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Perth Scuba News Issue 137

This week there’s heaps going on at Perth Scuba! Don’t forget Monday is our evening with David Rhea – a technical diving and underwater enthusiast, plus our free Wednesday night club dive, Sunday morning shore dive, and our exciting Digital Underwater Photography Course next Saturday!

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Perth Scuba News – Issue 137 –  5th March 2011

DAVID RHEA PRESENTS TECHNICAL DIVING AT PERTH SCUBA
MONDAY 7TH MARCH 6.30PM – IT’S FREE!

David Rhea is an underwater enthusiast and his life is a testimony to the fact!David Rhea Cave Diving Expedition

His love of SCUBA diving began at age 9 in the lakes of TN (USA) and developed into a career that has taken David around the world as a tourist, videographer, photographer, researcher and explorer. To expand on the love of diving David joined the Scubapro team in 1996 and was a very successful dive retailer in TN for many years prior.

Teaching Cave Di…ving 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 dive organisations.

David’s Underwater Photography is more than a hobby… it borders on an obsession and David’s work clearly shows his love of the underwater world.

Come and meet David at Perth Scuba for an evening about his diving experiences, underwater photography and the gear he uses to get him there. It’s going to be a great night – so don’t miss it. If you’re interested in cave diving or underwater photography, this will be a fascinating evening with David Rhea.

We look forward to see you there. Meet at Perth Scuba at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. Drinks and nibblies will be provided. 

DON’T MISS THE MALDIVES TRIP – DEPARTING 30 AUGUST 2011

 The opportunity to be part of this trip officially closes at the end of March BUT we do have a special deal on offer for the last 3 weeks. 

Some people have asked us if they could do their PADI Advanced Open Water certification and after speaking to Glenn & Steve the answer is YES! 

What better way is there to get your certification than while diving in the clear, blue, warm, beautiful waters of the Atolls in the Maldives?  

The holiday of a lifetime and you come home with your advanced open water! 

This offer only available for the last 3 weeks!!!  Don’t miss out! Call Perth Scuba for more information on 9455 4448 or email [email protected]

The MaldivesThe MaldivesHanifaru Bay The Maldives 

 

 

YANCHEP LAGOON CLUB DIVE 

Greg at Yanchep Lagoon by Joey Pool

Joey and Lee headed up a club dive last Sunday morning to the Yanchep Lagoon and Yanchep Dog Beach. The hunters headed out to the Dog Beach  for crayfish, whilst us snap happy folk, headed to the Lagoon to look for critters to take photos. 

While the flat calm cond

itions at the dog beach looked inviting, the surge was a little less inviting. Most of the crew headed out to the back reef in search of LUNCH! (Otherwise known as ginormous crayfish) and most were a little disappointed – as the surge clearly scared the crayfish away. Honours went to Matt and Stuart who were the only ones to catch crayfish at the Dog Beach. However, on catching up with the photographers after the dive, they were told there were plenty of crayfish at the Lagoon.

Not to be outdone, a couple of the guys went back, with the last 80 bar of their tanks – AND CAME BACK WITH A FEED! Thanks to everyone that came up. It’s a long way but it’s always a good day for a dive.

Click here to check out some of the photos from our morning at Yanchep.

This week we’re heading out to Marmion Angling Club – meet at Perth Scuba Sunday morning at 8.30am.

UPCOMING EVENTS


SUNDAY MORNING CLUB DIVE! Sunday 6-Mar-2011 @ 8.30am FREEBen at South Mole

 

Lee’s having the day off for his birthday (Happy Birthday Lee!!!) so Joey will be in to cook the BBQ and lead the club dive to the dive spot of the day. The weather’s looking good for tomorrow with a low swell, moderate winds and the temperature at 29C! I LOVE this warm weather – the water last weekend in Yanchep was 27C!!! That’s almost tropical waters – so with that in mind we’ll be heading up to Marmion Angling Club for a splash in search of critters!!!

 

 

 

 

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.


 

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DIVE! Wednesday 2-Mar-2011 @ 7.00pm FREE


BEST PHOTO ON THE NIGHT WINS A PRIZE!!! Meet the Perth Scuba Crew at the Ammunition Jetty, Woodman’s Point. Call us on 9455 4448 if you need a buddy. Never night dived before? No worries – call us to arrange an experienced buddy for you on the night. The night dives are great fun and you see so many different critters at night!

 

 

 

 

ROTTNEST ISLAND NIGHT DIVE Tuesday 22-Mar-2011 @ 6:00pm  $75

We currently have a tentative booking for a night dive at Rottnest Island. Our last night dive was great fun and 35 of us had an awesome time chasing turtles, spanish dancers, cat sharks, wobbegongs, port jackson sharks and not to mention a MILLION other critters last month! It’s an brilliant night out so if you’re keen to come along, give us a call on 9455 4448 and leave your name & mobile number so we can tell you when it’s confirmed for booking. 


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!


ANDY SCUBAGOD FAREWELL PARTY!


Well, it’s a sad time for us at Perth Scuba, as we bid farewell to our Course Co-ordinator Andy Goddard. In true Perth Scuba style we bade the ScubaGod farewell with a party at our local pub… And here’s a couple of photos from the evening! Click here for more…

Andy Scubagod & his donut cakeAndy Scubagod & his Corona

 

 

UPCOMING PERTH SCUBA DIVE COURSES


PADI Courses

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

Upcoming courses start:   FULL-TIME      11-Mar-2011     18-Mar-2011     25-Mar-2011     1-Apr-2011     8-Apr-2011     15-Apr-2011     22-Apr-2011

PART-TIME      7-Mar-2011     21-Mar-2011     4-Apr-2011     18-Apr-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.Start your PADI Advanced Open Water Course NOW!

ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE $ 325 Jellyfish sunburst at Yanchep Lagoon

Upcoming courses start:      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:   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 COURSEPerth Scuba Instructors by Gary Brennand

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. Click here to check out Gary’s blog from Perth Scuba’s last Instructor Development Course.

DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE $249Learn Digital Underwater Photography at Perth Scuba

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!

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

South Mole Club Dive by Joey Pool

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?

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 AUSTRALIAA divers view whilst being lowered into the water

DEEP CAVERN DIVER – ONLY $750

Upcoming course starts: 12 to 18-April-2011 FULL TIME

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, you’ll need to be fast so email [email protected] with your interest! This course is your qualification for gaining access into the Mt Gambier caverns and your stepping stone to diving the Nullabor Plains!

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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