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Perth Scuba News Issue 196

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Perth Scuba News Issue 196: 31st November 2012 Can’t view the Perth Scuba Newsletter? View it in your browser Find us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterProject AWARE My Ocean

Welcome to another edition of Perth Scuba’s Newsletter! Don’t forget that next weekend is our AWESOME CHRISTMAS PARTY! Call 9455 4448 or contact us to secure your place on Perth Scuba’s party event of the year. Everyone is welcome so join us for an evening of FUN! Plus, this newsletter we release our PADI Master Scuba Diver Competition – you can win a great prize AND be named the Ultimate Master Scuba Diver – scroll down for more details.

Perth Scuba PADI Master Scuba Diver Challenge


Complete 5 PADI Specialty Courses with Perth Scuba plus your PADI Rescue Diver and you could win the Ultimate Master Scuba Diver Challenge! The Master Scuba Diver rating is the highest recreation diver rating you can achieve – so why not give it a go at Perth Scuba. CHALLENGE YOURSELF TODAY!

What You Get:

  • All Participants will receive a Master Scuba Diver Challenge T-Shirt for each Specialty completed with Perth Scuba during the Challenge.
  • Participants receive a Master Scuba Diver Challenge “Mission Accomplished” T-Shirt upon becoming a Master Scuba Diver (complete 5 Specialties + Rescue Diver) – the highest recreational diver level!
  • Name Plate on the Perth Scuba Master Scuba Diver Challenge Hall of Fame Board – with certifying Instructor’s name.
  • Automatic entry to the Ultimate Master Scuba Diver Challenge Weekend for your chance to WIN!

How it Works:

  • Divers must complete 5 Specialty Courses and Rescue Diver certification to qualify.
  • If Divers already have Specialty or Rescue certifications – Specialty courses will be added to form the balance of the required courses to qualify.
  • Divers must complete all courses and be signed off for their PADI Master Scuba Diver by Perth Scuba between the 1st of December – 31st May 2013.
  • Certifying Instructors MUST be staff of Perth Scuba.
  • Final PADI Specialty Course MUST be completed at Perth Scuba.
  • Once qualified the diver will receive an Entry Pass to the “Ultimate Master Scuba Diver Challenge Weekend”. The Weekend will consist of a number of dive skills, knowledge, stamina and tests to in a mini Scuba Olympics to see who will be the Ultimate Master Scuba Diver of Perth Scuba.
  • By scoring the most points during the Ultimate Master Scuba Diver Challenge Weekend, the participant (YOU) will become the Ultimate Master Scuba Diver Challenge winner!
  • Entry is free provided all requirements have been met by the participant.

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Scubapro X-Tek Special Offer Christmas Gift Ideas
Christmas Super Special
Give the Gift that lasts a Lifetime


Purchase a Scubapro X-Tek Double Wing System for $895 and get a Scubapro Mk25 G250V Regulator FREE!!! Regulator normally $820!

Need two regulators? Grab a second Scubapro Mk25 G250V Regulator for only $500 – that’s 2 regs for less than the normal price of 1!

Scubapro X-Tek Double Wing System includes: Pure Harness, choice of Stainless Steel or Aluminium backplate, 40lb Double Donut Wing, SMB Back Plate Pouch AND Crotch Strap. Call 9455 4448 to secure yours today!


This Christmas create the dive buddy you’ve been looking for – get your family and friends into diving! Give the Gift that lasts a lifetime by giving them a PADI Open Water Diver voucher this Christmas!

Perth Scuba Learn to Dive Vouchers are valid for 6 months and are a great way to get your buddies or family members into scuba diving. Click here to buy online and personalise your voucher OR head into the store to collect your voucher for your loved one.

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Perth Scuba Christmas Party Manta Ray scuba diving Raja Ampat
  Last chance to grab tickets – Saturday 8th December
Joey returns from Raja Ampat

It’s Perth Scuba’s Christmas Party and we’d love you to join us!

This not to be missed event is the one that everyone will be talking about until at least next year! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

Here’s what you get…

4 Hours of unlimited nibblies, drinks including – Beer, House Wine, Spirits and Cocktails – And YES the famous lethal “Joey Shots” will be there!!!

When: Saturday 8th December 2012
Time: 7.00pm – Midnight (open bar until 11pm)
Where: The Terrace Lounge – 185 St Georges Tce Perth
Who: You, The Perth Scuba Crew (It’s our Christmas Party)
Cost: $85 per ticket – Tell LOTS of friends!

The Perth Scuba Christmas Party is not to be missed! You’ll be talking about it until our next one… That’s if you can remember it! Party and gossip the night away with the Perth Scuba Crew – it’s going to be a blast!!!

Tickets can be purchased at Perth Scuba in store, clicking here or by calling 9455 4448.

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So, it was with great reluctance that my arm was twisted, my hair pulled, and I was thrown bound and gagged into a plane to head off for the warm waters of Raja Ampat… Yeah right! (on second thought that sounds more like a chapter of Fifty Shades…)

Last week I returned from a 10 day journey cruising along the coast of Raja Ampat. This was a bit of an exploratory trip where we sought out new dive sites and hit a couple of old favourites. Our first stop of the journey was in the Dampier Strait where we descended on a very aptly named Manta Spa. This wasn’t like most those other dive sites that are named “Shark Point” and there’s not one shark to see or “Turtle Wall” and you’re lucky if you find a nudibranch! When they said Manta Spa they meant Manta Spa!!! The site is a Manta cleaning station (hence the name) and the big fellas cruise on in to get their wings cleaned by the little cleaner wrasse. They were BIG and quite happy to come in close to the camera. This was my first try of my 15mm fish eye and the Manta’s helped me out by coming in less than a metre from my dome port!

It was great to watch these huge fish cruise in lazily and spin around us as they got cleaned. They weren’t bothered by the divers bubbles at all and they put on a great show for all the crew. The dive site wasn’t just good for the Manta Rays, but we also found a couple of wobbegong, one lazing on the sand and the other sitting in a coral bombie waiting for unsuspecting fish. Read more & see photos…

Perth Scuba PADI Dive Courses Perth Scuba diving events
Upcoming Dive Courses
Upcoming Manta Club Dives & Events

PADI Open Water Diver Course

Got a friend who you’d love to become your buddy? Perth Scuba runs 3 day dive courses EVERY WEEK!!! Spring is a gorgeous time to be diving and a fantastic time to get in the water in the lead up to SUMMER! BOOK NOW – it’s great fun and includes your PADI eLearning Pass – no boring classroom study! Plus, now you can learn to dive AND then grab your SCUBA gear for only $500 more!!! Ask us how!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver – Try more!

Starts evening of Friday 14th – Sunday 16th December 2012. Get 5 fun and different styles of diving under your weight belt! Enjoy 2 boat dives to Rottnest Island and 3 shore dives to explore the underwater world. Plus try out night diving under the supervision of our qualified Instructors – the weirdest critters come out at night. Gain more confidence in your diving and be certified to dive to 30 meters!

PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

Wednesday 5th December 2012 6:00pm. Extend your no decompression time in one evening! Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox gives you better bottom times, a greater safety margin plus you get out of the water feeling great! Plus, Perth Scuba banks 36% Nitrox so you can get a Nitrox fill in under 5 minutes at our store – without needing an O2 clean cylinder! Next course starts Wednesday 19th December.

PADI Rescue Diver

One of the MOST rewarding courses you will ever take part in. This is the course to build confidence as a diver and KNOW you can help yourself or your buddy. Jump onto this fun, exhausting and exhilarating course on Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th December 2012. You must already be an Advanced Open Water diver to start this course.

PADI Deep Diver Specialty

Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th January 2013. Get deeper and find out what Nitrogen Narcosis is all about! Learn how to safely decend and return from a Deep dive up to 40 metres. These are the skills you need to keep you safe when you’re extending your limits. You must already be an Advanced Open Water diver to start this course. THIS COURSE FINISHES ON THE KEY BISCAYNE – ONLY $450!

PADI Wreck Diver Specialty!

Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th January 2013. Most people think of old ships when they hear about scuba diving on wrecks. However, wreck diving includes diving on all kinds of submerged craft including planes, trains, jettys and automobiles. There are also thousands of sunken sailboats, submarines, buses and even army tanks. That means wreck diving is something you can do almost anywhere there’s water. Join us on a fun and rewarding course learning how to dive on wrecks! THIS COURSE FINISHES ON THE KEY BISCAYNE – ONLY $450!

PADI Equipment Specialist

Tuesday 15th – Wednesday 16th January 2013 (evenings). You will learn field repairs for those times when a leak is out to spoil your day, how regulators work and what the difference between a balanced regulator is as opposed to a non balanced regulator. Learn how to disassemble your second stage and learn how cylinder valves work. Did you ever wonder how cylinders are made? This is the course for you! The Equipment Specialty Course is a MUST DO for future, current and training Dive Masters.

PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty – Don’t get lost!

Starts Saturday 19th January 2013. Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat. Jump onto this course that always leads you home by contacting us to secure your place.

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty

Starts Sunday 3rd February 2013. Get the best photos you can get when you head underwater. Show your family what you see and make them ooooo and aaaaaah at the critters. Find out what all those buttons and functions do on your camera and see the difference they make to your photography. To book contact us to secure your place.

Sunday 2nd December 2012 8.30am (FREE Shore Dive)

Join the Perth Scuba Crew for a FREE Shore Dive to the best dive spot of the day. The weather is looking for a dive on the Gareenup wreck off the North Mole. Gareenup was a steel barge which was employed hauling coal when she broke up and sank just off the North Mole, Fremantle. The wreck settled on the sandy bottom in 9 metres of water and what’s left is essentially a steel box.

Plus, you may even be lucky and find a crayfish or two in the rocks along the mole – so bring your gloves, bag & loop if you’re looking for a feed! All levels of divers are welcome and we’d love to have you join us.

Wednesday 5th December 2012 7.00pm (FREE Night Dive)

Join the Perth Scuba Crew for a FREE Night Dive to the Kwinana Grain Terminal. This is a macro site for lovers of nudibranchs but can be visited by large schools of snapper, the occasional sea lion and even penquins! If you are lucky you may even see a shark chasing snapper. Octupus, sea horses, schools of herring and lots of colourful growth on the Pylons, sponges, soft coral and sea slugs, tube worms etc.

The weather is looking AWESOME after the last week of yuck – so get out there and enjoy a beautiful night under the water! Give us a call on 9455 4448 to let us know you’ll be there. Don’t forget your torch!

Saturday 8th December 2012 7.00pm (Christmas Party)

It’s Perth Scuba’s Christmas Party and we’d love you to join us! This not to be missed event is the one that everyone will be talking about until at least next year! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

There will be lots of cool stuff happening throughout the night including the Perth Scuba annual award presentations – Nominate someone for an award if you think they qualify for doing something completely stupid, funny or just deserve a bit of a stir on the night. It’s all in good fun. Santa will be handing out Christmas presents and one lucky person will “win” a special Christmas present – don’t worry it doesn’t involve a cup…

Here’s what you get… 4 Hours of unlimited nibblies, drinks including – Beer, House Wine, Spirits and Cocktails – And YES the famous lethal “Joey Shots” will be there!!! Cost: $85 per ticket.

Tickets can be purchased at Perth Scuba in store or by calling 9455 4448. Click here to purchase your Christmas Party Ticket online.

Sunday 9th December 2012 12.00noon (FREE Sleep-in Dive)

Join the Perth Scuba Crew for a greasy lunch after our giant Christmas Party the evening before! Then we’ll head out for a fun shore dive that’s easy on those tired eyes. We’ll be heading down to Point Peron where the entry is easy and you may even get buzzed by a dolphin!

You can choose to dive directly in front of the carpark where there’s a small sand patch that gives you access to the South side of the point. The point is very shallow so you’ll need to be careful. If you follow the path from the West side of the point this provides easy access to a more sheltered and deeper dive. Point Peron is littered with kelp, but if you look carefully you’ll find loads of caves and swim throughs that have many critters hiding within their depths.

Expect to find lots of old wives, bulleyes, southern coral fish, blue devils and wrasses under the overhangs. All levels of divers are welcome so please feel free to join us at Perth Scuba.

Wednesday 12th December 2012 7.00pm (FREE Night Dive)

Meet the Perth Scuba Crew at the South Mole for an exploration of the rocks and sea grass at night. The weirdest critters come out at night so don’t miss a fun night out.

Saturday 12th or Sunday 13th January 2013 (Key Biscayne Double Boat Dive)

Come and explore the Key Biscayne Wreck with Perth Scuba. Enjoy 2 dives on this famous deep Jack-up Oil Rig wreck off the coast of Lancelin. You must be a minimum of Advanced qualified to enjoy this dive.

Please call 9455 4448 or click here to book. Book early to avoid disappointment – only 6 places left!

To book on any of Perth Scuba’s Courses or Dive Trips email us or call 9455 4448

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