Category Archive: Dive Reports

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.

Jul 27

Diving the Canterbury Wreck, Bay of Islands

We timed the weather well as we shot up to the Bay of Islands and managed to rack up more wreck dives on the Canterbury wreck in Deep Water Cove. Our full and part-time tertiary students are only a couple of wreck dives short of the 10 required for their Wreck Instructor specialty. Nick and …

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May 31

Fun Dives at Tawharanui Marine Reserve

The 2m SE swell rolling in to the coast didn’t stop a keen bunch of divers heading out for a couple of great dives at Tawharanui Marine Reserve. We tucked in behind the peninsula to find calm waters and relatively good vis’. Thanks guys coming out for a great days diving guys !

May 17

Tiri Tiri Island & Wellington Reef

On Saturday morning we launched from Army Bay and shot across to Shag Rock, behind Tiri Tiri Island for the first dive. Then headed back to Wellington Reef for the second. A great chance for many on board to get back in the water after a few months away from diving. Come back again soon …

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Apr 26

Scuba Dives at Tiri Tiri Island

Back at Gulf Harbour Marina after to fun scuba dives out at Tiri Tiri Island. We dropped in at Shag Rock, followed by a surface interval on the Island, with the second dive at Wooded Island. Calm surface conditions made for a smooth trip out to the Island…the visibility could have been better, but it …

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Apr 12

Fun Dives at Goat Island Marine Reserve

On Saturday morning we headed out with a group for a couple of fun dives at Goat Island Marine Reserve, Leigh. Although a large swell was running we managed to tuck in behind the Island and enjoy a couple of dives. Our boat enables us to get out beyond the reaches of shore diving and …

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