Nov 05

DIPSI Graduation 2015

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to the students at Auckland Scuba, Albany, on completing their Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction (DIPSI). Emily, Blair and Mitchell from the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. There was a 100% completion rate from everyone who began the full-time course way back in February 2015. After a lot of hard work and dedication (and heaps …

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Nov 01

Zeagle Regulator Clearance !

We have a limited number of Zeagle regulators at clearance prices leading into the Summer season. There is no better time to get yourself into a top quality regulator, or upgrade your existing gear now ! Zeagle is a top quality brand which manufactures and tests all its products in the USA. Check out the …

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Oct 25

Waikato River Dive Against Debris

So, we have just completed our Dive Against Debris in the upper reaches of the Waikato River between Cheery Island and Reids Farm in Taupo. This has to be one of the most beautiful areas of New Zealand with the town wrapped around  the northern part of the spectacular Lake Taupo and the snow covered …

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Oct 07

Aqualung Spring Package Deal

While stocks last, Aqalung is offering an amazing package deal for customers looking at getting in to their own dive gear or perhaps upgrading their existing dive gear: Offer Includes: Axiom BCD Aqualung Legend LX Regulator Aqualung Legend Octopus Suunto D4i Computer Suunto Transmitter Dive Bag   Visit our Online Store for more info or …

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Sep 20

Great Barrier Trip

Yesterday was a fantastic window to take our new boat ‘Whakaari Express’ out to Great Barrier. On board was 8 RAID Open Water students, all taking full advantage, and completing their course somewhere a bit different. We also had a couple of keen Cray hunters too… Luckily we had lovely flat water and nice weather …

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Sep 08

Rainbow Warrior and Cavalli Islands

To make life easy launching the boat off a decent ramp, we headed up to Whangaroa for 3 days to dive the Rainbow Warrior and Cavalli Islands. The Whangaroa inlet is a stunning location and only a short 20 minute run out to the Cavalli Islands. The visability was excellent at 12m+ and we knocked …

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Sep 01

NEW RAID Freediving Courses !

Over the winter our staff member, Tony Graimes, travelled to the Philippines to successfully complete his RAID Freediving Instructor course.     Already a RAID Scuba Instructor, Tony is now qualified to take RAID Freediving courses based out of our Dive Center in Silverdale. This is what Tony had to say about the experience: “I …

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Aug 27

Canterbury and Waikato Wreck Trip

3 days and 6 wreck dives completed ! Congratulations to all the students on our Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction who completed  6 dives which will credit towards their Specialty Wreck Instructor qualification. We headed up to Pahia for 2 days to make 4 dives on the Canterbury Wreck, and finished up with 2 dives …

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Aug 20

NEW Dive Boat – Whakaari Express

We are pleased to announce that our new 8.5m dive boat, Whakaari Express, recently passed it’s survey for 12 divers and 2 crew. “Whakaari” is the Moari name for “White Island”, as this boat was originally set up to take sightseers out to White Island from Whakatane…so it is very strongly built and travels comfortably …

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Aug 16

Another Awesome Fiji Trip !

Another awesome trip to Fiji and I would have to say one of our best to date. The icing on the cake was having 3 hump back whales breaching out of the water in front of us between dives…closely followed by dolphin and turtle encounters…and the usual pristine corals and abundance of fish life found …

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