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Here is a list of general imformation to contact our club
plus other useful diving contacts


The new committee members for 2004 are:

 

President                          Valentino Pikoulas

Vice President                Steve Schober

Treasurer                         Paola Guerrato

Secretary                         Jane Schober

Dive Officer                    Chris Manning

Equipment Officer         Steve Schober

Promotions Officer        Martin Hodgson

Webmaster                      Kerry McKenzie

Newsletter Editor          Julie Jones

Officers                            Dave Clements

                                           Damien Lonergan

                                           Madeleine Ward

                                           Ken Garnett


What you need to take when travelling to

Pelorus Island

PELORUS ISLAND CAMPING WEEKEND 


 We depart from TAYLORS BEACH boat ramp . It takes about 1 ˝ hours to get to Taylors Beach from Townsville. The Taylor’s Beach turnoff is the second turnoff to your right just as you leave North of Ingham. It takes approx. 30 minutes to get to Pelorus from the mainland. 

Before anything else the club tarp gets put up for shade to protect the eskies & their essential contents. The club FIRST AID KIT & OXYVIVA will also be located at the edge of the tarp for quick access should they be needed.

 The compressor will be set up as far away from us as sensible. There is also a club BBQ plates. 
 Pelorus Island is a coral beach so footwear is essential. 
When getting off and unloading the boat, its done in knee deep water with coral, rocks and the occasional razor sharp oyster shell about so wetsuit boots or shoes that can get wet will be needed. 

YOU WILL NEED: 
· DIVING / SNORKELLING GEAR – stinger suits are handy in the water (as an inshore island, there is still the possibility for stingers this time of year). 

· CAMPING EQUIPMENT tent, sleeping bag, air bed, etc. 

· FOLDING CHAIR - believe us - this is essential!! 

· FOOD- only take what you can eat ( PLAN EACH MEAL ) 

· TOILET PAPER & SMALL SPADE 

DRINKING & ALL PURPOSE WATER, usually people take a small jerry can of water. Generally 5L per person per day is sufficient. 

· ESKI with ice - Dry ice will last for 3 day weekends if packed properly. 
Available from: BOC GASES - DUCKWORTH ST. 

· TORCH / LIGHT 

· HAT, SUNSCREEN & INSECT REPELLENT 

· PARTY STUFF - DRINKS & NIBBLIES - THIS IS A NQUEC DIVE TRIP!!! 
REMEMBER ........... EVERYTHING WE BRING WE HAVE TO LOAD ON & OFF THE BOAT & CARRY UP & DOWN THE BEACH. WE FORM A CHAIN GANG TO MAKE IT EASIER BUT PLEASE ONLY BRING WHAT YOU NEED. 

 Depart/Pickup from Pelorus Beach – 

 COST: Will depend on the charter boat that we use at the time of booking. Note that there is also a cost for the use of the compressor airfills of $5 per diving person per day (only on the days that you dive). This is to cover the cost of servicing the compressor. 



Diving Medicals
For those considering taking up diving as a hobby will need to supply a dive medical
to enrole in a dive course.
Not all medical centres provide this service.
Here is a list of medical centres who do provide the service


Townsville 

Dr Doyle                            30 Charles Street, Aitkenvale. Ph 47795077

Dr Bruce Logan                 280 Flinders Mall. Ph 47722266

Dr Conway Savis               Mundingburra Medical Centre
                                          128 Ross River Rd, Mundingburra. Ph 47790622

Dr Greg Winter                18 Castlemaine St, Kirwan. Ph 47737311

Northside Clinic                 89 Bundock St, Begian Gardens. Ph 47212455

Dr Kerry Gillespie             5 Stoke St, City.  Ph 47240026



Magnetic Island 

Magnetic Island Medical Medical Centre.        Ph 47785614
    68 Sooning St, Nelly Bay

Nelly Bay Clinic.                                                  Ph 47785107
    76 Sooning St, Nelly Bay



Cairns 

Dr Cameron                        Terry White Pharmacy
                                               Upper Level, Myer Centre.  Ph 40313717

Dr Cathy Meenan                67 McLeod St, Cairns.   Ph 40313717



Airlie Beach 

Dr Parker                               Whitsunday Diving Medical Centre
                                                Harry Mauller House, Shute Harbour Rd.
                                                Ph 49466241



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