Winter Solstice Dive
The winter solstice is the day of the year that has the least daylight hours of any in the year and usually occurs on 21 June but can occur between 20 and 22 June.
An interesting idiosyncrasy relating to the summer solstice is that it does not feature the day with the earliest sunrise and latest sunset as is commonly expected. Similarly, on the winter solstice, the sunrise is not the latest and the sunset is not the earliest. However, this day does have the least amount of daylight hours.
Because the path of the Earth around the Sun is an ellipse, not a circle, and because the Earth is off-centre on its axis, these combined phenomena can create up to several minutes difference between solar and mean time. Around the date of summer solstice, these effects make the Sun appear to move slightly slower than expected when measured by a watch or clock. As a result, the earliest sunrise occurs before the date of the summer solstice, and the latest sunset happens after the summer solstice. For the same reasons, around the winter solstice, the time of sunrise continues to get later in the days after the solstice.
PRICE: Standard Club Member price. ($45 Platinum rate)
PRICE INCLUDES: Single sunrise dive, tank & weights, dive guide, FREE t-shirt for those that last 15 minutes under the water - for bragging rights!
WHEN: 5:30am-8:00am, Friday June 23
**Exclusive to Scuba World Dive Club Members only**
Drysuit Demo Day
Stay warm this Winter by diving DRY!
The Sunshine Coast Winter is by far the best time to dive! Why? The ocean conditions always produce 15+ metres visibility, calm seas and blue sunny skies. Scuba World will be running its ‘DRYSUIT DEMO DAY’ at the Kawana Aquatic Centre. The team at Aqualung Australia will be bringing up a full range of the Aqualung Drysuits. PLUS the team are even going to bring up the Thermal Undergarment as well. You will be able to see, touch, feel, dive and receive all the information you desire from the Aqualung and Scuba World team of experts.
$30 - Club Members | $50 - Non club members
N.B. the above prices will be credited towards a Drysuit if you purchase one
• Opportunity to try, dive and find out all the information about Aqualung Drysuits
• Pool fees
TIME: The day will run from 8am till 5pm. 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 Drysuits – 15 minutes
• Donning Drysuit – 15 minutes
• Using Drysuit in pool – 30 minutes
• Taking off Drysuit – 15 minutes
• Q & A with the Aqualung representative & Scuba World Instructors - 15 minutes
WHERE: Kawana Aquatic Centre, 801 Sportsman Parade, Bokarina 4575
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)
The Wolf Rock formation of four volcanic pinnacles found north of Double Island Point Queensland and is considered to be one of Australia’s top ten diving destinations. These pinnacles provide some fantastic diving with plenty of vertical gutters and overhanging ledges to explore and it’s a perfect site for multi-level diving. It is part of the Great Sandy Marine Park and has a 1.5 km protection zone around the formation for the protection of the critically endangered grey nurse sharks. Wolf Rock is a critical habitat for the species where they can be found all year round. It is the only known site on the East Coast of Australia where pregnant females gestate while pregnant. The grey nurse shark grows to a size of around three metres; they look quite fierce but are actually quite a harmless species of shark.
TOUR LEADER: Adrian Fields
PRICE INCLUDES: 2 dives, tanks and weights, morning tea and tour/dive guide
WHEN: Saturday 21st October, 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 2 hours from Mooloolaba to Rainbow Beach. However, it is recommended that you allow 3 hours.
HOW TO BOOK: Visit www.scubaworld.com.au to book online now.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: You must hold an advanced certification or higher, 50 or more logged dives, and dived in currents.
Far North Queensland Liveaboard, Great Barrier Reef
Uepi, Solomon Islands
Uepi offers the unique opportunity to dive first-class sites that are only minutes away from the dive shop; conveniently located either off the edge of the island or just a short boat trip away. Diving is based on multi-level planning, beginning at 30 meters or less and ascending slowly throughout the dive, so Dive Computers are required. It is common for divers to stay in the water for an hour or so on each dive because the top 5-10 meters have endless species to discover, allowing a diver to get maximum value from each dive. Rarely will you view such diverse concentrations of marine-life in such a varied environment, ranging from lagoon coral gardens to vertical drop-offs into 2000 meters of ocean (The Slot), mostly within the confines of a three kilometer stretch of reef.
TOUR LEADER: Rob McKinnon & Brad Hale
Return flights ex. Brisbane to Seghe via Honiara flying with Solomon Airlines (Special fares, conditions apply)
Meet & Greet service at Honiara Airport
Return airport boat transfers from Seghe to Uepi
7 Nights Twin share Guest Room accommodation at Uepi Island Resort
All meals at Uepi (breakfast, lunch and dinner daily)
10 Boat dive package (based on 2 dives per day) including: tanks, weights and dive guide services
Bonus 1 night dive
Village or waterfall tour on the non-diving day
Australian Departure & applicable airline taxes ($160.00 and subject to change)
Price Does Not Include:
Personal spending money
Custom Fees payable on certain dive sites
Optional Accommodation Upgrade (subject to availability):
Garden Bungalow 7 nights Twin – extra $245 / person
Beachfront Bungalow 7 nights Twin – extra $350 / person
To secure your place on this expedition, you will need to complete a booking form and return it together with a non refundable deposit amount of $500.00 per person.
Bookings available 1st of April 2017
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