Dive Norma 25/09/2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Three divers headed out to the Norma wreck on Sunday from North Haven boat ramp, and although the sky didn’t look encouraging when we all woke up, it turned out to be a nice day when the sun came out. Vitamin Sea was taken out by skipper in training Steven, with the usual advantages talked up of the quietness of the engine. The dive went well, with a large wobbegong shark observed under the wreckage. Nice schools of fish, and a nice shiny anchor was observed early in the dive, but alas was not retrieved when it wasn’t swam past again. Visibility was only 4-5 m, but from all the previous storms and washoffs, it should be improving in the next few weeks.

David Warren, 28/09/2016.

Underwater Rugby - Pan Pacific Championships 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

Underwater Rugby  - Pan Pacific Championships 2016

28-29 May 2016, Brisbane

 Written by Grace Jordans,
 featuring images from interstate players
Wybrand Du Toit and Nick Drewitt Smith.  

As one of the youngest members of the Adelaide White Pointers Underwater Rugby Team, the chance to compete in Brisbane in the Pan Pacific games is just part of being in an emerging sport.  I’ve been involved for the last 18 months, so I’m fairly new to it, but one of the coaches of our team has played for both the Danish and Australian National teams, a great head start for anyone taking part.  The level of experience of many players involved in the Pan Pacifics is very high, and with a large representation of overseas players, I’ll not only learn heaps but am sure to have people to stay with wherever I go in my gap year. Cheap accommodation everywhere!

The team for the Pan Pacifics was a little small so some NS Whales were recruited.

And of course there was the women's national team too, featuring two of our top players Ingvild and Charlotte.
  The Brisbane trip has been a huge highlight for me, with the White Pointers competing against other state teams - the Whales, the Raiders, the Convicts, the Gauls (A and B teams), the Seadragons and the Underdogs.  We also had a team from Singapore and the men’s and women’s national teams.  The events ran quickly around the pool through the day, with plenty of time afterwards to get to know everyone and have a bit of fun.  We were a little short for players and recruited some of the Sydney’s ‘Whales’ over to the ‘shark side’ to bolster our ranks, but nothing could stop Sydney from taking out the top spot.

 The competition was good, but the spirit of everyone involved was just incredible.  On the last day with some spare pool time, we were able to hold some mixed team games and try out new positions.  I think this was my favourite part, and I learned a lot about how the different teams operate and think about the game. 

 This is a great sport, and I really enjoy it.  If anyone is thinking about having a go, then I would highly recommend coming down.  You are sure to get a friendly welcome and have a chance to experience something really different that is great fun.  Who knows, you might just be representing our state in a few months! 

Vitamin Sea Commissioning 4/06/2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

AUSC members who helped to christen Vitamin Sea.
AUSC's new boat was finally commissioned with her first dive.

The day came with Ralph rigging up a wine christening device, and curtain over the boat's name.

New boat name is proudly shown on the console, thanks to Mark.

Steven Saffi prepares the temporary rigging in the absence of an installed tank rack.

David Warren, 4/06/2016.

Special General Meeting Outcome and Change of Constitution

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Hi all,

At the 5/05/2016 special general meeting (SGM), a new revised constitution was approved for use:

Constitution Rev12 (5/05/2016)

This constitution was accepted by Consumer Business and Affairs on 25/05/2016.

The SGM minutes can also be found on the club's website.

David Warren, 25/05/2016.

Training and Development Opportunities

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hi all,

With thanks to AU Sport, the club has been successful in gaining funding to have subsidised/free positions for the following courses:

  • Seamanship x 8;
  • Oxygen provider x 5;
  • First aid certificate courses x 8; and
  • Stress and rescue courses x 5.

It is recommended to renew oxygen provider courses on an annual basis.

Last year we offered oxygen provider, seamanship and first aid, so it is the first time we have funding for stress/rescue.

If you can e-mail Jess (secretary@adelaidescuba.com) prior to Thursday 5/05/2016, so we can gather responses prior to the AUSC committee meeting.

David Warren, 27/04/2016.

Special General Meeting 5/05/2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hi all,

We wish to advise a special general meeting (SGM) for Thursday 5th May 2016, to be held at AUSC’s club rooms at West Beach, commencing at 6:30 p.m. Refer to the proposed agenda attached.

The need for this meeting is for the approval of a new constitution, as the club had feedback that the constitution approved at 2016’s AGM had a clause that may give confusion relating to requirements for changing the constitution. As a consequence, the new constitution, under Section 30 Alteration of Constitution, has this clause deleted, and so only allows changing of constitution by member vote alone. The changes specifically are shown in the screenshots below.

Please help the club by attending and getting our quorum up. If you cannot attend, please complete the proxy form, and send in to Jessica by 4/05/2016 as per the form requirements.

This will also be a bit of a social night with free BBQ, so come down to enjoy a few drinks.

Agenda Rev0 (including proxy form) / attached. Attachments:
Revision 11 (currently approved, but contradictory):

Revision 12 (proposed):

David Warren
AUSC President

Scubapro Platinum cards

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cards are available at the club on the coffee table, for financial members only.