Covid-19 Effects on our Club/Diving

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A message from our President

Dear Nautili,

We had an online emergency committee recently re Covid-19 via Zoom. An interesting experience, with new rules of communication, and underwater sign language proved to be handy. And I would like to share with all of you the main issues we discussed:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic

  1. Monthly Club Dived:
    As current restrictions are changing (from June 2020), Club Dives have resumed under specific QLD Govt. state rules!   This alters the number of divers onboard any vessel, catering limitations and dive-time scheduling.  The days and times that Monthly Club Dives can run is dependent on these rules and the ability of our sponsor operators to run.  Patience and understanding is required.
    That said, for many there has never been a better time to go diving.  Dive decks are less busy, dive sites are great and our sponsor operators certainly value the business!  Time to support those who are supporting the club!
    Please look to your email Inbox and this Website for further details and when Club Dive events are on.

  2. All overseas trips have been cancelled or deferred.  Australia’s borders are closed and we don’t know for how long, but expect quite some time. The Overseas Coordinator has been keeping all  members who are affected by this up to date. No new overseas trips will be planned at this stage. 

  3. The Underwater Photo-competition 2020 has been cancelled. We are all very sorry we had to make this decision but we did not see a way to pull it off.  We hope that we can organise the Photo-competition again in 2021 – we will keep you updated.

  4. Club-meetings – all physical club-meetings have resumed under our Covid-19 Event Plan and Checklists.  This means that things MUST operate differently.  We are abiding by all state rules and must follow them.  ALL Members who attend must appreciate that these measures are not what the committee would like but there is no choice.
    Attending members MUST follow guidelines at the meeting, maintain Social Distancing AT ALL TIMES and respect the directions of the organizers.
    As of August 2020, ALL food and beverage consumption can ONLY be undertaken whilst SEATED.  Again, please follow the signage and guidance of our Covid19 Trained committee members as they are directing you for your own safety and the safety of others.

    Remember to NOT attend if you are feeling unwell, have been advised to self-isolate or have any reason to suspect that you may be at risk.

  5. Newsletter – self-isolation, Social Distancing and writing articles or sending in items, photos, stories, news for the Newsletter go very well together. Please send in your contributions to editor@nautilus-scuba.net

If you have any questions or suggestions, or wish to share information  with members, let us know. 
It is on us as a community to help each other and get each other through these rough times. 

Stay safe and keep each other safe. 

Warm wishes,
James,

Nautilus Scuba Club President
Email: president@nautilus-scuba.net 

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Photos from Feb trip

A few photos from the monthly club trip on ReefKist (Cairns Dive Centre) to Milln Reef, Feb 2012

We had a very good turnout on this dive. Weather was challenging in the morning but cleared up and calmed down beautifully in the afternoon! After lunch, we were able to dive and snorkel the wild (Southeast) side of Milln Reef! This is a rare opportunity. Everyone enjoyed it very much.

Solomons Photos by Club Members

A selection of photos taken by club members on the Solomons club trip in Oct 2011

Solomons Club Trip Photos by Alex

A small collection of favorite photos from the Club trip to the Solomons in Oct 2011.