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Perth Scuba News Issue 212

Perth Scuba Newsletter Issue 212
Perth Scuba News Issue 212: 8th June 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 Joey and Lee returned from an exciting adventure to the Komodo Islands with 18 of the Perth Scuba Crew. Plus, Josh has departed for our tour of Mexico diving the amazing underwater caverns of the Cenotes! Sunday morning shore dives are heading out every week and you’re welcome to join us – meet at the store Sunday 8:30am for your FREE BBQ breakfast, followed by a fun shore dive.

What's Coming Up at Perth Scuba
Adventure Dive Komodo Islands

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!

Lee and I led a group of 18 divers to the beautiful Komodo Islands in Indonesia in May 2013. Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Established in 1980, initially the main purpose of the Park was to conserve the unique Komodo dragon and its habitat. However, over the years, the goals for the Park expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both land and marine. In 1986, the Park was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO… And THIS is why divers travel far and wide to dive to this magnificent part of the world.

Komodo Islands Dive Tour 2013

Our adventure started at the Benoa Pier in Bali where the vessel Mermaid II had pulled in to collect our adventure seeking crew. We were shown to our cabins that would be our home for the next 8 days and then given free run of the vessel to relax until we departed. After a delayed departure to replace a bung dynamo, we headed north-east up the coast overnight past Lombok to arrive at Moyo Island. We slipped into the water after lunch to dive Little Angel Reef to find massive elephant ears, barrel sponges and beautiful WARM water! The coral was gorgeous and gave our crew a glimpse of the brilliant diving they would experience in the days to come. Our first dive was over far too quickly and it was time to move onto our next location for our night dive – Satonda Reef.. This was an area of gently sloping sand – okay, it doesn’t sound very interesting, but it was! It was a riot of wildlife with dozens of lionfish trailing every photographers movements to use them as cover as they hunted – I’m sorry little fishies! Blue spotted rays feeding in the sand, schools of striped catfish darting quickly away, crabs weighed down with huge sponge formations and so much more. After we returned to the boat, it was time for an overnight steam to our next day’s destination, Gili Banta. This is where we headed in for our first dive with the currents that the Komodo Islands are so famous for. It was reef hook in hand, negative descents, and speedy legs that got us to the dive site where we hooked on and watched a riot of fish swim past. There were sharks, big Napoleon wrasse, schools of fusiliers, turtles and big colourful corals. After an exciting day of reef diving, it was off to Wainilu to for a night dive…

Komodo Islands Tour 2013

Wainilu really turned on the critter count where we found tiny octopus, zebra crabs, glass shrimp, flat worms, scorpion fish, and so many other critters I don’t even know their names! Then it was time to eat and fall in a heap before we were to arrive for our first land tour of the Komodo National Park the following morning in search of dragons… To be continued in next weeks newsletter.

The Perth Scuba Crew had a wonderful trip and are looking forward to the next awesome dive destination to share with the crew! Next stop Brunei!!! Thank you to all our wonderful guests who made this trip so much fun!!! 

Komodo Islands Dive Tour 2013
Truk Siren Live Aboard Tour 2015


The 40 metre S/Y Truk Siren luxury diving live aboard was built in 2009 and is being refitted in 2014 to offer guests Tec-diving facilities. She offers ample room for 16 guests in 8 cabins which are either double or twin bed cabins. The outdoor diving area offers a superb setting for all your meals and the dive deck is spacious with individual set up stations, storage drawers for all your personal items and large rinse tanks for camera gear and torches. Plus there’s great facilities for underwater photographers and videographers, providing both indoor and outdoor designated areas for charging and preparation of your camera and video equipment. Built on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, she is a traditional “gaff-rigged Phinisi” handcrafted from ironwood and teak. Built by divers for divers the S/Y Truk Siren is a modern and spacious diving live aboard. Aboard the S/Y Truk Siren we will have a maximum of 16 divers on our trip, ensuring you abundant space for each of you.

Perth Scuba Truk Siren Tour 2015

Your Truk Siren Tour Includes:

• Return flights departing Cairns – Guam – Truk flying United Airlines • 7 nights on board the Truk Siren live aboard vessel • Twin Share • Includes all meals, soft drink and beer whilst on board • Includes up to 28 Boat Dives (4 dives per day) • 2 nights at the Blue Lagoon Resort • Includes 4 Boat Dives in Truk Lagoon with Blue Lagoon Resort • 4 nights at the Bayview Hotel, Guam • Includes 2 Boat Dives in Guam • 1 night at the Ibis Styles, Cairns • 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 luxurious dive holiday! To book contact us for a trip information pack, complete and return the included booking form and you’ll be joining us in the amazing Truk Lagoon!

Truk Siren Dive Tour
Upcoming Events Nightsea Night Diving Sailing through Ningaloo by Lee Johnson

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

Sunday Club Dive (FREE) Meet at Perth Scuba, Canning Vale 9 June @ 8:30am

Wednesday Night Dive (FREE) This week it’s with DM Lani – call 9455 4448 for the location 12 June @ 7:00pm

Sunday Club Dive (FREE) Meet at Perth Scuba, Canning Vale 16 June @ 8:30am

Wednesday Night Dive (FREE) Call 9455 4448 for the location 19 June @ 7:00pm


At Perth Scuba you can now discover something so different and magical, that you will never see marine creatures the same way again. Taking you back to premier ocean discovery, we call it “FLURO-Diving.Not to be confused with phosphorescence, or bio-luminescence, Fluorescence is the absorption of one wavelength of light (or colour) and the re-emission of another, totally different wavelength of light (or colour). A fluorescent object under white light reveals its true colour. But under near UV light, it absorbs the blue and re-emits a fluorescent colour, transforming the blue into a brightly glowing, totally different colour. Thus, underwater, marine animals that fluoresce have the ability to convert one colour into an entirely different colour!

The true reason for fluorescence in corals remains unclear today, but the reason for fluorescence in more complex creatures is completely obscure. The subject of fluorescence extends all boundaries in understanding and even now remains as controversial in the science community as it is fascinating.So few people have experienced this amazing form of diving! Be one of the first and see an astounding array of colours and marine life that you never knew existing.

As part of your dive experience, Perth Scuba includes the hire of your dive torch and mask filter so you can see this amazing underwater light show.

Day 1 in paradise and after collecting our last few star divers at the resort we headed to the boat ramp to meet Luke and his crew on board Shore Thing.
After being given a briefing we were introduced to our cabins and given half an hour to get our snorkeling gear ready for an afternoon snorkel.
The site was very calm and clear and we were told we might see turtles, sharks, eagle rays and other stingrays as well as a bunch of fish…. They didn’t disappoint. We saw all of that and more in an hour of snorkeling and then headed back to the boat for dinner. We threw the lines out to do a spot of fishing and Luan was very happy when he caught his first EVER fish.
Great Job Luan, even if we did have to put him back while we went for his bigger brother or Dad.

A few fish later and still not enough to cover dinner… For one… We packed up the rods and sat down to a great steak dinner cooked by our star chef extraordinaire, Ali. 

After dinner and a few drinks later we all headed off to bed to prepare for the next day.

Dive 1: Black Douglas Rocks
The conditions for this one were a bit choppy and the currents were very strong but being Perth Scuba crew.. We were up to the task. Click here to read more…

Nightsea fluoro diving Diving in Ningaloo Marine Park with Manta Rays
Upcoming Courses PADI Dive Specialty Courses Dive Warm and Dry this Winter

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 28th June only $395pp – a tasting plate of scuba diving in 1 weekend!

PADI Rescue Diver Course next course starts 15th June only $325pp – be the best buddy you can be!

PADI Dive Master Course next course starts 4th July only $995pp – jump into an exciting career with Western Australia’s only PADI Career Development Centre!


Emergency First Response (First Aid) $125 – evening of 13th June

Drysuit Diver Course $199 – 15th June

Enriched Air Nitrox Course $149 – evening of 20th June

Deep Diver Course $325 – 29th & 30th June

Underwater Navigation $199 – 6th July

Shark AWARE Specialty $149 – evening of 10th July

Wreck Diver Course $325 – 13th & 14th July

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!!!

Why Dive DRY This Winter? Drysuit Specialty Course next Saturday 15th June – call 9455 4448 to book!

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 AND Scubapro Everdry 4 Drysuits – come in and have one of our friendly and trained staff show you why it’s so awesome to dive dry in a Drysuit!

PADI Master Scuba Diver Challenge Extended DUI Drysuit

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

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