Walindi, PNG – Overseas Trip September 2019 – Book Now- 8 spaces left

Photo by Terry Cummins

Photo by Colin Tonazzi

Walindi Plantation Resort, one of our fabulous sponsors, is an intimate dive resort situated on the shores of Kimbe Bay on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Kimbe Bay is a huge marine protected area with an extremely bio-diverse ecosystem, home to prolific and diverse marine life and pristine reefs.   A range of shark species are regularly sighted, including hammerheads and silvertips, with some resident pod of dolphins, schools of barracuda, tuna and jacks, and the occasional sighting of a whale if you are lucky!

Dates of travel will be Sun 15th – Sun 22nd September 2019: 7 nights, 15 boat dives (+shore dives), flying with Air Niugini. 

Photo by Terry Cummins

Spots are available for Max 16 pax (14+2 FOC discount;  8 spots left), September is a popular season for diving in Walindi, so we recommend you sign up sooner than later!

Included in the price:  

  • 7 nights accommodation @ Walindi Resort (see room options below)
  • 15 Boat Dives (includes tanks, weights and guides)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Airport transfers to and from the Resort

Excludes:   Dive gear hire, Night dives (subject to availability), Environment & Safety fee (AUD 10 per

                    diver per day), Other optional Activities & Tours at the resort, Bar spending, Personal

                     spending, Flights, Dive & Travel insurances (compulsory for Club trip participation)

Photo by Colin Tonazzi

ACCOMMODATION:

2 x Bungalows (Premium rooms) – 4 pax – TAKEN

  • Free-standing ‘bure’ style accommodation, all with en suite bathroom, ceiling fans (no air-conditioning), tea & coffee making facilities, a small fridge, closet, working desk and a private veranda.
  • These are all located along the beachfront and have water views.
  • The Bungalows have one Queen size bed and one Single bed

1 x Bungalows (Premium room) – 1 pax – TAKEN

4 x TWIN Plantation House Rooms (Standard rooms) – 8 pax – 7 SPOTS AVAILABLE

  • Slightly smaller, but still with all the same features as the Bungalows.
  • Built in a block of 4 rooms so they all share a veranda and located a bit further back from the beach with garden views.

1 x DOUBLE Plantation House Room (Standard room) – 2 pax – TAKEN

1 x SINGLE Plantation House Room (Standard room) – 1 pax – 1 SPOT AVAILABLE

Photo by Colin Tonazzi

Photo by Colin Tonazzi

FLIGHTS:

All flights are with Air Niugini and the full cost of the return air fare is approx. AUD 800-900 (subject to change).

OUTBOUND

Sun 15/09/19           PX 093     Dep   CNS 11:45     Arr POM 13:10

                                     PX 244      Dep   POM 15:05   Arr HKN   16:10

INBOUND:      

Sun 22/09/19            PX 241    Dep   HKN 07:00     Arr POM 08:05      

                                      PX 090     Dep POM 09:30     Arr CNS 10:55

 

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

For more info on Walindi Resort and diving in Walindi, please visit:

http://www.walindifebrina.com/Walindi-Resort

Photo by Colin Tonazzi

Anilao Philippines Trip MAY 2019 – Book Now! few spaces left

OVERSEAS TRIP

Club Oscellaris Anilao,Philippines – 4 Spaces left!

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:                                                

6 x Twin/Double rooms = 12 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

 

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!!

November Club Dive – Passion 3 (Cairns)

Hello all members.

We are privileged to have again organised this month’s club dive with Passions of Paradise aboard the delightful vessel Passion III out of Cairns12 places are reserved and booking is easy over the phone.
Passions allows unguided dives for Nautilus Club members.

Details:
Date: Sat 10th Nov.
Check In: 07:00 to 07:40 only at the Passions counter, Reef Fleet Terminal (Adj marina A Finger)
Departs: 08:00 sharp !

Costs:
[Special members only rates, NOT for publication – please refer to your member email or call] plus $20 Reef Levy.  This includes weights and tanks OR full gear rental at no extra cost.

Additionals:
All inclusive, no additional options available (No Nitrox onboard).

Booking:
Book direct with Passions Reservations, Ph. 07 4041 1600 during office hours.   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 07:00 to check in directly at the Passions counter, Reef Fleet Terminal (Adj marina A Finger). Check in closes at 07:40 for a prompt 08:00 departure.
Have your club and cert cards with you on the boat AS YOU WILL NEED THEM, both are critical.

Any other questions please call  Passions of Paradise on Ph. 07 4041 1600, or
send an email to DiveCoordinator@nautilus-scuba.net (allow 48 hours reply time) or ask at an upcoming club meeting.

Enjoy bubble-blowers (and see you on-board … I am looking forward to this club dive day !)

Darren Ramsey,
Nautilus Club Dive Coordinator.
email: divecoordinator@nautilus-scuba.net