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Perth Scuba News Issue 211

Perth Scuba Newsletter Issue 211
Perth Scuba News Issue 211: 6th May 2013 Can’t view the Perth Scuba Newsletter? View it in your browser

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Perth Scuba News! This week we catch up with Josh on his return from scuba diving in Palau Micronesia. Plus we release our brand new trip to the Philippines departing in May 2014. Also, Perth Scuba is proud to announce the arrival of the NEW DUI Drysuits in store – come in and check out these awesome suits that will keep you toasty warm throughout the year! And don’t forget – our Master Scuba Diver Challenge has been extended due to popular demand – jump onto a bunch of awesome Specialty Dive Courses at a very special price!

What's Coming Up at Perth Scuba
Palau Dive Holiday by Josh Phillips

Abrolhos Islands Dive & Fishing Weekender 17th – 20th May 2013

Brunei Dive Holiday 13th – 21st July 2013

Tawali, Papau New Guinea Dive Holiday 26th July 2013

Kokodo Trail 4th August 2013

Philippines Dive Holiday 23rd May 2013

Manado & Lembeh Strait Dive Holiday 4th April 2014

Shannon Conway Underwater Photography Workshop – Komodo Islands 5th July 2014

Kosrae Micronesia Dive Holiday 29th August 2014

Truk Siren, Micronesia 8th May 2015

Antarctica Dive Tour 7th February 2015

Egypt Dive & Pyramid Tour 16th September 2015 – 2 places left! 23rd September 2015 – 16 places left!

Not sure where you want to dive next?

Contact us and tell us the kind of diving you want to experience.

We’ve been to loads of awesome diving destinations and we can advise what’s going to be the best holiday for you!

Upon leaving the poor souls who had to return to work after finishing the Truk lagoon part of the trip the crew that was staying had 24 hours in Guam. We headed out to Hard Rock for dinner then headed our different ways. Some went shopping or shooting or clubbing or just headed to bed.

By the next morning we had the folks who missed out on Truk join us from their midnight horror flight from Cairns. Most the crew went shopping and then we flew out to Palau in the evening. We arrived in Palau at night and everyone was dreaming what it would be like.

As everyone woke up in the morning they all got the surprise of their life. Nobody expected what they actually saw and were amazed at the scenery. We headed down to breakfast and then all went and got our gear organised and headed over to Sam’s Tours.

After doing the check in process we loaded out gear on the boat and headed out for our check out dive. Both groups headed to different sites, jumped in the water and were amazed at the 30 degree temperature. Both groups loved their dives and could not wait to do more.

Palau Micronesia

A few different dives we did on our trip:

Blue Holes – four vertical shafts next to blue corner which start at knee deep and straight down to edits at 24m into a huge sun lit cathedral chamber, which opens out into the open ocean.

Blue Corner- drift along the wall from the blue holes and you come upon the blue corner. Once you reach the corner you deploy your reef hooks and then feel like you are flying in the current. You see black and white tip reef sharks, barracuda, napoleon wrasse plus all other type of smaller reef fish.

Ulong Channel – one of the most favourite dives of the trip. Drop in as the incoming current starts and get into position on the corner and hook on. As you wait you see heaps of white and black tip reef sharks as the current increases. Once you have had enough on the corner. Unhook and let the current take you down the channel and watch all the sights as you drift past and not having to do any work.

Chandelier cave – a well-developed cave system with two large underwater caverns and several smaller caverns above water. The name chandelier is given from when divers point there torches up to the caverns and you get the reflections off the water onto the limestone roof.

Palau Micronesia Tour Group 2013

On the days we went to ulong channel we were fortunate enough to go to ulong island for lunch. This was where one of the original camps for one of the tribes of the first survivor palau and survivor micronesia had camp. They removed all the seats and tables and turned it into a remote island.

After the diving had finished each day there was different things to do. You could sit at Sam’s and have drinks and get their amazing fish and chicken fingers. Also there was the option to go for a massage down the road, chill by the pool or beach at the hotel, or just go back to your room and chill. Each night we headed to a different restaurant to have dinner and drinks together.

But all good things had to come to an end, we all headed back to Guam for some more shopping before heading back to cairns and finally saying our goodbyes to our newly met friends.

Thanks to Lindsay, Kendrick, Chanel, Ian R, Robyn, Bob, Tina-Marie, Ian H, Laurethe, Alicia, Adrian, Peter, Ben, Julianne, Paul, Michael, Mark S, Shane, Brett, Jane, Mark O, Teresa and Sarah for joining us on the trip!

Palau Micronesia Dive Video 2013
Philippines Dive Tour 2014

Perth Scuba is excited to announce a new trip to our already busy line-up of International Dive Travel! This time the Perth Scuba Crew is off to Dive the Phillipines!!!

Comfort & Relaxation If you’re looking for a beach holiday then join us at El Galleon Beach Resort, the jewel of the Philippines, where the resort staff will do their very best to spoil us. If you like scuba diving (HA! And of course you do if you’re receiving this email!) then the resort is smack bang in the middle of a marine reserve, created and protected by the Philippines government. Plus, if you’re looking for a get-away with your special someone, this is an awesome resort for couples – even if your other half doesn’t dive!

Vibrant Social Scene Just five minutes down the beach, you’ll find the local town of Sabang. There you will find countless bars and restaurants for all palates.

Scuba Diving Puerto Galera offers some of the best recreational scuba diving in the world and El Galleon Beach Resort provides the ideal base from which to do it. Qualified scuba divers can enjoy over 30 dive sites – which just happens to be the number of dives we’ll be doing on our tour.

Perth Scuba Philippines Dive Tour 2014

Your Philippines Tour Includes:

• Return flights departing Perth – Manila – Perth flying Philippine Airlines • 7 nights accommodation staying at El Galleon Beach Resort, Puerto Galera • Poolside or Seaview Twin Share • Breakfast daily • Includes up to 30 Boat Dives • 5 Boat Dives per day on dive days • All return transfers • Exclusive Perth Scuba Tour T-Shirt • Includes tanks, weights, air fills and dive guide •

Want to jump onto this exciting dive tour? Be quick as places have already starting filling on this great value dive tour! To book contact us for a trip information pack, complete and return the included booking form and you’ll be joining us in the exciting Philippines! Remember, this is a great destination for the non-divers in your family – just ask us for our Non-Diver Philippines Tour prices!

Philippines Dive Tour
Upcoming Events Kosrae Micronesia Abrolhos Islands Dive and Fishing Safari

Check out the new Dive Master faces frequenting our Perth Scuba Shore Dives – please give Lani, Rick and Neal a warm welcome as you see them firing up the BBQ and leading your dives!

Wednesday Night Dive (FREE) This week is CANCELLED due to bad weather! 8 May

Sunday Club Dive (FREE) Meet at Perth Scuba, Canning Vale 12 May @ 8:30am

Wednesday Night Dive (FREE) This week it’s with DM Lani – call 9455 4448 for the location 15 May @ 7:00pm

Sunday Club Dive (FREE) Meet at Perth Scuba, Canning Vale 19 May @ 8:30am


Join Dive Master extraordinaire Lindsay Phillips on a scuba diving adventure to Kosrae Micronesia. Lee and Joey were lucky enough to visit this untouched part of the world in 2012 and we had an awesome time cruising over immaculate coral reefs, marvelling at the giant rainforests and hiking up to ancient stone ruins. Kosrae is a gorgeous part of the world where less than 100 divers visit per year – just you and your buddy on the reef! AMAZING!!! Kosrae is not just about the scuba diving, it’s also got fantastic land adventures to offer, so it’s perfect for the non-diver members of your family.

Your KOSRAE Dive Holiday includes:

FLIGHTS ex-Cairns return flying United Airlines; 8 NIGHTS accommodation at KOSRAE NAUTILUS RESORT; 1 NIGHT accommodation at BAYVIEW HOTEL, GUAM; 1 NIGHT accommodation at CAIRNS COLONIAL CLUB, CAIRNS & 11 BOAT DIVES; TWIN SHARE ACCOMMODATION

Plus you can add 5 nights in Truk or Pohnpei for only $1375!!! Click here for more details or contact us for a Dive Travel Information Package!!!

Geraldton is the gateway to this amazing archipelago of 122 islands located about 70km from the shore called the Houtman Abrolhos Islands.

Composed of 3 groups of 40 islands each, The Abrolhos Islands boast an incredible range of marine life, thanks to a unique mix of tropical and temperate marine species. The spectacular coral gardens make for magnificent scuba diving and snorkelling while the prolific fish life means fishing is top notch.The Abrolhos islands are known as one of the country’s best sea bird breeding colonies, as well as a haven for marine mammals such as sea lions, dolphins and migratory whales.

Your Abrolhos Islands adventure will include 4 nights aboard the Pelican vessel in bunk accommodation, all meals, hot showers, diving and fishing all day every day and lots of fun!!! Your Tour Leader Alex will be joining you on this adventure and it’s set to be an awesome time diving and fishing the islands.

Want to join us? Click here for more information or Contact us to book your place on this fun diving and fishing weekender!

Kosrae Micronesia Dive Holiday Dive & Fish the Abrolhos Islands
Upcoming Courses PADI Dive Specialty Courses DUI Drysuits at Perth Scuba

PADI Open Water Diver Course starts every week! All inclusive only $495pp – Learn to dive in only 3 days!

PADI Advanced Open Water Course next course starts evening 18th May only $395pp – a tasting plate of scuba diving in 1 weekend!

PADI Rescue Diver Course next course starts 25th May only $325pp – be the best buddy you can be!

PADI Dive Master Course next course starts 2nd June only $995pp – jump into an exciting career!


Enriched Air Nitrox Course $149 – evening of 9th May

Digital Underwater Photography Course $249 – 1st June

Drysuit Diver Course $199 – 4th May

Search & Recovery Course $249 – 11th & 12th May

Shark AWARE Specialty $149 – evening of 15th May

Underwater Videography $345 – 25th May

Equipment Specialty $149 – evenings of 28th & 29th May

Night Diver Specialty $249 – 8th & 9th June

Peak Performance Buoyancy Course $199 – 22nd & 23rd June

Contact us to book your next Specialty Diver Course – gain experience, have fun and learn more about your diving!!!

The world renowned DUI Drysuits are now available at Perth Scuba! Why Dive DRY?

Comfort is a desire of all divers and it can mean something different to each diver. Comfort can be the way the suit fits – wetsuits can be uncomfortably snug. It can also be the flexibility/mobility of the fabric – wetsuits can be thick and bulky and inhibit your movement. Comfort can also be the moment when you realise you’re not thinking about your equipment and just focusing on the scenery. Wetsuit’s provide a very small comfort zone and when you continually dive outside of this, enjoyment and motivation gradually decrease and you stop diving – Who wants that?!? A great fitting drysuit constructed from quality materials expands your comfort zone and keeps you enjoying your diving in all kinds of water conditions.

Perth Scuba now carries the awesome DUI TLS 350 Maximum Mobility Drysuits – come in and have one of our friendly and trained staff show you why it’s so awesome to dive dry in a DUI Drysuit!

PADI Master Scuba Diver Challenge Extended DUI Drysuit

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