Events

Marine Care Ricketts Point hosts a range of events and programs throughout the year.

Build your Snorkel Skills with Marine Care Ricketts Point Pool Sessions:

Members Only: Limited places available, first in best dressed! Not yet a member?  Sign up for this event to hold your place, then complete membership forms within 48 hours please or you will lose your place.

Location: SwimRight  150 Tulip St, Cheltenham

Beginner Youth Snorkel Skills

8-18 year olds and their guardians

Sunday 15th September 1.30pm-3pm

For youth who are brand new to snorkeling or are not yet 100% comfortable and confident snorkeling. Marine Care Ricketts Point snorkel instructors will go over how to use your mask, snorkel and fins most effectively, snorkel clearing and finning techniques; first with poolside theory, and then in the water. Depending on how comfortable learners are feeling, we can also go into some basic duck diving techniques!

BYO mask, snorkel and fins (no wet-suits please, rash vests ok if you choose)

$5 per learner, with family MCRP membership

Limited places available, first in best dressed!

Guardian to be in water with any youth under 12 year olds (1 adult to 2 youth max), all others require guardians poolside. Let front desk know you are here with Marine Care Ricketts Point. Please be ready in your bathers, towel and/or rash-vest at 1.30pm sharp at Life Guard Station by pool edge.

BOOK ONLINE HERE:      https://www.trybooking.com/BEZCM

 

Refresher and Extension Snorkel Skills

8yrs+

Sunday 13th October 1.45pm to 3pm

For people who have snorkelled more than 5 times and feel comfortable with the basics of using and fitting snorkelling gear, clearing snorkel, finning, etc but would like to master the next level: duck diving effectively, using a weight belt, clearing mask underwater, and using your breathe the control your buoyancy. Marine Care Ricketts Point’s qualified snorkel instructors will go over the skills with the group in the water after a brief overview poolside.

BYO mask, snorkel and fins  (no wet-suits please, rash vests ok if you choose)

$5 per learner, with MCRP membership.

Children under 18 need a guardian present, under 12 need guardian in water. Let front desk know you are here with Marine Care Ricketts Point. Please be ready in your bathers, towel and/or rash-vests at 1.45pm sharp at Life Guard Station by pool edge.

BOOK ONLINE HERE:   https://www.trybooking.com/BEZFH

SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW MEMBERS:

Sign up for membership to participate in these events, and receive membership until Jan 31st 2021! $25 for family, $20 for individual. Membership application form and process here: http://marinecare.org.au/join-us/

 

SEA SLUG CENSUS

Saturday 5 Oct 2019 –  four Nudibranch sleuths who braved 13 degree water to search for these beautiful marine creatures.

1st photo – Ivan

2nd photo from L to R – Kevin, Quinn and Amy with divers Ivan, Susan, Ali and David.

 

   

Another Sea Slug (nudibranch) Census coordinated by the  Victorian National Parks Association is happening in the first weekend of October.  See https://vnpa.org.au/programs/sea-slug-census/  This webpage has some great information about sea slugs.

On Saturday 5th October 2019 at 10am MCRP will join in the census with a snorkel at Tea House Reef (Melway Map 86 B8), weather and water quality permitting.

We will give more details and a weather and conditions update in the week before.

This is our first snorkelling activity since the winter solstice snorkel, so this will give you a chance to wash the dust off your gear and clean your camera lens before our Summer Snorkelling Program begins in November.

David Langmead, Snorkelling Coordinator

 

Speakers Evenings 2019 – 7.30pm start every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6 times a year, on the even months, – 12 February, 9 April, 11 June, 6 August, 8 October, 10 December.  Beaumaris Senior Citizens Club (behind the Beaumaris Library, 84 Reserve Road, Beaumaris.

Summer Snorkelling Program: 17 November 2018 – 30 March 2019, every Saturday, 9.00am  conditions permitting. Beach Patrol: 1st Saturday of every month, 11.00am – location advised by email MCRP AGM, Tuesday 11th Feb 2020  @ 7.30pm, Beaumaris Senior Citizens Club