South West Rocks
Voted one of the best dive sites in the country, Fish Rock Cave at South West rocks is a trip not to be missed. Fish Rock Cave is Australia’s only true ocean cave, and can be dived without cave diving certifications. Running a length of 125 metres, the cave runs straight through Fish Rock, giving divers both horizontal and vertical diving, as well as bubble caves throughout where you can take off your mask and talk to your buddy! The cave is situated in 18-24 meters of water, so an advanced diving certification is essential to complete this trip.
In addition to the amazing cave itself, South West Rocks is home to a year-round population of Grey Nurse Sharks, Turtles, Wobbegongs, Rays and a large variety of other fish life.
TOUR LEADER: Ray French & Brad Hale
PRICE INCLUDES: 4 dives, tanks, weights and FREE NITROX fills (if qualified), 2 nights’ accommodation at South West Rocks, tour/ dive guide
WHEN: Saturday 29th April to Sunday 30th April, 2017
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO BRING: Dive gear & clothes. You can hire equipment from Scuba World
HOW & WHAT TIME TO GET THERE: Travel time is approximately 7 hours. The address is: 5/98 Gregory Street, South West Rocks, NSW
HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.scubaworld.com.au to book online. Payment is taken at the time of booking.
Cooking School Night
134 Grand Parade, Parrearra, Sunshine Coast QLD 4575
Patersons Cooking School is owned and operated by Demi and Will Paterson (Will is one of our Dive Club members). Their cooking instructors have many years’ experience, and will be able to guide you through, step by step. Starting from how to plan and prepare each dish, through to cooking and plating up.
After you have completed cooking, you'll be able to sit down and enjoy the dish you have created, in a dinner setting, with a glass of wine or beer (BYO).
This is perfect for friends and family to get together!
PLANNED MENU: Chermoula with Chicken, Hummus, Nutty Cous Cous Tagine and Honey and Cinnamon Ice Cream. You also get to take home the recipes.
PRICE: $99 per person
WHEN: 6:00pm-9:00pm, Tuesday May 2nd
WHERE: 134 Grand Parade, Parrearra, Sunshine Coast QLD 4575
HOW TO BOOK: Visit scubaworld.rezdy.com/156775/cooking-school-night to book online
IMPORTANT: Bookings are essential & spaces are limited
Extended Range Demo Day
Do you want to stay down a little longer, go a little deeper or explore a little further? If so, the Apeks Extended Range equipment is exactly what you are looking for.
NEW ADVENTURES BEYOND THE STANDARD RECREATIONAL DIVING LIMITS
Apeks Extended Range equipment are designed to take your diving to the next level. Whether you are looking for the excitement of deep diving, going beyond recreational diving limits, significantly extending your bottom time or enjoying the thrill of exploring deep reefs, wrecks and caves. Apeks Extended Range equipment provides you with the safety to complete your new adventure with confidence and skill.
$30 - Club Members
$50 - Non club members
N.B. the above prices will be credited towards Extended Range Regulator, BCD or Computer if you purchase one or more.
Opportunity to try, dive and find out all the information about Apeks Extended Range equipment
TIME: The day will run from 8am till 2pm. Broken into 90 minute time slots for 2 divers. The first time slot needs to fill before we move onto the next time slot. i.e. if the 8AM time slot isn't full you can't book the 10AM time slot.
Introduction about Extended Range equipment – 30 minutes
Donning equipment – 10 minutes
Using equipment in pool – 30 minutes
Taking off equipment – 10 minutes
Q & A with the Aqualung representative & Scuba World Instructors - 15 minutes
WHERE: Kawana Aquatic Centre, 801 Sportsman Parade, Bokarina 4575
Bookings are mandatory.
Voli Voli, Fiji
The reefs around the most northern point of Viti Levu are less visited but offer some of the most fish life and abundance of colour in all of Fiji. There are more than 50 dive sites in the area, many of which are no more than a 20 minute boat ride from Rakiraki resorts. Land based dive operators now make it possible to dive the renowned Bligh Waters and the more remote offshore reefs (45+ minutes away) which were previously only accessible by dive liveaboard.
The reefs in the surrounding Bligh Waters are some of the healthiest in the world and the diving is superb with schools of barracuda, spanish mackerel and trevally frequently sighted roaming the coral heads with resident reef sharks. Black coral trees, multi-coloured hard and soft corals, sea whips and prolific tropical fish make this a photographer’s paradise.
Dives such as “Breathtaker”, a deep reef consisting of three coral heads at 25-30 metres with a drop off to 100 metres where schools of big fish and many sharks are found. The dive will leave you as the name suggests!
There are also two wrecks in the area. The wreck of the “Papuan Explorer” sits in 20 metres of water and is Fiji ‘s largest and most accessible wreck, teaming with marine life whilst the “Ovalau” offers an exhilarating 55 metre dive into a roll-on roll-off car ferry which sunk on 23rd August 2003.
TOUR LEADER: BRAD HALE
Return flights ex Brisbane to Nadi with Virgin Australia
Return airport transfers ex Nadi (2.5 hours scenic drive up to Sun Coast in an air conditioned vehicle. Includes meet and greet at the airport with shell lei and bottle of cold water)
7 nights triple share accommodation at Voli Voli Beach Resort – Standard Ocean View Room
Tropical breakfast daily
Visit to local Fijian village
10 boat dives with tanks, weights and dive guide services (based on 2 dives per day)
Complimentary day time shore diving
Complimentary use of sea kayaks and non-motorized sports
$280 Australian Departure and applicable airline taxes.
Hideaway Island, Vanuatu
The Hideaway Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary is situated in Mele Bay – 20 minutes from downtown Port Vila (including a 5 minute ferry ride from the main land). Surrounded by clear turquoise waters and coral reefs, Hideaway Island is one of the few places where you can hand feed hundreds of “tame” brilliantly coloured fish in a safe protected area, right from the beach.
A day on the island can be as busy or as quiet as you want to make it. As well as snorkeling and scuba diving, you can try sailing and beach volleyball, or use us as a base for a myriad of other tours and activities such as game or reef fishing, visiting the Cascade Waterfalls or enjoying a round of golf.
TOUR LEADER: BRAD HALE
Return flights ex. Brisbane to Port Vila flying with Air Vanuatu
Return airport transfers in Port Vila
7 nights share dorm accommodation at Hideaway Island Resort (dormitory style accommodation with share facilities)
Includes continental breakfast daily
Welcome drink & cultural village experience with Kava tasting
10 boat dives including tanks, weights & dive guide services
$300 Australian departure tax
President Coolidge, Vanuatu
Luganville is the main town on Espiritu Santo, and although there is excellent diving in the vicinity of Luganville, diving is mainly centred on two specific, and unique sites. The main attraction is the “S.S. President Coolidge”, a luxury liner that was used as a troop ship during WWII. The impressive wreck (198 metres long) is one of the largest accessible wrecks to sport divers anywhere in the world. Dive Vanuatu. The dive can be done from boat or shore with an easy walk to a line that leads to the ship’s bow. Visibility can range from 15 to 35 metres, and the sea is usually calm. Complete with military supplies and personal belongings scattered across the ocean floor, and of course the famous “Lady and the Unicorn” this dive is not to be missed. Not far away, is another amazing dive site “Million Dollar Point” where the US navy dumped tonnes of valuable machinery and supplies after the war.
TOUR LEADER: ROB MCKINNON & CHRIS WILLIAMS
Return flights ex. Brisbane to Santo flying with Air Vanuatu
Return airport transfers in Santo
6 nights twin share accommodation in a standard bungalow at Coral Quays Dive Resort in Santo
Continental breakfast daily at Coral Quays Dive Resort
10 dives included with the use of tanks, weights & dive guide services
5 shore day dives on the President Coolidge
2 shore night dives on the President Coolidge. See the AMAZING flash light fish display. One of the best dives you will ever do!!!
1 shore day dive on Million Dollar Point
2 boat day dives to USS Tucker & Tui Tawaite
N.B. all the above dives can be potentially changed to suit your desired itinerary
Australian departure and applicable airline taxes (approx. $300)
The S.S.Yongala sank in a cyclone over 100 years ago, just 12 nautical miles off the coast in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The wreck now lies on its starboard side in 14-28 metres of water and at 109m long is the largest and most intact, historic shipwreck in Australian waters…… and… is one of the best dive sites in the world!!
TOUR LEADER: Adrian Fields
PRICE INCLUDES: 6 dives, tanks and weights, accomodation, GBR tax ($21/day)
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