Category Archive: Dive Reports

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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Mar 14

Diving at Tawharanui Marine Reserve

Last Sunday morning we meet at Mathessons Bay for Jerry, Mimi, Mike and Logan to complete 2 dives on the PADI Advanced Open Water Course. Also, Shaun and Lelani joined the group for a bit of photography, trial their new Oceanic VT3 computers and dive with nitrox for the first time after completing their course. …

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Mar 04

Diving the Mokohinaus Islands

18 keen divers from Dive HQ Hibiscus Coast assembled at Leigh on Sunday morning at 8am to board Apollo and head out to the Mokoninaus for a days diving. It was a clear day with slight seas and a 6 knot W wind. After 1 hour 15 minutes cruising we arrived at Simpsons Rock, a …

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Feb 19

Diving at Tiri Tiri Island

Diving at Tiri Tiri Island

Last Sunday morning we headed out to Tiri Tiri Island for a couple of great dives. The first dive we dropped in at Shag Rock to find a large school of bait fish, snapper and an eagle ray. For the second dive we moved across to Wooded Rock (in the background below) to dive the …

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Jan 31

Diving the Rainbow Warrior and Cavalli Islands

The weather really turned it on for us again at the Cavalli Islands and we managed 8 dives over 3 days, including 3 dives on the Rainbow Warrior wreck and a night dive. It was smiles all around for 15 happy divers. Congratulations to Mary and Chris on completing their PADI Wreck specialty, also Mathew and Sarah …

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Jan 20

Taupo Rebreather Trimix Courses

The great Summer weather continues as we complete 4 days diving in Lake Taupo from 21-24 January. Congratulations to John Hynes and Elizabeth Charlton on completing their TDI Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) Intro Trimix course. They are now qualified to dive on their rebreathers to 60m using trimix gas with an oxygen content no less …

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Dec 09

Diving Leigh Reef

Diving Leigh Reef

Blue Skies, flat seas and little to no current on Leigh Reef…what more could you ask for. One of the top local dive sites north of Auckland was enjoyed by Brian, Lee, Oesten, Jordan and Darren.

Dec 09

Tutukaka and the Waikato Wreck


Another awesome weekend up at Tutukaka. We headed out on Saturday with Yukon charters for a days diving and then took out our boat on the Sunday to dive the Waikato wreck. Congratulations to all those that completed there Adavanced Open Water course. A big thanks to Grant Hanly for helping out that weekend !

Nov 29

Night Dive at Wellington Reef


Rebecca, Christina, Warren, Alan and Patrick all set for a mid-week night dive by the boat at Army Bay last week. The vis’ wasn’t the greatest at Wellington Reef, but still great to get out.

Sep 08

Up Close and Personal with Mother and Baby Whale

Two rare southern right whales have been spotted hugging the coastline of Auckland’s North Shore suburbs and up the coast with reports that the large female was calving in Brown’s Bay. There are only 2100 in New Zealand, and at this time of year they’re usually found in the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands breeding ground. However, …

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