‘Under pressure’ May Photo*Challenge 2020

Hello Nautili!

We hope you’re all doing as well as can be given the high and dry times we find ourselves in.
As you’ll all be well aware, we’ve sadly had to cancel our biggest event of the year. The Nautilus  Underwater Photo Comp is cancelled until next year, at the earliest.
But please don’t despair!

We are going to keep you snap happy with our monthly
NAUTILUS CLUB PHOTO* CHALLENGE!

So here’s the deal:


What 
Monthly Nautilus Club Photo* Challenge 

Monthly theme:
Kicking off in May, our first month’s theme is “Under Pressure”. Every month at our Club Meeting we will launch a new theme for the month’s Challenge. 

Entries: 
You are invited to enter with\max 2 pics each month. Pictures can be photos or other images, illustrations, etc. I have attached some examples. 


Rules:
All entries must engage with the monthly theme and be of your own creation.

All entries must engage water/ocean/diving/GBR/scuba/fish/bathtub/fishbowl/etc etc etc.

We’re currently a dry dive club, but we’re still a dive club – have some fun!
None of the entries should have been published before on social media.


How to enter the challenge: 
Please email entries to social@nautilus-scuba.net by midnight Wednesday 20th May.
Don’t publish your pics , keep them anonymous – just send them – it makes it more exciting!

Judging
Entries will be presented for voting on Friday 22nd May on the Nautilus FB page and via our Newsletter.
Our community can vote through either the facebook poll or the newsletter survey. All results will be collated and each month at the Club Meeting the winner will be announced.

Prizes
Nautilus Prize Packs will be awarded to the winner each month. 
Sanitised and delivered to your mailbox.

Summary

  1. The Inaugural Nautilus Dive Club Photo* Challenge’s theme is “Under Pressure”.
  2. Please email entries to social@nautilus-scuba.net by midnight Wednesday 20th May.
  3. Entries will be presented for voting on Friday 22nd May on the Nautilus FB page and via our Newsletter,
  4. with the winner announced at our next meeting, Wednesday 27th May.

We can’t wait!

Nicci Reid,
Nautilus Scuba Club Challenge Coordinator

Email: social@nautilus-scuba.net 

*  Pictures can be photos or other images, illustrations, etc. 

***DISCLAIMER*** Before we continue, this will be a trial-and-error process and we will definitely be ironing out the creases as we go. Our new Photo* Challenge is in the spirit of fun! We want to help you get your creativity flowing while we can’t all be under the sea! We’d love to hear your feedback, ideas, suggestions and contributions as we steam forward through these uncharted waters.

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 us cook the BBQ on occasion, take out the chairs and rubbish or pick up Pizza’s for the 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
  • Photo Comp Sub Committee Members. Our current photo comp committee members will be stepping down after the 2020 event. So to continue our annual event we need a Photo Editor, Photo Comp co-ordinator, Catering co-ordinator and general members to help out. 
  • Contact secretary@nautilus-scuba.net
  • Social Events Co-Ordinator. At the moment we don’t have a permanent committee member looking after this role so if you would love to plan some social gatherings for our club members please contact us. 
  • Contact secretary@nautilus-scuba.net

Please find the list of role descriptions here

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

Kind Regards,

Kirrily

Nautilus Secretary 19/20

 

 

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

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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