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Perth Scuba News Issue 135

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Come and say goodbye to a Perth Scuba LEGEND this Friday 25 February at Market City Tavern! For all the details read below…

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Perth Scuba News – Issue 135 – 19th February 2011

perth scuba says GOODBYE to ANDY!!!

SCUBAGOD in all his glory!It is a very sad time for all of us at Perth Scuba as we say a huge farewell to Andy “Scuba God” Goddard who will be hanging up his fins for the last time at Perth Scuba next Friday night. (25th Feb)

Andy has been instrumental in the growth of Perth Scuba and has been very much a part of the family here for the last 5 years. He has been a dedicated instructor, teaching at the highest standard and will be sadly missed by everyone who has had anything to do with him at Perth Scuba. Andy has decided to follow his father’s footsteps and has decided to join the WA Police Force. (The Donuts are better over there apparently).

Andy has been a massive part of Perth Scuba over the last 5 years and almost everyone who has ever done a course with Perth Scuba knows him. His cheeky grin and never ending thirst for Coronas, will be missed. Andy is one of the most experienced dive instructors in Australia and probably THE most experienced instructor in WA and his move to the Police force is not only a big loss to Perth Scuba but a huge loss to the Diving Industry. Andy & his beloved CORONA

We wish you all the best Andy for the future and hope that you are back some day to lead our team again.

Don’t eat too many donuts over there at the Police Academy and make sure you stay in touch mate. We will always be here for you.

GOOD BYE DRINKS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!

(25th February 5pm Til Late or until Andy falls over)

Andy finishes up on Friday next week and we would like to show our appreciation to Andy for all of his hard work and for the fun times by having a big send off for him on Friday night at the Canning Vale pub “Market City Tavern” (at the end of Bannister Rd). We would like as many people as possible to show up for a farewell drink and to show their appreciation for what Andy has done for them and diving over the last 5 years. If Andy was your Instructor, drinking buddy, work mate or otherwise, it would be great to see you there. We would like to show Andy how many lives he has affected through the sport of diving while he has been at Perth Scuba. (Just think if Market City Tavern - 280 Bannister Road, Canning Valeeveryone who Andy taught to dive in his 5 years at Perth Scuba bought him a farewell drink, he’d have over 3000 Beers to drink)!

We look forward to seeing you all there. We will be meeting at the beer garden (if you can call it that) outside / inside on the Southern side of the tavern, so make sure you come along to say goodbye.

MARKET CITY TAVERN

280 Bannister Road
Canning Vale WA 6155
(08) 9455 2282

Andy in the poolAndy & Steve Rudge

PADI TECREC TECHNICAL DIVING PRESENTATION BY ALEX BOULTOn

PADI TecRec Guru Alex Boulton & Lee Johnson

Perth Scuba & PADI Tec Rec evening a great success!

Last Friday 18th of February, PADI Tec Rec Instructor guru and course developer, Alex Boulton spent an evening at Perth Scuba to share his passion of technical diving to a very enthusiastic Perth Scuba group.

The Perth Scuba Tec Rec information night (the first one ever run) was a chance for Perth Scuba to showcase the new Tec Store and at the same time have someone who has a vast range of experience to present to us the wonders of technical diving.

After a few cold drinks and some nibblies to get started, Lee welcomed and introduced Alex to everyone. After watching a short video on all of the places Technical Diving can take you, Alex showed us how to get there. The audience were treated to some great images of Technical Diving as well as given some ideas on where they can go to see some of the amazing things limited to only the few who embark on the Technical Diving Journey.

The night was a lot of fun with a quick quiz thrown at our own Course Director and Tech Diver. Alex asked Gary a few questions about his technical diving experiences and the dives he has done which would have been a whole lot better with a set of Twin Cylinders and bailout bottles attached.

Alex then went on to show us all the different courses of the PADI Tec Rec system and showed us the easy steps toward the top levels of Tech from entry level.

The presentation was inspiring and Alex’s passion for Technical diving showed. He loves diving at this level and seeing him talk about it was like watching a kid at Christmas.

After the presentation, Lee offered some special “on the night” prices on courses and spent the rest of the night signing up new Technical Diver apprentices while everyone had a few more drinks. Some of the crew signed up for the whole range of courses PLUS purchased their own equipment for the courses… That’s how inspired they were!!!

Thank you, Alex for spending your valuable time with the Perth Scuba crew. Thank you for showing us the path to the places we want to be. We look forward to doing this again in the near future and hope it is as successful and as much fun as this Tec Rec night was.

For more images from the evening click here.

FREE MALDIVES DIVE TOUR INFORMATION NIGHT

TUESDAY 1ST MARCH 2011 @ 6:30PM – SEE WHAT THIS HOLIDAY HAS TO OFFER!

Meet the Tour Leaders! Check out the Accommodation! Check out the Vessel! BEST OF ALL – CHECK OUT THE DIVING!!!! Join Glenn & Steve at Perth Scuba as they show us the amazing things that you’ll see when you join them on their Dive Tour of the Maldives. Everyone is welcome to this free information evening so don’t miss it! Click here for more information on this exciting upcoming Dive Holiday!

Bandos Island, The MaldivesThe Live-aboard vesselManta Ray, The MaldivesThe Reef, MaldivesFresh fruit on the LiveaboardThe Reef, MaldivesDolphins at the bow

UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DIVE! Wednesday 23-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!!!

ANDY’S FAREWELL PARTY! Friday 25-Feb-2011 @ 5.00pm FEE – 1 x CORONA FOR ANDY!

Join the Perth Scuba Crew in bidding farewell to our SCUBAGOD Instructor who’s been part of the team for more than 5 years. Andy Goddard will be sadly missed by the Perth Scuba Crew and we’d like to show him how much we care by shouting him a Corona at Market City Tavern this Friday. Andy has affected so many lives over the years and changed lives by teaching them the glories of diving – come and show him how much we care. Everyone is welcome!

HMAS PERTH ALBANY DIVE WEEKENDER Friday 25 to 27-Feb-2011  $400 – FULLY BOOKED!

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!

SUNDAY MORNING CLUB DIVE! Sunday 27-Feb-2011 @ 8.30am FREE

Join Lee & Joey for a FREE Club Dive this Sunday morning! If the weather’s good for it we’ll be meeting at Yanchep Dog Beach in the morning. You can choose to hunt for crays or take your camers – this site’s great for BOTH! Call the shop on Saturday afternoon to check if the weather’s doing what we want for Sunday. We’ll also attach a map to this weekend’s newsletter so you know where to meet us :)

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

You will be amazed at the luxury liveaboard diving tour that Steve and Glenn will be leading in August this year. Ever dreamed of diving in a beautiful tropical destination where all your needs are taken care of? Then this is the trip for you. Come to Perth Scuba and see what our trip has to offer. All are welcome and best of all it’s a free evening!

TECHNICAL DIVING GURU VISIT – DAVID RHEA Monday 7-Mar-2011 @ 6:30pm  FREE

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      25-Feb-2011     4-Mar-2011     11-Mar-2011     18-Mar-2011     25-Mar-2011     1-Apr-2011     8-Apr-2011     15-Apr-2011

PART-TIME      21-Feb-2011     7-Mar-2011     21-Mar-2011     4-Apr-2011

LEARN TO DIVE FOR $495 WITH PERTH SCUBA IN 3 DAYS!  Perth Scuba gives you your PADI Open Weedy Sea Dragon in Albany taken by Joey PoolWater 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:      25-Feb-2011     11-Mar-2011     25-Mar-2011    8-Apr-2011     22-Apr-2011     6-May-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!

RESCUE 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!

Patto at Rottnest IslandINSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE

Upcoming course starts: MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH OUR COURSE DIRECTOR TO START YOUR PADI CAREER!

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.Blue Devil at Rottnest Island

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!

UNDERWATER NAVIGATION SPECIALTY $199

Upcoming course: 19-Mar-2011

DON’T LOSE THE BOAT EVER AGAIN!!! Want to learn how your Dive Master or Instructor always gets you back to the boat without a long swim? Well look no further. The PADI Underwater Navigation course will have you landing back to your starting point after just one day of training. This is a fantastic course and so useful for your everyday diving. Call us on 9455 4448 so you don’t miss out on this worthwhile course!

ENRICHED AIR NITROX COURSE $149

Upcoming courses:  23-Feb-2011    2-Mar-2011    9-Mar-2011     16-Mar-2011    23-Mar-2011    20-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 $450

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?Perth Scuba TecRec Diving

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

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 –  JUST FINISHED – ANOTHER COURSE COMING SOON!Cocklebiddy Cave by Geoff Paynter

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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