Dive News: Thu 06 Apr 2017

Hi Divers

With all the rain we have had over the last few days, there will be no diving for a while. Hopefully it clears a bit by the weekend. We have still managed to keep busy, teaching 40 school students to dive in the pool this week..

Thank you to everyone who helped out last weekend with our annual spearfishing competition and charity fish auction. We had 50 entries in the competition, which makes it one of the largest comps in the Country.

The winning team was David Mullins and Mal Bird who won $1000. 2nd place Ben Roe and Sebastian Kramer, 3rd place Hugh Collins and Eddie Jackson. A full list of placings is in the shop.

Plenty of fish, crayfish and paua were weighed in, with all fish being auctioned off at the end of the day. We raised over $4000 for Key to Life Suicide prevention, which is a fantastic effort.

We will be closed Easter Friday and Sunday, but will open to run dive club dives and boat charters.


Unfortunately there will be no club dives this weekend as we have 40 students doing their open water dives.

Night dive Tuesday April 11th 5.45pm. Limited spaces and dive club  prices apply, torch hire $15. Suitable for divers that have done a previous night dive.

Easter Saturday April 15th 9.30am

Easter Sunday April 16th 9.30am

Easter Monday April 17th 9.30am


Friday April 14th 9am, 2 crayfish dives for experienced divers

Monday April 17th 11.30am, 2 crayfish dives for experienced divers

April 22nd is international Earth day.

Since our oceans cover 71% of Earth we would like to use this day to help clean up our ocean.

As scuba divers we have a special love for the ocean and all the marine life in it which gives us plenty of reasons to help protect it. If you like to get involved come and help us make Freyberg Beach free from marine debris!

Meet at the shop 8.00am or if you have all your own gear meet us at Freyberg beach Contact the shop to sign up! 

For divers that would like to get more involved in ‘dive against debris’ dives,  we are offering a specialty course. This Dive against Debris specialty course is designed by Project Aware, a non-government organisation to help protect our aquatic world. A theory evening is scheduled for Thursday 20 April and will include knowledge about our Earth’s marine debris problem, different types of marine debris, how to recover these without harming the environment and aquatic life, and will also teach you how to report the marine debris data to the Project Aware site where it will be used for scientific research. The practical part of this course will be the dive on Earth Day to collect marine debris and record and report this data. For completing this course you’ll get a PADI Dive against Debris Specialty certification which will count towards your Master Scuba Diver rating. Course price is just $75 for the certification. Club prices for hiring scuba gear.

Many more marine debris dives are in our future planning, so this course would give you great knowledge and skills to help us fight our oceans debris problem! For more information about the course or if you would like to sign up contact the shop.

To learn more about Project Aware check out their website www.projectaware.org


Time is running out and we still have one spot available on this trip of a lifetime. Contact Dave for full details.

Our fulltime Diploma students are having a break with one group heading away to dive Northland over Easter. Then its back to study for their instructor exams at the end of May. We are taking enrolments for our next intake in August.

Have a great weekend regardless of the weather, from the team at Dive Wellington Dave, Paula, Kelly, Josh, Mandy and Alex.

dive@divewellington.co.nz      Ph 939DIVE






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