Competition time! Atomic Mask + Snorkel

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Hot out of the Design Hub at Atomic Aquatics are two awesome products. First the Atomic Venom ARC mask is a blend of the Atomics SubFrame and Frameless Masks. It has a reinforcing internal frame that’s molded directly beneath the surface of the silicone rubber skirt, like on the Subframe, yet it offers the relatively […]

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 Competition time! Enriched Air Course

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As a diver you know that you are limited on bottom time due to the Nitrogen we breathe in.  When diving 16 metres or shallower, you can stay for up to an hour if you have enough air.  But go a little deeper and your bottom time is reduced dramatically. Well why not extend your […]

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 Competition time! Hollis F1 Fins

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Hollis F1 Fins With a name Like F1 fins you would expect speed, efficiency and high end performance – These fins deliver on all fronts! The Hollis F1 fins are made from a single piece of high strength industrial monoprene rubber. Basically that means with no seams, no plastic and no joins the Hollis F1 […]

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 Competition time! Split or Blade Fins

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Split Fins or Blade Fins  The design itself is meant to channel the right amount of water with each kick behind you to propel you forward and allowing extra water to slip through the split to ease the strain and work load on the ankles, shins and all other muscles involved in the desired kicking […]

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 What dive equipment do you use?

Technical Diving

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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 Why I love diving (so very, very much)

Love Diving!

“Been there, done that” and you know what? It doesn’t matter. I could have dived the same site a hundred times, and yet I still feel that same bubbling excitement as I gear up for the dive. The drive or boat ride hums with anticipation as everyone discusses what we might see this time. I […]

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 Daydream of the West

dive Fiji

Nananu-I-Ra; the name itself conjures up spectacular images of somewhere warm and tropical, but once you discover that the English translation of the Fijian name is ‘Daydream of the West’ it takes it to a whole other level. Breath-taking white sand beaches, clear turquoise waters, listening to the soft lapping of the ocean while you […]

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 Keeping warm underwater this winter!

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As winter draws nearer, it is time to start preparing for the cold. Bring out the woolly jumpers, stock up on hot chocolate, (and don’t forget the whisky!) Shorter days, chilly weather, and cooler waters are no reasons to stop you from diving – so long as you know how to keep warm. It is […]

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 New Zealand Dive Destination – Canterbury

Kaikoura to Banks Penisula Nautical Map Divers

Fabulous Canterbury Dive Sites The past few months have provided Canterbury divers with some wonderful diving conditions and warmer temperatures.  Dive HQ Christchurch always enjoy sharing with their customers their favourite dive sites around Canterbury of which we have many to enjoy. Canterbury dive sites are centered off Kaikoura coast and Banks Peninsula with visibility […]

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 DIVE Computer Review – The SUUNTO Cobra3 by Colin Wadeson

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The Suunto Cobra3 – “Maximise Bottom Time and Safety” Another step along the path to designing the perfect dive computer has been taken, with the Suunto Cobra3.  This week Colin from Dive HQ Christchurch details some of the beneficial features of the popular Suunto Cobra3 Dive Computer. The Display Large Screen High Definition electro-luminescent display […]

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