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


BBS Club Meeting – 5th November – 7pm – Celsius Bar, 125 Ormiston Road, Auckland

More details about speakers, etc. to come soon

See you there for a beer and a catch-up

17th November – BBS club trip: AWOL at the Hen & Chicks

Come along and dive the Hen & Chicken islands with all your favourite dive buddies!

We have booked AWOL charters for both 17th & 18th November. We will be launching from Mangawhai, which is about an hour an a half


from Auckland, Not too far to get to some cool sites!

Spaces: 8 Divers per day
Amount of dives per day: 2 x
Cost: $120 per day

Current plan is to head out to the Hen & Chicken islands with AWOL charters to get some great dives in. If the weather is really awesome, we may be able to get further a field and head out to the Mokohinaus islands.

The Hen & Chicken Islands offer some offer most diverse diving in NZ. There is an abundance of marine life in a dramatic setting which never disappoints.

More information about the dive site can be found on the link below:

If you’d like to come along, email to book in

$50 deposit to confirm your space.

Priority is given to club members, however, if there are spaces available 2 weeks before the trip, it will be opened to anyone.



BBS Christmas Party – date – 15th December, Pakuranga Sailing Club

More details to come soon




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 to check if there are spaces available prior to paying any deposits.

MAY 2019


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:

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 – to book in and our treasurer Ali – to confirm your space and pay your monies