December 2018 Monthly Madness Prize – Atomic Split Fins

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December2018 Monthly Madness Prize –Atomic Split Fins   Split Fins or Blade Fins…   The design itself is meant to channel the right amount of water with each kick behind you to propel you forward and allowing extra water to slip through the split to ease the strain and work load on the ankles, shins […]

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 November 2018 Monthly Madness Prize – Oceanic Alpha 8 Reg and Octi, Zeagle Base Plus BCD and Compact Gauges

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November2018 Monthly Madness Prize –Oceanic Alpha 8 Reg and Octi, Zeagle Base Plus BCD and Compact Gauges     Jacket style BCD and Regulator combo   If you want simple but reliable, then the Oceanic’s Alpha 8 Second Stages and SP5 First Stage regulator set used in conjunction with a compact SPG and Depth gauge […]

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 October2018 Monthly Madness Prize –Bare Velocity Ultra 8/7mm Semi-Dry Wetsuit

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October2018 Monthly Madness Prize –Bare Velocity Ultra 8/7mm Semi-Dry Wetsuit   We’re not just in your element; we were born there! In a factory on the coast of British Columbia — BARE, the brainchild of 2 divers determined on creating a drysuit for the frigid waters of the Canadian Pacific Ocean was born. For over […]

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 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

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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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 Shearwater Perdix – An owners review

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 Shearwater Perdix AI For those that would like a short and precise review – it’s probably the best all-round recreational/technical dive computer on the market and I wish I’d bought one sooner. The longer review with more detail – first off, if you’ve ever been on a dive boat with technical divers you’ve probably seen […]

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 Taupo dive trip – A look backwards

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Taupo Drift dive trip.   Dipsi 1 Hijacked Dipsi 2 Taupo trip. It was a great opportunity for the two groups to bond and dive together.   Day one: Driving down and snorkeling the Waikato River from Cherry Island to Reids Farm with a stop at the natural hot springs and an epic jump near […]

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 The Lake Pupuke Mapping Project

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The Lake Pupuke Mapping Project Date- 14/06/2018 As apart of our Divemaster training we were assigned a mapping project as a collective group we decided on Lake Pupuke as a prime mapping location. So we set out in teams of three each with a responsibility.   First was Nick who was responsible for the compass […]

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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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