Tui Wreck location

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Tui Wreck location

Postby MikeB » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:40 am

Hey guys,

We (AUUC) are planning a trip up to Tutukaka over Labour weekend. We are planning on diving the Waikato and the Tui as well as a few reef dives. We are taking our own boat "Grade Raider".

I am actually kind of ashamed to say that I have never dived the Tui! I have always heard it talked down... but since I am going to be up there for a few days I hope to get a couple of dives on it. Does anyone have any GPS marks for it? Is it the wreck marked on NZ521 just North (about 4 miles) of Tutukaka harbour?

Also are there any lines on it and the Waikato at the moment?
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Re: Tui Wreck location

Postby MikeB » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:00 pm

Sorry make that 2 NM North - Read the chart wrong;)
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Re: Tui Wreck location

Postby ChuckyBob » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:57 pm

Been awhile since I have dived it. Last time used my own boat and another. No issue finding it. It may or may have a bouy on it

Have not got 521 handy but on Navionics ( excellent app for less than $20) its marks as 36'34.98s 174'32.68e
So yes, that should be it.

Interesting enough the Waikato isnt shown but there is another wreck 5Nm south of Tutukaka in the shallows
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Re: Tui Wreck location

Postby MikeB » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:48 am

ChuckyBob wrote:36'34.98s 174'32.68e


Greg is that right? From the Navionics app I thought it was around 35'35.045S 174'32.552E.

On the dive Tuts site it says it is at: 34-58.8 South and 174-32.29 East???
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Re: Tui Wreck location

Postby ChuckyBob » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:16 pm

My bad. Cant find it at the mo but it should be 35'XXX.XX not 36'XXX.XX Unless its moved 60miles south.
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Re: Tui Wreck location

Postby ChuckyBob » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:52 pm

MikeB wrote:
ChuckyBob wrote:36'34.98s 174'32.68e




On the dive Tuts site it says it is at: 34-58.8 South and 174-32.29 East???


Looks like you have the latitude co ords of the Rainbow Warrior and the longitude of the Tui.
Put them both together and you get.... HMS Seabed and some very long deco times!!!!!
I'd recommend a mix of 2.5/97.5 heliox as a bottom mix.
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Re: Tui Wreck location

Postby MikeB » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:24 pm

Well with 4 different sets of co-ordinates and 2 GPS's (Lowrance and Phone with Navionics) we managed to find..... NOTHING.

However we got some amazing dives in on the Waikato. The vis just kept getting better over the weekend, with around 15m by Monday! Excellent time for wide angle on the wreck.
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Re: Tui Wreck location

Postby divepirate » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:30 pm

excellent.
looking forward to the trip report..

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Re: Tui Wreck location

Postby ChrisB » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:04 pm

How about talking to Dive Tuts and 'stalking' them to the Tui one day... even if it is just to get your nav bearings???
Or is that being a bit cheeky :idea:
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Re: Tui Wreck location

Postby Northland Dive » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:06 pm

ChrisB wrote:How about talking to Dive Tuts and 'stalking' them to the Tui one day... even if it is just to get your nav bearings???
Or is that being a bit cheeky :idea:



No need to stalk Dive Tuts Northland Dive did the next best thing......we bought one of their boats :lol:
I just checked the GPS and guess what I found?

TUI Wreck

35-34.922 S
174-32.523 E

Happy hunting Mike :mrgreen:
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Re: Tui Wreck location

Postby DiveDiva » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:41 pm

Which boat have you bought Julia?
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Re: Tui Wreck location

Postby Ali Perkins » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:29 am

I think it's called the Canterbury. :-)
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Re: Tui Wreck location

Postby Ali Perkins » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:39 am

Or did I read that post wrong and you did buy a boat off Dive Tuts?
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Re: Tui Wreck location

Postby Cameron_R » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:06 am

My guess is that Julia is referring to Sea d Sea.
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Re: Tui Wreck location

Postby Northland Dive » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:10 am

DiveDiva wrote:Which boat have you bought Julia?


We purchased Sea D Sea from them 6ish years ago....we'd love to be able to afford one of their bigger boats.



Ali Perkins wrote:I think it's called the Canterbury. :-)


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Cameron_R wrote:My guess is that Julia is referring to Sea d Sea.

Yep your right Cam, Sea D Sea is ex Dive Tuts, I think she was a dive training dive.
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