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 Tathra (New and Rusties trip)

26-27 February 2005 

Coordinator: Thomas Magill 

The ANU Scuba Diving Club likes to provide a safe and comfortable diving environment. New Members or those that have not been diving for a while a feel a bit "rusty" are encouraged to join the trip this weekend.

Diving
We will offer several exquisite shore diving locations and also opportunities to go out to sea with our club boats. Maximum dive depth should be around 25m for boat dives and between 10-18m for shore dives depending on location. Experienced club members will accompany you on this trip to assist with new and/or rusty divers. This will provide an opportunity for you to buddy up with a more experienced diver on your first dive of the weekend (or for the entire weekend if you wish to do so). We will meet at Kianinni Bay (in Tathra) at 9:30am on Saturday for a beautiful shore dive to start it off. You can find the road to Kianinni Bay branching off the main road through Tathra.

Accommodation
Camping is at Hobart Beach campground. Hobart Beach is situated between Tathra and Merimbula within Bournda National Park.

See our camp site page on how to find Hobart Beach.

Jen's description: A real bush setting with lots of birds and Roos that hop through the campground. Hobart Beach campsite has hot showers and drinking water and a laundry. A big beach about 20mins walk away - and you can have it all to yourself this time of year. A lake with small beach - great for swimming (a good spot if you have little ones as it's quite sheltered and only 10mins walk away). A lagoon - 20mins walk away / you can drive there - another super swimming spot and some great bush walks too (Bournda Trig has great views and the suspension bridge walk from Bournda lagoon takes you through lots of different habitats -great for birdwatching or just stretching your legs and if you really want to walk there is the Kianinny bay to Bournda walk some 9kms of fantastic coastline and makes a fantastic days adventure.

There is the "shelter shed" famous for skateboarding and bike riding (or rather learning to), a volley ball net (complete with black dirt pitch) sooo much fun.

Jens' tips for camping here:

The famous Bournda dirt (of which I was covered in for years as a kid) is still there and white clothes and the bottom of your tent are gonna get filthy - so are your feet if you don't wear shoes. Kiddy heaven, laundry nightmare.


Food/Cooking
As the nearest town is Kalaru (small servo 10kms away with some foodstuffs) or Tathra, you will need to bring everything for dinner on the Saturday night. There are some open BBQ fire places but depending on the weather conditions (i.e. in case of total fire ban) you should bring some sort of stove/ cooking device with you.

(Alternatively there is the Tathra Pub, with its famous Minky the Whale.

Gear Issue
Gear issue will happen on Thursday 24th February at 5:30 at the big green shed near North Oval.

Please have a look at the club gear hire rules! And have a look at the instructions for washing club gear prior to returning it to the gear shed on the following Thursday (3rd March)

Tank fills
Tank fills are from Merimbula only, this means we will have to do tank runs on Saturday arvo or get in early on Sunday morning.

If you want to come, please tell me (magill@apex.net.au) the following:


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