Know Your Boundaries – Hikurangi Marine Reserve


Established in March 2014, by the Department of Conservation, the Hikurangi Marine Reserve, acknowledges the incredible diversity and unique marine environment close to Kaikoura. Gaining an understanding of the role of Marine Reserves around New Zealand is a valued part our Dive HQ Christchurch’s Diploma of Scuba Instruction students training. Thank you Akita, for sharing with […]

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 Advanced in Kaikoura

Rhiannon Blog Scuba Diving Kaikoura

Still buzzing from a great few days diving in Kaikoura, Rhiannon, one of Dive HQ Christchurch’s Diploma of Scuba Instruction students, shares her experience with us today: Completing my Advanced Diving Certification in Kaikoura was a new and thrilling experience for me.  Our trip to Kaikoura was actually my first ever time there, so it […]

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 Creative Ideas for a Failed Scuba Tank

Scuba Post Box

Scuba tanks eventually wear out, which is why it is important to follow the regulations on getting your tank tested.  You wouldn’t want to be diving with a tank that was compromised in any way due to dents, rust, or cracks.  Here at Dive HQ Christchurch, on the occasion that a tank fails a Hydro […]

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 Why Dive Nitrox?

Nitrox Scuba Diving Enriched Air New Zealand

What is Nitrox? Nitrox is short for Enriched Air Nitrox, or EAN.  EAN when a scuba cylinder has been filled with a mixture of breathing air containing higher than 21 percent oxygen.  32 percent oxygen is the most common Nitrox mix. Who should take this course? The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most […]

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