Trips

Take a look at our upcoming meetings and trips we’ve got planned:

JANUARY 2019

25 – 27 January – Club Trip: BBS in the Coromandel

So we’re off to celebrate Auckland anniversary weekend the best way we know how – let’s go diving!

We’re looking to go diving at the Alderman Islands with Divezone Whitianga. Some of you are already booked onto the charter due to the bad weather we experienced earlier this year. Our aim is to dive the Aldermans, however, if the weather gods misbehave we may end up diving somewhere closer. Alternatively, we could head to the Mercury islands as there are some wicked spots around there.

At present we have scuba doo booked (9 x divers – cost $100 each) There are 2 x spaces left on this boat. However I’m just waiting on confirmation of the new boat too, I want to see how many divers this will take and the costs.

If you want to come along, email in any way so that I have an idea of numbers. Once i have the boat costs confirmed then I’ll contact you book you in.

Usual plan for the rest of the weekend, we’ll take our club boat and if members would like to take their boats along, we’ll head on out for the rest of the weekend to get some cool diving in 🙂

Accommodation – campsites, air B&B’s, hotels & motels. We’ll base ourselves in Whitianga or the surrounding area. You will need to arrange your own accommodation.

If you’d like to come along $50 deposit to secure your space.

Full costs for the new boat tbc

To book in email trips@bbsdivers.info to check if there are spaces available prior to paying any deposits.

FEBRUARY 2019

6 February – Waiheke Day in Waitangi Day – 9am – 4pm

Waitangi day falls mid-week this year, so we’ve decided to make it Waiheke day instead. We’re going to head over to Waiheke and meet with the team at Dive Waiheke & Snorkel.

They’ll be providing us with a few ideas of where we can explore some of the best sites around Waiheke and see some of our own back yard.

We’ll take our own boats over (including the club boat) and meet up with the Waiheke team around 9:30 AM. After a catch-up and a brief of the dive sites, we’ll head out into the blue.

You can choose whether you would like to boat dive or shore dive. The club will help with logistics and work with Adam & the team at Dive Waiheke to see if we can fit it all together.

If you’d like to come along, please email trips@bbsdivers.info

MARCH 2019

30-31 March – Photography with Northland Dive!

So lots of us have camera’s and we like to think that we know what we’re doing with them. Until we look at our photos and find we’re all amazing at taking photos of fish tails!

So we’ve booked a photography course with Northland to help us out
Cost: $245!!

We need a minimum of 4 x divers on the course for this to go ahead. However, if you want to come out with Shane & Julia for a dive anyway, we’ll be taking up as much room as possible.

To fully enjoy the perks of a photography course, we have booked Sun Spy to take us to the Poor Knights. There are 10 x spaces on board and we would like to fill the boat!

For anyone who hasn’t been to Northland Dive yet, you can check out their setup on the following link: http://www.northlanddive.com/

The cost for the weekend will be $495 each. However, if we get a sole charter the price will be $450 (full 10 spaces allocated to the club)

$100 deposit to secure your space – no deposit no space.

The vessel
• Sun Spy is a 14.8m Cougar Cat
• Cruises at 18knts
• Top Speed 26knts
• Air Fills
• Nitrox Fills ($20 per day)
• Dive Lift
• 10 pax for Overnight plus crew
• Sleeping is split over following depending on the group.
➢ 4 bunk berths & a fold out couch in the saloon
➢ 2 bunk berth and a ¾ size berth in Port cabin
➢ 2 double berths in Starboard cabin.

Northland Dive supply bottom sheet, Pillow with pillow case & Duvet.

*Please note there are no separate cabins and sleeping arrangements are mixed and in close quarters- we do supply earplugs ☺

To book in email trips@bbsdivers.info – get in quick!

MAY 2019

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24 – 26th May, M.V. Whai Liveaboard to the Mercury Islands, Whitianga

We are excited to have booked a liveaboard trip to the Mercury Islands on the M.V. Whai for a second year!

The Whai is notoriously hard to book, but we have got in early this year. As it is a liveaboard, there will be the opportunity to get quite a few dives in, including a night dive if you are keen.

Dates: 24th – 26th May

Cost: $420 per person

Amount of spaces: 10

Deposit of $200 to reserve your space – no money, no space.

Balance due 2 weeks before the trip date

BBS account number: 12-3056-0875280-01

We will be leaving Whitianga on Friday 24th May in the evening to head out to the Mercury’s

Food, Air fills and accommodation are included. There is a kitchen on board and a BBQ so we should be able to come up with something good between us.

*** Food will be provided by the Dive club – so please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements and will be cooked by volunteers on the day e.g. you guys on board!***

If anyone would like to bring their fishing gear, please feel free to do so but you must provide your own bait. Mainly because not everyone will want to fish, so this is down to individual preference.

The sleeping arrangements on board are bunks which are a mix of double and single beds. Pillows are provided but you will need to bring your own bedding e.g. sleeping bag/duvet. There is also a conventional toilet and shower on board the boat.

There are facilities (freezers/chilly bins) on board to store any fish/crayfish that are caught during the trip.

Copies of cert cards must be provided before the trip and a waiver form will be provided either on the day or before the trip.

More information about the boat is available on the following link: http://www.marineadventures.co.nz/

This trip is open to BBS club members only, if the trip doesn’t fill 2 weeks before it will open to non-members.

If for any reason you book in a space and then are unable to attend, you must find someone to fill your space.

Email Rhia – trips@bbsdivers.info to book in and our treasurer Ali – treasurer@bbsdivers.info to confirm your space and pay your monies