Muru Office Supplies
Neptune Australia is proud to be a client of Muru Office Supplies (MOS). Muru Office Supplies is part of the Muru Group and is the only National Australian owned Indigenous workplace supplies provider in Australia.
MOS is committed to supporting the community through projects conducted through northern Queensland and various parts of NSW including IT development and training initiatives which opens up new opportunities and improves IT literacy rates amongst remote Indigenous communities.
Neptune is proud to support indigenous communities and the philanthropic work of MOS.
Spud's Underwater Walk
Neptune proudly supported Spud Murphy in his 21 km underwater walk for charity.
Spud Murphy of Neptune Diving completed a 2 day, 21km underwater walk from Rottnest Island to Fremantle, in Western Australia, raising $20k for charity group Telethon, which supports Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.Spud’s seabed walk was supported by Neptune with the donation of the nitrox gas required for his breathing apparatus, and was to the value of $3,500. Spud could not have completed the walk without this particular gas, which allows for higher than normal levels of oxygen, which is advantageous in reducing the nitrogen uptake in the body’s tissues, thereby eliminating the possibility of decompression sickness. This allowed Spud to surface at for refreshments and also the end of the first day without the need to decompress. Spud’s route was in water depths of between 6m and 15m.
Spud said, "It had never been done before ... but I'm a professional diver so I've been training all my life. I had to do it over two days, 10km yesterday and 10km today. I was underwater for about five hours each day walking at about two kilometres an hour."
Mr Murphy said the scenery during his walk was relatively sparse and was made up mainly of black sand, as he expected.
He said he didn't come face-to-face with any sharks, and that the walk was a fantastic experience, raising money for a great cause. "It was fantastic, I loved every minute of it. It was hard work, but it was great."
At work, Chris Moninger is a valued member of the team at Neptune Underwater Services. At home and around town, Chris is a valued member of the community and also something of a local identity thanks to a little train crafted from the combination of a modified ride-on lawn mower, a lot of talent, some well honed welding skills and a good dose of imagination.
Chris’ train (as pictured with custom made passenger cars) had its origin in a fun backyard project for his daughter and her friends - train rides around the neighbourhood. Since then the little locomotive has become a regular feature in two community parades, a church function, and was also redecorated and fitted out with sound system and bubble machine for Halloween Trick-or-Treating!
2010 Gallipoli Cup
Neptune’s very own Colin ‘Spud’ Murphy has more than 5000 very good reasons for choosing to swim 5km across the Dardanelle Straits as part of the 2010 Gallipoli Cup, as he returns home having raised more than $5000 for breast cancer research and awareness. Battling rough seas and strong currents that saw half of the 500 strong field retire, Spud completed the crossing in 68 minutes to place 11th in his age group – a great effort for a great cause!!
Stress Down Day Australia
Pyjamas, slippers and footy shirts were the order of the day as many Neptunites de-stressed as part of Stress Down Day. Neptune’s group-wide participation in the event raised $2500 dollars for charities that support people dealing with stress related illnesses. In Australia, our support earned us a Certificate of Appreciation from Lifeline Australia.
Stress Down Day USA
In the USA, a real community effort from the team resulted in the presentation of a $2000 cheque to Wesley Mission Centre - a local Mansfield organisation that, among many other things, supports women and children who have suffered abuse.
Neptune was once again very pleased to support the Cancer Council’s annual Daffodil Day event that raises money for cancer research, education and support services. This year the Neptune team dressed in yellow, celebrated morning tea and sold merchandise to raise $450.
Neptune proudly announces its latest department - NepSurf.
This enthusiastic and slightly crazy bunch of Neptunites are the latest employees spreading the Neptune love in the ocean. The inaugural NepSurf expedition was held at Scarborough on a 3°C June morning. Unfortunately round 1 attracted a smaller than expected turnout but with more expeditions in the planning stage NepSurf is open to new members who are capable of displaying ‘Technical Excellence’ among some fellow ‘Exceptional People’.
Purple Bra Day
Neptune’s fabrication division was awash in purple recently as it lent its support to Purple Bra Day that helps raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. A purple themed morning tea and the sale of purple ribbons resulted in a very generous donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation of Western Australia.
Neptune's Big Munch
Neptune’s participation in the annual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraising event was officially recognised by the Cancer Council that sought to raise $1.2million in 2010. The support of hosts such as Neptune goes a long way to raising the funds and awareness that allows the Cancer Council to continue their vital research, education and support programs.
Neptune Opens New US Facility
Neptune has proudly ‘arrived’ in the USA following the renaming of our former business, US Underwater Services, to Neptune Underwater Services (USA) LLC. The new name also brought with it the full relocation of the business from the former Burleson facility to a newer, larger, modern, fit for purpose facility in the neighbouring city of Mansfield that was officially opened during March.
Neptune’s Triathlon Challenge
Neptune was well represented in the 2010 Perth Corporate Triathlon Challenge with three teams competing in a total field of 27 teams. The Neptune teams placed 10th, 11th and 18th while, individually, our best result was 40 minutes and 51 seconds and 23rd overall placing.
Making a Difference in the Local Environment
Not even the threat of a 41 degree scorcher (106 degrees Fahrenheit) could curb the enthusiasm of the 55 volunteers who rolled up their sleeves and headed out into the wilds of the Attadale foreshore at the end of February to participate in Neptune’s inaugural Community Day.