Dive News: Thu 18 Feb 2016

Hey Divers!
 
Weather through the weekend looks alright for the South Coast, may end up a bit windy here and there! Should stay warm through the weekend, even with the rain. We have had a solid 8 metres of visibility all week with lots of action underwater! Lucky group this week even had about 200 dolphins visit while diving on the F69 wreck !! :) Litte bit of a southerly change coming Sunday afternoon! (We'll see though !!)

Massive congratulations to our newest Open Water diver Anna, and our new Junior Open Water diver Thomas. We had schools of fish, big moki, crayfish, nudibranchs, and Thomas even spotted an Octopus!

Also, big congratulations to those who completed the freediving course  last weekend, and big thanks to James for coming down and sharing his knowledge. We have another course coming up over March 18th, 19th, & 20th for those that missed out on this one!

Have a look in the latest issue of Dive New Zealand and you'll see our very own Paul Cooper's epic photo of a Pygmy Seahorse! Well done Paul on winning the novice category and $75 big ones!

Dive Club Dives:

NO Dive Club this weekend! 

Upcoming Courses:

We have a PADI Rescue Diver course coming up on 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!

Carreer courses:

Our diploma boys are almost Divemasters and officially first aid instructors! Once they are back from Northland they are getting stuck into their Instructor Development Course - wish them luck! You could be seeing them around a bit more in the weekends now too!

If this sounds like what you or somebody you know would love to be doing with their lives we have another fulltime Diploma course starting on Feburary 29th! We have been advertising around locally and on Facebook, it would be great if you could pass the message on to anyone who you think would love this course :) If you have any questions or would like some more information, please feel free to stop by or give us a call to arrange a time to chat!

36 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.

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, with registration opening March 1st, stay tuned for more info!

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.

Trips

We've got 10 lucky divers leaving Saturday with Dave for a 6 day liveaboard trip down to Fiordland. Lots of diving, spearfishing, hunting, and fishing to be done. All of us not going are super jealous! Have fun guys!!

Join us for 3 days of Scuba diving, 2 days of whale watching, and a chance to relax on some beautiful sandy beaches in August. Trip price includes airfares, transfers, accomodation, and meals! 2 spaces left!!

Get Involved!!

Next week marks the beginning of New Zealand's annual Seaweek. For the occasion, marine environmental group Our Seas our Future is organising a coastal clean-up on Wellington's beautiful south coast. When: Sunday 28th of Feb, 2pm-4pm. Where: Meet at the car park in front of Dive Wellington. Please follow the link to the Facebook event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1676144602675083/

From the team at Dive Wellington: Dave, Paula, Chris, Kelly and Caity.

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