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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 […]

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    Are you Medically Fit to SCUBA dive?

    Did you know that as a Recreational Diver, you are supposed to check the R.S.T.C. Medical Statement annually or if you have been sick? It’s really easy to do and may not cost you anything, just a moment of your time. Have a quick ready through the Front page and answer the questions honestly to […]

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    Learning to SCUBA Dive in 2019.

    With talk of sharks and Orca in our waters this summer, post apocalyptic films everywhere and so much about plastic pollution in the media, it can be difficult to see the lighter side of life. All these things may have us struggling to see the reasoning behind getting into underwater sports? Safety, not and issue […]

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    When to start doing Specialty Courses

    For new divers, sometimes the concept of continuing education courses can seem bewildering and nobody seems to want to say what the thing to do is.  At Open Water Diver level, the truth is you have the pre-requisite for certainly Advanced Open Water but you can also do Specialty courses to benefit you early on […]

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    Misconceptions about SCUBA diving.

    When it comes to diving, there are a few misconceptions floating around that we think are worth clarifying. Maybe these four explanations will help you convince your BFF that it’s time to get certified or help assure your mom that it’s not as ‘crazy’ of a sport as she might think. 1. Shark attacks One […]

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    PADI Divemaster course, what are your options?

    Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI […]

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    Selecting a mask – Fit Part 2.

    In our previous blog we discussed Purge and Non-Purge rubber and silicon masks and masks with one or two lenses. Now let us look at fitting a mask for Scuba or snorkel diving. Generally price indicates the quality of the mask. Most silicon masks are more expensive than rubber. Similarly more expensive silicon masks fit […]

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    Selecting a Mask – Part 1.

    Scuba and snorkelling masks, sometimes called half masks (as against a full-face mask) have either a single or a double lens to look through. The glass is tempered glass able to stand the pressure of diving without shattering. The lenses are held by either a hard plastic frame or they may be frameless in which […]

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    Learning to dive, what is involved?

    Taking the PADI Open Water Diver course is one of the most exciting and thrilling part’s of being a SCUBA diver.  From the slight nervous feeling the first time you breath underwater to swimming around weightlessly.  Seeing living, swimming real marine life in it’s natural habitat first hand is nothing short of ore inspiring.  New […]

  • Wellington SCUBA Diving Courses Eco Specialty Package

    5 Specialty Ratings for the “Eco” diver.

    Looking to get your PADI Master SCUBA Diver rating on a budget with an eye on the environment? All scuba divers learn about the Master SCUBA Diver rating as they progress through the dive course; when learning to scuba dive and in continuing education courses like Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver.  At NZ Sea […]

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    Rescue Diver course – 6th and 7th of October

    Are you ready to do your PADI Rescue Diver certification? Coming up the 6th and 7th of October we have the all famous PADI Rescue Divers course.  You will hear from many people that this is the best dive course you will ever take… CHALLENGING  and  REWARDING These words probably best describe the PADI Rescue Diver […]

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    Choosing a Dive Cylinder

    Aluminium or Steel?  What size?  Brand? These are common questions when looking at purchasing dive tanks.  Rest assured there are some simple answers to get you started.  There are some simple considerations to understand.  We outline some of the differences below while remembering nothing is better than speaking to a dive professional at NZ Sea […]

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    Do I need a Dive Computer and what type?

    Y.E.S. You Especially Should have a dive computer. Jokes aside, the answer is obvious.  What we would like to do is highlight some of the reasons why we are so confident in our recommendation. Compared to using dive tables and guessing water temperatures, moderating no-deco limits and even air consumption options.  These are complex equations […]

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    5 Specialty ratings for ADVENTURE!!!

    Dive to greater depths, explore underwater Shipwrecks, dive colder waters, use Nitrox and Navigate more challenging dive destinations… Given our Temperate climate, let’s start with Dry suit diving!  Diving a Dry suit can make even the coldest climate seem tropical but we’ll come back to that.  Diving a dry suit is fun too.  Just like […]