Category Archive: Dive Reports

May 28

Rainbow Warrior and Cavalli Islands

Our 2016 Diploma in Professional Scuba Diving Instruction students experienced their first wreck dive on the Rainbow Warrior this month. Followed by some stunning dives on the nearby Cavalli Island reefs. A big thanks to Carlos, a Whangaroa local, for showing us a couple of great new dive sites. We are ENROLLING NOW for our …

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Dec 06

Diving Sail Rock & Taranga Island

It was an awesome day out on the Hauraki Gulf today as we headed out to Sail Rock and Taranga Island, in the Hen and Chicks, for  a couple of great dives. It was a quick 45 minute journey up from Omaha in calm seas, and we took shelter from the ocean swells on the …

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Nov 22

Poor Knights Diving and Video

Our new dive boat, Whakaari Express, made 3 trips to the Poor Knights Islands this month. As Whakaari Express cruises at 50km we made it out to the Islands in 20 minutes from Tutukaka Marine. That left us plenty of time to dive, tikky tour around the islands and get back to the marine by …

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Oct 25

Waikato River Dive Against Debris

So, we have just completed our Dive Against Debris in the upper reaches of the Waikato River between Cheery Island and Reids Farm in Taupo. This has to be one of the most beautiful areas of New Zealand with the town wrapped around  the northern part of the spectacular Lake Taupo and the snow covered …

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Sep 08

Rainbow Warrior and Cavalli Islands

To make life easy launching the boat off a decent ramp, we headed up to Whangaroa for 3 days to dive the Rainbow Warrior and Cavalli Islands. The Whangaroa inlet is a stunning location and only a short 20 minute run out to the Cavalli Islands. The visability was excellent at 12m+ and we knocked …

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Aug 27

Canterbury and Waikato Wreck Trip

3 days and 6 wreck dives completed ! Congratulations to all the students on our Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction who completed  6 dives which will credit towards their Specialty Wreck Instructor qualification. We headed up to Pahia for 2 days to make 4 dives on the Canterbury Wreck, and finished up with 2 dives …

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Aug 20

NEW Dive Boat – Whakaari Express

We are pleased to announce that our new 8.5m dive boat, Whakaari Express, recently passed it’s survey for 12 divers and 2 crew. “Whakaari” is the Moari name for “White Island”, as this boat was originally set up to take sightseers out to White Island from Whakatane…so it is very strongly built and travels comfortably …

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Aug 16

Another Awesome Fiji Trip !

Another awesome trip to Fiji and I would have to say one of our best to date. The icing on the cake was having 3 hump back whales breaching out of the water in front of us between dives…closely followed by dolphin and turtle encounters…and the usual pristine corals and abundance of fish life found …

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Aug 16

Fiji Dive Trip

Yet another thoroughly enjoyable dive trip to explore the Bligh Waters in Fiji. The diving highlights were again in Vat-i-ra, an area of reefs lying between the 2 largest Fijian Islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, in the Bligh Straits. This particular area is situated next to deep water and subject to strong currents …

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Jul 30

Waikato Wreck, Tutukaka

Our full-time tertiary students made a couple of mid-week dives on the Waikato Wreck out of Tutukaka. The weather was perfect and with 15m+ visability there were plenty of happy divers.

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