We will be holding our April Club Meeting on Tuesday 20th April at The Clare Castle, 354 Graham St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207. As usual we will meet in the bar from 19.00 with the meeting starting at 20.00 sharp.
Our guest speaker this month will be Jane Bowman, PADI Course Director, EFR Instructor Trainer, CDAA Advanced Cave Instructor.
It only took a single trip to the Maldives in 1984 that commenced a love for SCUBA diving that is still as strong today as then and started what was to become not just a hobby but a career. PADI training has enabled Jane to become one of the few female Course Directors in Australia. She is also an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer, CDAA Instructor and a Marine Safety Coxswain. A love of photography and marine biology has enabled her to appreciate not only what Victoria has to offer but better appreciate overseas destinations. Jane has traveled extensively to destinations such as Malaysia, Thailand, Fiji, New Zealand, Mexico, USA, Tonga, Chuuk (Truk Lagoon), Palau, Guam, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Indonesia, the Marshall Islands, the Galapagos, Brunei and Niue. Technical diving has included trips to Florida, Mexico, Vanuatu and the Nullarbor to dive the caves plus countless journeys to Mt Gambier to dive in Australia’s best cave diving area.
Jane was inducted in the International Women Divers Hall of Fame in the USA in 2010. She was the second Australian (after Valerie Taylor) to be selected for this award based on her extensive training, teaching and technical diving experience especially for female divers. She was awarded OzTek’s Industry Recognition Award in 2017.
In addition to Jane’s presentation we will bring you up to date on what’s been happening around the club including local diving during March . Finally we will judge the monthly photo contest so don’t forget to get your entries in.
See you there