Hollis SMS 75 Review

When it comes down to purchasing a BCD there are so many different options out there and it can get a bit confusing. After trying out multiple BCDs I was unsure on which way to go. That was until I tried the Hollis SMS 75. This really is a BCD that has been designed with Read more about Hollis SMS 75 Review[…]

Learning to dive at the Outpost

Congratulations to another 4 divers on completing their PADI Open Water course at the Outpost, Leigh. We completed the final 2 dives on our purpose built dive boat, Whakaari Express, under the guidance of Aura and Tim as their instructors. Thanks to Grant for buddying up with me for a sneaky dive on the surface Read more about Learning to dive at the Outpost[…]

Learning to Dive at Mathesons Bay

A huge congratulations to all or students completing their RAID Open Water 20 dive course today at Mathesons Bay. A big thanks to Martin for divemastering and helping the dives run smoothly. The weather forecast was grim with 30 knot winds and 1.5m swells brewing, however, Mathesons Bay was sheltered from the westerlies and turned Read more about Learning to Dive at Mathesons Bay[…]

Tiri Tiri Island & Wellington Reef

On Saturday morning we launched from Army Bay and shot across to Shag Rock, behind Tiri Tiri Island for the first dive. Then headed back to Wellington Reef for the second. A great chance for many on board to get back in the water after a few months away from diving. Come back again soon Read more about Tiri Tiri Island & Wellington Reef[…]

Diving Tawharanui Marine Reserve

A 2m SE swell forced us to take shelter in the Tawharanui Marine Reserve for a days diving. Congratulations to Jenny on completing her Nitrox course, and Graham for completing the last 2 dives of his Hollis Explorer rebreather course. In the afternoon we headed back out with 7 open water students to complete the Read more about Diving Tawharanui Marine Reserve[…]

Learning to Dive at Wellington Rocks

Congratulations to Jack, Nick and James on completing their Open Water Course. A big thanks to Corey for helping out as divemaster. Luis from Portugal enjoyed his first dives in NZ…but it will be the last time he forgets the undergarment for his drysuit. Luis buddied up with Wayne from the UK to explore Wellington Read more about Learning to Dive at Wellington Rocks[…]