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  • wellington dive computers scuba freediving

    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 […]

  • Wellington SCUBA Diving Adventures

    5 Specialty ratings for ADVENTURE!!!

    Dive to greater depths, explore underwater Shipwrecks, dive colder waters, use Nitrox and Navigate difficult 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 the […]

  • Wellington Teric Dive Computer name meaning

    It’s all in a name

    When the new Shearwater Teric was unveiled, I was bemused. Why had Shearwater turned their backs on a tradition of naming wrist dive computers with names beginning with the letter ‘P’. We have Predator, Petrel, Perdix. What was different about the Teric, in fact what did Teric mean. I immediately went on line and found […]

  • Wellington dive computer shearwater teric

    The Shearwater TERIC has taken off!!!

    This fantastic watch style dive computer has the following: Modes – Free Diving, Watch, OC Rec, OC Tec, CC/BO, Gauge. Air integrated – capable of reading two transmitters. Functions – Alarms, stop watch, BlueTooth LE, charging dock, digi compass, case. We just received a very excited email from Andrew who is the NZ Agent for […]

  • Wellington PADI Rescue Diver course

    Why PADI Advanced Open Water & Rescue Diver?

    You take the PADI Open Water Diver course to learn to SCUBA dive, so where do the Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver courses come in?  The truth is they’re all part of the learning process.  Taking dive courses after Open Water Diver helps turn you into a competent SCUBA Diver.  Yes once you have […]

  • Wellington Dive Club - Mikhail Lermontov Dive Trip wreck diving nz scuba diving

    Mikhail Lermontov Trip – 2018

    On February 16, 1986, Mikhail Lermontov was cruising in New Zealand for the CTC cruise company. On that day she left Picton for the Marlborough Sounds, carrying mostly elderly Australian passengers, under the charge of The Picton pilot, Captain Don Jamieson. His presence, and his knowledge of the area, should have assured the safety of […]

  • Wellington Dive Gear Choosing a BCD

    Choosing the right BCD.

    BCD selection can be confusing, even for the most experienced divers.  Words like integrated, rear inflator, non-integrated, modular, shoulder dump, quick release, harness and wing can sound sophisticated beyond comprehension.  In this article we will shed some light on these options and how they affect your diving.  Don’t forget for a full equipment run-down and […]

  • Wellington SCUBA Diving courses Temperate Water Diver

    Which 5 Specialty courses are good for Temperate Water Diving?

    Temperate water diving offers some different challenges to tropical or summer diving in the Wellington region.  When Divers master the essentials they can enjoy a greater range of dive sites and even improved visibility!  Plus who doesn’t want to dive all year round anyway? Peak Performance Buoyancy Prerequisite: Open Water Diver or equivalent Having good buoyancy […]