Apr 14

Learning to Dive at Wellington Reef

Congratulations to¬†George, Mathew, Shani and Ashley on completing their PADI Open Water course. We headed out to Wellington Reef and Wellington Rocks over the weekend to complete the 4 open water dives of the course. The weather was great, but the visability was a little cloudy due to the wind and rain over the previous …

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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 29

PADI Open Water Course Completed!

Last Friday Aaron gathered his group of Open Water students for their final 2 dives on the course at Mathessons Bay. They set up their gear on the shore and loaded it on to the boat. From there they we all headed around to the Outpost to for the dives. They completed their skills successfully …

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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 10

Learning to Dive !

Another group of excited students take the plunge under the guidance of their instructor Aaron Cole. Theory and pool sessions now completed, they are all looking forward to completing their PADI Open Water course next weekend with 4 dives.  

Mar 07

Tertiary Students GO DEEP at Leigh Reef!

Some of the 2013 intake of tertiary students make their first deep dive of the course at Leigh Reef to 26m. The highlight of the dive was the large school of kingfish that circled closely. The second dive was made at Daniels Reef when they ventured to 21m. On this dive an eagle ray glided …

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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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