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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, […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Exposure Protection – What can I buy to keep me warmer?

    Having the right diving thermals and dive gear offering exposure protection while diving can make a significant difference to your diving. It’s not just about keeping warm enough either, in some cases it’s quite the opposite. If you’re not already using a Wet Suit, these make a considerable difference and 7mm either one or two […]

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    PADI Rescue Diver Course; a cornerstone of great SCUBA diving..

    Taking your PADI Open Water Diver course is an exhilarating, fulfilling and empowering experience. On the PADI Advanced Open Water Course, divers learn to explore more and gain confidence underwater. So what is the PADI Rescue Diver Course for then you ask.. Why take a PADI Rescue Diver course? Often divers are unsure of the […]

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    Dive Gear Ownership? What dive gear to get and when…

    Should I buy my own dive gear? Is hiring dive gear as convenient as I think? What part’s of my kit should I be considering at different levels? What if I plan to dive locally and or travel? Lot’s of new and even experienced divers can get distracted and confused about what dive gear is […]

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    Recreational & Technical Diving. What we offer.

    Learning to Scuba Dive is a life changing experience that opens up a whole new world beneath the oceans surface to explore (in fact it’s the other 71% of our planet!) At NZ Sea Adventures, we have been training Scuba Divers locally since 1989 with an excellent reputation for quality and service.

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    Is SCUBA Diving a safe and care free leisure activity?

    At NZ Sea Adventures we hear about peoples concerns with SCUBA diving and safety.  Things like “I heard somebody had an accident!?”  “Can you get the bends?”  The answer to these and many safety concerns are often yes, these things can and do happen.  The truth is however that these are usually very isolated incidences […]

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    Dive Torches; what’s in and what works?

    When SCUBA diving, dive torches come in handy for many situations and not just Night Diving or Wreck Diving either. However these are common uses. A good dive torch supplies enough light underwater to navigate and view in low light area’s. Having the right strength is important so as not to over illuminate as well. […]

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    Women in Diving

    When we look at an average class of diving students, they are still predominantly male. This is no surprise as surveys of people identify the misperception that diving is a male activity. This probably stems from the military origins of diving and the fact that in those early days, training was designed to pass the […]

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    Night Diving – Awe and Exhilaration

    Have you ever gone out at Night and felt the excitement in the air? That’s what Night Diving is like except much more exhilarating! Entering the water by torch light is a thrill to say the least. It is a great way to explore and experience the excitement and awe of the underwater world as […]

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    Adventure Diver – what’s it all about?

    Once you are a certified Open Water Diver you can take not only take the Advanced Open Water Diver course and some Specialties. There’s also an exciting PADI Adventure Diver option if you want to ease into it a little slower. Maybe you are short on time? During the short program you will gain some […]

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    “TECH” Specialty Diver Package

    Set a course for all out underwater adventure with our “TECH” Specialty diver Package and become a PADI Master Scuba Diver with certifications that set you up for all out adventure! Package includes; Dive with Enriched Air Nitrox on your next dive as a PADI Enriched Air Diver, enjoy extended no-deco limits and less fatigue after […]