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Diving at Karikari

Posted by Steve Hathaway on 12th Jul 2019

Diving at Karikari
Karikari Peninsula is a place of stark contrasts. Visiting for the first time, you are immediately faced with desolate, arid-looking countryside that obviously has great extremes in its weather. Bearing the brunt of cyclonic tropical storms and long dry summers, life on land is tough. Yet this harsh landscape offers no hint of the lush contrast that lies in the surrounding turquoise ocean. Matai Bay, at the end of the public road, is without doubt one of my favourite beaches. Not only is it one
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Cray Tales from Tawharanui

Posted by Steve Hathaway on 12th Jul 2019

Cray Tales from Tawharanui
This is what they call aqua aerobics, cray style. For many, just hearing the word ‘crayfish’ will cause their mouths to start salivating at the thought of eating these tasty morsels. Yes, I had some cray tails the other day that were cooked on the BBQ with a coating of sweet chilli sauce and butter, and I have to say for about five minutes it was as if I’d been transported to heaven. I’m sure some of you have experienced this: when you’re with a group of people and mention you’re going on a divi
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Camo or Cover

Posted by Matt Lind on 12th Jul 2019

One of the most common questions I get from new divers is ‘does a camouflage suit really make a difference?’ The short answer is yes, millions of hunters and soldiers and virtually every other predator in the world can’t be wrong – camouflaging yourself makes it harder for your prey to see you and allows you to get closer to them.The long answer isn’t so simple though. I personally wear a variety of different wetsuits and have never noticed much difference between them. What does make a huge
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Atlantis G10 - Dive Glove

Posted by Matt Lind on 12th Jul 2019

Atlantis G10 - Dive Glove
One of the most crucial bits of gear for keeping yourself comfortable in the water is a good pair of gloves. The right pair will keep your hands warm and protected from the variety of sharp things that’ll cut soft, wet fingers in the water. Being as how we’re kiwis though, there’s really only one sharp thing in the water we care about. The crayfish.I remember my first summer holiday when I started catching crays with my father. Every night we’d try to dig and squeeze bits of cray spine out of o
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