shore dives thames coromadel side

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shore dives thames coromadel side

Postby netmystar » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:26 am

Any one now of any good shore dives between Thames and the Coromandel does not need to be fancy just alright vis and easy access trying out new dive buddy how just got his ticket
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Re: shore dives thames coromadel side

Postby Ali Perkins » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:44 am

I assume you're asking about the area in the Firth of Thames between Thames and Coromandel (town). I have not dived in that area at all. Might depend on your definition of 'alright vis' as hearsay from other divers would suggest the viz in the Firth of Thames is quite poor.

p84-p85 of the Diving New Zealand Spot X Guide (1st edition) lists dives in that region. However all the dives listed look like they're on the islands, requiring a boat, except #9 at Waitete Bay (north of Coromandel) that is listed as a scallop dive.

If you don't get any good advice, perhaps you can explore and report back.
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Re: shore dives thames coromadel side

Postby gingerninja » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:15 pm

you'll need to go North of Coromandel town if you like seeing more than a few metres in front of you. Where are you heading out from?
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