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 as we need to apply new Queensland Government new rules.  The critical ones are below:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic

  1. Monthly Club Dives:
    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 until further notice. 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 are now busy organizing the Photo-competition for 2021 in anticipation all will be ok – 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.
    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.  Also be aware that rules are constantly changing to what happened last meeting may not be what is needed next.

    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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CovID-19 Important Announcement

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 relevant state and federal 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.

The club have taken measures to keep all members and visitors safe including having specific committee members assigned to keep across Covid-19 best practices AND Covid-19 Safe Trained to help run meetings.  Necessary signage and venue floor marking are in place – please read and follow them.  Sign-in to the venue is mandatory so please comply.  Attending members MUST follow guidelines at the meeting, maintain Social Distancing AT ALL TIMES and respect the directions of the organizers.

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 out at 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

  • WebMaster (keeping a watch on the club website, helping other committee with posts and attending to updates via Content Management System – training will be provided_  Contact president@nautilus-scuba.net

Please find the list of role descriptions here

If you can help us please email secretary@nautilus-scuba.net or  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.

 

 

2019 Underwater Photo Comp Newsletter

WOW What a night!

This was our biggest year yet, with the most entries and a record crowd at the Exhibition night held at The Tanks on 26th June.

Click image to view the newsletter with all the entries and results

2019 Photo Comp Categories

This year, we’ve changed things up a bit, please see categories below

Digital SLR: which includes mirror-less cameras with interchangeable lenses

Compact Cameras: are defi­ned as mirror-less cameras with a ­fixed non interchangeable lens.

Open/Macro: This category can be entered by DSLR and Compact cameras.

Entrants can only submit 3 images each. Any image that shows a smaller angle of view than the human eye (35mm focal length). As a guideline, macro subjects are generally 6 inches across or smaller. Images that have been excessively cropped to create a macro shot will be discarded.

Open/Portrait: This category can be entered by DSLR and Compact cameras.

Entrants can only submit 3 images each. A portrait shot usually focuses on 1 subject. It could be a full body shot, or for example just focus on just the face/head, or perhaps one subject against a backdrop of many but the main subject should occupy at least 60% of the frame

Open/Wide Angle: This category can be entered by DSLR and Compact cameras.

Entrants can only submit 3 images each. Any image that shows a wider angle of view than the human eye (35mm focal length), close-focus wide angle photos are permitted but split images are not accepted for this category and should be entered in the relevant Portfolio Category. .

Open/Behaviour: This category can be entered by DSLR and Compact cameras.

Entrants can only submit 3 images each. Any image that shows natural behaviour of an underwater animal, * behaviour that is deemed to be manufactured by human intervention will not acceptable. (i.e. shark feeds, puffed puffer­fish).

Life on the reef, Great Barrier Reef only: This category can be entered by DSLR and Compact cameras.

Entrants can only submit 3 images each. Images in this category can only be from an area that includes the SS Yongala and waters that include reefs from Townsville to Lizard Island which also includes the Coral Sea Reefs, Flinders, Holmes, Flora, Bouganville and Osprey.

Compact Camera Portfolio: This category can only be entered by owners of a compact camera. Entrants should submit 5 (fi­ve) images that demonstrate a range of skills, i.e. macro, portrait and wide angle, over and under images. Images in this category may not be entered in any other category.

DSLR Camera Portfolio: This category can only be entered by owners of a DSLR/Mirroless camera. Entrants should submit 5 (­five) images that demonstrate a range of skills, i.e. macro, portrait and wide angle, over and under images. Images in this category may not be entered in any other category.

Photo Competition Entry Form

Click on image below to get your entry form

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

 

 

Special Edition Newsletter – Underwater Photo Comp

This special edition newsletter has been put together by Phil & Peter to share our wonderful Photo Comp night held on 27th June 2018

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Winners 2013

The winning photos of 2013 have been displayed in a PDF file.

Click HERE to see the winners of 2013.

Winners 2012