Jan 25

Cylinder Hazard Alert !

Worksafe NZ issued the following “Cylinder Alert Notice” to the industry in December 2016, highlighting worldwide issues with certain cylinders in current circulation: As a result New Zealand Underwater issued the following letter to all associated Cylinder Testing and Cylinder filling facilities: Therefore, Kiwi Divers is no longer able to test or fill cylinders that …

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Dec 09

New Compact BCDs in store !

Just landed are the new Biolite and Jetpack BCDs from Oceanic. The Biolite is the newest lightweight BCD by Oceanic weighing only 2.5 kg! This is the ultimate travel BC with a perfect balance of features and benefits that makes Scuba Diving a pure joy. The Biolite keeps things simple with clean, straightforward design that …

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Nov 29

Save $550 on Oceanic Dive Computers !

We are offering free transmitters with all range of Oceanic wireless air integrated computers.   Air integrated computers not only tell you how much air you have left in your cylinders, but also how long it will last based on your depth and work rate. They also add a great safety benefit by providing audible …

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Nov 29

New Hollis dive gear in store !

We have just received our shipment of Hollis dive gear with a number of new products for the season. The Hollis Katana sidemount BCD supersedes¬† the SMS50 as the dedicated sidemount harness and bladder in the Hollis range. With greater lift it and spinal weight system being the main improvements. Sitting alongside the Katana in …

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Aug 14

Fiji Dive Trip

We escaped the NZ Winter and made our annual trip to dive Fiji. The diving was up to it usual high standard with loads of colorful fish and soft corals. The highlights being a leopard shark, turtle, sea snake and the schools of anthias swarming over the reefs. Some of the group stayed on to …

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Jul 29

SSI XR Nitrox and Advanced Wreck Instructor Course

Congratulations to Sam, James and Henry on completing their SSI XR Nitrox and Advanced Wreck Instructor Course. Also, PG for completing his diver level certifications. After a full day in the pool we headed up to Tutukaka with our twinsets for 2 days diving on the Waikato Wreck. We hoped to make it to the …

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Jul 24

Open Water Course at the Outpost

Congratulations to our new open water divers. Instructors, Aura and Tim, were on board to complete the final 2 dives of the Open Water course at the Outpost, Leigh. A big thanks to Grant  for helping and being my dive buddy for a sneaky dive during the surface interval.

Jul 13

Sidemount Course

We spent yesterday in the pool putting Nick, Doyle, Thomas and Mike through the paces during the confined water training session of their Sidemount course. This is the first step working towards their Sidemount Instructor ratings. Sidemount diving originated from cave diving, where divers often needed to squeeze through small spaces and for carrying multiple …

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Jul 13

Diving the Solomon Islands aboard MV Bilikiki

We just returned from a fantastic dive trip aboard the MV Bilikiki, based out of Honiara in the Solomon Islands. A great break from the NZ winter to enjoy amazing diving in 28 degree celcius waters. It was my first time returning after 10 years, when I used to work aboard the Bilikiki, and I …

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Jun 19

Learning to Dive at Tiri Tiri Matangi

Congratulations to another 8 divers who successfully completed their Raid 20 Openwater Course. Thanks to Blair for assisting on the dives. We encountered schools of yellow stripped mullet, snapper and an eagle ray. Looking forward to seeing some of you guys on the upcoming Advanced Course in the Bay of Islands in July, or Fiji …

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