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    Marina Clean Up

    After the very informative Project Aware presentation by Tony, I was shocked to learn about the state of our ocean and the unnecessary, horrendous, destructive things we humans do to our beautiful waters and the wonders that lives within it. One of the facts – Every year 100 million tonnes of plastic is dumped into […]

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    PADI Advanced Open Water course, a natural progression.

    Taking the PADI Advanced Open Water course is a relatively simple yet essential step with scuba divers developing skills to compliment their diving and achieving a new depth rating.  You cover areas like better buoyancy control with the Peak Performance Buoyancy dive, maybe a Wreck dive to get familiar with popular and safe wreck diving […]

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    How to choose a Dive Mask.

    Whether you are starting your SCUBA diving experience or an experienced rebreather diver, you need a dive mask. If your mask does not fit you properly it will ruin your dive. Choosing one in a dive store can be quite a challenge so here are some tips: Select a Store Select a dive shop you […]

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    Beginners Dive Gear – Where to start?

    Get your dive course off to a great start with some comfortable dive gear selected specifically for you.  Get more out of your course knowing you’ve already got some of the essential gear.  Save money on gear hire and dive with greater confidence and convenience. Our Beginners Dive Gear Package is suited to both experienced […]

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    What’s involved in getting PADI Rescue Diver certified?

    Imagine you’re out diving with your local “Crew” or on a dive trip and something goes wrong, somebody is a little tired and cannot swim in, falls unconscious or is having trouble at some stage during the dive.  Would you know what to do without getting yourself into danger at the same time?  Sure you […]

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    Wetsuits; Freediving v’s Scuba. What’s the difference?

    Wetsuit Neoprene is a rubber foam used to make, well, a wetsuit. It is called closed-cell neoprene as the bubbles are trapped in the neoprene rubber foam and between one or more layers of fabric. Closed-cell means that each nitrogen bubble is surrounded and separated by neoprene. Both freediving and scuba suits are made of […]

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    Deciding on a scuba diving regulator setup.

    Deciding on a Regulator setup to go for first off can be all a little bewildering, will you get what you pay for spending a little extra?  Does the cheap regulator actually work?  What is a venturi or balanced regulator even mean?  One things for sure and that we can assure you is that they […]

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    Constant Mass Flow – KISS mCCR

    The KISS CCR is an mCCR or manual CCR. That means it does not rely on a solenoid to detect and inject oxygen when the PPO2 drops. The KISS PPO2 is controlled by two events. The first is an orifice through which oxygen flows constantly at a set rate. The second is the manual add […]

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    The Wonders of Drysuit Diving

    Drysuits are heavy, uncomfortable, expensive and difficult to operate…  Said somebody at some stage but have you ever dived one?  Yes they do cost more than Wetsuits but will out-perform any wetsuit on any given day in all temperate diving conditions.  They are convenient in that you don’t need to dry off afterwards and don’t […]

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    The Value of Continuing Education for Scuba Divers

    Modern technology and advancements in scuba diver training have seen many a scuba diver certified with the minimum of time and effort.  In as little as 4 days you can become a certified PADI Open Water Diver!  This is great news for people looking to take up the sport and get out diving with your […]

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    Choosing the right pair of diving fins

    With the variety of fin types, styles and material used it’s sometimes a little confusing when trying to decide on the right diving fins for your activity.  Will they do what I need them to do properly, do they fit, what’s a split or blade fin, open heel or full foot.  What fin’s do or […]

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    Start the Adventure of a lifetime…. TODAY!!!

    Start the Adventure of a lifetime today with the PADI Open Water Diver course at NZ Sea Adventures, Wellingtons Premier Dive Store. Ever wandered what it’s like to be able to breath underwater? Explore the underwater world and see marine life in it’s natural beauty. Discover sunken shipwrecks, dive deep or navigate the trickiest underwater […]

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    Get a Diver the right gift for Christmas

    It’s the season for celebration and giving, we all want to give a gift that each of our family members, partner or friend will enjoy.   At NZ Sea Adventures we’re here to help make that happen in any way we can so here are a few ideas: Safety gear The no.1 thing on every divers […]

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    Becoming a PADI SCUBA Instructor

    Nowadays, a PADI Instructor qualification is more transportable than a degree – and it has the additional benefit of being recognised world-wide in over 183 countries in which PADI has established over 6200 Dive Centres or Resorts. Our graduates from the New Zealand Sea Adventures Instructor Development Centre are in training situations in New Zealand, […]

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    Buoyancy Control (via DAN)

    It’s not surprising that the most common injuries among divers are related to buoyancy issues—barotrauma, uncontrolled ascents, marine life injuries and more could be prevented with some practice and attention to detail. Inefficient buoyancy control can result in descending deeper than planned, altering the intended dive profile and potentially increasing air consumption. Constant adjustments to […]

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    KISS Classic CCR – Syntactic Foam Test Results

    In a previous copy of Dive New Zealand magazine, I told you that the first KISS Classic rebreather with a syntactic coated canister had arrived in New Zealand. I can now tell you how this innovation will save you money and extend your time underwater. At least three divers have already converted their KISS Classic rebreathers to syntactic […]

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    Beginner diving tips to avoid danger

    Safety is almost always at the forefront of any divers thinking, but occasionally and commonly even the most experienced and qualified enthusiasts find themselves in an uncomfortable situation.  The inevitable will come for every diver when a little surprise catches them off guard and they need to re-group a little to regain control of the […]

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    Simple is good, Complex is Dumb

    I have known since my first days as a diver that people under stress are fighting panic and tend to make wrong choices. In an emergency, divers need a limited number of survival responses. The main danger with Scuba is no air. We need to get gas quickly, either from a buddy or the surface. […]

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    Your first step in diving as a career!

    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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    Safe and Enjoyable Diving – Wellington and NZ

    With the advent of long summers and great diving on offer, it’s surprising how much underwater time you can clock up and in no time you can feel there is nothing that can go wrong.  This is true if you are following safe diving practices and using common sense so we’ve put together some of our […]