Dive News: Thu 20 Apr 2017

Hi Divers

It looks like we are going to get a fine weekend with the sun out all weekend, a nice change from last week. The swell from todays southelry will hang around the South Coast but West Coast and the harbour should be good for diving.

The terrible weather this season has meant we are playing catch up with finishing courses, especially for advanced open water. Hopefully May brings more settled weather. Sorry guys, as soon as we get some settled days, we will get you out there.

We had a crew of divers away in Northland over the weekend including our current Diploma students Tess and Chris. They dived the wreck of the Canterbury, The Poor Knights and The Bay of Islands. They had some great visibility and saw stingrays, bronze whaler sharks and huge schools of circling fish. Keep an eye out for dates of our next trip. Speaking of trips, our Truk Lagoon trip is now full and 16 of us head away in just over 5 weeks. Truk Lagoon is a wreck mecca, its going to be fantastic. We are busy planning our 2018 overses trip to Papua New Guinea, let us know if you would like details as we have them.

Congratulations to Glenn Goddard on competing his advanced open water course. Also to our own instructor Sue on completing her Advanced wreck course.

DIVE CLUB DIVES

This Saturday is international Earth day and We are running a beach clean up at Oriental Bay and need your help. Bring the whole family along as we need people on shore as well as underwater, contact the shop to sign up.

Meet at the shop at 8am or at Oriental Bay carpark at 8.30am. There will be a dive briefing at 9am.

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 6pm 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

Sundays club dive is at 2pm.

Tuesday Anzac day 1pm club dive.

GO PRO NIGHT Monday May 29th 6pm at Dive Wellington

Come along for a presentation evening on becoming a Dive Professional. Hear whats involved in becoming a Padi Dive Instructor or a Padi Dive Master. We will discuss our fulltime Diploma in Scuba instruction courses, student loans and allowances, as well as recreational dive instructor pathways. Guest speakers will include the Regional Manager from Padi, experienced Dive Instructors and Dive Instructors fresh from sitting their exams. Theres no commitment required, just come along and hear whats involved in becoming a Dive Professional. Snacks will be provided and for any non divers that come along we are offering a free discover scuba dive. Becoming a Dive Professional is a great lifestyle, whether your goal is to change your career, to travel, or to supplment your income. Register now.

RESCUE COURSE, DIVE MASTER, FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR, FULLTIME DIPLOMA

We have a rescue course starting this Saturday and running over 2 weekends with places still available.

We have a Dive Master course starting in May with fulltime and part time options available.

First aid instructor course being run on Anzac day.

MAY BOAT CHARTERS

Saturday May 13th 8.45am for 2 crayfish dives for advanced divers

Saturday May 13th 12.30pm for 2 dives on the wreck of the F69

Sunday May 14th 12.30pm for 2 crayfish dives, suitable for all level divers comfortable diving from the boat

Saturday May 20th 7.45am for 2 crayfish dives for advanced divers

FOURTH ELEMENT, OMS, LIGHT AND MOTION

Dive Wellington are now suppliers of Fourth Element, regarded as some of the best thermal protection with quality undersuits, socks and gloves. OMS range for the tech diver and Light and Motion for quality light accessories for Go Pro and video cameras.

Thanks for being a Dive Wellington customer, we appreciate your business.

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

If you would like more details on anything or to book in, contact the shop by email dive@divewellington.co.nz or phone 939DIVE

 

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