Dive News: Thu 13 Oct 2016

Hi Divers

Congratulations to our new open water divers Tess keough, Dhaxna Sothieson and Michael Godfrey.

The weather looks like it is going to turn Southerly on Saturday, which may rule the South Coast out for diving this weekend. We have made the most of the good condions during the week though and have been diving every day. We often have shore dives happening during the weekdays, if you are available and want to join us, give us a call. We also run courses during week days.

We are running a summer Certificate in Foundation diving course over the Summer break. This takes students through to rescue diver with 40 dives. November 21st to February 10th, 4 days per week with a break for Christmas. This course is eligible for student loans and allowances, perfect for students wanting to continue their student allowance over the uni break and gain some valuable skills at the same time. 

Servicing is starting to get busy, tanks and regulators. Beat the rush and get them in now. 

Now days its all about social media, if you think we provide a good service feel free to like us on facebook, review us on yellow on line or google plus or trip advisor.....we appreciate it.


This Saturday and Sunday mornings meeting at the shop at 9.30am. With the weather forecast, the Big Dive to celebrate the Marine Reserve anniversary will be postponed till Sunday October 30th.

Next weekend is Labour Weekend, we will have club dives at 9.30 Saturday, Sunday and Monday.


We may have charters over Labour weekend but will wait to check the weather and advertize in next weeks newsletter.

Sunday October 30th 7.45am 2 crayfish dives for experienced divers


Just for being a Dive Wellington customer, you can get a special rate at WRAC club active. Join the gym with a corporate rate of $70 per month which gives you access to two fully equipped gyms Kilbernie and Freyberg including pool use, spa pool, steam room and sauna, and 3 sessions with a personal trainer who will write a programme for you, as well as fitness classes. Contact Phil or Gavin at Club Active Kilbernie Ph 3878029.

THE BIG DIVE...postponed to October 30th

Join us for a dive on the 30th of October to celebrate the Taputeranga Marine Reserves 8th birthday! All dive shops, dive clubs and certified scuba divers have been invited.

Meet at the shop at 8.15am or go direct to the dive site Princess Bay for a 9.15am briefing. 10am there is a group photo of everyone in scuba. Come along and help make it a great day.

Give us a call on the day to check for postponement. Postponement date will October 30th.

SHOP SPECIALS reduced even further

We have a Hero 4 Go Pro dea, reduced even further on sale while stock lasts, 2 left. Hero 4 black go pro with case and handle for $650. You wont find this cheaper anywhere else, the camera alone normally retails at $700.

We have a rack full of wetsuits on sale at marked prices. These are end of line or brands that we no longer support so be quick to grab yourself a bargain.

We match on line pricing, if you find something on a New Zealand website, we can usually match it with the same or a similar product.

NORTHLAND DIVING – Next weekend 21st till 25th of October 2016

Join us this Labour weekend for a great break away. Fly to Auckland on the Friday morning to meet the shuttle for the transfer to Northland. Spend the next 3 days doing 2 dives each day. Northland has some fantastic diving, great reefs, warm clear water and the wreck of the Canterbury. The trip includes 4 nights accommodation, 3 days of diving, all meals and transfers to and from Auckland airport. All this for just $845 (excluding flights) with a $200 deposit securing your spot. 2 spaces available. 


We have just 1 spot available on this trip of a lifetime. A 2 day stopover in Tokyo, then a night in Guam and on to Truk Lagoon for 2 nights. Then board Truk Odyssey for 7 nights of luxury. Airconditioned twin share rooms, all meals, and up to 5 dives per day. Contact us if you would like the trip details emailed to you. We are after a deposit now with the remainder paid by April next year.

MAYOR ISLAND RENA TRIP Waitangi weekend 2017

The plan is to do 2 days of diving at Mayor Island and a day of diving on the wreck of the Rena. Let us know if you would like more details, just 9 spaces available.


Two full days of diving at the Poor Knights, doing up to 9 dives. This trip is an overnight liveaboard staying out at the Poor Knights, includes transfers from Auckland, 2 nights accommodation in Tutukaka, an overnight liveaboard charter to the Poor Knights with meals provided, airfills, tank and weightbelt hire. $1100 with a $200 deposit securing your place.


Spread over 3 weekend days in November, 6th, 12th and 13th. For many divers this is the most rewarding course as it is all about diver safety. We have plenty of surprises planned for this weekend and will be running rescue refreshers ind intros. We will have the Police Dive Squad giving a presentation and loads more events happening as part of the course.

We are all looking forward to a great summer of diving.

Have a great weekend from the team at Dive Wellington, Dave, Paula, Chris, Kelly and Alex



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