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Nov

Project Aware Dive Against Debris - 2015 Survey and Beach Clean Up!

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 This year Dive Otago staff and volunteers conducted an underwater clean up at Wellers Rock. Check out media of the event as covered by the STAR newspaper.

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16
Jun

Aramoana Wrecks - A Changing Environment

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A few Dive Otago Club members have recently dived the legendary Mokoia and I believe it would be prudent to pass on their observations of the sunken hulk itself. To catch our readers up to speed, the Aramoana Mole is the final resting place of several 100 metre long Iron and Wooden beamed steamships, each with a history that is steeped in the World Wars as troop ships, and were also used as passenger transport ships through the Pacific. The wrecks, when no longer required, were scuttled on the harbour side of Mole and now serve a great and necessary ‘Duality’. The first is way they hinder the effects of most erosion from the Mole structure itself by acting as giant wave energy absorbers, and they also serve as a fantastic training site for our up and coming SCUBA enthusiasts based in our local area.

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26
Jan

Our Sea Your Say – Otago Marine Protected Areas Questionnaire

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Our Sea Your Say – Otago Marine Protected Areas Questionnaire

Otago’s South East Marine Protection Forum,  is considering where and what sort of marine protection is needed in Otago.  The Forum has launched a questionnaire to help it find out how people value/use the coast, from Timaru to Waipapa, how the environment has changed over time, what threatens the values  and what sort of protection is needed.  The results from the questionnaire will be used to help design a network of marine protected areas, and build a data base of people who want to be involved in ongoing consultation.  This is an important opportunity to have your say, there will be more, but the results of this survey will start shaping the design of any proposed protected areas.

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16
Dec

700TH Dive on the S.S. Tyrone

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Tyrone

The SS. Tyrone wrecks against Rerewahine Point with no loss of life 27th September 1913

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10
Dec

Nudibranchs of Dunedin

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Nudibranchs are one of the most impressive invertebrates a Scuba enthusiast and macro photographer would keep an eye out for whilst diving. It is believed that there are several thousand species of these often strikingly colourful critters sprawled across the Earth’s oceans.

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