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Perth Scuba News Issue 141

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Perth Scuba News – Issue 141 – 23rd April 2011
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Marc van der Poel Becomes one of only 2 TDI Instructor Trainers in WATek Instructor Marc van der Poel

A Huge Congratulations goes out to our very own Marc van der Poel who on his recent trip to Sydney managed to survive an arduous week of teaching, skills presentations and exams to successfully become a TDI Instructor Trainer. This means that Perth Scuba can now teach our Technical Divers right up to Instructor level in TDI. Marc is also in the process of completing his Instructor Trainer level certification with PADI and we soon hope to be able to offer Instructional courses for both agencies.

The Instructor Trainer level is a very hard level to achieve and is a position which many Technical Diving – Dive Instructors aspire to become.

Well done Marc, so far we have had some great courses put together and run by Marc. From Extended range and Advanced Nitrox and Accelerated Decompression procedures to PADI Tec Rec 40, Tec Rec 45 and Tec Rec 50. We have teamed these courses up with Cavern Courses with Geoff Paynter for our upcoming Cave Diver Course in Mt Gambier. Marc has also been throwing his hand in with the Rebreather courses of late too. There is heaps going on in the world of Tec at Perth Scuba.

Perth Scuba Tek Instructor MarcDid you know? That Technical Diving – is just another name for advanced diver training. Learning more about different gases and how they react at depth and using this information to make decompression dives safely and in the best possible time with the best possible gas for you for your dive. It’s a fun and exciting way to get more out of your diving without having to be a rocket scientist.

Contrary to what most people think, Technical diving doesn’t need to be expensive either. You can use your existing regulators and gauges, you can in most cases even use your own BCD to start out with, but you will find a back plate and wing is your best option down the track. The best part about that – is the back plate and wing set will only set you back about $500 – $1000 – depending on brands and wing sizes. The really cool thing about a back plate and wing set up – is you can use it for recreational diving too. AND when you travel, your kit takes up less than half the space and weighs half as much as a normal BCD set up.

Before you go out and invest in a full style BCD – why not look at the options of back plate and wing sets? Perth Scuba even have them for hire so you can check them out first!

Become a Technical Diver Today – The possibilities are endless. Dive Deeper, Longer and go where you only dreamed of going before… Take your diving to the next level. Courses start every week!

For more information or for your own Tec Diver Crew Kit to get you started, contact the Perth Scuba crew on 9455 4448 or email [email protected]

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Oceans - Coming Soon

Join Perth Scuba on a private cinema showing of the new release Hopscotch movie “OCEANS” with all proceeds going to Project AWARE

Nearly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is covered by water and Oceans boldly chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath. Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud (Travelling Birds) dive deep into the very waters that sustain all of mankind, exploring the harsh reality and the amazing creatures that live within. An astonishing look at the world of the oceans, with never-seen-before imagery captured by the latest underwater technology, it is awe-inspiring stuff. Shot over four years, it reveals inspiring wildlife, including endangered marine species. Not a standard nature documentary, its also part thriller and part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the aquatic world. It’s a powerful celebration of our underwater world; a world that requires our attention. Visually spectacular yet with a salient eco-message, it will mesmerise and educate in equal measure – Oceans is already one of the most successful documentaries of all time grossing almost $100 million to date.


We will be letting you know in future newsletters how you can purchase your tickets and be a part of this great cause whilst seeing one of the best movies of the year!

Tickets for the Perth Scuba showing will be on sale from the 15th of May from Perth Scuba. Make sure you reserve your seats and bring the family! There will be some great prizes on the night and pre movie drinks will be available at the bar.

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