I would on behalf of NZUA like to wish all everyone a safe and happy Xmas and New Year.
If you are out and about, drive safe and dive safe.
Take special care when surfacing at this time of the year, it is when the (xmas boaties) get their boats out of the shed and forget the rules as relates to diver down etc.
Assume everyone that is around is in lala land, and use common sense when surfacing.
If unsure, take a little extra time on that 3m safety stop and listen for boats.
ANd don't forget to get the photos of your XMAS diving, and your trip reports posted.
I look forward to seeing some varied reports in the new year..