Congratulations! You have successfully registered to be part of this memorable attempt! We are looking forward to everyone working together as a team to make this event successful.
Now that you have registered, this is what you need to do.
- Complete the Statement of Understanding (attached) and bring it along with your certification card on event day.
- Make sure that you monitor your email address for the final schedule of events and instructions to be published closer to the date.
- Make sure you bring cash and credit cards on the day as there will be over $10,000 worth dive gear and dive holidays being auctioned off and given away.
- Make sure well ahead of time that your dive gear is in good condition and has been serviced and that you go for a refresher dive if required.
Frequently asked questions.
1/ Where do I park? A parking map will be released closer to the event. We do ask that you plan now to carpool with at least one other participant. Even if you park one car a kilometer away from the event and use one car to park near the event. A parking map will be sent out along with actual schedule of events closer to the day of the event
2/ Where do I get changed? At your car, just like any other shore dive. There are two sets of toilet blocks close to the event.
3/ What do I do with any rubbish? You take it home with you.
4/ Can I dive in the group close to my friends? It is a massive logistical challenge getting this chain effectively working, and although we are making every effort for you to be with your friends, the priority is making this attempt successful.
5/ How long will the dive be for? Guinness requirements are for the dive to be 5 minutes but we are going to aim for 20 minutes so we can ensure that we have the required evidence to satisfy the authorities.
6/ Where and when do I check in and collect my T-shirt? T-shirts will be collected on the day. This process is being designed and refined at the moment and more information will be available closer to the date.
7/ I have a non-diving friend attending, can they watch? Yes, however, we ask that they stay well clear of the attempt to minimise congestion. We do have a requirement for volunteers, and if you have someone that wants to volunteer, please email their details to firstname.lastname@example.org
8/ What happens if the event does not go ahead on either of the two days listed (2nd Dec and 9th Dec)? You will receive a full refund.
9/ Can I get a refund for any other reason? No, if you find out you cannot make the event, the $25 dollars is not refundable. You will still get your t-shirt if you want it, but you will have to arrange to collect it.
10/ What happens if the weather is not suitable for the event to happen on the 2nd of December, but I cannot make it on the 9th December? There are no refunds, however, we kindly ask that you please notify us so we can try to find a replacement for you so the attempt is not compromised.
11/ Will there be showers? There are limited showers in 2 toilet blocks nearby.
12/ What should I bring to the event? You should bring your certification card and your completed Statement of Understanding. You should bring all of your entire dive gear. You should make sure it has been serviced and is serviceable. You should check it a few weeks before the event and possibly go for a dive to check it out. Make sure you have a full tank for the event. If you don’t have full gear, you can arrange to reserve hire gear from a reputable dive shop, with links to DIVA member shops found on http://www.divingvictoriaassociation.com.au We suggest you reserve this gear well in advance.
13/ What certification level and experience do I need? As per the terms and conditions of booking, you must be at least Open water qualified. If you only have a Scuba Diver certification, you need to speak with your shop to see what is required for you to get your open water certification. You should have dived in Victoria at least once in the past 12 months.
14/ Is there food at the event? There may be a BBQ run by the Lions club and a coffee van. We are going to Rye Hotel immediately after the event and there will be food and drinks available there whilst we have a presentation, an auction and door prizes to a value of over $10,000
14/ Can I bring an underwater camera? Yes, we encourage it, however, please focus on your diving first and your photography second.
15/ Can I transfer my registration to another person? No.
16/ I’m going to the event by myself. Is this an issue? No, you will meet many people at the event and we will buddy you up with someone. If you are under the age of 18, you will need to bring your own buddy
17/ Will there be medical services there? Yes, we will have event medical contractors on standby.
18/ What if there is inclement weather? At the moment the event is jeopardized, if the bay swell is over 2m, or the actual or forecasted wind is blowing at more than 10 knots from the North West to East in the northern part of the compass. In that event, organizers will use their discretion to decide whether the event goes ahead, or is delayed to the stand-by date of Dec 9.
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