Trip report: diving the Poor Knights Islands on the continental shelf off NZ, diving in rich blue water with great visibility.
Trip report: diving the HMNZS Canterbury, a decommissioned vessel of the Royal New Zealand Navy. She was sunk as a dive wreck in the Bay of Islands, NZ in 2007.
More than 1,000 km of the Great Barrier Reef is showing signs of significant bleaching and it is expected that many corals will die in the worst affected areas.
Trip report: In 1985, two French Agents planted and detonated bombs, sinking the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior. The wreck now lies in 26m at Matauri Bay, NZ.
Buoyancy control is one of the most important diving skills, with implications for safety, fatigue, enjoyment levels and protection of the environment.
Divers are familiar with coastal and island marine ecosystems but what is there to see in the open ocean? Very rarely, a unique set of circumstances create vast free floating ecosystems as bizarre as they are diverse.
Grey Nurse Sharks, are also known as the Labrador of the sea. These gentle creatures are not a threat to divers or swimmers.
If you go diving in a Grey Nurse Shark area with any commercial operator part of the dive brief includes the code of conduct for diving with Grey Nurse Sharks. If you go on a private boat, you need to make sure you are informed.
How often do you do a thorough check of your dive equipment? Do you make the time to check your gear?