Feb 21

Little Barrier Island Dive Trip

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With a mixed group of divers, from Novice to Advanced – the Hauraki Express departed Omaha for Little Barrier. Perfect seas made for a fast transit and a loop around the Eastern side of the Island to where the Topography gets weird. With Only a slight swell, the anchor is dropped in shallow water adjacent …

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Feb 21

Mokohinau Island Dive Trip

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Under clear skies and near-perfect seas the custom built ‘Hauraki Express’ departed Omaha Harbor for the Mokohinau Islands. Blasting out past Ti Point at 26 kts we settled in for the hour plus transit past the Jurassic Little Barrier Island ,which serves as an alternate dive site should the forecast be out. The Sea North …

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Feb 08

Hovering

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The Hover, as opposed to neutral buoyancy (because we’re all tired of talking about that – right?) Ok – they are in effect the same. Ever seen a student (or certified diver) compensate for poor buoyancy by peddling their fins … of course you have. There’s a HUGE percentage of the recreational diving community that …

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Jan 27

Diving the Aldermans

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We gathered at the wharf road boat ramp in the quaint town of Tairua. A plaque nearby outlined the small towns demise upon the collapse of the logging industry in the early 20th century. The town has done remarkably well since then and a near new boat ramp takes us down the river mouth to the …

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Sep 21

New Dive Boat – Woohooo!

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We are thrilled to announce that our new dive boat Hauraki Express is now taking booking for dive trips – she is a beauty! Hauraki Express Built from scratch, this BRAND NEW 8.3m RIB has been purpose built with the Scuba Diver at the heart of the design. Centre seating for 10 Divers Plenty of space under the bench for …

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Mar 21

COVID-19 Update

While the world goes crazy, we are trying to maintain a level of normalcy here in the store. We want to assure all our customers that while it is business as usual, we take the health of our customers and staff very seriously… For that reason we are respectfully requesting anyone who is feeling unwell …

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Jun 03

Hollis M1 Mask Review

When we dive, we want to be able to see everything. Having your mask fog up or leak half way through a dive is annoying to say the least. I was using mask after mask that felt uncomfortable, were leaking, fogging up and were overall not exactly enhancing my dive experience. That was until I …

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Jun 03

Midweek Dives at The Aldermans!

Winter has definitely arrived however last week we escaped Auckland for two days diving at the Aldermans. We had two frosty starts but despite this the boat was full both days and we all enjoyed two days of amazing diving with visibility being 15 – 20m most dives. It was our first trip to The …

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Dec 14

Wetsuit Clearance Sale !

We have received a large shipment of WET SUITS priced to clear: Shortie and steamer wet suits for adults and kids from $39 – 40% off. Two piece 5mm spearfishing/freediving wet suits at $299 – 40% off. One piece 5mm suits at $175 combined with 5mm front zipped jacket for $250 or 7mm hooded jacket …

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Dec 14

Summer Package Deals

We have received our new seasons stock and put together 3 awesome Summer package deals. We have upgrade options available to mix and match to your preferences.   Oceanic Package 1 – Buy Online   Oceanic Package 2 – Buy Online   Oceanic Package 2 – Buy Online

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