VSAG General Meeting

Hi all,
We will be holding our May Club Meeting on Tuesday 18th May at The Clare Castle, 354 Graham St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207 and online via Zoom. As usual we will meet in the bar from 19.00 with the meeting starting at 20.00 sharp. Guests are always welcome to attend via either medium. Please book early as there is a room limit at the Clare Castle of 20 people.

Our speaker this month is 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


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

VSAG July General Meeting

Hi all
We will be holding our July General Meeting on Tuesday 17th July at The Water Rat Hotel, South Melbourne.
Our special guest presenter will be John Lippman, Executive Director of DAN Asia Pacific.
John’s presentation will focus on post dive incident indicators, immediate care and evacuation, and as always, you will get the correct information from this industry icon. John is an extensively published author of some of the best texts and manuals ever written about diving safety coming from a diver for divers. His books are written in easy to understand terminology making it possible for all divers to understand the material.
John has been the driving force behind the growth and proliferation of DAN in our region, with a growth in membership, so comes a growth in demands and services. Nowadays, DAN doesn’t just provide advice and evacuation cover for divers but additionally a broad range of courses for the diver and non diver alike.
In addition to John’s presentation we will update on whats been going on around the club and also on whats coming up and as usual we will judge the VSAG Photo contest for the previous month.
As usual we will be in the bar for drinks and a meal from 7pm.
All members, their guests and prospective members are welcome to attend.
See you on the night
VSAG Committee