Winter Diving??

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Winter Diving??

Postby divepirate » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:30 pm

Its wet, Cold and generally dismal out there.

Its the perfect time to get wet. so...
Is anyone out there diving, let us know what the water is like..
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Winter Diving??

Postby Ali Perkins » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:08 am

It was great a couple of weeks ago - still surprisingly warm for the time of year at 17 degrees (Bay of Islands).


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Re: Winter Diving??

Postby sugee » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:02 pm

Went weeck diving with Northland Dive last weekend. Saturday was 16 and sunday down to 14 degrees. Visibility was great


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Re: Winter Diving??

Postby somethin fishy » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:28 pm

Last month I had 16c at Jones Bay and 14c in the fresh water lakes we do training dives in... Not to bad...

But we did find some 39c water in Parakai after a days diving , which was a tad more enjoyable!!
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Re: Winter Diving??

Postby diveforlife » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:35 pm

Been to Three Kings Islands last weekend and it's freezing but the water is bearable enough to enjoy the dive.
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Re: Winter Diving??

Postby bluey » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:00 pm

Lake Wanaka a couple of weeks ago. 10 degrees. Not a lot to see but enjoyed it anyway..
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Re: Winter Diving??

Postby mattoau » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:07 pm

14 degrees on the Leight coast this morning, vis well up on last weeks 3m, probably around 8-10m. Dead flat in the reserve and slight at the Outpost. About 150mins in the water overall and not even a purple finger to speak off. Not bad for a wetsuit.
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Re: Winter Diving??

Postby Ali Perkins » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:38 am

My computer read 13 degrees for the Leigh coast on Saturday. :-)

The diving was superb - calm water, sunny weather - one of those great winter's days when you just have to be in the water. I was pleasantly surprised by the visibility. I could definitely make out individual kelp stalks from 10 metres away; incredible considering all the rain of the last few weeks.

Plentiful pufferfish, small jellies, clown nudibranchs, spawning triplefins and riotously coloured sponges.

Thanks to Roger from the Botany Bottom Scratchers dive club for taking us out on such a great trip.
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Re: Winter Diving??

Postby mattoau » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:59 am

My computer has always been 1-2 degrees optimistic.
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