Lake Barrine Social Event (18 January 2020)

 

 

 

 

When: Saturday 18th of January 2020, from 9am – approx. 2pm [or till when ever you wish]

Where: Lake Barrine – under the Tea House-  so whatever the weather – rain or shine – we have tables and seats plus shadow and a roof over our heads. 

Food & Drinks:  

  1. Morning Tea/Coffee with Scones @ 11am. 
  2. Bring A Plate for after swimming and lunch picknick. There are plates and cutlery available. 

There will be tea and coffee available from 9am in the morning. 
You can also obtain any food and drinks from the Tea House upstairs at any time you wish of course. 

Diving: you can dive in Lake Barrine – If you wish to dive, you have to bring your own gear and tanks. There is a grassy area adjacent to the terrace/ deck we can use for setting up tanks and swimming gear. 
Diving is at your own risk and initiative. You are responsible for your own safety. Dive always with a buddy, unless you have a ticket for solo diving. 

Boat tours: Nautilus Club members will receive a discount for the Lake Barrine boat tours on the day.  – Costs are $15 per adult [instead of $18 and children from 6-18years $8 – under 5years go for free.

Eco-friendly and conscious: Lake Barrine is a National Park. What we take in, we take out. And if you consider to bring anything from one of the fast food chains, please discard the packages immediately on arrival – as they don’t want to see that lying around and give the wrong impression to other guests. 

RSVP!! or Just Show UP – 
It would be nice to know that you are coming, but if you forgot, no worries.
I have booked for 30 for scones, and we have some scones/places left 🙂 There is enough space for everyone, there will be food [if you bring a plate] and the Tea House menu is also available.

But if you can, please let me know. Even if you are already driving the Gillies:)
Email: president@nautilus-scuba.net
Mobile: 0407 753 328


So looking forward to see you all at Lake Barrine !
Jannemieke,

January 2020 Club Dive (Port Douglas)

We are privileged to have again organised this month’s club dive with: Divers Den aboard their newer vessel, AquaQuest out of Port Douglas.
10 places are reserved and booking is easy over the phone.
Divers Den allows unguided dives for Nautilus Club members.

Details:
Date: Sunday 12th January, 2020
Check In: 08:00 (see below)
Departs: 08:30 sharp !

Costs:
Special members only rates, NOT for publication – please refer to your member email.

Additionals:
Hire gear and Nitrox is available – discuss you needs at the time of booking as additional cost may apply. Ask about these options when you call to book if required.
A  1 or 2 dive option may be available at a lower rate.

Booking:
Book direct with Divers Den. 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 08:00 to check in directly on the boat. Go down the main marina wharf to the end, then to the right. The boat departs 08:30 sharp.  Have your club and cert cards with you on the boat AS YOU WILL NEED THEM, both are critical.

Any other questions please call either Divers Den on Ph. 07 4046 7333, or
send an email to DiveCoordinator@nautilus-scuba.net (allow 48 hours reply time) or ask at an upcoming club meeting.


Enjoy bubble-blowers,

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

February 2020 Club Dive – T6 (Cairns)

Hello all members.

We are privileged to have again organised this month’s club dive with Tusa Dive aboard the delightful vessel T6 out of Cairns.
12 places are reserved and booking is easy over the phone.
Tusa T6 allows unguided dives for Nautilus Club members.

Details:
Date: Sun 9th February
Check In: 07:40 at the boat (end of A Finger on the Left side, Cairns Marlin Marina)
Departs: 08:00 sharp !

Costs:
Special Financial 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.

Additionals:
A 2 dive only option is available at a lower rate.
Nitrox is also available.
Ask about these options when you call to book if required.

Booking:
Book direct with Tusa Reservations ON THE PHONE ONLY (Tusa no longer has a dive shop on the Esplanade and online booking does not have the discount rate option), Ph. 07 4047 9100 between 8:30AM to 4:30PM.
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 07:30 to check in directly on the boat (T6) at the marina, A Finger as the boat departs 08:00 sharp.
Have your club and cert cards with you on the boat AS YOU WILL NEED THEM, both are critical.

Any other questions please call either Tusa Dive on Ph. 07 4047 9100, or
send an email to DiveCoordinator@nautilus-scuba.net (allow 48 hours reply time) or ask at an upcoming club meeting.


Enjoy bubble-blowers,

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

MALDIVES TRIP SEPT 2020 – BOOKED OUT!! Join the waitlist

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

Dates:

  • 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

2020 Photo Comp Update & Rules

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.

2020 UPC RULES

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 

 

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!!