My Hunting Essentials

Over the years I’ve seen some interesting equipment used for hunting and collecting seafood and so I thought I would share what has become essential items for me and why they work. First up before you take anything know the rules and check the MPI site for size limits bag limits and know what species […]

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 Wonderview entry to Daniels Reef

Daniels Reef, Leigh Found at the bottom of the walkway from Wonderview road in Leigh we have the shortest shore access to Daniels reef. Predominantly known for its surf, this reef is found roughly a 500m surface swim east and if the vis is good you will find the top of the reef sitting about […]

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 Rosedale Road Underpass: Extended Weekend Works Notification

Work is to be undertaken during COVID-19 Alert 3 whilst traffic volumes are lower.  Work is scheduled from 8pm Thursday 30 September continuously through to 5am Tuesday 5 October.  What are we doing? We are removing the old SH1 Rosedale Road Motorway bridge abutments as part of the bridge replacement works.    What this means for you […]

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 WE ARE OPEN – LEVEL 3

We are happy to be back in the shop and able to now send out your goodies from Level 4. There will be a slight delay in courier times due to all non-essential business now shipping. Check your tracking number for more information from the courier companies. Level 3 Trading Hours MONDAY – SUNDAY 9:00am […]

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 Behind the scenes of ‘The Weedfish – Short Documentary (2021)’

We were heading up to the Tutukaka Coast to start filming our documentary and so many uncertainties were going through our heads. Our goal – to film a story with Crispin and Irene Middleton where they take us on a mission to capture photos of a fairly common but extremely elusive fish – the crested […]

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 Oceanic Excursion BCD

If you’re looking for a great rear inflate BCD this is the BCD I would recommend. The BCD offers a huge amount of lift with a bladder that offers up to 58lbs of lift and comes in a range of sizes from small to extra extra large. The BCD offers a great amount of comfort […]

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 Grandfather Hapuku / New Zealand Scorpion Fish

Scorpion fish located at the middle stacker of the HMSNZ Canterbury Wreck – Photo by Doyle Larsson The scorpion fish (Scorpaena cardinalis), also known as the eastern red scorpionfish, grandfather hapuku or New Zealand red rock cod are found in temperate waters and are distributed around Northern New Zealand, the Tasman Sea, and the Kermadec Islands.  […]

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 HMNZS Canterbury Wreck

The Canterbury is my favourite wreck north of Auckland the depth and water quality make the visibility better than most other wrecks and more often than not you get a good 20m+ vis. Perfect for wreck penetrations if you’re qualified to do so but absolutely stunning even exploring the outside of the wreck. Entry Point […]

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 Bare 8/7mm Ultra Velocity Semi-Dry Men’s Hooded Suit

There’s a phenomena we need to talk about that occurs in winter and that is the sudden scarcity of divers out there. I believe that what’s causing it is the same thing that causes shrinkage. It’s a bit colder, not by much if you ask some, but clearly enough to discourage the tropically inclined amongst […]

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