Shore dives in Auckland???

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Re: Shore dives in Auckland???

Postby tara » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:56 pm

yes, sorry milky, what i was meaning was that i wouldnt dive there!!

i'd much rather drive out of auckland.
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Re: Shore dives in Auckland???

Postby Ali Perkins » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:46 pm

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Re: Shore dives in Auckland???

Postby tara » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:00 pm

that looks reasonable ali.

i'd be keen to take a mission out there for a look see
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Re: Shore dives in Auckland???

Postby Milky » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:04 pm

Cool...keep me posted...
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Re: Shore dives in Auckland???

Postby Ali Perkins » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:05 pm

Did you see this little movie from the mangroves?
http://www.doc.govt.nz/publications/conservation/marine-and-coastal/marine-protected-areas/protecting-our-seas-dvd/long-bay-okura/
A period of calm weather and no rainfall to maximise visibility and I'll totally be diving these mangroves! This is Cameron right now: :roll:
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Re: Shore dives in Auckland???

Postby tara » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:12 pm

just had another look in the book ..... and up that way we have;

piripiri point - 0-8m
long bay - 0-8m
browns bay - 8-12m (reef accessible by boat)
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Re: Shore dives in Auckland???

Postby Andy » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:05 pm

Long bay is a nice dive when the conditions are right, but expect a long swim to get to the good bits.

There are a few other spots around if you look, it just depends what you like and what you consider "safe". I've got my eye on a spot at the moment that I've not dived before, but it really needs a kayak to get to safely. It's a swimmable distance from shore, but sooooooo much boat traffic it's crazy. If I get to dive it, I'll post up details.
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Re: Shore dives in Auckland???

Postby Milky » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:30 pm

Ali Perkins wrote:Milky...we'll get you shore diving in Auckland if it kills us!



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Re: Shore dives in Auckland???

Postby Cameron_R » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:58 pm

Andy wrote:I've got my eye on a spot at the moment


Come on ... spill the beans ... where is it??
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Re: Shore dives in Auckland???

Postby Andy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:23 pm

Cameron_R wrote:
Andy wrote:I've got my eye on a spot at the moment


Come on ... spill the beans ... where is it??



I'm a little loathe to share in public - just in case someone decides to go and dive it without fully thinking it through. There is a lot of boat traffic and I'd hate to be at all responsible!
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Re: Shore dives in Auckland???

Postby andyinthebox » Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:39 pm

if anyones free during the week im happy to give you a lift up to leigh area for a morning dive or two i try to head up round 6ish and be back before lunch
i normally hit pink beach,ti point,maths or leigh......
head up any day the conditions are good..
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Re: Shore dives in Auckland???

Postby Snake Stanton » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:34 pm

Milky wrote:
diveChiq wrote:you could dive the rocks just up from takapuna beach at high tide but theres a lot of boat traffic so take a marker buoy.


I thought about having a play at these rocks at high tide, but the boat traffic just made it too risky. (Lost my marker buoy when the knot came undone and the bugger drifted off into the sunset). Havent got round to getting another!
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