Category Archive: Dive Reports

Oct 13

Boat dives out of Mathessons Bay

Congratulations to Xinming and Beeli on completing their Padi Advanced Open Water course with their instructor Aaron. The rest of the team enjoyed a couple of great boat dives to the Outpost and Daniels Reef testing out new gear purchased for this Summers diving.

Oct 12

Diving at Daniels Reef

Congratulations to Logan, Irene and Matt on completing their Padi Open Water course. Lisa, Doyle and Cara were onboard to rack up a few more dives towards their National Certificate in Diving – Foundation level. View Photo Gallery below:          

Aug 20

Fiji Dive Trip

Another group of intrepid divers joined us again for a weeks diving at Safari Lodge at Nananu-i-ra Island in Fiji. A welcome break towards the end of an NZ winter and we were treated to some amazing warm water diving. Again the highlight was heading out the Vatu-i-ra reef system in the Bligh channel. We …

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Aug 07

Canterbury and Waikato Wrecks

We headed up to the Bay of Islands last Friday afternoon to pitch camp at “The Farm” on Old Russel Rd. The backpacker accommodation was basic, but the facilities were great along with the staff and everyone agreed they’d be happy to return. The farm is about 25km from Rawhiti, which is where we launched …

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Jul 29

Rainbow Warrior and Cavalli Islands

Blue skies, calm seas and great vis made an awesome 4 days diving at the Cavalli Islands. The highlight, as usual, was dropping on to the wreck of the Rainbow Warrior for the first dive of the day. We had the wreck all to ourselves and from the surface I could see the divers making …

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Jul 07

Learning to Dive at Wellington Rocks

Congratulations to Jack, Nick and James on completing their Open Water Course. A big thanks to Corey for helping out as divemaster. Luis from Portugal enjoyed his first dives in NZ…but it will be the last time he forgets the undergarment for his drysuit. Luis buddied up with Wayne from the UK to explore Wellington …

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May 28

Rainbow Warrior and the Cavalli islands

The month of May has providedĀ amazing visability again as 12 divers returned to Matauri Bay for 2 days of diving. Monday was great weather and even though the cold winds gusted up to 40 knots on Tuesday, we still managed to complete 10 dives – including 2 night dives ! On Monday we had a …

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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 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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