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Perth Scuba News Issue 200

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Perth Scuba News Issue 200: 30th December 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 the Perth Scuba News! We hope you had an AWESOME Christmas and are looking forward to a brand New Year!

Perth Scuba 2012
written by Lee Johnson – Perth Scuba Managing Director

Well 2012 draws to a close, we can look back and reflect on what was another awesome year and as always – action packed!

Other than to say we did dive trips to Borneo, Galapagos, Wakatobi, Ningaloo, Komodo, Jurien Bay, Esperance, Busselton, Albany and Mt Gambier, the year is best said in pictures rather than words.

Over the last 12 months we have had 104 Club Dives, 6 weekenders, 3 Beach Clean Up Days, raised heaps of $$ for Project AWARE, Presented 3 Travel, 2 Go Pro and 1 Crayfish Awareness Information night, certified nearly 1000 divers at all levels, introduced to the world 11 new Dive Instructors, 34 new Dive Masters and became a PADI Career Development Centre (The only one in WA). We became the Scubapro Australian Dealer of the year for the 7th consecutive year and for the first time ever – became the Scubapro Global Dealer of the Year!

On the staff front we saw the arrival of Joshua Phillips (Retail Store Manager), Joey Pool (Social Media, Marketing and Advertising), Glen Outhred (Dive Shop Rousty) Alex Pawson (Dive Instructor), Andy Goddard (Back from the Police) and the return of Amba Parker (Perth Scuba Accounts). We also saw the departure of Jodie Bond who became engaged and moved to Townsville (Congrats and happy birthday Jodes!), 2012 also saw the departure of Andy Goddard (Back to the Police?), Mike Doswell, Nat Correia, Marc van der Poel and Trish from Perth Scuba Accounts.

It has been an eventful year and as I said previously the best way to share these events and club activities, is to do it all with pictures… so let the show begin by clicking here.

Thank you all for a fantastic year, awesome memories, great friendships, amazing diving and the best support ever! None of this would be possible without each and every one of you. Perth Scuba will continue to grow with and because of you.

I, Joey, Robert and the Perth Scuba Crew would like to thank you all and wish you all the best for the New Year.

Let 2013 be bigger and better than 2012!

PADI Master Scuba Diver Challenge Busselton Jetty Dive Western Australia
Congratulations to our new Master Scuba Divers
Dive the Busselton Jetty

Congratulations to our NEWEST Master Scuba Divers, Michael Ryan & Alicia “from The Water” Harvey. Great to have you both on board and we’re looking forward to seeing you both battle it out at our Ultimate Master Scuba Diver Challenge this year!

Want to become a Master Scuba Diver and enter our Ultimate Master Scuba Diver Competition? All you need to be is a Rescue Diver and have 5 PADI Specialty certifications – then your application with Perth Scuba is FREE! Don’t have your Rescue or enough Specialties yet? We have loads of courses every month – just book onto your favourite courses and you’re there!

Don’t have any Specialties or your Rescue Diver yet? Then grab a MSD Challenge Pack for only $1095 – includes 5 Specialty Courses and FREE Rescue Diver Course! Contact us to book your place!!!

Busselton Jetty is a 2 kilometre long wooden jetty situated adjacent to the tourist town of Busselton, 275 kilometres south of Perth in Western Australia. The original structure was built in 1865 to service whaling ships. The best diving is at the end of the jetty. Jetty pylons stand like tall trees, each populated with a vibrant mixture of corals and temperate water invertebrate like nudibranchs. Schools of yellowtail scad and pike often hang like clouds. You’ll also discover starfish, crabs, shrimp, shellfish and small non-pelagic fish such as blennies, clingfish and other gobies. Occasionally, jewfish and samson fish zoom through. And if you’re extremely lucky, you may catch sight of a dolphin. The Busselton Jetty is a photographer’s underwater paradise. With a maximum depth of only 8 metres, even a novice diver can enjoy a long bottom time.

Join the Perth Scuba Crew on Sunday 17th February to dive the Jetty – click here to book.

PADI Master Scuba Diver Challenge Sidemount Diver In Store Specials
Upcoming Specialty Dive Courses
In Store New Year Specials

Perth Scuba PADI Diver Specialty Courses are great fun and awesome experiences to improve your scuba diving. Contact us to book your Dive Specialty Courses TODAY!

Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty: night of Wednesday 3 January OR 17 January OR 31 January 2013 OR 14 February 2013

Peak Performance Buoyancy: 5 January 2013

Deep Diver Specialty: 12-13 January 2013 FULLY BOOKED

Equipment Specialty: nights of 15 – 16 January 2013

Navigation Specialty: 19 – 20 January 2013

Wreck Diver Specialty: 2 – 3 February 2013

Digital Underwater Photography Specialty: 3 February 2013

Shark Aware Specialty: night of 23 January 2013

Sidemount Diver Specialty: 2 – 3 February 2013

Night Diver Specialty: nights of 9 – 10 February 2013

Search & Recovery Specialty: 16-17 February 2013

Plus, pick up your MSD Challenge Package + SAVE! Package includes 5 x PADI Specialty Courses, all PADI manuals, PADI certification cards, Perth Scuba Exclusive Dive T-Shirts AND a FREE Rescue Diver Course. Jump on board in store today for only $1095! Click here to contact us.


Great as a backup air source. Was $699.

Scubapro Regulator Mk 25 G250V SPECIAL PRICE $550

Fantastic breathing regulator from Scubapro. Was $825.

Cressi Ellipse AC10 Regulator SPECIAL PRICE $350

High quality regulator from Cressi. Was $695.

Scubapro 40lb Wing & Harness SPECIAL PRICE $500!

With this system your are perfectly equipped for every dive.  Was $1030.

IST JT 30 Single Wing & Harness SPECIAL PRICE $650

These are complete single tank BCDs with hydro-dynamic doughnut style air cells. Was $795.

IST JT 50 Double Wing & Harness SPECIAL PRICE $650

These are complete double tank BCDs with hydro-dynamic doughnut style air cells. Was $995.

All of the above specials are only while stock lasts! Call 9455 4448 to secure yours with a deposit!

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 11th – Sunday 13th January 2013. 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

Thursday 3rd January 2013 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 Thursday 17th January 2013.

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 2nd – Sunday 3rd January 2013. 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 descend 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. FULLY BOOKED – NEXT COURSE 23-24 February 2013!

PADI Wreck Diver Specialty!

NEW DATES Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd February 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 HMAS SWAN – ONLY $325!

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. Don’t have a camera but would like to give it a go? We can provide you with an underwater camera on the day. To book contact us to secure your place.

Tuesday 1st January 2013 CLOSED



Need gear or air/nitrox fills? Make sure you head into Perth Scuba on New Years Eve to get your gear and air fills sorted – we’re open until 6:00pm!

Wednesday 2nd January 2013 (Rottnest Island Boat Dives)

Join the Perth Scuba Crew for a day on the boat enjoying 2 dives at Rottnest Island. Your day out will include 2 x boat dives, 2nd cylinder, lunch, snacks and drinks and it’s only $140pp.

Rottnest Island is an awesome dive destination with plenty of big and small critters to amaze you. Click here to book or call 9455 4448 to jump onto the boat with the Perth Scuba Crew.

Wednesday 2nd January 2013 7:00pm (FREE Shore Night Dive)

Join the Perth Scuba Crew for a night dive to BHP JETTY. Meet Lee & Joey at the car park at the end of Risely Road, Kwinana @ 7pm. Don’t forget to bring your torch!

Sunday 6th January 2013 8:30am  (FREE Shore Dive)

Join the Perth Scuba Crew for a dive checking out JERVOISE BAY. Meet us at Perth Scuba at 8:30am for a free BBQ breakfast followed by a drive to the dive site of the day. 

The entry involves a very short walk with an easy entry from the old jetty. You start at the jetty in about 3-4m over a sandy bottom with good visibility. As you swim along the rock wall the bottom falls away to about 6m and visibility typically drops off at this point. The depth gradually reaches 11m after about a 30min swim. You won’t cover this whole dive site in one dive – it’s 700m long!

The rock wall contains lots of caves, at least one is big enought to swim into. The bottom is very flat and featureless so it’s the rock wall you’ll be watching. Around the rock you’ll find schools of buffalo bream, numerous small fish, morwongs, wrass, leatherjacket plus SEAHORSES! Plus expect to see nudibranchs, ascidians, and cuttlefish!

Wednesday 9th January 2013 7:00pm (FREE Shore Night Dive)

Join the Perth Scuba Crew for a FREE Night Dive. We’ll meet at the Dive Site at 7pm – this time we’re descending on JERRAT DRIVE, located in East Fremantle.

The site is just out from the scout jetty on Jerrat Drive where you’ll find two wrecks. A WWII landing craft and a Chinese junk. The landing craft is large and well worn but has many little holes to peek inside. The Chinese junk rises about 2m above the riverbed and is more interesting, but visit both on the one dive. Both wrecks are in a depth of 9.5m and you’re best off finding the landing craft first.

BEWARE: Currents can be quote strong so remember to be careful and be wary of boats overhead.

Sunday 13th January 2013 7:30am (FREE Shore Dive)

We’re heading north so this week meet at YANCHEP DOG BEACH! Turn onto Lagoon Drive from Marmion Avenue and then right onto Brazier Road. Follow the road around until you get to a small lay by just before Leonard Way opposite the bus shelter. The Perth Scuba Crew will meet you there.

This is a fair weather shore dive touted for crays but don’t get too excited as they are mostly under-size or very well concealed but there are a few well over size too towards the outer edge but not on the outer edge of the reef. If the sea has been calm for a few days you’ll get good Viz.

If the weather isn’t calm enough to go to the Dog Beach, we’ll drive around to the Lagoon for an explore. We WON’T be meeting at the shop this time, we’ll meet you at the dive site bright and early.

Wednesday 30 January 2013 7:00pm (FREE Egypt Tour Info Night)

Perth Scuba is travelling to Egypt in 2015 and if you’re thinking of joining us or want to learn more about the trip – come to our FREE Information Evening. We’ll present what’s included in your awesome EGYPT dive and sight seeing adventure and answer your questions – all welcome!

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

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