Dive News: Thu 20 Oct 2016

Hi Divers

We have a brief southerly due on Friday before it switches back to a northerly, so the South Coast should be good for diving by Sunday. The conditions have been great all week, with 10 meters visibilty.

We have loads of divers heading away for dive adventures this long weekend. Chris is taking a group to The Malborough Sounds to dive the wreck of The Lermontov and Kelly is taking a group to Northland, to dive the wreck of the Canterbury. Have a fantastic weekend guys.

Weather permitting, The Big Dive will be happening Sunday October 30th. Join us for a dive to celebrate the anniversary of the Marine Reserve.

Congratulations to Damian Rapira-Davies on completing his advanced open water course and to Jane Harkness and Carl on completing their dpv underwater scooter course.

We are starting to get busy, don't wait till the last minute to drop your regs and tanks in for servicing.


What are you doing over the summer break? You could spend your time studying in a class or you could be having fun diving and leaning some valuable skills. We are running a course that takes you from learning to dive right through to rescue diver. It is eligble for student loans and allowances. A 12 week course, 4 days per week with 2 weeks off over Christmas. The schedule fits right into the uni break. You will do 40 dives including wreck, boat and deep, a first aid course and more. Perfect for marine biology students or those wanting a career based around the ocean. Contact us for details, spaces are limited.

Do you know someone who might be interested in taking this course? Have them mention your name and if they take the course, you will earn yourself a $200 referral fee.


Saturday, Sunday and Monday meeting at the shop at 9.30am.


If you think we provide a great service, jump on line and give us a review either on trip advisor or yellow.co.nz and you will go in the draw to win a $100 Dive Wellington voucher. There is a $100 voucher for each site. The competition runs to the end of November with the winner announced December 1st.


There is a certain level of fitness required for diving, if you are fit your air lasts longer and you don't mind those surface swims. Club Active is offering Dive Wellington customers  a corporate rate of just $70 per month for full gym access, 3 sessions with a personal traner to design a workout to suit you, full access to council swimming pools, steam and sauna room as well as fitness classes, great value for just over $16 per week. Contact Phil or Gavin at Kilbernie Club Active and mention you are a Dive Wellington customer. 


We have just one spot left on our TRUK LAGOON trip. You could be joining us for some fantastic wreck and reef diving with a 2 day stopover in Japan. Escape our winter in 2017 for a 7 night luxury liveaboard adventure doing up to 5 dives per day in one of the bucket list dive destinations. Secure your spot with a deposit and pay the remainder by April next year.

We have just three spaces left on our POOR KNIGHTS trip in March next year. Two full days of diving doing up to 9 dives, transfers from Auckland if needed, 2 nights accommodation in Tutukaka and a 2 day liveabaord charter with all meals and dives included. $1100 with a $200 deposit securing your place.

We are still planning our next trip to MAYOR ISLAND AND THE WRECK OF THE RENA for Waitangi weekend. Full details very soon.


November 12th and 13th. Run by James Youing of Primitive Aquatics this course will teach you the techniques for freediivng and spearfishing. Includes class time, a pool session and time in the sea practicing your new found skills. $350 with a $50 deposit securing your place, we have just one spot available. 

LABOUR WEEKEND SHOP SPECIAL for open water divers

Purchase any Aqualung scuba package this weekend and we will give you your advanced open water course for free valued at $399. This offer is available Saturday to Monday only.

RESCUE SAFETY DAY Saturday 12th November

We have loads planned including intro to being a safe diver sessions, rescue refreshers, self rescue and a presentation from the police dive squad. This all ties in with our rescue course running over 3 days in November. Full details in next weeks newsletter.

Enjoy the long weekend and thanks for being a Dive Wellington customer, we appreciate your business. 

The team at Dive Wellington Dave, Paula, Chris, Kelly and Alex



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