Calling off a dive due to weather

The Diving

Calling off a dive due to weather

The weather been unpredictable means that there maybe occasions when a dive is cancelled. You will normally be notified as early as possible the morning of a dive whether the dive is canceled. If there is a strong wind/weather warning predicted the dive will generally be cancelled the night before.

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Diving conditions

The club dives in varying weather conditions and as such you should be prepared for rain, hail or shine. Due to this it is mandatory requirement for you to hold a minimum of Advance Open Water or equivalent as well as some recent diving experience. The club does many shore dives which you are welcome […]

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Where are the dive sites located?

The dive sites are generally located around Rottnest Island and the Stragglers and many of them are exclusive to the UEC having been found in over 60 years of exploration. The actual sites dived on the day may differ from those advertised depending on weather and sea conditions. All boat dive trips are double dives, […]

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Is Cray Fishing allowed?

Cray fishing is allowed from the boat but must adhere to all Cray fishing regulations (i.e. during season, license required, size limit, boat bag limit, and only in areas allowed etc.). Spear fishing and line fishing is not allowed on the UEC boat during diving activities.

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Is Solo Diving allowed

Solo diving is permitted from the boat with the appropriate certification and equipment.

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I don’t have a buddy

If you are not diving with a buddy you will be paired up with someone of suitable experience or interest.

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What do I do when I arrive?

On arrival you will need to stow your gear on the boat as directed by the Dive Officer and you will then receive a briefing on the day’s activities and safety procedures. You must be an Advanced Open Water (or equivalent) certified diver and you will be asked to show your certification on your first […]

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Who crews the boat?

The boat is crewed by one of the club volunteer Skippers and a Dive Officers who remain on the boat during the diving. Crews receive extensive training including First Aid to carry out their duties.

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What days do you dive?

Diving is on alternate Saturdays and Sundays and a full calendar of dives can be found on the UEC website http://www.uecwa.com.au/

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What time does the boat depart?

The boat loads at the loading jetty at Port Coogee Marina at 7:45am for an 8.00am sharp departure. We usually return between 3 and 4pm depending on dive sites visited.

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