Dive News: Thu 27 Oct 2016

Hi Divers

We had lots of happy divers after all the great diving last weekend. Both of our Labour weekend trips went well, diving the wreck of the Lermontov and the Canterbury in Northland. We had a busy weekend here as well, with 18 divers on Sundays dive club dive.

Last night we had a great night out at the Brewed Bar Island Bay with a trivia quiz night. 15 of us competed with varying levels of success. Congrats to Chris Anderson who won the knock out round.

It looks like we will get a southerly this weekend, so unfortunately The Big Dive is cancelled. Next year we will move the event to mid summer.

We are starting to get busy so don't leave it till the last minute to drop your dive equipment 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 and Sunday 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.


We have the Beuchat Marlin Prestige spearo suit on sale at just $460 while stocks last, this suit reatils above $600 elsewhere. Be quick though as stock is limited.


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.


3pm Sunday November 20th we have Malcolom Francis of Niwa giving a presentation on Great White sharks and the tagging programme he conducted at Stewart Island. An interesting presentation with lots of facts about these amazing and beautiful creatures. Let us know you are coming so we can allow for numbers.

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 starting Sunday November 6th. Full details in next weeks newsletter.


Thanks for being a Dive Wellington customer and helpng make us Wellington's biggest and best dive store. Have a great weekend form the team Dave, Paula, Chris, Kelly and Alex.



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