Dive News: Thu 30 Aug 2018

Kia Ora Divers

Spring flowers are in bloom and night dives are getting later,
News of a mama whale and her calf in the harbor and a giant squid being washed up on the shores of the south coast, thrilling stuff!

We were out with our students doing a clean up on our Project Aware adopted dive site in Mahanga Bay, we do cleanups every month so watch this space if you would like to get involved. 

A big congrats to our newly certified Equipment specialist Stephen, Donnacha, Nick and Kevin well-done guys!
Donnacha also achieved Master Scuba Diver Certification, with 6 specialties and a 7th on the way. Nice one mate!

Plenty of upcoming scuba courses and with the water temperature beginning to warm up, why not take advantage of it! get in contact with us were happy to help :)

Wishing a Happy Weekend to all!

PADI FREEDIVER

Freediving is about inward power, discipline, and control. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you. Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves.

September 6th, meet and greet, theory 
Saturday 15th Pool session 
Sunday 16th Sea Dives
$425

Spaces are limited contact us for enrollment or check out the link 
https://www.divewellington.co.nz/other-courses/freediving-course

ARE WE REALLY SUSTAINABLE?
New Zealand claims to have a world-leading quota management system yet it allows trawling and netting in known fish nursery areas. Fifty years of trawling, wastage, and dumping has taken its toll on our fisheries. Over time, our tarakihi population on NZ’s east coast has dropped by 83%.
LegaSea is calling on all Kiwis to have your say click on the picture above to. 
Sign the petition

Dive Club News

All club dives are lead by a Dive Wellington divemaster or instructor, receive 50%off gear hire during club dives, plenty of out of water activities and a DW BBQ after every club dive.
Divers of all certifications are welcome

The best way to meet people who are just as passionate about diving as you are.

Saturday, September 1st 1 pm meet at the shop, lead by Alex 
Fathers Day Sunday, September 2nd 1 pm meet at the shop, lead by Suchew

Saturday, September 8th 9.30am meet at the shop, lead by Alex 
Sunday, September 9th 9.30am meet at the shop, lead by Suchew

If you would like to join any club dives, please email us

  • Which date suits you
  • Certification level
  • The last time you went diving
  • How many dives you have done
  • Any equipment hire you'll require
All club dives are weather dependent 
LATEST PRODUCTS 
Mares Titan Attack
If you are looking for a heavy-duty, spacious gear bag, look no further than the Mares Titan Attack, the Attack Titan has a hefty 140l capacity and is capable of holding loads of up to 100kg! The whole bag is heat sealed, so it is watertight, with no stitching, and it has a handy drainage valve so you can give your gear a wash in the bag. A carry handle at either end makes it nice and easy to maneuver into the boot of your car or carry between two people, and it also has an adjustable/detachable carry handle.ONLY $180

 

Mares Cruise Roller

The Mares Cruise Roller is lightweight, spacious and perfect for travel. The Cruise Roller offers an outstanding 128 L of volume, more than enough to fit all of your dive equipment. To add to this storage the bag also has external fin pockets that come with a drainage system to keep them separated from your gear and integrated front pockets for extra space. ONLY $230 

Check out our online store for more bargains 
http://www.divewellington.co.nz/online-store
Upcoming Scuba Courses
 

 
Night Speciality - Throughout August - September
(Tuesday nights)
 
Freediver course September 6th- 15th - 16th

Open Water course - October 8th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st

 
Rescue course - October 27th-28th- Nov 4th
 
Medic First aid course - November 3rd 
 
Contact us for enrollment or check out our website for details

 
http://www.divewellington.co.nz/

Stuck for a gift to that special someone?
 Enquire about our course/cash vouchers 


Bev our PADI Master Instructor, Freedive Instructor, TDI Instructor and Service tech Guru gives us tips, tricks and heads up on all things diving and scuba 
 

Consumer Notice - RECALL

All SureLock II Rubber Weight Pocket Handles

Aqua Lung is conducting a voluntary recall of all SureLock II rubber weight pocket handles. SureLock II is the mechanical weight release system found on most Aqua Lung buoyancy compensators (BCs) beginning in 2009. Whether you have an original rubber handle or one of the revised rubber handles from the previous recall, Aqua Lung would now like to replace it with the latest generation handle, p/n 12396. Aqua Lung is concerned about the life expectancy of both models of rubber handles. A failure may occur due to a separation of the rubber, cracking, tearing or breaking. If this were to occur during a dive, the weight pocket would be left engaged inside the BC. While there are no known occurrences of this happening underwater, and there have not been any reported injuries, Aqua Lung believes that a recall is a safe and prudent thing to do. The newest generation of the handle does not rely upon rubber and is considered much stronger and safer.

Both versions of rubber handle are
being recalled

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using their BCs with Sure-Lock II rubber weight pocket handles. Bring the pockets to your nearest authorized Aqua Lung Dive Retailer or Dive Center. They will be able to replace your handles for you while you wait, as changing handles is a quick process. The replacement is made under warranty and you will not incur any charges.

Cheers
Bev    

 

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Thanks for being a Dive Wellington customer and for helping make us Wellington's biggest and best dive store. 
Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you in the water soon
Team Dive Wellington: Dave, Paula, Bev, Alex & Renee
 
 
 
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