Finally we’re in the last month of a bitterly cold winter – The coldest winter I have ever experienced in the water with temperatures down to 10 degrees in Mid July, generally, we don’t hit those lows until Mid August.
Soon, the currents will change, the cold water coming up the Western side of Tasmania straight into Bass Straits will give way for the Australian Eastern current feeding warm waters down from the tropics and water temperatures will take a quick upward turn!
Again, this month we farewell and wish Bon Voyage to yet another crew of SCUBA CULTURE divers making their way to the warm tropical waters of the Philippines for a week then onto Palau for another week of diving whilst in sheer floating luxury.
Next month, another crew heads off to dive the Great Barrier Reef’s Cod Hole and the Ribbon Reefs!
Heading into Spring, we have once again joined forces with SCUBAPRO and are very happy to tell everyone about the fabulous deal offered for people who learn to dive with us throughout Spring. See: https://www.scubaculture.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Scuba-Culture-Software-Poster-MOD-2015.jpg
Quite a range of specialty training opportunities have also been scheduled for the coming 2 months with the inclusion of a Stress & Rescue course, a DAN Oxygen provider course as well as a Stress & Rescue Skills update for divers who have done the course but whose rescue skills are rusty and need updating.
Over the years, the Rescue Skills Update has been a very popular program, especially heading into the diving season, it provides divers and their buddies with the peace of mind that should something go wrong, they have the knowledge and skills to assist and rescue a fellow diver in distress.
Please welcome as new members of the SCUBA CULTURE team, Dylan Wilson and Olivia Prince, both of these guys are part of our current William Angliss crew, currently you will bump into them in the shop, but post October, they will also be running club dives.
As we welcome the new also need to say goodbye to another great member of staff who has been a fabulous instructor for us, Angela McDonagh has departed from Scuba Culture, we wish her all the very best with her future direction.