What happened in June 2020?
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 more underwater adventures!
We had an awesome time on all of our dives with you guys spotting plenty of Parore, Red Moki, Nudibranch, Snapper, Spotty’s and even the odd octopus and had some beautiful diving. If you’re interested in joining these underwater explorers and learning to dive, come joining us for your PADI Open Water Course.
June also saw lots of people braving the slightly chillier water to come out for their first dives on our PADI Discover Scuba program. They took advantage of our awesome June special offers to come and take their first breaths underwater and had an awesome time exploring, as did we with you all!
Plenty of sightings of Snapper, our resident Octopus and a brave few Eagle Rays still hanging out at Sandy Bay and Enclosure Bay. We were also lucky enough to find a few Ghost Shrimp hiding in the stunning kelp forests.
Although we did have a few days where the winter weather ruined our plans and we had to postpone a couple of days due to un-diveable conditions, we’ve still had lots of sunny days with lovely water conditions for heading out and are hoping this continues into July as we have lots more diving planned!
Adam, Lucy and Jake were also joined in the water for a week by our PADI Divemaster trainees, two of whom came over from Auckland University to spend a week exploring the waters. They had a busy week, assisting with some of our PADI Discover Scuba Divers, mapping a dive site, dive briefings, practicing compass skills, tying knots underwater and using lift bags to lift heavy objects plus much more!
In between all of this we still had time to take out some certified divers to go exploring with some shore dives, having an awesome time and great water conditions spotting lots of beautiful marine life. See our recent blog to see what marine life around Waiheke that we see.
Adam and Jake also had lots of fun finishing the maintenance work on our vans, completing re-spraying the insides then rebuilding to help protect them against the salt water abuse they are subject to on a daily basis.
We’re hoping to have just as much fun in July and hopefully lots of sunny weather too! Coming up is Adam’s awesome Spread The Love July 2020 dive tour, where we are spending a week visiting our friends at other dive shops up North and some awesome diving, limited places left so if you haven’t already make sure you get booked on soon!
Jake is taking out some proud new drysuit owners for their Drysuit Specialty Course this weekend which is super exciting! I did my first ‘dry’ dive recently and loved it so I’m sure they’ll have lots of fun learning new skills. If you’re interested in keeping warm and dry while doing some winter diving just get in touch to see what we can offer you.
Hoping to see lots of you soon for more underwater adventures.
Lucy & The Waiheke Dive Team