Category Archive: Dive Reports

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 provided¬†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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Apr 06

Diving Great Barrier Island

12 Divers meet at Leigh this morning to board the charter boat Apollo and head out to Great Barrier Island for a couple of dives. With calm seas and 6 knot tail wind it was a very pleasant cruise around Little Barrier and we encountered a pod of dolphins as approached Wellington Heads for our …

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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 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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