22
Nov

Tides and How They Affect The Dive Site

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Tides and How They Affect The Dive Site

Tides affect our dive sites in many different aspects. They are caused by the Earth's rotation and the gravitational interaction between the earth, moon and sun, causing large masses of water to shift around the globe. Tides are generally arranged into two types, low tide where the water level is lower and high tide where the water level sits higher.

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28
Sep

Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course

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Imagine trying to take an epic photo of that Mantis Shrimp carefully poking its head out of its hole at Weller’s Rock... you frame it up perfectly but as you’re concentrating on taking the picture you start dropping towards your subject, eventually coming to rest on the sediment kicking up a cloud of silt and frightening your favourite Stomatopod subject back into its lair.

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27
Aug

Diving at Altitude

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We get a lot of customers from out of town that come to us to do their Open Water course and become certified divers. They live in areas such as Queenstown and Wanaka that have beautiful dive locations right on their doorsteps such as Lake Wakatipu (310m Above Sea Level - ASL) or Lake Wanaka (300m ASL).

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13
Jun

Free Diving or Spearfishing after Scuba Diving

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All the time just as we’re about to head over to Milford Sound we get students asking “Can I go for a quick spearo on our surface intervals?”

Free diving after SCUBA is a big no no! But why?

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05
May

PADI Member Forum at Dive Otago

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On Thursday 30th April Dive Otago hosted a PADI Member Forum conducted by NZ Regional Manager Jen Clent. 

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