Club Dive – June 2019

NOTE:  Change of operator for this month as the planned Tusa dive has been moved.  Their boat T6 is unavailable due to scheduled refit.

As such, 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 9th June
Check In: 08:00 at desk in Marina Terminal Building
Departs: 08:30 sharp !

Costs:
[Special members only rates, NOT for publication – please refer to your member email or call] plus $6.50 Reef Levy.

Additionals:
Full hire gear available – discuss you needs at the time of booking as additional cost may apply.
Nitrox is also available.
Ask about these options when you call to book if required.

Booking:
Book direct with Divers Den, Ph. 07 4046 7333. 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 at the marina (desk near spiral stairs in the marina mall building) as 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.

Note: Please reply to this email if you book so that I can keep track of who is going as this helps both Divers Den and ourselves in the club.

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

 

Scuba Trivia Night Fri 29th March

Nautilus Scuba Club invites you to

TRIVIA NIGHT

Are you scuba smart? Do you think you know it all?
Join us for the battle of the brains and prove it!

Friday 29th March 2019
Plantations restaurant at The Bungalow Hotel
Drinks at 6.30pm / Trivia at 7pm
$15 for members / $30 for non-members

Spit roast buffet dinner is included in your booking.
(Let us know any dietary requirements)

Come along for a fun night of socialising, good food and test your scuba diving knowledge!

You’ll be assigned to a table with a mixture of club members and non club members.

New, past and potential members, as well as friends and family are encouraged to join.

Funny team names and killer outfits won’t help you win, but they’ll definitely give you points with the crowd. And let’s face it – it may be your only chance to win.

RSVP by 22nd March via email to social@nautilus-scuba.net

There’s limited places available so get in fast!

Payment to our club account required to confirm your booking.

Nautilus Scuba Club Inc
BSB: 633-000
Account: 113625982

 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Nautilus Team

Coral Sea Dreaming – Overnight Dive Trip March 2019 – Closed

It’s time to get excited as the committee have again put together another amazing diving opportunity for you.

Coral Sea Dreaming (Cairns) has made us a very special, introductory offer to spend two days diving with them aboard their live-aboard vessel. They take up to 12 guests (we have 6 places reserved) and have a variety of accommodation on board with both private double cabins and single bunks for groups or individuals. There is air-conditioning throughout the vessel and overhead fans for your comfort. The vessel has hot showers and fresh towels and linen are all provided.  They provide a range of diving equipment on board, or members are welcome to bring your own. 

With a skilled onboard cook, you’ll be sure to enjoy a delicious variety of freshly prepared homemade meals, delicious cheese boards and snacks to keep your energy levels up.  They are happy to cater to any taste, please advise if there is anything special you would like on the menu or if there are any dietary requirements.  The vessel is a licensed venue and has a bar onboard with plenty of chilled premium beers, Australian wines and champagne.  If you prefer spirits, then BYO.

Diving:  Unlimited dives (to your NDL of course !!) and a night dive planned (weather dependent).  With access to most moorings out of Cairns, favorite sites to visit for overnight are definitely Miln and Flynn Reef, with some spectacular night diving had out at Norman and Hastings.

Coral Sea Dreaming are providing Nautilus Financial Members a generous discount off the retail prices as an introductory offer (see their brochure or website, link below). Booking is easy by phoning Reservations on Ph. 07 4229 9000 and quote your current financial membership number.

The reserved places (6) for club members is open for booking now with any unsold places going public a week out.  If all places are sold and there is still room on the boat, we can book more up to capacity at the same price.  Room allocation is on ‘first in, best pick’ basis.

Further details are:

Date: Departs Saturday 2nd  March, returning Sunday 3rd March , 2019

CostsNOT for publication – please refer to your member email or call on phone 07 4229 9000 during their office hours and quote your current financial membership number.

Payment Details: Pay on booking by phone (direct with operator only)

Additionals: This is an all inclusive offer.  See website for other details: www.CoralSeaDreaming.com.au

Accommodation: Overnight Trip – both single bunks and double bed cabins available.

Booking: Booking with operator only (not via club or any club member) – Ph. 07 4229 9000 during their office hours.

Logistics:  Check in directly on the boat, first left on A Finger at the marina. Boarding 07:45 on the day of departure. Departs 08:00 sharp and arrives back approx 17:00 on the day of return.
The tour is not suitable for children under 4 or people with mobility issues and disabilities.

See website or call for all other information www.CoralSeaDreaming.com.au

Not a member?  Easy …  simply go to this link and join, membership comes with great offers, unique savings and fantastic buddies to dive and socialize with!  Did we also mention discounts from sponsor dive shops and operators all year around!
https://www.nautilus-scuba.net/membership/

Anilao Philippines Trip – May 2019 – Closed for booking

OVERSEAS TRIP

Club Oscellaris Anilao,Philippines – Closed for booking, Sorry!

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:                                                

5 x Twin/Double rooms = 10 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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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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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

TUFI Dive Resort PNG October 2018 Book Now!

Papua New Guinea’s oceans are part of the Coral Triangle and have some of the largest marine diversity in the world.  We have organised 2 Club trips to this amazing part of the world for 2018

 

Tufi, PNG – October 2018 (Max: 12 pax) – CLOSED

Tufi offers a variety of dives: from diving in the fjords to unchartered outer reefs with some hammerhead sharks, WW2 wrecks and muck diving at the Tufi Wharf with lots of interesting macro life.  

 

 

Dates of travel will be:                                                    Fri 19th to Sat 27th OCTOBER 2018:  

7 nights (+ 1 night in POM), 15 boat dives + 6 wharf dives, flying with Air Niugini and PNG Air.

For more info on Tufi Resort and diving in Tufi, please visit their website: http://www.tufidive.com/

 

This is an independently organised trip by the Club. 

There are still 2 spaces available! 

 

For further info, contact Akiko, Overseas Dive Coordinator on overseastrips@nautilus-scuba.net

 

 Tufi Resort Compendium