I am an Aucklander, currently doing a PhD in Engineering. I dive with the Auckland Uni club (AUUC). I recently got back into diving thanks to the club, or to be more accurate actually into diving. Prior to that I hadn't dived in 5 years, when I did a refresher course on a trip back to South Africa (where I am originally from). My refresher was itself 5 years after my Open Water 1 course (NAUI certified) which was also conducted in South Africa, I did get one trip in NZ soon after coming back from that vacation though, had a great time up at Goat Island.
At the moment I am very much looking forward to the Advanced course I will be doing at the end of the month, and getting lots of of diving in else wise. Had a great time on the Rainbow Warrior (when I actually managed to find it, first trip out my buddies and I went in the wrong direction) and I hope to see a few more. Eventually I want to get into tech diving and maybe caves but it will be a while yet before I get there.