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 22

Moved to 8 Keith Hay Court, Silverdale

We have moved to 8 Keith Hay Court, Silverdale ! After more than 30 years on the Whangaparaoa Penninsula we’ve taken the opportunity to move next to the motorway into slightly larger premises. The new shop looks great…come down and check it out !  

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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Jun 25

Learning to Scuba Dive at Wellington Reef

Another bunch of happy divers complete their Open Water course at Wellington Reef. Congratulations to Ben, Josh, Mike and Mike on completing their learn to dive course. We’ll see you back soon for your Advanced course. Thanks to Grant Hanly for helping out with the instructing. View the Photo Gallery below:  

Jun 12

Hollis Explorer Rebreather Course

Just completed my Hollis Explorer rebreather course with Rubens Monaco from IDC Scuba in Melbourne. The Explorer unit is a dream to dive. Designed for everyday recreational divers this rebreather is very safe, simple and easy to use. Looking forward to getting back to NZ and introducing more people to the joys of rebreather diving. …

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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 29

Poseidon Discovery MkVI rebreather course in Fiji

Congratulations to Nick Darling (owner of Voli Voli Beach Resort) and Sam Campbell (professional underwater videographer) on completing their SSI Poseidon MkVI rebreather course. Over 3 days we covered the theory, pool sessions and completed open water dives with Ra Divers at Voli Voli Beach Resort at Raki Raki, Fiji. A big thanks to Voli …

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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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