WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Hi Nautili,

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are looking for a few more members to help out on the committee. The club is run by volunteers and We need your help to run the club well.

Can’t commit to the whole year? No worries

Sometimes we just need a couple extra hands for certain events. Help us plan an event, help us plan a trip (maybe somewhere you want to go 😉 ) or help us cook the BBQ on occasion, take out the chairs and rubbish or pick up Pizza’s for the Club Meetings.  

At the moment we have Committee members doing multiple roles and they would really appreciate a hand. We also have long term committee members who’d like to step down. They have put a lot of work in over the years to simplify processes so stepping into their role would be quite easy. 

Available Roles / Assistant Roles:

  • Webmaster (keep our website up to date, assist committee members with technological aspects of their role)
  • General Committee Members (help out with an Event coming up, help out with monthly BBQ, restock Beer, offer up ideas and insights to help us improve the club)

Please find the list of role descriptions here

If you can help us please email me secretary@nautilus-scuba.net or Jannemieke president@nautilus-scuba.net for more info!

The committee meets once a month on second Wednesday of each month. 

Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,

Kirrily

Nautilus Secretary 19/20

 

 

Nautilus Xmas Party 7th Dec 2019

Hi Nautili,

Our XMAS Party will  will kick off after the the XMAS Dive with Tusa 6 on Saturday 7th of December – from 6-9pm.. But whether you will be at the Xmas Dive or not, everyone is welcome to come to the party.
 
Location isWharf One Cafe, located at the Southern end of the marina, past The Hilton and not quite as far as Hemingway’s Brewery & Cruise-liner Terminal, CAIRNS.
This is the first time the club have used this beautiful venue and we thought it would be a perfect match after a day of diving. 

Music and food will start at 6pm but if you come straight from Tusa 6, drinks will be available when you arrive  A range of yummy food for a light dinner will be organised for all of us, to which members will have to contribute $15 and non members $30. There will be a cash bar for drinks. 

And for the first time we will have LIVE MUSIC – performed by Mark Gibson’s band NEW TRICKS – Blues and Rock music. So put on your dancing shoes. 

This event is a great opportunity for all our members, friends and family to meet and mingle, get to know your fellow dive enthusiasts and spread some Christmas cheer. 

There will be a selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food available, but if you have any other dietary requirements, make sure to let us know as soon as you sign up! 
We need the numbers before Monday 2nd of December close of business!. 

Summary
  • Date – 7 dec – from 6-9pm
  • Venue : Wharf One
  • Music : Mark’s band – New Tricks – Blues, Originals and Classics
  • Light dinner – 6 canapes – from 6pm onwards  [please advise re dietary requirements]
  • Costs;  $15 for members and $30 for non-members [account details https://www.nautilus-scuba.net/membership/
  • Close of date – Monday 2nd of Dec. Please RSVP
Please come dive, eat, drink & be merry with us on Saturday 7th December!  
 
RSVP & Payment by the 1st of December 2019 please
 
Cheers, Melinda and Jannemieke

Coral Spawning Dives, 2019

GET EXCITED members as it’s almost Coral Spawning season and this annual event is one not to be missed!  If you have never done this night dive before or out there every season, be sure to read on …
Whilst nature determines the exact timing, the local dive industry has a pretty good reputation of providing opportunities to witness this spectacular event at the most likely times. You can find out much more about it >>HERE<< and I recommend you have a read in a spare moment.  For now however, take a look at what we have for you.

Two of our sponsors, Tusa T6 and Divers Den have placed a great offer on the table for you, a current financial member of the Nautilus Scuba Club.  Check you email INBOX now as the SPECIAL OFFER has been sent to you and only available to Current Financial Members!!

Details we can share are in the flyers below (public pricing – call them for your special Club Rate by quoting your Current Membership Number) so go ahead, call the sponsor that has the best dates for you and Enjoy this year’s Season !!

 

November Club Dive (Cairns)

Hello all members.

We are privileged to have again organised this month’s club dive with Passions of Paradise aboard the tranquil vessel Passions III out of Cairns.
12 places are reserved and booking is easy over the phone.
Passions allows unguided dives for Nautilus Club members.

Details:
Date: Sat 9th November
Check In: 07:00 to 07:40 only at the Passions counter, Reef Fleet Terminal (Adj marina A Finger)
Departs: 08:00 sharp !

Costs:
[Special members only rates, NOT for publication – please refer to your member email or call and quote your current 2019-20 membership number] plus $20 Reef Tax & Levy.  This includes weights and tanks OR full gear rental at no extra cost.

Additionals:
All inclusive, no additional options available (No Nitrox onboard).

Booking:
Book direct with Passions Reservations, Ph. 07 4041 1600. You MUST be a current financial member and quote your membership card number when booking to obtain the Special members only rates. Membership Card must also be shown when checking in on the day.
Your place is secured with full payment.

On the day:
Arrive at 07:00 to check in directly at the Passions counter, Reef Fleet Terminal (Adj marina A Finger). Check in closes at 07:40 for a prompt 08:00 departure.  Have your club and cert cards with you AS YOU WILL NEED THEM, both are critical.

You will be back in the about 17:00, weather dependent.

Any other questions please call either Passions of Paradise on Ph. 07 4041 1600, or send an email to DiveCoordinator@nautilus-scuba.net (allow 48 hours reply time) or ask at an upcoming club meeting.

Enjoy bubble-blowers.


Nautilus Xmas Dive and ‘After Party’

Ho ho ho … blah blah blah … it’s Almost Christmas time !!

Yes, with the Festive season fast approaching it’s time again to open your calendar and place THIS Date in for the combined Special Xmas Dive Event (day-time) and After Party (night-time):

Saturday December 7th, 2019

Special Dive Details:

The day will run similar to a normal monthly club dive except we have the ability to have the entire boat to ourselves (pending members booking all places) and with two (2) dives only.  There is a MAXIMUM of Fifty (50) Divers and an additional Ten (10) snorkellers – perfect for non-diving partners who wish to attend with you. Pricing is also set the same as club event days, so 35% off the RRP of diving and snorkelling. 

There is a Seven (7) day cancellation policy on the event so that means there is no refund if you cancel one week out from the event.  The hold on the boat (ie exclusive use) also expires 7 days out so after 30/11/2019 any available places will be offered to the public.  This means BOOK EARLY so we secure the boat as a Nautilus Xmas Club Dive special event and buddy with your favorite club member.

Taking all this into account, the following applies:

Details:
Date: Saturday 7th December
Check In: 07:40 at the boat (end of A Finger on the Left side, Cairns Marlin Marina)
Departs: 08:00 sharp !

Costs:
[Special members only rates, NOT for publication – please refer to your member email or contact the club]

Additionals:
Limited Nitrox is also available to the FIRST FIVE (5) divers only who request it AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.
Get in super quick Nitrox Divers!

Booking:
Book direct with Tusa Reservations ON THE PHONE ONLY.   You MUST be a current financial member and quote your membership card number when booking to obtain the Special members only rates.  Membership Card must also be shown when checking in on the day.
Your place is secured with full payment.

On the day:
Arrive at 07:30 to check in directly on the boat (T6) at the marina, A Finger as the boat departs 08:00 sharp.
Have your club and cert cards with you on the boat AS YOU WILL NEED THEM, both are critical.

Note:  
Any other questions about the Diving please call either Tusa Dive on Ph. 07 4047 9100, or send an email to DiveCoordinator@nautilus-scuba.net (allow 48 hours reply time) or ask at an upcoming club meeting.

‘After Party’ Details:

The after-party is booked at Wharf One Cafe, located at the Southern end of the marina, past The Hilton and not quite as far as Hemingway’s Brewery, CAIRNS.

This is the first time the club have used this beautiful venue and what a perfect match after a day diving.  Of course, as a club member, you are just as welcome to come along even if you cannot make the Special Dive Event.  For those the have not been to Wharf One cafe before (although I imagine unlikely unless you are new to Cairns), the venue is right on the wharf (as the name suggests) with a truly unbeatable view over Trinity Bay and the Trinity Forest Reserve on the opposite bank.  We may even be in time to witness the thousands of bats that cross the bay in their nightly flight into the forest.

All the specific details will be in the next email as finishing touches are being made (times, menu choices, etc).
What you need to do now is SAVE THIS DATE in your calendar:

Saturday December 7th, 2019


As with previous years, the party will commence shortly after the Diving Event concludes but enough time to sto your gear and change into your ‘party frock’ and Dancing shoes.

Leaked Secret: 
Shhhhhh … but a little Bat told me that there is likely to be LIVE music this year, so definitely sounds to enjoy dinner by and then wiggle ya butt on the dance floor (or just chill and chat with dive buddies)!

This event is a great opportunity for all our members, friends and family to meet and mingle, get to know your fellow dive enthusiasts and spread some Christmas cheer. 

There will be a selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food available, but if you have any other dietary requirements, make sure to let us know when bookings open (not just yet for the Party – but open NOW for the Diving – see above)


More Details Soon!

September 2019 Newsletter

THERE IS ALWAYS A NEED FOR STORIES AND PHOTOS!
Please share your diving experiences with the club! Please send your stories and/or photos before deadline to editor@nautilus-scuba.net
Deadline: Our editor Phil will make the newsletter approx 1 week before the club meeting on the last Wednesday of the month.

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January 2020 Club Dive (Port Douglas)

We are privileged to have again organised this month’s club dive with: Divers Den aboard their newer vessel, AquaQuest out of Port Douglas.
10 places are reserved and booking is easy over the phone.
Divers Den allows unguided dives for Nautilus Club members.

Details:
Date: Sunday 12th January, 2020
Check In: 08:00 (see below)
Departs: 08:30 sharp !

Costs:
Special members only rates, NOT for publication – please refer to your member email.

Additionals:
Hire gear and Nitrox is available – discuss you needs at the time of booking as additional cost may apply. Ask about these options when you call to book if required.
A  1 or 2 dive option may be available at a lower rate.

Booking:
Book direct with Divers Den. You MUST be a current financial member and quote your membership card number when booking to obtain the Special members only rates. Membership Card must also be shown when checking in on the day.   Your place is secured with full payment.

On the day:
Arrive at 08:00 to check in directly on the boat. Go down the main marina wharf to the end, then to the right. The boat departs 08:30 sharp.  Have your club and cert cards with you on the boat AS YOU WILL NEED THEM, both are critical.

Any other questions please call either Divers Den on Ph. 07 4046 7333, or
send an email to DiveCoordinator@nautilus-scuba.net (allow 48 hours reply time) or ask at an upcoming club meeting.


Enjoy bubble-blowers,

Darren Ramsey,
Nautilus Club Dive Coordinator.
email: divecoordinator@nautilus-scuba.net

OVERSEAS TRIP – Manado & Lembeh (N. Sulawesi, Indonesia) November 2019 CLOSED

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!! BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW!!

Diversion Dive Travel has put together exclusively for our club a fabulous combination trip of 5 nights in Manado + 5 nights in Lembeh in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Manado is among the highlights of diving in Indonesia.  When you’re scuba diving in Bunaken National Marine Park, you’ll witness some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world, with outstanding fish variety and world-class steep walls that descend down to as deep as 1600m.  The clear, warm waters contain astonishingly high numbers of species, whether corals, sponges or fish.   There is also an opportunity to dive further north in Bangka Archiapelago (beautiful coral meadows, variety of marine life) and south in Popooh (muck diving).

Thalassa 5 Star Padi Resort Manado

Lembeh probably requires no introduction at all, being regarded as the top muck dive site in the world with a huge variety of weird and wonderful marine creatures such as the flamboyant cuttlefish, wonderpus and mimic octopus, to name a few.   It is a must for keen photographers, but also for anyone simply interested in seeing rare critters.

The trip dates are  Thurs 14 – Tues 26 November 2019:  10 nights/18 boat dives + unlimited shore dive package, flying with Virgin/Singapore Airlines/Silk Air.  As this will require overnights on both legs of the journey, the whole trip will be 12 nights/13 days departing Cairns. 

We have reserved 5 nights each in Manado and Lembeh with a maximum capacity for 18 pax:

Thalassa Manado Resort   
9 x Seaview Hilltop Rooms (twin/double)

Thalassa Lembeh Resort
8 x Seaview Bungalows with private terrace (5 x doubles + 3 x twins)
3 x Split bungalows  (single rooms)

All with air-conditioning and private bathroom. Single supplements apply for sole occupancy with the exception of the single Split bungalows.

For more info on the resorts, have a look at their website:
https://thalassamanado.com/
Inclusions:

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Full board meal plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • 18 boat dives
  • Unlimited house reef dives
  • All airport and resort transfers
  • Free wifi

 Additional extras:

  • Return flights from Cairns to Manado (see below)
  • National marine park fees
  • Nitrox and gear hire
  • Drinks
  • Other land-based excursions

To book please check your emails from Overseas Trip Co-ordinator, Akiko for more information regarding Flights and Deposit/Payment. Approximate price above for financial members only!  If you have any further questions please see contact details below

Simon Mallender International Travel Consultant
Diveplanit Travel incorporating Diversion Dive Travel Free phone Aus: 1800 607 913   direct:+61 7 4039 0200  mobile: 0423 603 753

 Akiko Murakami Overseas Trip Coordinator, Nautilus Scuba Club – Cairns overseastrips@nautilus-scuba.net

MALDIVES TRIP SEPT 2020 – BOOKED OUT!! Join the waitlist

Nautilus Scuba Club, Sept 2020 Trip: MV Emperor Voyager, Maldives

Dedicated Club Charter: 20 places only: 7 Nights, 17 Dives, Full Board, Transfers ex-Male, Free Nitrox

Trip put together by Diversion Dive Travel especially for Nautilus Scuba Club Members

Why Maldives Liveaboard?

  • Maldives are very spread out – so a Liveaboard is the best way to visit the most sites
  • Itinerary: ‘Best of the Maldives’
  • Rasdhoo Atoll: Hammerhead Dive, Beautiful Reef with Pelagics
  • North Ari Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Maaya Thila Night Dive, Multiple Manta Cleaning Stations
  • South Ari Atoll: Whale Sharks, Beautiful Pinnacles
  • South Male Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Beautiful Macro Wreck.
  • Vaavu Atoll: Beautiful channels with magical soft corals and pelagic delights. Action packed night dive with Nurse Sharks and others.
  • North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles

Dates:

  • Sat 5 – Sat 12 September 2020 (liveaboard)
  • (Fri 4 – Sun 13 Sept 2020 for the whole trip)

Getting There:

  • Airfares Cairns to Male via Singapore with Singapore Airlines
  • Brief overnight needed on both legs of the journey (can stay at Changi Airport short-stay hotel)

MV Emperor Voyager

  • Emperor Divers is a well respected operator with liveaboards in Maldives & Indonesia
  • The MV Emperor Voyager is a welcoming modern, 30m spacious liveaboard built to a high standard, accommodating 20 guests in 7 twin and 3 double cabins, all ensuite with air-con and a fan.
  • 7 days package on-board includes:
  • 3 meals per day, afternoon snacks
  • Free Nitrox
  • Unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee
  • 17 dives per week in total (2-3 dives per day but no diving on the arrival/departure day)
  • Dedicated Dhoni with 3 dive guides
  • Tanks, weights, Nitrox (certification required)
  • Transfers for boarding and disembarking
  • GST 12% & Green Tax
  • 1 BBQ night on a local island
  • (weather & conditions permitting)

As the trip is planned for September 2020 the following needs to be taken into consideration:

  • Pricing is exclusive to Nautilus Club members: discounted based on 3 FOC (effectively 15% off)
  • Per person liveaboard price will be charged in EUR converted to AUD at the exchange rate at the time payments are made.
  • All cabins will be sold on a first come first served basis.
  • Deposit required: AU$ 600 now to secure your place.
  • Final balance three months prior to the trip
  • As per Club policy, deposits are non-refundable – but are transferrable.
  • For further info call Simon on 0423 603 753 or email simon@diversiondivetravel.com.au or club contact Jim on 0427794993, email overseastrips@nautilus-scuba.net

2020 Photo Comp Update & Rules

Hi All,

Next year the club will be holding a 3 week Exhibition of our Underwater Photo Competition at the TANKS for the wider community to enjoy & the Awards Night will be held on the final night of the exhibition.

Here are the updated rules for next years Underwater Photo Competition. We encourage you to read these as they are different to last year.

2020 UPC RULES

Some of the main changes include:

  • Closing date for entries is 15th April
  • Award night will be Thursday 11th June
  • We have further defined the GBR category to “The beauty of the GBR”.

With the success of this years event, we expect next years to be even bigger so we need your help. Let us know if you can Volunteer on the Photo Comp Sub Committee. Even if you can just help us set it up! We would really appreciate it. Email us @ secretary@nautilus-scuba.net

Kind Regards, 

Peter, Phil, Kirrily