Tag Archive: Rebreathers

Aug 30

Hollis Explorer Rebreathers find new homes !

Congratulations to 6 new rebreather divers on passing their TDI Hollis Explorer Rebreather course – Richard Chitty, Michael O’loughlin, Claire Murphy, Mark Robinson, Shane Thompson and Dave Drane. We completed the courses at Leigh and Taupo. We now have Hollis Explorer Rebreathers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. View Photo Gallery:

Aug 11

CCR Mixed Gas Instructor Course

A big congratulations to Bob Thompson who travelled from Australia to complete his TDI CCR Mixed Gas Instructor Course in the Inspiration/Evolution rebreather. Bob is now qualified to teach rebreather divers on trimix to a maximum depth of 60m. Between the skills and drills we managed a nice long dive on the Waikato Wreck. It …

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Jul 27

Diving the Canterbury Wreck, Bay of Islands

We timed the weather well as we shot up to the Bay of Islands and managed to rack up more wreck dives on the Canterbury wreck in Deep Water Cove. Our full and part-time tertiary students are only a couple of wreck dives short of the 10 required for their Wreck Instructor specialty. Nick and …

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Jul 13

Hollis Explorer Rebreather Course

Congratulations to another bunch of newly qualified rebreather divers. Jamie, Jesse, Kyrstin and James are presently cruising around the South Pacific diving on their new Hollis Explorer rebreathers enabling much greater bottom times and to quietly sneek up close and personal to all the tropical marine life. We’ll see you back soon Jamie for your …

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May 22

Hollis Explorer Rebreather Course

Congratulations to Sasha, Jono, Isaac and Jamie on completing their TDI Hollis Explorer Rebreather course. Welcome to the wonderful world of silent diving!

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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Aug 07

Canterbury and Waikato Wrecks

We headed up to the Bay of Islands last Friday afternoon to pitch camp at “The Farm” on Old Russel Rd. The backpacker accommodation was basic, but the facilities were great along with the staff and everyone agreed they’d be happy to return. The farm is about 25km from Rawhiti, which is where we launched …

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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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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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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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