Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

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Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby AndrewRawlingson » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:23 pm

sometimes I like to jump in the sea to try out new kit or practice drills. all I need for this is a safe bit of water, ideally 5 metres deep and a little visibility, a couple of metres would do. some life to practice photography would be good, even if it is just a crab.

will be moving to kohi soon. is there anywhere that fits the bill, especially in the eastern suburbs?
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Re: Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby ChuckyBob » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:19 pm

Your best bet is Lake Pupuke. Although you could swim out from Kohi on a high tide and get 5 meters..... if you were really keen. Mind you I do hear some good reports of seahorses under the Jetti by Kelly Taltons. Thats almost in walking distance.
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Re: Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby AndrewRawlingson » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:32 pm

thanks bob, i'll give it a go at some point and let you know how i get on.
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Re: Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby Ali Perkins » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:13 pm

I really miss Orakei Wharf (I'm living in Mexico at the moment!). But you'll be lucky to get 2 metres viz under there and beware the fishermen with their dangling hooks, and the ferries. Seahorses, pipefish, fish, crabs and invasive fan worms all on offer if you dare. :D

Watch out for the currents too. Sigh... would dive there now if I could!
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Re: Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby Ali Perkins » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:22 pm

Lake Pupuke is a fantastic site for training. There is stuff to photograph there too: fresh water molluscs, perch, plant life, your buddy. I can see Aucklanders rolling their eyes right now, but you don't know what you've got until it's gone. I would kill for a Lake Pupuke in Mexico City.

Goat Island and Matheson Bay are also great sites for combo training/photography if you're happy to do more of a day trip and can get the weather conditions right.
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Re: Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby seynz » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:39 pm

I like lake Pupuke as well, lot people dont, I personaly don t understand why...
An interesting article about the accident last year:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7511874 ... ivers-died
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Re: Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby AndrewRawlingson » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:44 am

I'll give the lake a go at some point, sounds like the sort of conditions I'm used to diving in!
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Re: Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby somethin fishy » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:43 am

I’m not far away from you, I'm in Mission Bay. Would be keen to try and exploratory dive around the Eastern suburbs with you if you want a buddy....
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Re: Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby AndrewRawlingson » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:27 pm

cheers.
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Re: Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby aquakiwi » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:15 pm

ChuckyBob wrote:Your best bet is Lake Pupuke. Although you could swim out from Kohi on a high tide and get 5 meters..... if you were really keen. Mind you I do hear some good reports of seahorses under the Jetti by Kelly Taltons. Thats almost in walking distance.


Seahoreses under KT's? How come they have to pillage the ones at Ti Point then?
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Re: Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby ChuckyBob » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:22 pm

I guess thats where they release the ones that dont perform as expected.
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Re: Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby aquakiwi » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:22 pm

Ahhh, thats probably why I get to dive there a lot, because I don't perform as expected.
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Re: Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby DiveDiva » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:27 am

aquakiwi wrote:Ahhh, thats probably why I get to dive there a lot, because I don't perform as expected.


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Re: Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby aquakiwi » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:09 am

I've a couple of buddies who dive there quite a bit, I won't mention names tho.
This fella must have performed. He's positively annemic.

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Re: Diving in metropolitan Auckland... madness?

Postby AndrewRawlingson » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:46 am

excellent shot!
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