JULY 25th 2021 Club Dive – P3 (Cairns)


Hello all members,

As previously announced in the last email, this month’s club dive is with: Passions of Paradise aboard their vessel out of Cairns and is to be scheduled on SUNDAY 25TH JULY

Details:
Date: SUNDAY 25TH JULY (Not the usual Saturday on P3 at the moment)
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[Special members only rates, NOT for publication – please refer to your member email when it arrives or call and quote your current 2010-21 membership number] plus $20 Reef Tax & Levy.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 Passions of Paradise on Ph. 07 4041 1600.

Enjoy bubble-blowers.


Club Dive JULY 2020 – Divers Den (Cairns)

Attention all members.
 
As previously announced in the last email, this month’s club dive is with: Divers Den aboard their vessel (TBA) out of Cairns and is to be scheduled on SATURDAY JULY 10.


Details:
Date: SATURDAY 10th JULY 2021
Check In: 08:00 at the Boat (Finger Identified on the ticket at the Cairns Marlin Marina)
Departs: 08:30 sharp !

Costs:
Special Financial members only rates, NOT for publication – please refer to your member email or call and quote your current 2020-21 membership number.

Additionals:
Hire gear available,
Ask about these options when you call to book if required.

Booking:
Book direct with Divers Den Reservations ON THE PHONE ONLY,
Ph. 07 4046 7333 between 09:00AM to 3.00PM  WEEKDAYS.
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 at the Boat (Finger Identified on the ticket at the Cairns Marlin Marina)
Have your club and cert cards with you on the boat AS YOU WILL NEED THEM and both are critical.

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

Enjoy bubble-blowers,
Nautilus Club Dive Coordinator.
email: divecoordinator@nautilus-scuba.net

 

 

 

 

CLUB DIVE June – Calypso

Hello all members.

Note:  Club dive operator rotations have changed to align with upcoming schedule for increased Club Dives – details about that soon so stay tuned !
 
We are privileged to have organised this month’s club dive with: Calypso Reef Cruises out of Port Douglas.  Twelve (12) places are reserved and booking is easy over the phone.  Calypso allows unguided dives for Financial Nautilus Club members only (not guests or family, ie public).

Details:
Date: Saturday 12th June
Check In: 08:15 at the Experience Co Shop in the main Crystal Brook Marina terminal, Port Douglas – then follow the signs to Calypso.
Departs: 08:45 sharp !

Costs:
Calypso are offering Fixed Price Discounted rates for Current Financial Club Members ONLY.   Please note there has been a slight price increase since last Club Dive with Calypso.
These have been sent to all financial member’s email inbox
* Includes up to 3 dives

Check with the reservations staff to confirm the rates at the time of booking.  This is a specially negotiated rate and staff will need the PROMO CODE (in email) in order to give you the rate!  We do our best to keep details accurate and operators reserve the right to make changes at any time.

Additionals:
All inclusive, no additionals available.
Nitrox is Not available.

Booking:
The special Nautilus Members Only Booking process is in the email sent to your email Inbox!

NOTE:
Cancellation policy – full refund with 24hr notice or move to another date.
Any unused seats will be release to the public 3 days prior to travel.  You can still book and obtain your discount during this time but no guarantee of an allotment seat.

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.

REMEMBER to CALL Calypso Reef Cruises DURING OFFICE HOURS (NOT AFTER-HOURS) and book VIA THE PHONE (NOT ONLINE) to get the club discount rate, else you will be charged RRP.

On the day:
Arrive at 08:15 to check in at the Experience Co Shop in the main Crystal Brook Marina terminal, Port Douglas as the boat departs 08:45 sharp.
Have your club and cert cards with you at Checking and on the boat AS YOU WILL NEED THEM, both are critical.

Any other questions please call either Calypso Reef Cruises on Ph. 07 4099 6999 or send an email to DiveCoordinator@nautilus-scuba.net (allow 48 hours reply time).

Enjoy bubble-blowers!

Sticky: Up-coming Club Dives – Advanced Notice

We all love diving and like to know what’s coming up, right?
Well if you are a Financial Member then you will have already noticed that the next TWO Club Dives beyond the current are listed at the bottom of your Monthly Club Dive email – you know, the one that is sent out each and every month.  This helps you plan ahead.
Also, you can find out the scheduled Club Dives (and other events) in the Calendar on this Website.  Just navigate HERE to visit the Events Calendar and copy the dates into your diary.

Now, if for some reason none of the above seem to work for you, here are the next TWO upcoming Monthly Club Dives for your planning.
Note:  there may not be all details for these yet – that will come out in the email as things can and do change.  As great as our Sponsor Operators are (and the ARE), they reserve the right to alter thinks if needed (like weather, capacity management and the dreaded Covid19 situation, etc). 
Just keep a watch out on your email inbox and until then mark the following in your calendar …

Date: Sunday 27th June 2021
Dive Operator:  Passions of Paradise
Dive Location:  Cairns

Date: Saturday 10th July 2021
Operator: Divers Den
Location: Cairns

Bookings open immediately after you receive your Members Email announcing the dive, usually a day or two after the current monthly Members Meeting.  Bookings are NOT available in advance due to the arrangements operators have with the club.

Note: Dives are planned using best-efforts and are subject to change based on Operators, Weather, Availability, Pandemics and good ol’ Murphy getting into the act!

Sponsor Deals to Financial Members – On Now!

Hey members … there are always great deals on with our Club Sponsors.  From live-aboard weekends to day-boat dives, there is ALWAYS something on!

Special Dive Deals details are emailed to members as Exclusive Offers as they arrive – you need to watch your email inbox for these as they are often Last Minute or Sell Out fast so never make it to this website.  Taking up just ONE of these offers could save you more than the cost of club membership !!  #TrueStory.

Our Day-Boat sponsors also offer Club Discounts for ANY DAY of the week they run, not just Club Days.  Some do give a greater discount on Club Days as an incentive to come along, and why not – you will be diving with friends on great vessels sharing stories and the adventure.   If you cannot make those days though, you STILL GET Club Discounts with are ALWAYS better than locals rates and a lot better than RRP.

Still uncertain or need forward information to plan your diary? 
Want to get super-organised and support out local dive operators who support us?
Just can’t get enough dive time logged?
Well head to our Event Calendar for ‘diary date information’ to help you along.

So who are our sponsors?   >>>   SEE HERE

COMING SOON:
Financial Members will soon be able to access a special Members Only area of the Website and see a current list of all Sponsor Discounts.  Until then, details have returned to your Monthly Club Dive email so head there and look for the link towards the end of the message. 

The committee work hard to obtain Member Discounts and Benefits from our valued sponsors so be sure to take up the offers and enjoy – it’s what makes it all possible – your participation!

Sticky: See what we’ve got planned for you.. in the Calendar

So you might be wondering what we’ve got planned for our members in the coming months & years?  Well 2019 is jam packed and we are already working on 2020 & /2021 local (FNQ/NQ), national (Australia wide) and exotic overseas trips.  If you have any suggestions, comments or are interested in becoming involved more in the club, please contact us via  president@nautilus-scuba.net

Also, while you are here, check out our events calendar with all the dates https://www.nautilus-scuba.net/calendar/list/

We have so much on, including:

  • Club dives every month,
  • Club Member & Committee meetings every month,
  • Overseas trips,
  • Social Events,
  • Underwater photo comp in June  each year,
  • Extra local and national ‘Special Dive’ events,
  • and more!!

Club Dives and how they work


Club Dives: How they work

This is a general explanation on how the Nautilus Club dives work, especially meant for new members.

We have a dive calendar to help you plan your dives with the club in advance – like a Diving Diary – add the events of interest to yours now!
See https://www.nautilus-scuba.net/calendar/.

We also advise at Monthly Member Meetings AND via email to all financial members (only) about upcoming dives.  This includes the next month’s dive in detail and diary-date information for the next two months up-coming (read the emails all the way to the bottom!).  Details can only be provided for the next month’s dive as things do change and operators reserve the right to make these changes as necessary.  A  reminder email for the next upcoming dive is sent out 7 days before departure so that there is time for members to still take advantage of the exclusively reserved seats before they are released to the public.

We also notify members via out social media outlets (currently facebook group)

We ask the dive operator to reserve a number of spots for our members, normally around 12 seats.  We get a sizable discount for our members in exchange for supporting them – a win-win situation.

To go on a club dive, you call the dive operator direct (do not call any club members who work for the operator – they cannot help you!) once that Dive Event is opened and book your spot. You pay the dive operator directly and your place is confirmed on full payment.  Be sure to bring your Current Financial Membership and Dive Cert cards with you on the dive as you will need them BOTH.   ALL this is in the detailed email that is sent to Financial Members.

Spots are kept available for the club up to a cut-off date,  normally 48 hours prior to the dive date (this will depend on the operator). From that date on, the operator will fill the spots with non-Nautilus members so if you call late it is not guaranteed that you will get a seat.  It is also possible that the spots we have reserved for Nautilus are already full.  If the boat does fill then more seats will be opened to club members upon booking if they are available.

Club Dives
Currently, club dives are on either the second Sunday or Saturday of the month (Covid-19 plans dependent).  When and where possible we go once a quarter (every 3 months) out of Port Douglas and twice a quarter (the remaining 2 months) out of Cairns.  The operators do vary based on availability and the offer they provide to club members.  We are always looking for the best deals for members that present quality and value for money and support local operators where possible.

As club members, we get sizeable discounts on the standard prices that are only ever disclosed on emails to current financial members. This is CRITICAL to preserve the integrity of the operator’s pricing and an added benefit of membership to the club.  Identify yourself as a current financial club member when booking and show your current membership card on the day of diving – this is mandatory or you may be asked to pay the difference on retail pricing!

Cancellations:  Different operators have different Cancellation Policies so if you feel like you may need to cancel or are uncertain – ask when booking.  The club cannot be held responsible for circumstances that lead to a cancellation so the onus is on you at booking time to ASK.

Overseas Dive Trips
We organise approximately 2-3 overseas dive trips per year.  Past destinations include: PNG [Walindi, Tufi, Lissenung Island, Liveaboard MV Chertan], Palau, Truk Lagoon, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Philippines, Vanuatu, Fiji and others.  As a club, we often manage to get great group deals and these trips are hugely popular.

NOTE:  ALL Overseas trips are currently suspended due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.  The club are monitoring this and will advise members when this travel resumes.

Domestic Travel and Special Dive Events
We are now also exploring additional dives within Australia that offer great deals to members and extend your diving experience beyond the Great Barrier Reef and surrounds.  In the past this has included regular visits to the Yongala (located near Ayr in QLD) and other wrecks nearby.  Future trips may include these plus travelling further afield (including interstate) to sites that are of interest to members and/or are requested – subject to any current travel restrictions.

Our valued sponsors also send us special offers and discounts on dive trips from time to time.  These are sent to members via email and on occasion, posted on social media (but never the prices, they are strictly via email only!).

Keep a watch on what is happening with these Special Dive Events here:
https://www.nautilus-scuba.net/section/special-dives/

All members are informed via emails about the new and upcoming plans and dive opportunities.  Please contact the  divecoordinator@nautilus-scuba.net for FNQ, Special and Domestic based dives and the overseastrips@nautilus-scuba.net for trips outside of Australia.  

Other Dive Opportunities
We are a dive club so diving is our key focus.  As such, we are constantly looking for viable dive opportunities for the club.  Suggestions are always welcomed and are discussed at the monthly committee meetings.  If you have any ideas, please email:  prmedia@nautilus-scuba.net for consideration.  The club is for the members and the committee always values your input as it may lead to some exciting experiences for all.