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 2021 Photo competition will go ahead.

  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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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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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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27 June – Nautilus Underwater Photo competition NIGHT – Closed for 2018

Put in your diary: 27th of June @ 7pm – Nautilus SCUBA Club Underwater Photo Competition at the CAIRNS COLONIAL CLUB

The June Club meeting has for the last few years been reserved for the results of our Annual Underwater Photo Competition. This is always a special evening as all the entries to the competition will be displayed and the winners of the competition will be announced.

Our Friends have again been very generous and have donated awesome prizes for the winners of the competition. There will even be a Lucky Door Prize for members this year!

This event showcases the hard work of all the Nautilus underwater photographers, (and the standard of images submitted gets better every year) to quote the judges.

WHEN: Wednesday 27th of June 20178@ 7pm

WHERE:The exhibition will be held  at the CAIRNS COLONIAL CLUB. 18-26 Cannon Street, Manunda QLD 4870, Australia

TIME: It will start at 7pm and scrumptious little nibbles and tapas will be served until the announcements of the winners of the competition at around 8.15ish. So make sure that you are in time to have a look at all the photos and have a bit of a bite.

Everybody is welcome. Do bring your family and friends. The photos will be again of astonishing quality and diversity.

See you all there,

Warm regards,

Jannemieke