Dive News: Wed 09 Nov 2016

Hi Divers

We are starting to get busy, especially on the weekends, so busy we even had Caity back in the store on Sunday.

There is a quick southerly change just in time for the weekend, but it shouldn't do too much damage and the coast may be good for a dive by Sunday.

Congratulations to all our new open water divers who had fantastic conditions last weekend: Jadyn Duff, Jesse Tuiomanufili, Sophie Skowronek, Matt Maguire, James Leslie, Claire Benjamin, Alex Baker, Edward Philpott, Cheyenne Henderson and Jennifer Goodwin.

Also congratulations to Hayden Boulton on completing his advanced open water course.


With summer fast approaching, many divers will be dusting off their dive gear and getting out for a dive. Why not join us and refresh yourself or learn some new rescue skills, as well as gain an insight into diving safety with the NZ Police Dive Squad.

10am to 1pm Diver rescue session suitable for all certified divers, everyone welcome. Whether you are a qualified rescue diver or just want to learn some new skills, join us for a fun filled morning on Island Bay Beach. We will be reviewing self rescue skills as well as having a play in the water dealing with tired divers and panicked divers. For those that are qualified recscue divers we will review other skills from the rescue course. Coast Guard will also be there practicing pulling divers from the water. standard dive club pricing. Limited spaces are available so you need to book.

The Police Dive Squad presentation begins 2pm at the Island Bay Surf Club 250 The Esplanade Island Bay. Learn to be safe both in and on the water this summer. This is a free event for everyone, divers, freedivers, snorkellers, swimmers and boaties.


Saturday's club dive is a rescue session meeting at the shop at 9.30am

Sunday standard club dive meeting at the shop at 8.30am

Saturday 19th will be an underwater clean up in the harbour. We are looking for volunteers both in and out of the water.


Sunday morning starting at 8am


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 retails 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.

Due to someone pulling out, we have one space available on our POOR KNIGHTS trip. March 3rd to 6th 2017. 


5pm 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.

Thanks for being a Dive Wellington customer, we appreciate your business.. If your looking to buy any dive equipment, we have access to most brands and can usually match on line pricing.

Have a great weekend from the team at Dive Wellington Dave, Paula, Chris, Kelly and Alex.

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