Category Archive: Dive Sites

Sep 22

Red Moki – Chirodactylus spectabilis

Red Moki - Imagery from Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

One of the more common fish we see on our local dives is Red Moki. If you are diving in north New Zealand, most divers would be unlucky to not find one, however many don’t know they are one of the more interesting fish we have.  These fish aren’t usually afraid of divers and will …

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Sep 09

Eagle and Sting Rays

Sting Rays & Eagle Rays are some of the more common creatures we see on our local dives. There is also a common cause of confusion when determining the differences between the two. It is not uncommon for divers and swimmers alike to have an undeserved fear of these amazing rays.  Both Stingrays and Eagle Rays behave similarly, they both …

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Jun 03

Midweek Dives at The Aldermans!

Winter has definitely arrived however last week we escaped Auckland for two days diving at the Aldermans. We had two frosty starts but despite this the boat was full both days and we all enjoyed two days of amazing diving with visibility being 15 – 20m most dives. It was our first trip to The …

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Nov 17

Mathesons Bay Open Water Course

We took our group of divers up to Mathesons Bay on the weekend. Had a great time, with lots of lovely aquatic life to see and some decent visibility. All the students did so well to get all the skills required done and enjoy some exploring! We look forward to finishing this group next weekend, …

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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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