Special Club Dive – Coral Spawning 2020 – Divers Den

Hello all members.

It’s almost that time of the year again when there’s Sex-on-the-reef!
Remember to read through to the end of the entire post for ALL details of this offer.
Yes, the Corals are set to Spawning again and trip dates have been released from our valued sponsor Divers Den.
A discounted rate applies and booking this time is ON-LINE (or by phone during OFFICE HOURS ONLY). 
 
The club discount is NOT released to the public so check your email Inbox for details. Also, FREE NITROX to Club Members Only (not friends or family) is available onboard – remember to take your Current 2020-21 Membership Card along to gain access to this.

This is a strictly “First In Best Wet” offer as NO seats can be reserved.

Divers Den allows unguided dives for Nautilus Club members.

Dates Available:
Friday 4 and Saturday 5 December 2020
Departure/Return Location:
C Finger, Cairns Marlin Marina
Duration:
5pm – 1am
 Included:

  • Dinner
  • ​Tea, coffee and hot chocolate
  • Hot freshwater showers

FULL Details can be found here >>
https://www.diversden.com.au/unique-experiences/great-barrier-reef-coral-spawning-expeditions/

REMEMBER to CALL Divers Den  DURING THEIR OFFICE HOURS (NOT AFTER-HOURS) on (07) 4046 7333  to book OR ONLINE (details in your member email) and get the club discount rate else you may be charged RRP.

Any other questions please contact Divers Den on Ph. 07 4046 7333.


Nautilus Club Sponsor Dive Offer – CANCELLED


Attention Members
.

Unfortunately our valued Club Sponsor Diver’s Den has had to CANCELLED the previously promoted Census Expedition.  Circumstances have made the trip unavailable.  HOWEVER …

A replacement multi-day, live-aboard trip is in the planning and details will be released SOON. 
Come back here to check it out and Members; watch your email Inbox for the ‘good oil’ !!

September/October 2020 Newsletter

Hi Nautili,

Here is the October newsletter. Thanks again to Phil and to members for keeping the content coming. We would really appreciate articles, photos, stories, news or other items for future newsletters. Please send in your contributions to editor@nautilus-scuba.net.

 

April 2020 Newsletter

Hi Nautili,

Here is the April newsletter. Thanks to Phil for keeping them coming and to members for keeping the content coming. We would really appreciate articles, photos, stories, news or other items for future newsletters. Please send in your contributions to editor@nautilus-scuba.net.

 

March 2020 Newsletter

Hi Nautili,

Here is our March newsletter. If you you are finding you have a bit of extra time in self isolation we would really appreciate articles, photos, stories, news or other items for the next Newsletter. Please send in your contributions to editor@nautilus-scuba.net.

March 2020 Newsletter

 

Covid-19 Effects on our Club/Diving

Submit your feedback, help us keep members engaged during this time

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 

Submit your feedback, help us keep members engaged during this time

CovID-19 Important Announcement

  1. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
    Currently scheduled Members Meetings are now operating under a recommended Covid-19 Plan and Event Checklist.  These are available for viewing at meetings – just as any committee member present.

    This means that things MUST operate differently.  We are abiding by all state rules and every person present 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.

WE NEED YOUR HELP :)

Hi Nautili,
We are looking for a few 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 are stepping 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:

  • Newsletter Editor (creating and distributing our quarterly newsletter) Contact editor@nautilus-scuba.net for more info
  • Photo Comp Sub Committee Members. Our current photo comp committee members will be stepping down after the 2020 event. So to continue our annual event we need a Photo Editor, Photo Comp co-ordinator, Catering co-ordinator and general members to help out. 
  • Contact secretary@nautilus-scuba.net
  • Social Events Co-Ordinator. At the moment we don’t have a permanent committee member looking after this role so if you would love to plan some social gatherings for our club members please contact us. 
  • Contact secretary@nautilus-scuba.net

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

 

 

Overseas Trip – Santo Island, Vanuatu November 2020 – ON HOLD due to COVID-19

17-24 November 2020 (7 nights/16 dives)

In November 2020, we will be visiting Santo Island, Vanuatu, home to one of the best-known wreck dive sites in the world: USS President Coolidge & Million Dollar Point.

SS President Coolidge (21-60m depth)

The largest, and most accessible, and possibly the best wreck in the world, the SS President Coolidge was a luxury passenger liner converted to a troop carrier during WWII. While entering the Santo harbour she hit two friendly mines, providing divers with a remarkable underwater playground.

Almost completely intact, you can swim through the numerous holds and decks viewing the reminders of her glorious days as a cruise liner and the remnants of her days as a troop ship. There are guns, cannons, jeeps, helmets, trucks and personal supplies left by some of the soldiers, as well as the beautiful porcelain statue of “The Lady,” chandeliers and a mosaic tile fountain. The wreck is covered in coral and is the home to a plethora of marine life.

Million Dollar Point (max depth 40m)

At the end of WWII, thousands of tons of US construction equipment was dumped into the sea. Named for its worth, there are a multitude of bulldozers, cranes, fork lifts and trucks piled upon one another in this unique dive site. 
 
Those who do not wish to dive the wrecks multiple times or prefer to do reef dives instead can do so by paying a top-up fee of AUD 30 per dive locally for the boat dives.

Package

Package Deal price: ~AUD 1700 + return flights ~AUD 1100

TOTAL PACKAGE (incl.flights) = Approx. AUD 2800

NB: prices fluctuate slightly based on currency exchange rate and date of booking)

  • Pacific Dive 16 Dive Package
  • 8 Shore dives & 8 Boat dives
  • Espiritu Hotel 7-night stay
  • Return flights from Cairns to Santo via Brisbane – with Qantas (code share with Jetstar & Air Vanuatu)

Diving

  • Pacific Dive 16 Dive Package
  • 8 shore & 8 boat dives
  • Offer both Tec and Recreational diving
  • Dive Centre is within the hotel & provide a secure dive gear wash and storage room
  • Shore diving on SS President Coolidge and Million Dollar Point
  • Dives on the Coolidge build up from first reconnoitre to +30m.
  • Planned deco stops in warm, relatively clear water (for those doing deco dives)
  • Boat dives on nearby Reefs and other wrecks like USS Tucker (max 30m)

Booking

For further pricing and booking details check the email sent to the club members list. The approximate price above for financial members only! If you have any questions or would be interested in joining the trip by joining the Club, please see contact details below.

 

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

December 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 accept content for the next newsletter until the 11th of March 2020.

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