Dive News: Thu 03 Mar 2016

Hey Divers!

We have got some warm sunny weather coming in for the weekend! The South Coast has had a big 2 metre swell thats hung around all week so we havent been doing much diving in the reserve. It is due to dropSaturday, hard to say if the conditions will improve enough so it may be harbour or West Coast dives this weekend :) Water is still nice and warm and there have been plenty of fish hanging around, so we hope to see everyone out diving!

Congratulations to our newest Open Water students Michael, Cam, Andrea, Rachel & Rachel! Well Done! We hope to see you guys in the water!

Dive Club Dives:

Saturday and Sunday meeting at the shop at 9:30am.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming PADI Courses:

We have a PADI Rescue Diver course coming up this weekend, the 5th and 6th of March! The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you will learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills!

We have a PADI Advanced Course coming up this weekend, the 5th & 6th of March. We have another one happening next weekend (12th & 13th March). This course helps build confidence and expand your Scuba skills through different adventure dives. You will try out different specialties while gaining new experience. You will do the 2 required dives, Navigation & Deep and as a group we will decided the other 3, for a total of 5 dives. 

Freediving Course:

Learn the secrets to free diving with a training course hosted by James Young of Primitive Aquatics - it is one not to be missed! The course is running over March 18th, 19th, & 20th. $350 with a non-refundable $50 deposit to secure your spot. 

Carreer courses:

We started another full time diploma course on February 29th! This time around we have got 3 girls who are super excited for whats in store for them over the next year! It is still not too late to sign up! Our other group of boys are almost certified Divemasters and looking forward to their trip with Dive Northland over Easter. Not long now and they will be starting their Instructor Course!

42 weeks fulltime, Monday to Thursday. Become a specialty dive instructor with over 100 logged dives, a tonne of hands on experience and tips on working as a dive instructor. Not a bad way to earn a living, doing what you love! The course is NZQA approved and you are eligible for student loans and allowances.


Dave and some other lucky divers just got back from their trip of a lifetime down to Fiordland! They had a good mix of diving, hunting & gathering, as well as relaxing! They came back with heaps of stories and sounds like they all had a great time!

Aqualung Open Day:

Come along  Saturday March 12th for our Aqualung Open Day! We will have all the latest Aqualung gear available to try out on the club dive as well as through the rest of the day. If you have been thinking about buying some new gear, be sure to pop in at some point!

Dive Wellington Spearo Comp:

Its that time of year again, the Dive Wellington Spearo Comp is around the corner! 2016 Competition will be on the 19th of March. Registrations opened March 1st, and the first 30 entries receive a  competition t-shirt! There is also a charity fish auction happening at 5pm. We are looking for some volunteers to help out with bagging fish, BBQs, etc. Join us for a great cause supporting the Suicide Prevention Trust!

TecFest NZ 2016 -Technical Scuba Diving Show

Join Chris and a group of divers from Dive Wellington heading to Lake Taupo from the 6th to 8th May for a weekend of diving. You don’t have to be a technical diver to come to this event, quite the contrary.  The event is an opportunity for anyone interested in this area of diving to try out different types of diving like Full face mask, scooters and sidemount diving, as well as listen to some of Australia’s and NZ’s leading technical divers talking about their adventures. There are also some great prizes on offer for all that attend! Ticket price is $195 which includes two nights’ accommodation, five meals and access to the event. Interested? Speak to Chris for more details.

Spearfishing Trip

Join Sebastian Kramer and a few other keen spearos on a trip to Tonga in August! There are 7 days of diving targetting Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo, Reef Fish, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish and more! There is also a day planned to go snorkelling with whales! Contact us for more info - only one space left!

Have a great weekend and we hope to see you out for a dive soon, from the team at Dive Wellington, Dave, Paula, Chris, Kelly, Nicole and Caity.

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          Wellington 6023
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