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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 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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 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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 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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 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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