Nautilus Xmas Party 7th Dec 2019

Hi Nautili,

Our XMAS Party will  will kick off after the the XMAS Dive with Tusa 6 on Saturday 7th of December – from 6-9pm.. But whether you will be at the Xmas Dive or not, everyone is welcome to come to the party.
 
Location isWharf One Cafe, located at the Southern end of the marina, past The Hilton and not quite as far as Hemingway’s Brewery & Cruise-liner Terminal, CAIRNS.
This is the first time the club have used this beautiful venue and we thought it would be a perfect match after a day of diving. 

Music and food will start at 6pm but if you come straight from Tusa 6, drinks will be available when you arrive  A range of yummy food for a light dinner will be organised for all of us, to which members will have to contribute $15 and non members $30. There will be a cash bar for drinks. 

And for the first time we will have LIVE MUSIC – performed by Mark Gibson’s band NEW TRICKS – Blues and Rock music. So put on your dancing shoes. 

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 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! 
We need the numbers before Monday 2nd of December close of business!. 

Summary
  • Date – 7 dec – from 6-9pm
  • Venue : Wharf One
  • Music : Mark’s band – New Tricks – Blues, Originals and Classics
  • Light dinner – 6 canapes – from 6pm onwards  [please advise re dietary requirements]
  • Costs;  $15 for members and $30 for non-members [account details https://www.nautilus-scuba.net/membership/
  • Close of date – Monday 2nd of Dec. Please RSVP
Please come dive, eat, drink & be merry with us on Saturday 7th December!  
 
RSVP & Payment by the 1st of December 2019 please
 
Cheers, Melinda and Jannemieke

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

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August Newsletter 2018

July Newsletter

Here is our July Newsletter put together by Phil Woodhead

Info about our Club Meeting/AGM on Wednesday 25th July 

Trip Reports: Fiji

Date Changes: Tufi, PNG October 2018

ENJOY!!

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June Newsletter – Underwater Photo Comp Details and Upcoming Trips

This months Newsletter includes info about the Underwater Photo Comp on 27th June at the Colonial Club from 7pm        (please bring your membership card)

Upcoming Trips open for booking – Minke Whale Trip in July & Tufi PNG in October – Book Now!!

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