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    Dive Mask Features, what and why.

    Mask Features Choosing a new dive mask can be a case of just picking the latest thing out or if you’re feeling frivolous, why not grab the fanciest one?  Truth is, often the newest and fanciest are great masks and pack some really great features.  It helps to know what they are for and which […]

  • Wellington SCUBA Courses Dive Gear Equipment Experiences PADI TDI 5 Star 2020 Goals

    Get wet in style

    Ever thought about the ultimate adventure – underwater? Get ready now for your personal summer challenge; now is an excellent time to indulge yourself. Learning to SCUBA dive is serious fun and fantastic post-Covid therapy. Try New Zealand Sea Adventures in Wellington for the ultimate life experience. Learn to SCUBA dive in their heated indoor […]

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    Diving and Hydration

    When it comes to diving and hydration, many divers believe that a big drink of water before a dive will keep them hydrated. This may result in a near-bursting bladder during the dive – it doesn’t hydrate you. One of the leading preventatives of the Bends, or Decompression Sickness (DCS), is hydration. About 60% of […]

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    Why SCUBA Diving is for YOU!

    “Ever since you were a kid, you’ve wanted to learn to SCUBA dive..” This statement could not be more true. For most of us, at some point, the excitement of the beach and water time is profound to say the least. The ocean has an undeniable draw and there is no better way to experience […]

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    New Dive Course Options.

    New dive courses scheduled. Take the next step and sign-up TODAY. Night Diving Feed your curiosity and explore the underwater world by torchlight. See marine life that you don’t see during the day time and gain a Specialty rating toward your Master Scuba Diver rating at the same time! Night dives are available from April […]

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    FREE – Project AWARE Specialty

    The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems. Join the Crew at NZ Sea Adventures for the Project AWARE Specialty on the 18th of March.  Registration and attendance is absolutely free! Find out more and sign up here or […]

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    Jungle Green Shadows

    Victor 2 Company 2 RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion, Vietnam 1967–1968 By Tony Howell MC Published by John Douglas Publishing At first glance you wonder how the history of a single deployment by a rifle company could translate to a narrative of more than 400 pages, but once you start reading, it all becomes clear. Tony Howell […]

  • Wellington SCUBA Courses Dive Gear Equipment Experiences PADI TDI 5 Star 2020 Goals

    New Year, New Diving Goals

    Set a goal or two for 2020 and upgrade your diving credentials! Finish putting together your dive kit or make that well anticipated move to a new set-up. Maybe it’s time you learnt to SCUBA Dive? Take the plung and sign up for a PADI Open Water Diver course. Our fully equipt Wellington Dive Centre […]

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    Christmas Gifts for Divers

    Thinking about a Diving Gift for Christmas? Send your Family and Friends in to NZ Sea Adventures for everything from SCUBA Diving Courses to Fishing Gear and Spearfishing kit. A Voucher for one of our popular Diving or SCUBA Packages is a great gift for the aspiring diver or maybe the Deposit for a dive […]

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    Does your Regulator Leak?

    To find out if your regulator is leaking, simply breath from the second stage while blocking the first stage with your finger or the dust cover. If there is air leaking into the second stage then there is problem that needs to be fixed. Water may be leaking through the: mouthpiece, diaphragm or exhaust ports. […]

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    It’s nearly Christmas Time…

    It’s almost that time of year again when summer arrives and so do the holidays!There’s never been a better time to sign up a friend for their PADI Open Water Diver course.  Gift the ultimate in experiences this Christmas with a Gift voucher for a SCUBA Diving course.   Already certified or not sure what to […]

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    Becoming a SCUBA Diver – What to know and when.

    There are many mysteries to uncover within the underwater realm. Your Dive Instructors yield seemingly otherworldly knowledge and skills that may seem out of reach. There are many important things to learn when becoming a SCUBA diver and knowing what you can do and when is a valuable skill set to learn. An absolute beginner? […]

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    Atlantis Quest R10 Regulators

    In recent blogs we have looked at several general aspects of regulator design and function. Now let us check out an outstanding example of a piston first stage regulator. The Atlantis Quest R10 is a very popular regulator though-out New Zealand and the South Pacific. It is an extremely robust, reliable and affordable regulator that […]

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    Regulator Diaphragm V’s Piston First Stage.

    A scuba regulator has several functions, all of which allow a diver to breathe underwater. The first stage attaches to your scuba cylinder and that reduces the pressure from high to intermediate. The second stage reduces the pressure further from intermediate to ambient. That means that the work of breathing is almost, but not quite, […]

  • Wellington scuba diving regulator care

    Regulator Care and Maintenance.

    The rule of thumb is to have your regulator serviced by a certified Service Technician either every year or 100 dives, whichever comes first. The best time to do this is when you get your cylinder is tested. As well as the annual scuba diving regulator service it is also necessary to wash your regulators […]

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    Choosing a mask?

    One of the big questions is ‘should I buy a Silicone or rubber mask?’ While it is always going to be a matter of personal preference which one is best for you, we can explain the primary difference. The older heavy-duty style rubber masks are still around and, they may appear to be more indestructible […]

  • Wellington scuba diving fun blog Shore Diving

    Shore diving for experts.

    Going SCUBA diving from shore dive can be very enjoyable and relatively simple to do. Although, as with boat diving, when shore diving there are also a few specific yet relatively simple things you can do to help make things go smoothly. Before we get into detail… Wellington and many places around NZ and oversea’s […]