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Hahei - Cathedral Cove Dive Trip

We are heading to the Hahei - Cathedral cove, April ,Saturday 20th and Sunday to spend the weekend to dive, relax and unwind.

2 boat dives on April, Saturday 20th meeting at Cathedral Cove Dive and Snorkel at 11.30am. 
Boat Departure at 12pm
Arriving back 5pm 

Optional: We will be spending the Saturday night at Hahei Beach Resort checking out Sunday morning 
Prices range from $150 - $200 per night depending on how boujee you want, cabins are available in doubles or twin share, you can arrange this yourself or give us a call as twin share is available.

We will also be heading out to dinner and having a couple of beverages this night - Place TBC 

$260 for certified divers, with full equipment
Hire equipment options available 

Ngā Manaia dive club

Our dive club is free to join and is a great opportunity to just dive and meet likeminded people with a passion for diving.

Held on 1 Sunday a month, the dives and BBQ are always free but if your require dive equipment, please contact us so we may arrange this for you. Charters and trips are limited spaces so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Clean up dive event 2024 
April Sunday 7th

The Lake clean up is a great community event for everyone including divers, (free divers and SCUBA divers), non-divers and tamariki to get involved in. The aim is to clean two lake areas  and raise awareness, ensuring it is kept beautiful, both above and below the surface.

DATE: April 7th
LOCATION: Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake)
TIME: 10.00 - Registrations open
NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER ON ARRIVAL WITH AOTEAROA DIVE.

SCHEDULE:
10.00 - Registration 
11.00 - Karakia
11.15 - Safety Briefing
11.30 - Divers in the water/ Shore cleaners distributed in land areas
12.30 - All diving completed
13.00 - Sorting trash into recycling piles
13.15 - Group photograph
13.30 - Kai for ALL volunteers
14.00 - Prize giving
15.00 - End of event

Please contact us if hire gear is required as this is in limited supply so please book in advance.

Prizes will be drawn for most trash, strangest object found etc.

If you plan to attend could you please RSVP using the link button below (send us a message with you name and contact details), this will assist in our planning and provisions for the event.

Attention divers 

To get a head start on the paperwork, please fill out the liability PDF below and bring with you to the event.

Bali Dive Trip 2025

Explore Bali’s best dive sites, from the Liberty Wreck in Tulamben Bay to Manta Point in Nusa Penida.

September 6th - 14th 2025 join Aotearoa Dive on a dive trip to Bali’s south and east coast, diving Padang Bay & Candidasa, the islands of Nusa Penida & Nusa Lembongan, world famous USAT Liberty wreck at Tulamben Bay, and fabulous muck diving in Amed.
PLUS! It’s mola mola season, so fingers’ crossed we’ll have a close encounter in Nusa Lembongan!

The trip includes:

Flights with Jetstar and Garuda ex-Auckland via Sydney
7 nights in a Standard Room at Lotus Bungalows with air-con, ensuite.
Daily buffet breakfast
15 guided dives with air-filled tanks, (Nitrox for certified Nitrox divers) and weights
Return private transfers from Bali Airport to the Resort

All this for NZD 3,799pp

This is a very popular trip - don’t delay Deposits of $500 are required to secure your spot
More details in the link

Secure your spot today

Weekend of diving the Bay of Islands - HMNZS Canterbury 

Join us for a weekend of diving May 03rd - 5th diving the HMNZS Canterbury and surrounding reefs of the Bay of Islands.

What's included:
4 boat dives, 2 air fills, dorm accommodation Friday and Saturday. All meals from Saturday breakfast, to Sunday lunch are provided
$495pp

*Accommodation upgrades available,
Twin/Double $515pp
Cabin Twin/Double $530pp

*Minimum of Advanced or Deep diver certification and be in good health and fitness for diving.

Things to bring:

  • Dive gear including torches and two tanks.

  • Sleeping bag or blanket (bottom sheets and pillows are provided but if you have a favourite pillow  or teddy bear that you can’t sleep without then bring it along).

  • Towel – even if you are diving in a drysuit you will need this for the shower.

  • Water bottle (Hydration is important and this ensures you have something to drink on board the boat during the day).

  • Snacks (you are fed generously but some (us) just can’t live without their treats).

  • Bottle of wine or a few beers for enjoying at the end of the days diving (please drink responsibly)

*Please let us know if you require hire equipment (fee applies)

The Plan

We use Northland Dive for our Bay of Islands trip.

Day 1:
We plan to drive up to Northland Dive on the Friday night 3rd Dec and stay onsite that night.
Please make sure you have dinner this night, every meal from Saturday morning breakfast to Sunday Lunch is provided.
After a cuppa tea and catch up with divers we'll have a goodnights rest.

Day 2:
Breakfast, get equipment ready and loaded on the boat then departure is 8am, 2 dives The dive sites are varied and flexible to work with the conditions on the day.

Between dives there is a generous surface interval where you will be fed a Picnic lunch on the beach. Plenty of time to off gas, relax, debrief and prepare for the next dive.

After the days diving arriving back to the accommodation around 3-4pm, wash down equipment and enjoy a cuppa / a couple beverages and some snacks (make sure to stop at the shop on your way up as the nearest is about 45mins away)
Possibly a night dive ?
Dinner, then a good nights rest. 

Day 3: 
Breakfast, get equipment ready and loaded on the boat then departure is 8am, 2 dives  
The boat is back at the accommodation between 4 -5pm on Sunday afternoon.
Wash equipment, pack bags, log dives, good byes, drive home.

Divers can opt in or out of as many dives as they wish to do.

 

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