With the onsett of Spring we not only enjoy warmer weather but increasinly good visibility.
Yesterday we experienced a truly awesome spring day on the Lermontov. Rob de Moore and Steven Hofland, both from the Netherlands and on their very first cold water dive had the fortune of diving the wreck in such conditions. Even though both were not used to cold water diving, the increased equipment and buoyancy issues normally encountered with your first cold water dive, quickly dissolved as we swum along the wreck with the visibility ranging from 15m up.
In these conditions it is amazing how the wreck comes alive with life, yesterdays dives having to be the best I have experienced since last spring. The increase in fish life is very apparent over the last few years, with the resident school of Sweep becoming increasingly large and the blue cod even bigger.
This weekend I am out at the Lodge for three days with a North Island group, I do have a couple of spaces available still – so any club members wanting to take advantage of the pristine conditions I am offering two Grab-a-Dives at $150.00 a day inclusive of meals and accommodation – you just need to find your own way over.