16 September 2010

Gday Froggies,

We held the annual Frog Dive treasure hunt last weekend. A huge thank you goes out to everyone that assisted, and I will not list names for fear of missing someone but to the skipper of the boat, the divemasters, especially the sponsors, the Chef [ben], and to all that turned up on the day. We had 120 divers sign in, and we fed them and another 30-40 more people. Paul Read is compiling a video on the day and we hope to have that shortly on the website. The weather was fantastic, smiles all round, and your appreciation was also noted. Thank you.

Back to reality… the diving conditions for this weekend looks pretty poor. The wind along the coast will not be too bad, but the swell will be big. So we have decided not to run a shore dive this Saturday as we believe the conditions to unfavourable to shore dive. The skipper will make a call on the boat dives tomorrow.

We have attached a Mike Ball flyer to the top of this email, giving details of the Minke whale expedition next year. Also the long weekend to Port Stephens [Nelsons Bay] has only 2 positions remaining. Call either store to book.


Just a reminder about the 2010 Frog Dive Christmas party. It is to be held at Angelos on the Bay, 11th December. We have used Marie and her facility for the past 2 years, and because of the sensational service and location, we have had to return for a record third year! They can only accommodate 120 people, so there is some urgency in booking a spot. The night is formal, dress for ladies suit for the gents. Food begins at 6.30pm and so does the alcohol. I only had 1 beer last year in other words the glass was never empty. You can organise a table of 10 people, and please begin to let us know shortly if you intend to come.


We are very lucky to live where we do. As a scuba diver it is only a short drive either north or south to experience some fantastic diving. There are so many of you that have not ventured past your local sites and you have missed out on some lifetime experiences. Break out of your comfort zone, and book a weekend away with us. Our weekend to dive from Forster and Seal Rocks is always a trip to remember. The boat is big, and has a toilet and shower on board. The travel time is not too long, and the sites are crammed with fish. It is not all about the grey nurse sharks, as the marine life will blow you away. 4 boat dives, accommodation, air fills and your second tank are supplied.


Our last weekend away south to the beautiful Jervis Bay was absolutely brilliant. Jervis is only 2.5 hours south of Sydney and can be dived in most weather conditions. Expect to see the playful seals come within your arms reach whilst diving, and make sure you bring your camera to take some great action shots. You do not need to drive all the way to Narooma [5 hours] to dive with these happy critters, as Jervis Bay holds a healthy population during these coming months. But once again get in early to secure a spot. Call either store for more details.

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