18 June 2010

Gday Froggies,

Well after 4 weekends of rubbish weather it looks like this weekend will be worth putting on your gear and venturing out to your favourite site to dive. Some of you have braved the conditions over the last couple of weeks with mixed reports, so let’s hope we have seen the last of the bad weather, and that we can get amongst some good winter conditions. Each year we let you know why it is a good time to dive. The reasons are numerous, westerly winds blow the dirty water out to sea which is replaced with cleaner cooler water from underneath [called upwelling], less crowds so more car spaces, and generally less swell due to the winds from offshore. This weekend will see the winds, although slight, come from the land again from the south west. So from this we can expect far better diving conditions than previously experienced.

SHORE DIVE SATURDAY

Our weekly dives continue this weekend with Elliott running an easy shore dive at Bare Island. For those Guildford customers wanting to come along and need also to hire equipment, you can meet at the store at 8am, sort out your gear, and even get a lift with Elliott to the site [space for 3 only in the car]. First in best dressed. If you wish to simply meet Elliott at the site then you can do so. Anyone intending to dive must call Elliott on his mobile 0400322091 to let him know that you are coming. You can meet him at Bare Island at 10am if you are driving straight there. We will have a BBQ back at the shop afterwards [free]. I thought I should post a photo of Elliott so you know what IT looks like!!!

TEAM DIVE LONG BAY JULY 11th

Due to the cancellation of the dive at Shellhabour, the drysuit trial day will now be at the next team dive. We will be running the boat to dive with the grey nurse shark colony at Magic Point during the day, and it is a very short boat trip for those that suffer with seasickness! Bookings are a must for the boat, and also to trial a drysuit. We require your height and weight to dive in the Apollo suits prior to ensure you get an opportunity to use them. Please email luke@frogdive.com.au to book your drysuit or call either store to book your boat dive. We meet at the end of Fishermans rd. As usual lunch will be served….a hot lunch at that!

SKI TRIP

This is the last call for anyone wanting to join us in the snow this year. Both John and Luke are going and we are booked into the lovely Snowy Gums Chalet that has its own spa, bar, open fireplace and restaurant. Your breakfasts and dinners are included along with your accommodation. We have only 7 places available and you need to confirm by the end of trade tomorrow. The cost is $450 each and we are staying on snow at Smiggins Holes next to Perisher. Please call either store to book and for those that are coming along full payment is now due.

DIVE THE “BRISBANE WRECK”

Elliott is escorting our group this year to Mooloolaba to do 4 dives on the fabulous Brisbane wreck. Sunreef dive will organise our dives and accommodation is included in beautiful apartments in Mooloolaba. You will fly to Maroochydore on Friday the 20th August and be transferred to Mooloolaba. On Saturday and Sunday you will do 2 dives each day, and then fly home on Monday. The cost is $649 each excluding airfares. Most people use frequent flyer points, although airfares return to Mooloolaba are not expensive. Please express your interest now so we can get some idea of numbers.

JERVIS BAY and FORSTER SEAL ROCKS

On the same weekend we are running 2 separate weekends away. Jervis bay is a short 2.5 hour drive south of Sydney and is protected by a massive bay. We expect to be diving with the seals at that time of year. Forster / Seal Rocks is around 3.5 hours dive north of Sydney and has an amazing array of marine life. This area is famous for the grey nurse shark population and both weekends away include accommodation, 4 boat dives, second tank, and air. The cost for either trip is $350.00 / 325.00 team.

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