Louis’ favourite dive site revealed.

Meet Louis Kimber, who works for Dive HQ Christchurch as a Senior Dive Instructor, and teaches our full time Diploma students. Louis qualified as an Instructor with Dive HQ Christchurch, completing his Diploma in Scuba Diving in 2014. Louis is an experienced Senior Instructor, and his recent group of full time Diploma students all passed, […]

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 Kane’s favorite dive site revealed

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This Newsletter is the first in a series to tell you about the fabulous team working here at Dive HQ Christchurch, and their favourite dive sites. Meet Kane Clare, who works for Dive HQ Christchurch as a Dive Instructor and Dive Shop Retail Superstar. Kane qualified as an Instructor with Dive HQ Christchurch, completing his […]

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 Diving Kaikoura Post-quake

Blue Cod

We all heard about the Kaikoura seabed floor lifting 1 metre upwards in the Nov ’16 quake, and following the subsequent media reports of stranded Paua and Crayfish, we wondered what the future would hold for diving in Kaikoura. 5 months on, and things are looking much brighter. Dive HQ Christchurch have surveyed various new […]

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 Chasing Nudibranchs

Pair of nudibranchs

After many years of Scuba diving I have managed to search the ocean flora and fauna to hunt for nudibranchs. Some of you will be asking yourself what a nudibranch is, let alone how to find one? So what are they? Well they are a group of soft jelly-bodied gastropod molluscs. There are over 3000 […]

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 My First PADI Certifications (You could be next)

Divers are cool

My first certification came from co teaching a local PADI Open Water dive course with an experienced instructor. The first two Open Water dives were at Lake Coleridge and we completed the last day at Wainui over on the Banks Peninsular, the weather was awesome! Sun shining, no wind, and flat bay to dive in. […]

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 Who knew where it would take me?

Diving Solomons

I never realised that a hobby would take over my life and become a passion… some say an obsession! I was always unsure about my career after finishing school and after muddling my way through university, I decided to enrol on a scuba dive instructor course at one of the local dive stores in Palmerston […]

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 Will you be my Dive Buddy?

USA Tour

Desirable Dive Buddies have many important qualities, of course there is the fun factor, but really the reason for a dive buddy is simple – Safety! Finding the right person to share the adventure of diving with can make a huge difference to your experience. Learning to be a good diver should include learning to be […]

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 Is diving for you? FAQs

Divers are cool

Are you considering enrolling on a scuba diving course, but not yet entirely sure whether it is for you? Breathing underwater is not a natural human trait, but once you have experienced it – believe us – you won’t want to go back. Here, we aim to answer some of the questions you may have […]

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 Diving Jobs: Exploring the Unusual

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Waking up in the morning to leave for a job that you love is everyone’s dream. Not dragging your feet, no dreading feeling in your stomach – they say that ‘he who loves his job never works a day in his life’ and I’d say I would have to agree. However, finding a job that […]

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 Coral Gardening – Building Healthy Coral Reefs

Coral Reef and Island

“Don’t Touch The Coral” If you have ever been diving or snorkeling by a beautiful coral reef, you would have heard the strict instructions not to touch, or break the delicate coral which takes years to grow.  We are increasingly aware of the threats to our underwater ecosystems caused by bleached and damaged coral, but […]

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