Spring Roundup

Thank god the winter is behind us and we have the entire summer to look forward to, going by the weather in recent times and the forecast it is stacking up to be another stunning summer like last year.

Go Dive has a heap happening this year with a few very exciting developments in the pipe line which will be off great benefit to those of you diving the Lermontov with us. More about those though as they happen.

 

Unfortunately Brent Jnr has left us for greener pastures, however I have just secured the services of another very experienced technical diver, who has a lot of overseas cave and wreck diving experience and is a trimix instructor.

For those of you keen on a weekend diving the Lerm I have a one weekend special for club members running for $285.00. That’s $285.00 for two days diving with accommodation and meals. There are limited spots so give me a call if you are keen, remember this is clear water time on the Lerm, so you might be lucky. If you aren’t a club member the one off member fee is $75.00 so still a cheap weekend diving.

I look froward to catching up with you sometime in the near future

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TecFestnz 2016

#TecFestnz in Taupo over the weekend of May 6th and 7th was a huge success with 120 people enjoying fantastic weather, great company and speakers as well as trying out numerous new kit.

Beach diving TecFestnz 2016

Beach diving TecFestnz 2016

A huge thank you to all the sponsors, supporters, exhibitors and guests that attended, TecFestnz is now recognized as the premier dive show in New Zealand and will become a biannual event with a smaller, more informal TecCamp being held in Taupo on alternate years. Keep your eyes peeled for 017 and 018 dates for these events.

 

See you next year if not before

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Advanced Wreck

Congratulations to our recent # TDI Advanced Wreck students, Ronald Mundell, David Bristol, Geoff Miller and Craig Brady. The guys found the course challenging but rewarding, and one of the best courses they have completed as a diver. With 6 penetration dives, all including some advanced skills, like entering and exiting the #Lermontov through restricted entry exit points, swimming for a distance of 50 + metres inside the wreck while following their previously laid line, all while blindfolded and sharing air from another team member. That requires some good buoyancy skills, and confidence and trust with other team members. Well done guys.

Advanced Wreck group

Advanced Wreck group

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Ellie’s First Course

Congratulations to Flora who has just finished her SDI open-water course with Ellie. This was Ellie’s first course since finishing her Instructor training.

Sohie, SDI instructor trainee with Ellie middle and Flora on the right

Sophie SDI instructor trainee with Ellie middle and Flora on the right at the Fish Reserve.

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Openwater Training

The weather has been picture perfect in Picton for the last few days of the school holidays. #Go Dive have made good use of the perfect conditions and clear water. Last week we hosted a small group on the #Lermontov who were over from Aussie and this weekend just gone, completed open water training for a couple of students and a few guided dives for a couple from France.

Andrea demos a giant stride for O/E students

Andrea demos a giant stride for O/W students

The move into the new shop is nearly complete and we hope to be fully functional in early November with a compressor and open 7 days a week.

The summer is stacking up to be  good one weather wise, with nearly every weekend up to Christmas having bookings for #Port Gore. Other than the odd exception, most of these weekends have spaces for a few more divers, give us a call if you are keen on coming out for a dive or two. The scallops in Port Gore are very healthy as always, and we will be sure to be collecting a few during upcoming trips.

Safe diving

Brent 😛

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