The Winter is all but over. Not that the slightly cooler period
had a massive effect on you lot out there. Loads of stuff has been
happening in the last few weeks and with the water warming up as
you read this, things can only get better.
UP COMING EVENTS
SWAN TRIP 5th and 6th November
Why not dive the Swan wreck for a weekend? Click
here for details.
KEY BISCAYNE TRIPS 22nd and 23rd Oct
Key Biscayne trip has been rescheduled (26th Sept trip called off
due to excessive swell). Next Key Biscayne trip are 22nd and 23rd
October, these are already fully booked. If you were on the cancelled
trip please contact the dive center to confirm which day you wish
NIGHT DIVES ON THE D9
For the intrepid among you there are night dives scheduled on the
D9 wreck off Rockingham for October 18th and October 25th. There
are only 11 spaces available per trip so we expect it will get full
quickly, let us know asap if you'd like to go. We'll arrange another
date if needs be. At only $40 per person this is a great price and
a great trip.
RESCUE DIVER COURSE
One of the best dive courses you will ever do, the Rescue Diver
introduces you to techniques and procedures for dealing with diving
emergencies AND it's great fun. Course starts with a theory session
Thurday evening at 6pm on the 29th, pool dives on Saturday 1st October
and open water scenarios on Sunday 2nd. You need to be CPR and First
Aid qualified and have your Advanced Open Water licence. Only $325
Sunday's Clean up on the18th September 05 was a great success. A
group of 27 braved the murky waters of Fremantle yacht club and
collected over 15 bags of rubbish (plus tyres, brooms, sheets of
glass!!). Big thanks to Peaches von Pirch (click
here for your very own downloadable image of Peaches) for use
of the Rescue boat which was a huge help in getting the divers and
the rubbish in and out of the water.
Although we have a couple of organized clean ups throughout the
year, it pays to pick up bits and pieces as we go. So if you see
any rubbish around and about on your dives, so the right thing and
pick it up and dispose of it responsibly.
INSTRUCTORS SET LOOSE
September 11th saw the release of 5 more PADI Instructors into the
wild and woolly world of diving. Big congratulations to Shane Barber,
Adrian Durie, Karl Lehmann, Matt Wescott and Dave Whitham. Keep
an eye out for Karl in Albany and Dave in Bunbury if ever you are
travelling down south.
Also our very own Nicole Mahon became a PADI IDC Staff Instructor
during this IDC. As a Staff Instructor, Nicole will be able to assist
on Instructor Development courses. We all know how much she likes
bossing people around so now there'll be no stopping her!
We'd also like to thank Mares and Oceanic for their support during
the 12 day program.
It may have been winter, but there's been no let up in the number
of divers looking to extend their knowledge and skills. Well done
to you all.
Open Water Divers:
Mick Yearbury, Phillip Dross, Adam Bufton, Nadine Baillard, Paul
McLaughlin, Dale Sharpe, David Radford.
Advanced Open Water Divers:
DSAT Gas Blender
Danny Seymour, Amanda Batchelor, Robert von Pirch, Angie Stitt,
Nicole Mahon, Ben Ferguson.
Simon Taylor, Kim Woodcock, Karen Woodcock, Ben Ferguson, Levah
Mavaddat, David Bairstow, Robert von Pirch
Master Scuba Diver
Kim Woodcock, Karen Woodcock
Dolphin scuba is still running on GIRL POWER (don't tell
Callum, he hasn't noticed yet!). Tamara Hunter (below) and Bree
Winter are the newest arrivals to the ranks of Divemaster. Well
done, it's a great achievement.