Walindi, PNG – Overseas Trip September 2019 – Book Now- 8 spaces left

Photo by Terry Cummins

Photo by Colin Tonazzi

Walindi Plantation Resort, one of our fabulous sponsors, is an intimate dive resort situated on the shores of Kimbe Bay on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Kimbe Bay is a huge marine protected area with an extremely bio-diverse ecosystem, home to prolific and diverse marine life and pristine reefs.   A range of shark species are regularly sighted, including hammerheads and silvertips, with some resident pod of dolphins, schools of barracuda, tuna and jacks, and the occasional sighting of a whale if you are lucky!

Dates of travel will be Sun 15th – Sun 22nd September 2019: 7 nights, 15 boat dives (+shore dives), flying with Air Niugini. 

Photo by Terry Cummins

Spots are available for Max 16 pax (14+2 FOC discount;  8 spots left), September is a popular season for diving in Walindi, so we recommend you sign up sooner than later!

Included in the price:  

  • 7 nights accommodation @ Walindi Resort (see room options below)
  • 15 Boat Dives (includes tanks, weights and guides)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Airport transfers to and from the Resort

Excludes:   Dive gear hire, Night dives (subject to availability), Environment & Safety fee (AUD 10 per

                    diver per day), Other optional Activities & Tours at the resort, Bar spending, Personal

                     spending, Flights, Dive & Travel insurances (compulsory for Club trip participation)

Photo by Colin Tonazzi

ACCOMMODATION:

2 x Bungalows (Premium rooms) – 4 pax – TAKEN

  • Free-standing ‘bure’ style accommodation, all with en suite bathroom, ceiling fans (no air-conditioning), tea & coffee making facilities, a small fridge, closet, working desk and a private veranda.
  • These are all located along the beachfront and have water views.
  • The Bungalows have one Queen size bed and one Single bed

1 x Bungalows (Premium room) – 1 pax – TAKEN

4 x TWIN Plantation House Rooms (Standard rooms) – 8 pax – 7 SPOTS AVAILABLE

  • Slightly smaller, but still with all the same features as the Bungalows.
  • Built in a block of 4 rooms so they all share a veranda and located a bit further back from the beach with garden views.

1 x DOUBLE Plantation House Room (Standard room) – 2 pax – TAKEN

1 x SINGLE Plantation House Room (Standard room) – 1 pax – 1 SPOT AVAILABLE

Photo by Colin Tonazzi

Photo by Colin Tonazzi

FLIGHTS:

All flights are with Air Niugini and the full cost of the return air fare is approx. AUD 800-900 (subject to change).

OUTBOUND

Sun 15/09/19           PX 093     Dep   CNS 11:45     Arr POM 13:10

                                     PX 244      Dep   POM 15:05   Arr HKN   16:10

INBOUND:      

Sun 22/09/19            PX 241    Dep   HKN 07:00     Arr POM 08:05      

                                      PX 090     Dep POM 09:30     Arr CNS 10:55

 

If you’d like to sign up or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Akiko, Overseas Trip Coordinator via email: overseastrips@nautilus-scuba.net

For more info on Walindi Resort and diving in Walindi, please visit:

http://www.walindifebrina.com/Walindi-Resort

Photo by Colin Tonazzi

Anilao Philippines Trip MAY 2019 – Book Now! few spaces left

OVERSEAS TRIP

Club Oscellaris Anilao,Philippines – 4 Spaces left!

Fri 17th – Sat 25th May 2019

Anilao is consistently ranked in the top Muck Dive destinations of the world, with its abundance of macro life, including rare creatures such as hairy frogfish, mimic octopus, blue-ringed octopus, rhinopias, to name a few, and a huge variety of vibrant and colourful nudibranchs. Anilao also has some pristine hard and soft corals to add colour to the underwater muck diving environment! It’s a must go destination for keen photographers, but would also be an interesting (and easy) dive destination for novice divers and non-photographers alike.

We are staying at Club Oscellaris (7 nights/4 dives per day = 24 dives package), which boasts resident photographers/knowledgeable DMs who will be able to show you all the weird and wonderful critters that Anilao has to offer! Or you can enjoy solo dives to your heart’s content, taking your own leisurely time.

We have provisionally reserved 14 spaces:                                                

6 x Twin/Double rooms = 12 pax

2 x Single rooms (toilet & shower facilities shared among 3 rooms) = 2 pax

 

SUPREME DIVE PACKAGE 4 dives per day

Inclusions:

  • Room Accommodations (twin share arrangement or single room) – fans only; air cons are additional extra
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Maximum Four dives per day (4 day dives or 3 day + 1 night dive)
  • Boat and Dive Guide services
  • Aluminum 80 cft Air tanks, Weights + belt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’d like to sign up or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Akiko, Overseas Trip Coordinator via email overseastrips@nautilus-scuba.net

Gallery Photos by Phil Woodhead

 

November Newsletter

Hi Nautili,

Here is our November edition of the Nautilus Newsletter put together by Phil Woodhead.

  • Club Meeting Wed 28th Nov – Guest Speaker – Samantha Aird 
  • WANTED: Pre- 1985 photos – images – data of the Reef – for a University of Queensland Project
  • and more… Click the image below to view Newsletter

ENYOY!!    

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Christmas Dive & After-Party 8th Dec 2018

Hey all, it’s getting closer to ‘that time of year’ when the calendar runs out of dates BUT there is plenty of diving happening, and in particular this year’s Club Christmas Dive !!

This year, for something completely different, the club has organized a dive gathering departing locally at Cairns.  We have accepted (after an EOI process) an offer by Tusa Dive to use their whole boat, T6 provided we fill it (and I’m sure we will).  It only takes 50 divers so definitely first in to dive !!  A very special club discounted price applies (please refer to your email or I can send out another >>>  DiveCoordinator@nautilus-scuba.net )

On Saturday 8th December  we will board T6 (usual club dive logistics apply) 

You can bring all your own gear or for a small fee have all gear provided.  If you want Nitrox then advise when booking as availability is limited and choose from a one or two dive option.

This year club members this year get access to:

  • an operator closer to home for the majority of active members;
  • Have Nitrox on board (limited to be quick);
  • Non club member (partners/family) snorkelers at a locals discount rate;
  • Most likely the whole boat to ourselves, so will be like a Private Charter at heavily discounted rates AND plenty of space on board.

T6 also visit sites that differ from other  Cairns based operators so provide the best local experience based on weather conditions of the day.
This is certainly an offer to seriously consider as it is not very often the club gets an entire boat to ourselves – in fact if you are not yet a member and reading this – this deal is worth the joining fee alone !!

All members need to do is to call the Tusa Dive office during office hours on Ph. 07 4047 9100.  Payment is required at the time of booking (inc any pre-booked Nitrox).  Remember to have your Nautilus Card ready to provide your member number.

We are looking forward to this event and seeing as many members as possible onboard, enjoying the dives as a club together, supporting Tusa Dive who are great sponsors of Nautilus Scuba Club and visiting great dive sites.

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JOIN US FOR THE AFTERPARTY!!

The afterparty is booked at The Backyard, which is a brand new venue at Shangri-La Cairns Marina, opening in a few weeks time. We’ll kick-off about 5/5:30pm. A range of yummy food will be organised for all of us, to which members will have to contribute $15 and non members $30. Please RSVP to social@nautilus-scuba.net
 
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, gluten free 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! Check your emails from the Club for more information or email social@nautilus-scuba.net

See you all there!!

October Newsletter

Hi Nautili,

Here is our October edition of the Nautilus Newsletter put together by Phil Woodhead.

  • Club Meeting Wed 31st – Guest Speaker – Phil Woodhead – Anilao Philippines (Overseas Trip May 2019)
  • WANTED: Pre- 1985 photos – images – data of the Reef – for a University of Queensland Project
  • and more… Click the image below to view Newsletter

ENYOY!!    

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2019 Photo Comp Rules

The 2019 Nautilus Scuba Club Underwater Photo Competition is fast approaching.

All Club Members are invited to enter, so start sorting or taking pictures & save the date!

This year there is a change in the categories which will allow each member to enter more classes. The full categories and rules are set out below. In summary the changes are:

  • Macro, wide angle, portrait and Behaviour will all be open categories
  • A new Category “Life on the Reef” will be restricted to photos taken on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Two new “Portfolio” categories have been introduced where members can showcase their skills across the range of categories.

The entries will be collected in by midnight on the 31st of May and sent away for Judging. Results and exhibition of prints will be on Wednesday 26th June at a venue to be decided. More info to be advised

Competition rules and entry form are attached below:

Conditions of Entry

 

 

Check out our Merch! NEW Seahorse T-Shirt

We have lots of great club merchandise available at club meetings and by emailing merchandise@nautilus-scuba.net

New special edition Seahorse T-Shirt $25 (in stock & available to order)

Octopus T-Shirt is on Sale for $20 (limited stock)

New 2019 Calendars $10

Check out the rest of our Merchandise here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September Newsletter

Hi Nautili,

Here is your September edition of the Nautilus Newsletter put together by Phil Woodhead.

  • Reminder or Club Meeting Wed 26th Sept 7pm
  • Guest Speaker at this month’s Club Meeting is CEO and Co-Founder Stewart Christie of the Reef Restoration Foundation.
  • Tusa Trip Report
  • Discounted Club Shirts
  • NEW Overseas Trip!!!!
  • and more… Click the image below to view Newsletter

ENYOY!!    

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See what we’ve got planned for you!

So you might be wondering what we’ve got planned for our members in the coming months/years.. Yes we are already working on 2019 & 2020 overseas trips and planning more local/Australia wide trips. If you have any suggestions, please don’t hesitate to email them through to president@nautilus-scuba.net

 
Check out the our events calendar with all the dates for: https://www.nautilus-scuba.net/calendar/list/

Club dives every month

Club meetings & Committee meetings every month

Underwater photo comp in June

Overseas trips October & November

Extra local trips locally in FNQ and further afield in Queensland

And tentative dates for:

Overseas trips next year to Philippines, Japan & PNG (info to be confirmed)

New ‘Domestic Travel’ trips that offer unique diving experiences in other states of Australia (watch this space – and the calendar of course).

https://www.nautilus-scuba.net/calendar/list/

And just a reminder that there are still a few spots left on the TUFI trip in October!

Overseas Trip – Tufi Dive PNG

 

August Newsletter 2018

Here is your August edition of the Nautilus Newsletter put together by Phil Woodhead.

  • Letter from the President 
  • Info about our Club Meeting on Wednesday 29th of July
  • Trip Reports – Minke Whale Trip and Passions of Paradise Trip
  • Annual Awards

ENYOY!!       Sign up for our monthly newsletter here

August Newsletter 2018