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Newsletter August 2017

 

What is happening at Shellharbour Scuba Centre….

The group have come back from Truk with the most amazing pictures. Most have been put on facebook but we will put some of the favourites in this newsletter.
We have our largest travelling dive group heading off to the Philippines next month. Looking forward to seeing some amazing shots of the Whale Sharks at Oslob.
The diving has been great but the water is starting to cool off, so now is a great time to get that Semi dry wetsuit. We have specials in the shop with our Seac 7mm and Solafx 8mm suits. We also have a new Semi dry suit from Waterproof that looks great as well.
We also have included some amazing photos of our Mermaid Bonnie from Truk.
Hope to see you all diving with us very soon….

 

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April 2017

What’s Happening at Shellharbour Scuba Centre

The grey nurse sharks are still hanging around out at the gravel loader so now is a great time to get in the water and go visit them.

The conditions are looking to continue to improve, so it is a great time to come diving and get wet.

Shellharbour Scuba also have a great deal on the Seac Warmflex 7mm semi dry suits. Usually $695, now $395.

We also have trips away to Truk Lagoon in June and Philippines later in the year. Check below for more details on the Bali trip we have in 2018.

 

Our divers have just come back from an awesome trip, diving the wrecks of Honiara in the Solomon Islands. Most of the divers did their technical diving course with Neil at Tulagi Dive and they all had a great time while improving their diving skills. The rest of the divers got to dive on the USS Aaron Ward and while we are waiting for the photos here are some from there last visit. Aaron Ward_1Aaron Ward_2Aaron Ward_3 Craig Aaron Ward_3

Upcoming Dive Travel

Join us on the awesome trip  – Bali 16 – 24 March  2018

Candidasa – close to the central east coast dive sites, a quiet coastal getaway with lovely ocean views. The hills and rice paddies create a scenic, green backdrop. Nightlife is minimal but restaurants are good. Several art/handicrafts shops line the main street. The Bat Cave Temple of Lawah, home to thousands of fruit bats, may be visited.

Tulamben – a small fishing village with a stone beach on the north-east coast of Bali, home to the wreck of the USS Liberty.Crab

August 2016

What is happening at Shellharbour Scuba Centre….

 

Conditions have improved since the huge storms we experienced in June.

 

We have been getting to know the new terrain at the Gutter as most of the weed and sand have been moved away by the huge seas. Critters are starting to make a return and the water seems to remain at around 18 degrees, so now is a great time to get back into the water.

 

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Post Dive Maintenance Tips

Whether you’re a professional diver, social diver or only dive on holidays – it’s always essential to clean and maintain your scuba diving gear post dive to ensure its lifespan.

Your expert team at Shellharbour Scuba Centre are always on hand to assist you with our manufacturer’s warranty services recognised worldwide. Please never attempt to dismantle or refill your scuba diving equipment but here are some do-it-yourself tips that you can safely do at home:

Regulators

Ensure dust cap is dry and firmly in place before soaking regulators to soften dried salt particles. Do not push purge buttons whilst rinsing, as water can enter and travel back to the first stage causing damage. Pay attention to everything that swivels. Check compass bezel for sand particles. Pull back hose protectors to inspect for bulges, tears, abrasions, or corrosion of metal parts, and to allow drying. Rinse under warm-medium running water (not hot), allowing water to enter the mouth pieces.

BCD

Soak both inside and out. Gently quarter fill the bladder with fresh warm water, inflate, then swill it around before emptying through all dump valves. To dry your BCD, inflate slightly and place on a plastic or wooden hanger out of direct sun light.

Tanks

Never leave completely empty with valve open. Rinse off, paying particular attention to tank valve and under tank boot. Finish off by opening valve with a short blast to clear out any water.

Wet Suits, Booties, and Gloves

We strongly recommend the use of a conditioning wash that is anti-bacterial and deodorises. These washes will help to preserve, maintain suppleness, help prevent fading, and prolong the life of your gear.

All equipment should be soaked, soaped, brushed, rinsed, and where possible, kept out of the sun to prevent UV damage. If equipment is to be left assembled for extended periods of time (as when on dive vessels), ensure you rinse it down with fresh water during the day and especially before retiring for the evening. Do not hang equipment on metal hangers or drape over wire clotheslines – use purpose made hangers (available in store) to reduce tension on stitching and maintain shape. Store all equipment in a dry place whenever possible.

If in doubt, please do not hesitate to contact your friendly team at Shellharbour Scuba Centre today!