Social Gatherings – join us!

While we currently cannot meet in person, Join your dive buddies on Friday night (and a Tuesday or two!) at 7pm QLD time for an online catchup to talk all things diving and try and keep the walls at bay!
The program used is Zoom Meeting – each of the meetings has it’s own particular link. We would recommend downloading the program with some time to acquaint yourself with it.

You can attend without installing Zoom Meeting, however it tends to work better for you if you do.

 

Later in the year I still have Physical Social nights planned – if social distancing regulations have completed by then, we will still run these – it not we will make them online Zoom Meetings

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Friday 8th May – SOUTH AFRICA MEMORIES – Invitation Link 8/5/20 – Meeting ID: 774-4155-7550

  • South Africa 2020 Meetup!
  • All welcome – those who attended and those who are interested in the next one!

 

Tuesday 12th May – RECENTLY COMPLETED COURSE CHAT – Invitation Link 12/5/20 – Meeting ID: 753-8355-7735

Specific catch up for divers completing courses in the last year

  • How are you progressing? Have you used the skills learned?
  • Feeling Confident/Competent? Why or Why not?
  • Looking for information on further/specific training/courses? Please Ask!!

 

Friday 15th May – COVID CATCHUP – Invitation Link 15/5/20 – Meeting ID: 760-8992-7667

  • Recent Catchup
  • Recent CoVid-19 news/updates – TBC
  • Dive Trip Planning post CoVid19 – Update
  • Discussion Topic – Dive Incidents – Have you had one? How could it have been prevented?
  • ‘Disagreement Welcome’ Topic – Mask Skirts – Black Silicone versus Clear silicone
  • Dive Science Topic – Regulators – Piston Vs Diaphragm, Balanced Vs Unbalanced

 

Tuesday 19th May – EDUCATION NIGHT – QUERY NIGHT – Invitation Link 19/5/20 – 720-9905-1497

  • Interested in the following courses?
    • Specialty Training Courses
      • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver
      • Deep Diver (to 40m)
      • Wreck Diver
    • Rescue Diver Course

 

Friday 22nd May – SANTO MEMORIES –  Invitation Link 22/5/20 – Meeting ID: 774-2419-8264

  • All welcome:
    • Those who attended Santo with us in the past – Come join and chat!
    • Those who are booked onto Santo 2020 NYE

 

Friday 29th May – COVID CATCHUP – Invitation Link – 29/5/20 – Meeting ID: 775-6384-5361

  • Recent Catchup
  • Recent CoVid-19 news/updates – TBC
  • Di’s Dive Trip Planning post CoVid19 – Update
  • Discussion Topic – What are you going to do once all restrictions are lifted?
  • ‘Disagreement Welcome’ Topic – Jacket Style/Rear Inflation – Buoyancy Control Devices
  • Dive Science Topic – TBC

 

Friday 5th June – TRUK MEMORIES – Invitation Link – 5/6/20 – Meeting ID: 725-8605-0241

  • Truk Meetup!
  • All welcome –
    • Those who attended Truk with us 2017/2019
    • Those who are booked onto Truk 2021
    • Those who are interested in the next one with us!

 

Friday 12th June – COVID CATCHUP – Invitation Link – 12/6/20 – Meeting ID: 796-9257-1572

  • Recent Catchup
  • Recent CoVid-19 news/updates – TBC
  • Dive Trip Planning post CoVid19 – Update
  • Discussion Topic – What is your favourite Sea Critter – Why?
  • ‘Disagreement Welcome’ Topic – Weight systems – Belts versus BCD Integration
  • Dive Science Topic – TBC

 

Friday 19th June – FISH ROCKS CAVE MEMORIES – Invitation Link – 19/6/20 – 777-5370-4975

  • South West Rocks/Fish Rocks Cave Meetup!
  • All welcome – those who attended in the past,  and those who are interested in the next one!

 

Friday 26th June – COVID CATCHUP – Invitation Link – 26/6/20 – Meeting ID: 788-2808-7121

  • Recent Catchup
  • Recent CoVid-19 news/updates – TBC
  • Dive Trip Planning post CoVid19 – UpdateSouth
  • Discussion Topic – TBC
  • ‘Disagreement Welcome’ Topic – Snorkels – we have to carry one in QLD – where do you put yours?
  • Dive Science Topic – TBC

 

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Friday 13th November- Social Night – Breakfast Creek Hotel – Meet & Greet for Christmas Island Dive Trip – Facebook Event Link

  • Recent Catchup
  • Christmas Island – trip Itinerary/outline presentation
  • Questions/Answers

 

Christmas Party! Friday 11th December – Social Night – Breakfast Creek Hotel – Meet & Greet for Santo New Years Eve Trip – Facebook Event Link

  • Recent Catchup
  • Merry Christmas
  • Santo, Vanuatu Dive Trip – trip Itinerary/outline presentation
  • Questions/Answers

 

PAST MEETINGS:

Friday 24th April

  • How is social distancing affecting you and how are you handling it?
  • Mark will be online until 7:30 for any servicing/equipment advice.
  • Update on Santo hit by TC Harold in early April
    • GoFundMe page for Coral Quays staff who have lost houses etc in TC Harold
    • Planned NYE Santo trip to support Luganville after TC Harold
  • Dive Trip Planning post CoVid19 – Update
    • Truk 2021 Trip – nearly full – only 1 spot left
    • Yearly planner of dive travel requested for divers to plan trips
  • Wreck exploration dive days suggested when DiveQuest resumes day dive trips

 

Friday 1st May – Invitation Link 1/5/20

  • Recent Catchup
  • Recent news – “Potential dangers to divers’ health post recovering from CoVid19”
  • Dive Trip Planning post CoVid19 – Update
  • Discussion topic – What makes a good (and not so good) dive buddy?
  • ‘Disagreement Welcome’ Topic – Split Fins/Pivot Fins/Paddle Fins
  • Dive Science Topic – Regulator Testing – how and why, and the tools used.