Category Archive: Dive Club

Oct 19

SSI Freediving – Level 1

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Like most people in New Zealand, I grew up in and around the water. I started freediving at a young age however, I had no training. I qualified on an SSI Level One course to enhance my ability and learn the proper techniques and safety in the water.   The course taught me the safety of freediving and how to respond to and help your buddy in …

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Oct 07

Sea Horse – Hippocampus abdominalis

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Diving at night is one of the most eye-opening experiences a diver can have. Seeing the change in environment is a breath-taking experience with a completely different marine life. Behavioral along with color change, and importantly, the usually impossibly shy creatures come out to play. The Potbellied Sea Horse is one of those mysterious ninjas, after more than 40 …

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Sep 22

Red Moki – Chirodactylus spectabilis

Red Moki - Imagery from Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

One of the more common fish we see on our local dives is Red Moki. If you are diving in north New Zealand, most divers would be unlucky to not find one, however many don’t know they are one of the more interesting fish we have.  These fish aren’t usually afraid of divers and will …

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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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Nov 18

Rebreather Try Dives

Members of the Water Junkie Dive Club turned up at Stanmore Bay Leisure Center to try out some of the latest diving technology…the newly released Hollis Explorer and Poseidon Se7en rebreathers. These units are specifically designed for recreational divers making them safe and easy to use, but giving you all the benefits that rebreathers have …

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Sep 23

Dive Club Meeting – September 2014

A big thanks to Alex Stammers for presenting a slide show of local Hibiscus Coast dive sites and sharing some of your photography tips. We were all astounded by the subjects and colour found on our doorstep at our local dive sites. We’re looking forward to having you back some time to view your Poor …

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Mar 22

Dive Club Meeting

Another great turn out for our club night…it was excellent to see some new faces show up and mingle with other local divers. I showed a short promo video I made during my time working for Bilikiki Cruises in the Solomon Islands…for those that couldn’t make it I have a version below. Thanks also to …

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Feb 18

Dive Club Night

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first Dive Club night. We counted 40+ people at one stage so we were very happy with the support. We started off with a relaxed BBQ and a few drinks, then Sam Campbell presented his Fiji diving video presently shown on inbound Fiji Air flights. Sam followed …

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Feb 06

New Waterjunkie Dive Club !

We’ve had many requests from customers to start a dive club and the time has finally come now that we have settled in to our new shop in Silverdale. All are welcome, so come and join us for a relaxed evening to meet other divers and plan future dive trips: Time: Tuesday, 18 February 2014 …

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