breaks and plenty of time for questions. Alex is no newcomer to technical diving and is a Technical Consultant within PADI’s Technical Diving Division.

The evening will focus on “PADI TecRec Training 2011 – What’s available to you as a Technical Diver”? Topics will include:

  • Introductions
  • Ground Rules
  • History of TecRec courses
  • Tec Diver levels –equipment requirements & prerequisites
  • Trimix Diver levels – equipment requirements & prerequisites
  • Distinctive Speciality opportunities – Advanced Wreck, Cave

Seriously a must for those interested in getting into Tec, the evening promises to be both educational and provide an opportunity for local Tec divers to network socially PLUS meet the Instructors.

Divers from other Tec agencies are especially welcome since the program will include a short discussion on cross over opportunities.

Everyone with an interest in Technical Diving is welcome to join us at Perth Scuba, 180 Bannister Road, Canning Vale on Friday 18th February @ 6:30pm. Give us a call on 9455 4448 or email [email protected] to let us know you’ll be there!

ALBANY DIVE WEEKENDER – hurry only two places left!

 FRIDAY 25TH – SUNDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2011Perth Scuba Albany Weekender by Johanna Pool

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

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 – two on the HMAS Perth, two on Seal Rock & the Cheynnes III
  • 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.

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!!!

FREE MALDIVES DIVE TOUR INFORMATION NIGHT

TUESDAY 1ST MARCH 2011 @ 6:30PM – SEE WHAT THIS HOLIDAY HAS TO OFFER!The vessel - MV Amphibiya

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 warm 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. So why not join our Perth Scuba Tour Leaders Steve & Glenn on this magnificent dive and live aboard holiday, departing 30 August 2011.

This amazing live aboard holiday includes:

7 nights, 3-4 dives per day, all flights ex-Perth, your charming tour leaders Steve & Glenn, airport transfers, twin share accommodation on board the MV Amphibiya vessel, tanks, weights, air fills and FREE NITROX, 7 nights on board the MV Amphibiya, unlimited tea/coffee, drinking water, biscuits, all meals, full day use of the vessel on last day until departure.

If you’ve ever thought about heading to the Maldives for a holiday, then feel free to come along to our FREE INFORMATION NIGHT on TUESDAY 1ST MARCH. The tour leaders will show you exactly the kind of diving to expect, the luxury accommodation and all the other fun things you get to experience. Email [email protected] or call 9455 4448 to let us know you’ll be there.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUNDAY MORNING SHORE DIVE! Sunday 13-Feb-2011 @ 8.30am FREEHappy Diver at Ammunition Jetty

Join the Perth Scuba Crew for a FREE Club Dive! Meet at Perth Scuba in the morning for your FREE BBQ breakfast of sausages in a bun. It’s looking to be a lovely and sunny day out with the crew. There’s an easterly blowing through – so it should be lovely and flat for you! Look forward to seeing you in the morning. Last weekend we headed to the Ammunition Jetty, click here for some of the photos from the day.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DIVE! Wednesday 16-Feb-2011 @ 7.00pm FREE

BEST PHOTO ON THE NIGHT WINS A PRIZE!!! Meet the Perth Scuba Crew at the dive spot of the evening. Call us on 9455 4448 on Wednesday afternoon to find out where we’re headed! It’s sure to be somewhere you should be bringing your camera!!!

TECHNICAL DIVING GURU VISIT – ALEX BOULTON Friday 18-Feb-2011 @ 6.30pm FREE

Join us at Perth Scuba for an evening with PADI Technical Diving Guru – Alex Boulton.  This evening is for anyone who’s ever thought about Technical Diving or is already a Technical Diving. Alex has some great stories to tell and will be able to give you direction on where your diving can take you. Alex Boulton teaches TecRec 40

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.

TECHNICAL DIVING GURU VISIT – DAVID RHEA Monday 7-Mar-2011 @ 6:30pm  FREEImage by David Rhea

David Rhea is an underwater enthusiast and his life is a testimony to that fact. Teaching Technical Diving has been a passion of David’s for over 20 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Global Underwater Explorers and has been active in several other diving organisations. Underwater photography is more than a hobby… it borders on an obsession and David’s work clearly shows his love of the underwater world. His photos have been published in a variety of magazines. Why not come along and meet the man on Monday evening at Perth Scuba. Places are limited so call 9455 4448 or email [email protected] to let us know you’ll be there.

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 $ 495

Upcoming courses start:   FULL-TIME      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 Happy diver at the Ammunition Jettydives 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:      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!

PADI Resue diver courseRESCUE DIVER COURSE $ 325

Upcoming courses start:   5-Mar-2011     2-Apr-2011     30-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. If you care about yourself and your buddy – you HAVE to do your Rescue Diver Course with Perth Scuba!

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.

DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE $249

Upcoming course:  12-Mar-2011

SHOOT NEMO IN 1 DAY!!! What better place to learn to do a Digital Under Water Photography course than Perth Scuba? With 2 professional award winning underwater photographers on staff and Perth’s best range of underwater photographic equipment in store, Perth Scuba is THE best place to learn. Your Instructors Gary Brennand and Joey Pool will help you master your own camera or teach you all the tricks of the trade with one of ours! You will be pointing and shooting in next to no time at all. The results… awesome! Learn about lighting, and light positioning, ISO settings and Shutter speeds and aperture settings and begin to understand this great hobby or profession.

This course includes a bonus session on photograph editing as well as your very own photograph critique by a pro! Don’t just tell people what you saw… SHOW THEM!

ENRICHED AIR NITROX COURSE $149

Perth Scuba Nuvair Nitrox CompressorUpcoming courses:  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 $450Matt on Perth Scuba's Tek 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 $875See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil - YEAH RIGHT!!!

Upcoming courses start:   Weekends 19/20th & 26/27th March 2011

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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