NEW – Shearwater Teric Dive Computer

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The Shearwater Teric computer was released today and will again redefine the dive computer market. If you are a technical diver you will already know of the Shearwater Petrel and Perdex AI. Now the Shearwater Teric will also soon be known by recreational divers and freedivers. Scuba Gear and Dive HQ Christchurch have pre-orders in, […]

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 When are you going to get a real job?

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“When are you going to get a real job?” It’s a question that has followed me for my entire adult life. The question was often heard from well-meaning friends, who were sure that I was wasting my life by not pursuing a “career”. Spending my nights pouring drinks for well to do businessmen in dark […]

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 What dive equipment do you use?

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I have been a PADI instructor for 19 years and one of the most common questions asked when people are completing their PADI open water course or looking at purchasing dive equipment in the shop is, “What dive gear do you use?” So we have put together what equipment I use when I go SCUBA […]

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 Henry’s Favourite Dive Site revealed

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Meet Henry Thorp, who works for Dive HQ Christchurch as a Dive Instructor and Dive Shop Retail Superstar. Henry qualified as an Instructor with Dive HQ Christchurch, completing his Diploma in Scuba Diving in 2017.  Henry can regularly be found teaching our Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Spearfishing  Students both locally and at Kaikoura. When he’s not teaching, Henry […]

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 Akita’s Favorite Dive Site Revealed

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Meet Akita Kees, who works for Dive HQ Christchurch as a Dive Instructor and Dive Shop Retail Superstar.  Akita qualified as a Dive Instructor with Dive HQ Christchurch, completing her Diploma in Scuba Diving in 2016.  Akita enjoys taking new divers out for their Open Water and follows  them through their Advanced Open Water and […]

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 Louis’ favourite dive site revealed.

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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

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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

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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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