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Wow we’ve already hit the end of June, they say time flies when you’re having fun and we’ve certainly been doing that with lots of in water time!  We started the month with our Waiheke High school students, finishing the open water course and certifying 8 new Open Waters divers, followed by a boat trip out with the awesome team from AWOL where we took out 3 fun divers from the High School and finished the Advanced Open Water course for one student too! Congratulations to all our newly certified divers, we hope to see you in the water for lots...

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What do we see while diving on Waiheke Island One of the reasons we all love diving is due to the awesome marine life we get to hang out with. But what actually lives in the waters around Waiheke Island? Here we’ve given a run down of our favourite and most common sightings around the island.  Eagle Ray  These beauties are one of our favourites! With pointed ‘wings’ (think diamond shape) and a bulbous head they are easy to differentiate from their stingray cousins. Usually olive green or brown in colour, with grey or blue markings and a white underneath....

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  May 14th saw New Zealand return to level 2 restrictions, meaning we were able to get back into the water, doing what we love and taking our awesome customers out exploring.  You can probably tell from mine and Jake’s faces how excited we were about this! Although we were back working at Level 3, we couldn’t open our doors to welcome people in or get out in the water, so Level 2 was very welcome by us, as I’m sure it was to many of you!  So what have we been up to since we’ve been back?  We have...

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                                         What is Dive Against Debris is probably your first question?  Very simply a Dive Against Debris is using your skills as a diver to help remove items that don’t belong there from our ocean, however it is actually much much more than that! Dive Against Debris is the flagship citizen science program from Project AWARE, empowering divers worldwide to collect debris from our oceans and giving them a platform to report this so it can be monitored, reporting on types...

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So you've started diving and realised you love it? We’ve all been there! You want to do more and start collecting your own gear and equipment but, where to start?  Owning your own dive gear will increase your comfort levels immensely when out on dives. We’ve all experienced that frustrating dive where your mask doesn’t fit quite right and you spend the whole dive clearing water from it, or your BCD is too big so the air sits in the wrong place ruining your perfect trim.  Together, let’s take a look at the order of priority in which most of...

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