Category Archive: Courses

May 13

Diving Leigh Reef and Outpost

5 Keen divers head out to Leigh Reef and the Outpost for a couple of dives on Sunday morning. With a 15 knot wind and 1m swell the surface conditions were a little choppy, but it was worth it as the diving was great. Leigh Reef had a current running which attracted the schools of …

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Apr 29

Poseidon Discovery MkVI rebreather course in Fiji

Congratulations to Nick Darling (owner of Voli Voli Beach Resort) and Sam Campbell (professional underwater videographer) on completing their SSI Poseidon MkVI rebreather course. Over 3 days we covered the theory, pool sessions and completed open water dives with Ra Divers at Voli Voli Beach Resort at Raki Raki, Fiji. A big thanks to Voli …

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Apr 28

Diving Nananu-i-ra and Beqa Lagoon in Fiji

11 excited divers accompanied by 3 non-divers headed of to Fiji with Dive HQ Hibiscus Coast for 9 days diving and relaxation. It was great to be back at Safari Lodge and reunite with the friendly staff that looked after us so well during our last trip in August 2012. This time around we had …

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Apr 14

Diving Wooded Island and Shearer Rock

A group of pleasure divers and PADI Advanced Open Water students headed out to Tiri Tiri Island to make a couple of dives on Sunday afternoon. We plonked in at Wooded Island for our first dive, where Martin, Nick, Mark and Michael completed their peak performance buoyancy dive of their advanced. James and Mike made …

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Apr 14

Learning to Dive at Wellington Reef

Congratulations to¬†George, Mathew, Shani and Ashley on completing their PADI Open Water course. We headed out to Wellington Reef and Wellington Rocks over the weekend to complete the 4 open water dives of the course. The weather was great, but the visability was a little cloudy due to the wind and rain over the previous …

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Mar 29

Diving the Outpost and Daniels Reef

We headed out on Friday afternoon with 7 keen divers to explore the Leigh Coast. 10-15 knot winds and a 1m swell limited our options, but we were still able to tuck into the Outpost for our first dive. We immediately dropped on to a large stingray which was cruising along the sand at 12m …

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Mar 29

PADI Open Water Course Completed!

Last Friday Aaron gathered his group of Open Water students for their final 2 dives on the course at Mathessons Bay. They set up their gear on the shore and loaded it on to the boat. From there they we all headed around to the Outpost to for the dives. They completed their skills successfully …

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Mar 26

Night Dive at Wellington Reef

7 keen divers assembled at Army Bay tonight after work and geared up to head out to Wellington Reef for a night dive. It was a calm night with a bright moon, but the large swells over the weekend had left the visability a little murky. There was plenty to see with many fish tucked …

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Mar 24

Diving the Waikato Wreck at Tutukaka

A quick trip up to Tutukaka today to dive the Waikato Wreck. We moored directly above the wreck for 2 excellent dives. A 12 knot easterly wind made conditions a little choppy on the surface, but it was all smooth sailing once we got under the water. Mark took 4 students on their Deep and …

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Mar 14

Diving at Tawharanui Marine Reserve

Last Sunday morning we meet at Mathessons Bay for Jerry, Mimi, Mike and Logan to complete 2 dives on the PADI Advanced Open Water Course. Also, Shaun and Lelani joined the group for a bit of photography, trial their new Oceanic VT3 computers and dive with nitrox for the first time after completing their course. …

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