July 2020 Club Dive – P3 (Cairns)

WOW … Regular Club Dives Are Back !!!

Hello all members, how are you?
I am very excited to let you all know that, post Covid19 drama, we are back to scheduled regular club dives, albeit that the routine dates are still slightly fluid (according to sponsor’s operations).  As such, we have  organised this month’s club dive with: Passions of Paradise aboard their vessel, P3 out of Cairns.  Twelve (12) places are reserved and booking is easy over the phone.
Passions of Paradise allows unguided dives for Nautilus Club members.

Date: SUNDAY 19th July (Not the usual Saturday on P3 at the moment)
Check In: 07:00 to 07:40 only at the Passions counter, Reef Fleet Terminal (Adj marina A Finger)
Departs: 08:00 sharp !

[Special members only rates, NOT for publication – please refer to your member email when it arrives or call and quote your current 2019-20 membership number] plus $20 Reef Tax & Levy.  This includes weights and tanks OR full gear rental at no extra cost.

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

Book direct with Passions Reservations, Ph. 07 4041 1600. 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 AS YOU WILL NEED THEM, both are critical.

You will be back in the about 17:00, weather dependent.

Any other questions please call either 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.

Nautilus Club Sponsor Dive Offer – ProDive Live-Aboard

Hello members.

To further the migration of divers back into the water, an Exciting Special Dive Offer has been created from one of our valued sponsors – ProDive Cairns.  If you wish to take up the offer then please do so direct with their office as none of the club members or committee are able to provide more information.

As this is an exclusive Club Members Only offer, specific details (including pricing) are only available in the Financial Member’s email that has been sent to you.  Retail information appears below – remember your Financial Member offer has a generous discount on this published rate! 
If you are ready to dive and want to join the club, the CLICK HERE
Nitrox is available onboard at additional cost.

Check you Email Inbox NOW and enjoy the first local live-aboard dive offer since Covid-19 Lock-down!

The offer extends until further notice.

There is a maximum of 17 guests onboard so numbers Are Limited!

The flyer (below) outlines all the inclusions and all other details, as well as our COVID safety plan and how to book.  Remember to ask about our Cancellation Policy at the time of booking and any other questions you may have.  You WILL NEED your current Club Membership and Diver Certification Cards when boarding so please remember them.


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,


Nautilus Secretary 19/20



2020 Photo Comp Rules & Entry Form

Hi All,

Next year the club will be holding a 3 week Exhibition of our Underwater Photo Competition at the TANKS for the wider community to enjoy & the Awards Night will be held on the final night of the exhibition.

Here are the updated rules for next years Underwater Photo Competition. We encourage you to read these as they are different to last year.



Some of the main changes include:

  • Closing date for entries is 15th April
  • Award night will be Thursday 11th June
  • We have further defined the GBR category to “The beauty of the GBR”.

With the success of this years event, we expect next years to be even bigger so we need your help. Let us know if you can Volunteer on the Photo Comp Sub Committee. Even if you can just help us set it up! We would really appreciate it. Email us @ secretary@nautilus-scuba.net

Kind Regards, 

Peter, Phil, Kirrily 


MALDIVES TRIP SEPT 2020 – BOOKED OUT – Possible postponement due to COVID-19

Nautilus Scuba Club, Sept 2020 Trip: MV Emperor Voyager, Maldives

Dedicated Club Charter: 20 places only: 7 Nights, 17 Dives, Full Board, Transfers ex-Male, Free Nitrox

Trip put together by Diversion Dive Travel especially for Nautilus Scuba Club Members

Why Maldives Liveaboard?

  • Maldives are very spread out – so a Liveaboard is the best way to visit the most sites
  • Itinerary: ‘Best of the Maldives’
  • Rasdhoo Atoll: Hammerhead Dive, Beautiful Reef with Pelagics
  • North Ari Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Maaya Thila Night Dive, Multiple Manta Cleaning Stations
  • South Ari Atoll: Whale Sharks, Beautiful Pinnacles
  • South Male Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Beautiful Macro Wreck.
  • Vaavu Atoll: Beautiful channels with magical soft corals and pelagic delights. Action packed night dive with Nurse Sharks and others.
  • North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles


  • Sat 5 – Sat 12 September 2020 (liveaboard)
  • (Fri 4 – Sun 13 Sept 2020 for the whole trip)

Getting There:

  • Airfares Cairns to Male via Singapore with Singapore Airlines
  • Brief overnight needed on both legs of the journey (can stay at Changi Airport short-stay hotel)

MV Emperor Voyager

  • Emperor Divers is a well respected operator with liveaboards in Maldives & Indonesia
  • The MV Emperor Voyager is a welcoming modern, 30m spacious liveaboard built to a high standard, accommodating 20 guests in 7 twin and 3 double cabins, all ensuite with air-con and a fan.
  • 7 days package on-board includes:
  • 3 meals per day, afternoon snacks
  • Free Nitrox
  • Unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee
  • 17 dives per week in total (2-3 dives per day but no diving on the arrival/departure day)
  • Dedicated Dhoni with 3 dive guides
  • Tanks, weights, Nitrox (certification required)
  • Transfers for boarding and disembarking
  • GST 12% & Green Tax
  • 1 BBQ night on a local island
  • (weather & conditions permitting)

As the trip is planned for September 2020 the following needs to be taken into consideration:

  • Pricing is exclusive to Nautilus Club members: discounted based on 3 FOC (effectively 15% off)
  • Per person liveaboard price will be charged in EUR converted to AUD at the exchange rate at the time payments are made.
  • All cabins will be sold on a first come first served basis.
  • Deposit required: AU$ 600 now to secure your place.
  • Final balance three months prior to the trip
  • As per Club policy, deposits are non-refundable – but are transferrable.
  • For further info contact Jim on 0427794993, email overseastrips@nautilus-scuba.net

Sticky: See what we’ve got planned for you.. in the Calendar

So you might be wondering what we’ve got planned for our members in the coming months & years?  Well 2019 is jam packed and we are already working on 2020 & /2021 local (FNQ/NQ), national (Australia wide) and exotic overseas trips.  If you have any suggestions, comments or are interested in becoming involved more in the club, please contact us via  president@nautilus-scuba.net

Also, while you are here, check out our events calendar with all the dates https://www.nautilus-scuba.net/calendar/list/

We have so much on, including:

  • Club dives every month,
  • Club Member & Committee meetings every month,
  • Overseas trips,
  • Social Events,
  • Underwater photo comp in June  each year,
  • Extra local and national ‘Special Dive’ events,
  • and more!!