September2018 Monthly Madness Prize –PADI Advanced Course

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September2018 Monthly Madness Prize –PADI Advanced Course   Finished your Open Water Course and discover that the little diving bug in side you have grown and you now looking for you next underwater adventure. Then the PADI Advanced Open water course (AOW) is the next step. The Advanced course focuses on the practical elements of […]

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 Hollis Neotek 8/7/6 – An owners review

Neotek use

I got the Hollis Neotek 8/7/6 because I had heard great things and winter had started and 40-minute dives were almost unbearable in my (used to be 7mm) open cell wetsuit with well over 200 dives to its name.   I am currently diving in 16-degree water without any other layers under my Neotek and […]

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 August 2018 Monthly Madness Prize – Hollis Midi Torch, Kevlar Palm Gloves, DHQ Catchbag and Cray Measure

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August 2018 Monthly Madness Prize –Hollis Midi Torch, Kevlar Palm Gloves, DHQ Catchbag and Cray Measure   Whether it’s poking your nose under a rock to check for that next monster cray or going for an always epic night dive to check out the nocturnal sea life, every diver should carry at least one torch. […]

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 Hollis M1 Mask – An owners review

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I think there are two things that make a dive unbearable Visibility and being cold. Not only does the Hollis M1 mask look ultra cool but it’s comfortable for hours and its crystal clear lens is made from Saint-Gobain Diamant glass. This glass is often used for museum exhibits for its distinct lack of colour […]

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 Lavacore Gloves – An owners review

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I got Lavacore gloves for those cold days teaching when having 5/7mm gloves were a bit cumbersome and restrictive. They are warm, lightweight and neutrally buoyant. The inner fleece material is antibacterial perfect for reducing odor. In the past 6 months, I haven’t noticed any odor and they can spend a few weeks of constant […]

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 July Monthly Madness Prize – Oceanic Geo 2 Dive Watch

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July Monthly Madness Prize – Oceanic Geo 2 Dive Watch   The Oceanic Geo 2 is a great entry level wrist mounted computer. So stylish you could wear it in and out of the water. The wide selection of colours will allow you to match your outfit whether it be on a tropical beach or […]

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 Diving The HMNZS Canterbury – Matthew Franks

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HMNZS Canterbury   Some people see diving as an ordinary sport whereas I see it as a true lifestyle. An ever changing environment with unfathomable sights waiting under the glassy sheen of our waters.   I recently had the chance to go to what has to be one of the most amazing shipwrecks in the […]

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 PADI Advanced Open Water – Poor Knights

Whakaari Express at the Poor Knights

Whakaari Express at the Poor Knights The forecast was looking good to do our PADI Advanced Open Water course at the Poor Knights Islands over two days in a weekend mid May. I had dived at the Knights two times previously and was really looking forward to getting back to one of New Zealand’s most […]

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 White Island

Dive White Island

On the 3/4th October we headed down south for one of our special trips, the first ever time the diploma course had been taken out to White Island. We had all heard amazing things about previous trips Auckland Scuba had run to White Island so we were all super excited. We were going to dive […]

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