VSAG July General Meeting

Hi all
We will be holding our July General Meeting on Tuesday 16th July at The Water Rat Hotel, 256 Moray Street, South Melbourne. 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 Geelong Diver Jim Anderson. For those that remember the news story Jim is the diver that found and returned the 150 year old beer to the McEwens Brewery in Scotland. Jim will be talking about the early days of Melbourne Diving and particularly the rediscovery of many of the wrecks scuttled in the Ships Graveyard.
This should be a great prezzy especially for the rust lovers in the club.
Inaddition to Jim’s presentation we will bring you up to date on what’s been happening around the club including our trip to dive with the Bull Sharks in Fiji and our recent efforts to dive the SS Glenelg. Finally we will judge the June photo contest so don’t forget to get your entries in.

See you there

Ian

Ex HMAS Canberra 10th Anniversary Dive

Hi all
On 4th October this year it will be the 10th Anniversary of the sinking as an artificial reef of the Ex HMAS Canberra. Doesn’t time fly by.

There are plans being made by VARS to mark the occasion which will involve a celebratory meal.Details will come out closer to the date.

Myself and JL have both been talking to Luke English at Redboat’s about the event and he has kindly agreed to put on a boat for us so that we can dive her on the day of the anniversary.

The 4th October is a Friday so I wanted to give you plenty of notice so that days off work can be arranged if necessary for those wishing to join us for the dive.

The boat will depart Portsea Pier at 9.00am and Queenscliff at 9.15am. This trip is now up on the Redboat’s website www.Redboats.com.au so that you can book on if you wish to. The boat capacity is 18 but we will put additional dives on if it proves necessary .

Ian

VSAG June General Meeting

Hi all
We will be holding our June General Meeting on Tuesday 18th.
Safely back from Egypt I will presenting on Diving The SS Thistlegorm – the worlds best shipwreck?
As usual we will be in the bar from 19.00 with the meeting starting sharp at 20.00.
In addition to the prezzo we will update you on what’s going on around the club and we will judge our May Photo contest.
All members, guests and prospective members welcome.
See you there
Ian

Hi all
Our February general meeting is on next Tuesday 19th at 8.00pm at The Water Rat Hotel, 256 Moray Street, South Melbourne. As usual we will be in the bar from 7.00pm for a meal and a drink beforehand.

This months guest speaker will be a representative from Maritime Safety Victoria who will deliver a presentation entitled “ Beyond Compliance”
This prezzy will be an important one for our boat owners and anyone who dives from our boats. We have been invited to bring a PFD along on the night for a practice session on how to conduct the annual inspection required for the cylinder inflated PFD type. This is something that we all need to know how to do correctly.

In addition to our guest speaker we have a backlog of photo contests to judge with our October, November, December and January comps to vote on.

Hope to see you there on the night

Ian

VSAG General Meeting, Tuesday 15th January 2019

Our next club meeting is next Tuesday. As usual we will meet in the bar at The Water Rat Hotel, 256 Moray Street, South Melbourne from 7.00pm with the meeting starting at 8.00pm.

Our guest presenter for the night will be Richard Casley who will talk about his passion for diving for fossilised Megalodon teeth. What started out as fossil hunting in Port Phillip Bay has developed and taken Richard across the globe to fossil diving hotspots.

As usual we will bring you up to speed on what’s been happening around the club and what we have planned for the future.

See you there
Ian