Xavier’s news

With June and the shortest day of the year now a thing of the past, we look to slowly but surely the days getting longer and water temperatures to bottom out and start to climb back up in order to get divers out at club dives.
I must admit it has been hard to cope with the weather in Melbourne following a few days in Vanuatu’s tropical paradise and going from diving 27 degree water to ice on the windscreen of the car in the morning and fog with visibility less than what we had diving whilst on holidays!
Although the training did slow up a bit in June, numbers were still quite good across a range of specialty courses, especially the ones where the theory was done here and the dives whilst in Vanuatu.
Looking to the future, more exciting dive trip locations are being added to our calendar with at the end of January and peak Summer season, a trip diving with South Australia’s Great White sharks off Neptune and the Sir Joseph Banks group of Islands.
Although the Solomon Islands dive trip information night had a small turn-out, several divers took with them booking forms and information flyers. At this point in time, we have only 8 places left on that trip (June 9 – 19 2014).
Looking a little further away, we have 8 places on the back to back Philippines and Palau live-aboard trip (1 – 16 August 2014), and only 3 places left on the live-aboard dive trip to Truk Lagoon (10 – 21 November 2014).
We have just finalised our travel destinations for 2015, these will see us heading back to Vanuatu, a fabulous resort in Fiji where you can dive and snorkel with Manta Rays, and to the ultimate last frontier in tec diving as we head to Bikini Atoll.