Scuba Divers Federation of South Australia Events
SDFSA holds events throughout the year to bring together divers, snorkelers and all others interested in the sport and the marine environment.
SA Scuba Week
The inaugural SDFSA SA Scuba Week is being held from 17th– 23rd of November 2019. SA Scuba Week has been established to bring together the South Australian SCUBA, free-diving and snorkelling community to promote camaraderie, to showcase our sport in order to encourage others to participate, and to celebrate South Australia’s unique marine and freshwater environments for diving.
Bookings are now open for SA Scuba Week Events:
Photographic Competition: SA photographers are invited to enter their digital photographs in a celebration of scuba diving in South Australia. Open from now until Wednesday 13th November. Click here for further information.
Splash Hunt (the opening of SA Scuba Week): Sunday 17th November, from 7.30am. Cost: $10 for Spud Hunt Entry
SDFSA invites you to join in on the first of our many SA Scuba Week events at the Port Noarlunga Jetty. If you enjoy diving and are interested in winning a prize, why not enter our Splash Hunt where you will take in a dive along the jetty and reef area looking for a numbered “spud”. Upon finishing the dive, bring your numbered “spud” up to the SDFSA stall placed near the beginning of the jetty where we will gather your details. The winning spud will be announced on the day with the winner needing be present to claim the prize.
Any profits raised on the day will be donated to RecLink.
In the event of cancellation on the day due to weather conditions, everyone registered will go in to a draw for all items in the prize pool.
Splash Hunt tickets now available through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sa-scuba-week-splash-hunt-tickets-65173759469
There will also be several diving related exhibitors on display, including participating Adelaide dive shops, Reclink SA and Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS). So come along, have fun and support the local Port Noarlunga Surf Club who will be running a sausage sizzle from 9am to midday in conjunction with our event.
In conjunction with Scuba Week, EMS Snorkelling Nakudla SharkFest (Port Jackson Sharks) Snorkel: Sunday 9th to 17th November – various times available
To be held at Port Noarlunga Jetty. Cost: $19
Twin Hose Tuesday: Port Noarlunga Jetty, Tuesday 19th November CHANGE IN TIME: meet in the car park at 10:30 am instead of 9:00 am.
Join the oldies. boldies and baldies – come along and have a look, or come along and join in if you have your own “twin hose” regulator.
Splash In(n): Wednesday 20th November, from 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Holiday Inn Express, 30 Blyth Street, Adelaide
Entry is gold coin donation at the door. Tickets now available through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sa-scuba-week-splash-inn-tickets-74689786161
Tickets are limited, so get in quick. Come and hear 2 talks from 3 iconic South Australian dive personalities, Ian Lewis, John Bent and Paul Lunn.
Finger food to be served during the evening and a bar will be available so that you can enjoy a catch up with buddies and listen to some great stories.
Ian Lewis grew up in Mount Gambier and became a cave explorer in his teens, which quickly led him to take up scuba diving and cave diving. After exploring the Mount Gambier caves and sinkholes with his mates, he led the first two cave diving expeditions to the Nullarbor in 1972 and 1974 which has made this region one of the world’s premier cave diving locations. Ian was involved in the beginnings of the Cave Divers Association of Australia (CDAA) in the 1970’s and co-wrote ‘Cave Diving in Australia’ in 1980 with Peter Stace. In recent years Ian has been interviewed on documentaries about Mount Gambier and the Nullarbor for the ABC Catalyst program, National Geographic, Channels 7 and 9, the ‘Coast’ series and Japanese National Television. Ian will talk about how cave diving has become a respected activity due to documentaries and the recent miracle rescue of the young boys in Thailand.
John Bent and Paul Lunn
John Bent and Paul Lunn became a team back in 1979 when they bought Adelaide Skin Diving Centre. Paul had worked at the shop for a few years, however John was new to the business, but not new to diving. After many years of working together in the store, they decided to undertake a grand new adventure, by searching for the treasures of the Spanish trading galleon Nuestra Senora del Pilar de Saragoza y Santiago which sank off the island of Guam in 1690. Paul stayed in Adelaide managing Adelaide Skin, while John moved to Guam to oversee the Pilar project (and run a dive shop whilst at it). They built up a friendship and partnership, which endures to this day. John is still playing at diving, but Paul has a new venture in Kangaroo Island as a BnB operator. Join John and Paul who will regale you with tales of the early days of diving and how to make a small fortune out of treasure hunting.
The Clean Splash: Saturday 23rd November, 9.00am to 11.00am, Port Noarlunga
A morning of beach and underwater clean ups, in partnership with Sea Shepherd.
Register now on Eventbrite to join the Clean Splash: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scuba-week-clean-splash-tickets-80630246237.
The SDFSA Splash Party is back… Saturday 23rd November, 7.00pm to midnight, Barcoo Function Centre, 7 Barcoo Road, West Beach
SDFSA invites you to join us at our Splash Party! Dress up in your finery, bring along your buddies and join in the merriment as you catch up with old friends, make new ones and dance the night away with one of Adelaide’s finest party bands, The Smarty Boys.
Dress: Cocktail / After 5 wear
Cost: $39. Tickets can be purchased via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sa-scuba-week-splash-party-tickets-74684923617
A silent auction will be held along with raffle prizes. All profits will be donated to the Sea Rescue Squadron of SA.