Dive News: Wed 01 Jun 2016

Hi Divers

Today is officialy the first day of winter and it is starting to feel like it. We have southerlies right through to Sunday evening, so the South Coast will be out for diving this weekend. The West Coast however should be great. If your feeling the cold, it might be time for some sharkskin socks at $65 or a new wetsuit or even an upgrade to a drysuit and stay warm all year long.

Congratulations to our new open water diver Charlie Gavey. Also to Carissa Meechang on completing her rescue course.

Chris, Sue and a crew of 10 divers head North for the long weekend to dive the wreck of the Rena and it's surrounding reefs.We will have photos up on facebook once they are back.

We will be open for the public holiday, this Monday 8am to 5.30pm

For the crayfish hunters most female crays are now in berry, so remember to check for eggs and take care not to cause damage if releasing a female cray. 6 weeks till scallop season starts.

DIVE CLUB DIVES...remember to book early as gear is limited

Saturday 8.30am in the harbour. Saturday's dive club dive may be unguided as we are short staffed this weekend.

Sunday 8.30am on the West Coast

Monday 9.30am site to be decided

Once the weather settles back into northerlies we will start offering night dives again.


We are happy to support The Lazy Seals and the annual winter champs held at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of June. If you would like to see some top level free divers in action or would like to have a go yourself, head to www.lazyseal.co.nz for more details. They are also looking for a volunteer first aid and oxygen provider to help out over the weekend, let us know if you can help.


We are currently advertising our next Diploma in Scuba diving course on facebook. Help us out by liking the advert, sharing with your contacts and asking them to share with their contacts. The more people that see our add the better.

Are you a school teacher? Did you know we can offer credits and unit standards to school students for learning to dive, learning to snorkel or learning first aid. Are you able to put us in touch with anyone at your school that may be interested in looking at what we can offer?


Our 2 trips to Tonga are now full, and our last spot on the Rena trip has been taken. Our trip to Truk Lagoon next year is also full. So its time to book another trip. We are thinking of a trip to Northland over Labour weekend, to dive the wreck of the Canterbury and it's surrounding reefs. This is a great trip with 2 dives a day, warm clean waters and a great base to dive from. We are looking at 3 days of diving and 4 nights accomodation with a $200 deposit securing your place. Let us know if you would like more details.

STAFF PROFILE....Alex Halliwell

Alex is the friendly face in retail on the weekends. He is in his fourth year studying an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Science with majors in ecology and biodiversity. He is currently completing his advanced open water course and has an interest in marine biology. He is going through to instructor level and is learning to service equipment.


Please contact us if you would like more information on any of the above or you would like to book in for anything.

You are receiving this newsletter because you are a valued Dive Wellington customer, thank you for your business. Have a great long weekend from the team at Dive Wellington Dave, Paula, Chris, Kelly and Alex......Dive safe.







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