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


5 March – BBS Club Meeting: 7pm, Celcius Bar, Cnr of Te Irirangi Drive and Ormiston Road, Auckland, New ZealandCLUB-MEETING

Come along and meet up with other club members, share your memories of your Christmas break, of trips you’ve been on and dive memories you have


18 March – BBS Club Trip: Pinnacle Dive, Oneroa, Waiheke

BBS Club trip with our club boat to a pinnacle near Oneroa, Waiheke
This trip will be run at slack tide as it can be powerful.


This is a great dive with a pinnacle rising to around 4m and falling to around 20-22m. Lots of life but be aware of fishing line.
If you’re keen to come along, email
$50 for 2 x dives
Roger will be skipper for the day. If any club members would like to bring their boats along, please let me know


24 March – BBS at the Aldermans

We’ve booked a charter for our club members to go and dive the Aldermans. Booked with Dive Zone Whitianga – Scubadoo.
9 x Spaces
$100 each 27973203_10155421080658723_2924493943021496704_n
No equipment hire or air fills included
Full payment to reserve your space
More information about the Aldermans can be seen at the following link:
If you would like to book in, please email

29 March – 2 April – Easter at Tauranga Bay, Northland


Easter is a great time to make the most of the warm water before winter. We will take our club boat up to Tauranga bay for the long weekend. By basing ourselves at Tauranga bay holiday park, we’ll be right on the beach and in prime location to get out to lots of great dive sites.
If you would like to come along, let us know, and book your accommodation now. The holiday park is very popular and will be fully booked over the long weekend.
Diving on the club boat is $50 per diver for 2 x dives (club members only)
If you would like to bring your own boat along, let us know,
Email if you are coming


6 – 8 April – Techfest, Taupo


TecFest NZ 2018 will be held again at the beautiful Lake Taupo from the 6th-18th April. The event is open to all divers, dive centers and clubs that have an interest in technical diving. It is a great opportunity to promote technical diving, for you to get to know other technical divers, try-out kit and listen to experienced and informative guest speakers including Rob Wilson fromGhost Fishing NZ. There will also be plenty of diving on offer and the opportunity to actually try some of the techniques discussed.

29 April – BBS Club Trip: Tiri Tiri Matangi


BBS Club trip with our club boat to Tiri Tiri Matangi Island
This is a pest-free haven for our native birds and there’s some pretty special diving around it.
If you’re keen to come along, email
$50 for 2 x dives
Roger will be skipper for the day. If any club members would like to bring their boats along, please let me know



M.V. Whai Liveaboard, 9-11 May, 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: 9th & 11th 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 Whitiangia on Wednesday 9th May in the evening to head out to the Mercury’s
Food, Air fills and accommodation are included. There is a full size kitchen on board and a BBQ so we should be able to come up 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


A weekend in Whitianga, 12-13 May, Dive Zone Whitianga


If you are unable to make the Whai Liveaboard trip, we’ll be taking the club boat into Whitianga and get out to explore some of our favourite spots.
DiveZone Whitianga have dive trips that we can book onto if we wish. But it would be great to make this week into 4-5 days of diving/fishing/exploring if possible.

If you’re keen, let me know so that we have a gauge of numbers. if your coming 🙂