Dive News: Thu 24 Mar 2016

Hi Divers

Last weekend we hosted our charity spearfishing competition and fish auction in aid of our charity, Key to Life Suicide Prevention. It was a great weekend and the weather held out for the competition with 24 teams participating. Some great fish came in, including a Kingfish, Trevally, and a couple of John Dorys. We managed to raise $3,300 for the charity! This could not have been done without of all the support from our sponsors, supporters, and customers. A big thank you to all of you for helping us make this event such a success!

Dive Wellington Spearo Comp 2016 RESULTS:

In an incredible situation, there was a tie for first place! Both teams weighed in mixed bags gaining full points for species and count, and then their bag weights were identical too!
Official results as follows:

1 - Jamie Norman/Gavin White - 4027pts
1 - Drew Avery/Brady Jurgeleit - 4027pts
3 - Richard Rankin/Niko Matthews - 3305pts
4 - Aidan Clarke/Matt Lewis - 3077pts
5 - Max Schofield/Gray Bidgood - 2970pts
6 - Tam Pullen/Goldy - 2438pts
7 - Troy Bean/Julian Fox - 2340pts
8 - Doug Beaton/Will Mangin - 2313pts
9 - Danny Vincent/Valentinas Bakaitis - 1950pts
10 - Matt Annear/Luke Rohloff - 1776pts
11 - Neil Venter/Alice Porter - 1695pts
12 - Morgan De Gregorio/Dave Grove - 1595pts
13 - Andrew Rameka/Gideon Tekahika - 1577pts
14 - James O'Connor/Mike Xie - 1488pts
15 - Ben Riley/Ben Hines - 1271pts
16 - Ben Li/Chris Peng - 1234pts
17 - Greg Cockerill/Peter Jones - 1066pts
18 - Matt White/Tom Harris - 1059pts
19 - Jamie Walker (dived with Julian and Troy) - 1048pts
20 - Neil Chapman/Rocky O'keeffe - 940pts
21 - Eddie Jackson/Tom Wynne-Lewis - 936pts
22 - Scott McIlvride/James Manning - DNW
23 - Ants Wilson/George Campbell - DNW
24 - Natasha Hope/Ethan Oliver - DNW

Biggest Crayfish - Matt White - 2.75kg
Best Fish - Niko Wathews - Kingfish - 6.2kg
Best Female - Alice Porter - 1385pts individually
Highest individual weigh-in - Gavin White - 2050pts

Thanks again to everyone!


We have  southerlys for Friday and Saturday, with a little bit of southerly swell Friday afternoon. Sunday is due to change northerly. Looks like we will still be able to squeeze in some good dives for Easter. This week we have had a solid 8m of visibility and lots of action underwater!


Easter Saturday April 26th and Easter Monday April 28th 9.30am.


Saturday April 2nd: 8.45am 2 crayfish dives for experienced divers

Sunday April 3rd: 8.45am 2 crayfish dives for experienced divers


We are closed Friday 25th and Sunday 27th. Saturday 26th and Monday 28th we will be open 8am to 5.30pm.


Our fulltime Diploma courses are going well. The guys have just finished their Divemaster course and are on their way to dive the wrecks of the Canterbury and the Rainbow Warrior, before starting their Instructor course. Well done guys on completing the Divemaster course, you were all awesome! Our new intake has just finished the open water course and are starting advanced open water. Our next intake is in August.

Our new diploma students have just finished their Open Water course and onto their advanced. Lots of excitement around the shop and super fun having an all girls group! 
We have been very busy with courses. Let us know if there is any course you are interested in or would like some information about.

RESCUE COURSE Run over 3 days in April 23rd, 24th and 25th which is Anzac day.

We are scheduling a Drift Specialty Course and a Night Specialty Course, let us know if you are interested.

Thanks for being part of Dive Wellington, we appreciate your business. If you are looking at buying gear on line, we can usually match most on line pricing. Support your local store.

We hope to see you out in the water soon, from the team at Dive Wellington Dave, Paula, Chris, Kelly and all our part time staff. Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend!!

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