Nov 26

Waikato Wreck and Tutukaka Coastline

The great weather continued as we spent two more days up north diving the Waikato Wreck and along the Tutukaka Coastline. Course Director, Janine Delonge, was putting our instructor candidates through their paces as they completed their Wreck, Deep and Nitrox Specialty Instructor ratings. I took further advantage of their surface intervals to slip in …

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Nov 24

Diving the Canterbury Wreck in the Bay of Islands

Moored above the wreck of the Canterbury Wreck on a sunny Sunday morning. Smiles all around after surfacing from the Deep dive of their Advanced Course. After a surface interval they all headed back for the final wreck dive. Congratulations to Kate, Jacob, Clive and Sally on completing their Advanced course. Andrea and Martin enjoyed …

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Nov 23

Learn to Dive and Advanced Courses at Wellington Reef

Flat seas and sunshine were perfect conditions to complete learn to dive courses on Saturday morning at Wellington Reef. A large school of Blue Mao Mao and many nudibranches being the diving hightlights. Congratulations to Josh, Jonah, Victor, Sam and John on completing their SSI Open Water couirse with their instructor Lachie. Diana and Jess …

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Nov 16

Night Dive at Wellington Reef

Six divers assembled at Army Bay for their first ever night dive. A calm night and full moon made the perfect setting as we headed out to Wellington Reef on boat. Congratulations to Nick, Mark, Jacob and Kate on completing the final dive of their PADI Advanced Open Water course. A big thanks to their …

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Oct 23

Poseidon Rebreather Course

Congratulations to Dave Abbott on completing his Poseidon MkVI Rebreather course. Even if the plankton bloom and poor visability was working against us we still managed to complete the 4 required dives along the Tutukaka Coastline. Dave is a professional underwater photo/videographer and plans to take advantage of the quiet operation of a fully closed …

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Oct 21

Hollis Explorer Rebreather arrives !

After 5 months waiting the new Hollis Explorer Rebreather finally arrived at the dive center. The engineers from Oceanic in the USA have been working frantically to clear huge back orders since the latest rebreather on the market was released earlier this year. This is a true recreational rebreather designed to be compact, light, simple …

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Oct 21

Diving Canterbury and Waikato Wrecks

We headed back up to the Bay of Islands again to dive the Canterbury Wreck, followed by a couple of dives on the Waikato Wreck out of Tutukaka. Sam headed the group to rack up a few more dives towards their Padi Specialty Wreck Instructor rating. We stayed at The Farm and headed across to …

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Oct 14

XR Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures

Congratulations to Mike, Nick, Aaron and Logan on completing the first SSI XR technical course to be run in NZ. This course introduces students to standardised technical diving configurations, redundant gas supplies and gas switching. On completing the courses they are qualified to use gas mixes with up to 100% oxygen and limited decompression dives …

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Oct 13

Boat dives out of Mathessons Bay

Congratulations to Xinming and Beeli on completing their Padi Advanced Open Water course with their instructor Aaron. The rest of the team enjoyed a couple of great boat dives to the Outpost and Daniels Reef testing out new gear purchased for this Summers diving.

Oct 12

Diving at Daniels Reef

Congratulations to Logan, Irene and Matt on completing their Padi Open Water course. Lisa, Doyle and Cara were onboard to rack up a few more dives towards their National Certificate in Diving – Foundation level. View Photo Gallery below:          

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