Category Archive: Dive Reports

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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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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