Max Gleeson will be launching with a FREE night his latest and new DVD Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon whilst Liam Allen will be presenting a video on the Swedish warship Mars.
Truk Lagoon was the scene of Operation Hailstone an attack by the Allies on the Imperial Japanese Navy’s Combined Fleet. Some have described it as the Japanese equivalent of the US Navy’s Pearl Harbour. This WWII attack has provided some of the best wreck diving in the world.
After more than 100 dives across a number of different wrecks the DVD filmed by Max and narrated by Lesley will be launched at the St George Rowers Club (near Sydney Airport) on Monday 16th September 2013.
Max will be speaking about the making of the DVD as well as presenting a chapter on one of the Lagoon’s finest, the Nippo Maru. A preview of the DVD can be seen on Max’s website www.maxgleeson.com under “DVD previews”
Liam Allen recent winner of the “Tech Diver of the Year” will be showing video of the Swedish war fleet flagship Mars, which sank in 1564 just north of land. The ship is built of solid oak and lies 75 meters deep. Mars was one of the largest ships of its time, and the largest in the Baltic Sea, with 107 guns with a crew of 800 men
From the team at St George Underwater Centre, we wish you and your family a happy holiday period.
Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – Closed
27th December – 9:00am – 4:00pm
28th December – 9:00am – 4:00pm
29th December – 9:00am – 4:00pm
30th December – 9:00am – 4:00pm
31st December – 9:00am – 4:00pm
New Years Day – 1st January 2013 – Closed
2nd January – Closed
3rd January – 10:00am-6:00pm
We hope you and your family have a safe holiday period and a Happy New Year, filled with lots of diving!
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Please also note all courses are at full capacity until March 2013.
Ever wondered who’s who in the zoo? We’re in the process of updating our website and have just post a new staff profile page. It’ll give you some insight into the faces you see around the shop and at dive sights.
We aim to be a friendly lot, so say g’day to a new face next time you see them.
When: Sunday 18th December from 5pm
Where: St George Underwater Centre
Come along and celebrate Christmas and 2011 with your diving family.
We’ll supply sausages, kebabs, salads, nibbles and some drinks. Please bring something extra to share, like cake or desert, if you like.
We’ll also be taking donations on the day of both cans of food and cash for the Salvo’s Christmas Appeal.
Please call the centre to let us know if you’re coming so we can plan the numbers.
Please come along and join us.
Allan Nash and Tommy Soderstrom, both PADI Instructors and owners of El Galleon Dive Resort and Asia Divers in the Philippines, are taking to the dusty track on two-wheelers all around Australia in August – October 2011 to raise money for :
For donations, visit www. a u s s i e f u n d r a i s e r. o r g to see how you can help!
Where: The Monument at Kurnell
When: 28 August 2011 at 10am with barbecue to follow
Contact: Kel firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join Allan and Tommy on their Dive Against Debris and you could win these prizes:
- Free Package – One week stay at El Galleon resort with unlimited diving with Nitrox worth AU$1,000
- Cressi Leonardo Dive computers
- TUSA Mask, snorkel and fins set
- DAN First Aid book set
- WATER PROOF W2 – 5mm wetsuit
Hey there divers!
We know you’r social butterflies, and you flt around on facebook, so why not add the BRAND NEW FaceBook page for St George Underwater Centre? The page is fresh on the web because our last page was changed into a group (even I don’t understand what happened and I thought I was a techno-kid!) so we’ve made a fresh new page for you to add your photos, share your fave dive sites and check out our events. Our FaceBook page is going to be updated all the time with trips, events, dives and lots, lots more! It’s great way to keep up to date with our dive club and to get involved.
You find our new St George Underwater Centre FaceBook page at the following link. Remember to log into you FaceBook account and click the ‘Like’ button at the top of the page. We’d love to put some of your photographs up on the page also, so send some pictures to us at email@example.com and we will tag the up on the page!
Add our FaceBook page here.
Kel Bradley has owned and run St George Underwater Centre since April 2003. Anyone that has met him will know he’s a real character and usually speaks his mind.
Here’s a mini interview with Kel that hopefully tells you some things you may not know about Kel.
Where and when did you learn to dive?
First diving was commercial diving in Persian Gulf in 1975. I completed Padi open Water in 1990s.
Approximately how many dives have you done?
How often do you dive?
In Sydney every month, overseas as much as possible.
What’s your favourite dive location (anywhere in the world)?
Sipadan, Malaysia, due to the fish life and the remoteness.
What’s your favourite dive location around Sydney?
Oak Park for the ease of diving and the different type of diving that is there.
What do you enjoy most about diving?
The ease and access to great dive sites.
What do you enjoy least about diving?
The cold without my dry suit.
What do you enjoy most about teaching others to dive?
Seeing new students dive for the first time.
What do you enjoy least?
Having to dive places that are dirty.
What’s your favourite TV show?
What’s your favourite movie?
What’s your favourite food?
Any roast that Sue (Kel’s wife) cooks.
What’s your favourite drink?
If you have been away with me you would know it is beer.