Interstate Friends

Interstate Friends of UECWA

Are you traveling interstate and want to dive with a like-minded club?

Victoria

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Web – https://vsag.org.au/
FaceBook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/vsag.divers/about/
Email – president@vsag.org.au

 

 

VSAG usually have a night shore dive every Friday evening, and run boat dives on a Saturday or Sunday. Weather permitting, they are diving every week. The diving is off Member’s boats, and the number of boats can vary week-to-week based on availability and diver-demand.

Diving is generally on the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour and a half outside of Melbourne. The usual launch point is Sorrento.

It is important to note that the conditions in Victoria can be challenging, and generally the dives are at an advanced level (so may not suit everyone). VSAG try to select sites based on the experience level of the divers, as well as weather conditions.

VSAG are renowned for their safe approach to diving.

VSAG do not offer gear for hire apart from a small number of cylinders, so you would need to organise this. They can advise on places to hire gear if required.

There is some excellent diving to be experienced around Melbourne!

To enquire re dive spaces contact Ian Scholey on 0439 310646 or via email at ischoley@iinet.net.au

South Australia

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Based in Adelaide, South Australia the Underwater Explorers Club of SA (UEC) is the longest running recreational scuba diving club in Australia.

As our name suggests we love exploring the marine environment. South Australia has many exciting dive locations and ship wrecks. The dive club does regular dives at locations within easy reach of metropolitan Adelaide and has frequent trips to the Yorke Peninsula and other regional South Australia dive sites.

Why not come with us on your next dive adventure.

Dive club members vary in experience from beginning open water divers to old salts who have logged thousands of dives. We are a friendly bunch and our experienced divers are more than happy to help out with those who are just getting into this exciting activity.
We run regular seminars for our members and maintain current skills in dive safety, diver emergencies and seamanship.

Have a look at who we are on our website www.uecof sa.org.au and if you are interested in coming to one of our meetings or on an introductory dive or you are visiting from interstate we’d love to hear from you.

Contact us at secretary@uecofsa.org.au

Tasmania

The TUDC promotes safe and affordable diving catering to all levels of experience. They have dive sheds located at both Hobart and Launceston campuses, with dives run across the state on a regular basis. These dives include Night Dives and Research & Conservation programs.

The club currently owns two boats; the 15 ft Tristar aluminium Thumpin’ Willy, and a 20 ft rigid inflatable Trojan. They also own a portable compressor and a heap of dive gear – which you would have full access to.

In terms of costs – it is $15 for a single trip membership, and $25 for a half year membership. These Memberships are available for anyone from outside of Tasmania. You would then need to contribute towards the cost of diving in addition to these Membership fees.

The southeast of Tasmania is home to some of the world’s best temperate water diving. Day and weekend trips are regularly made up to Bicheno on the East Coast, out to Bruny Island, and down to the Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas. A few of TUDC’s favourite dives include Waterfall Bay, Isle de Phoque, Nine Pin Point, Tinderbox marine reserve, Betsey Island shipwrecks, and the beautiful Fortescue Bay kelp forests.

If you are travelling to Tassie, you can check the diving schedule on TUDC’s website: www.tudc.org.au… They are constantly posting to their dive calendar. However, if there is nothing planned (and they’re available) – they’ll organise a dive and beer when you’re around.

New South Wales

If you are traveling to Sydney and would like to tee up a dive, please e-mail either Mel at divebookings@uecwa.com.au, or Mike at membership@uecwa.com.au for details