Trips

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

NOVEMBER

6 November – BBS Club Meeting: Memories from Vanuatu, 7pm, Celcius Bar, Cnr of Te Irirangi Drive and Ormiston Road, Auckland, New ZealandCLUB-MEETING

Earlier this year a few of our club members and our committee went to visit Vanuatu to explore the many wrecks around its islands and explore some of the beautiful diving it has to offer.
They will be sharing their photos, videos and stories and hopefully entice you to visit next year 🙂

DECEMBER

BBS Christmas Party, Howick Sailing Club, 5pm -10pm

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We have been able to secure the Howick Saling Club again for our Christmas Party this year.
It is same as usual, bring your own beer and something you would like to put on the BBQ (or not – desert is always good) to share. 

 We have the sailing club to ourselves and alcohol is allowed inside the building but not outside.
We will aim to have a scallop dive in the morning so that we have some scallops to cook up later. – keep your eyes pealed for details once this is arranged.
Let any of the committee members know if you are coming along

JANUARY

Get wrecked weekend, 27-28 January, Northland Dive

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We have booked a weekend to go diving with Northland Dive and explore the wonderful wrecks of Northland.
If you haven’t dived up that way before, we’ll be going to check out the Rainbow Warrior and the HMSNZ Canterbury
More details on both wrecks can be found on the links below:
http://www.northlanddive.com/canterbury-wreck.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Warrior_(1955)
12 x spaces available
We’ll aim to do 2 x dives per day – one wreck and one reef. There are some pretty special sites around the Bay of Islands that would be fantastic to explore.
Packages are available to include 2 x dives per day, accomodation (there is a lodge on site) and food (2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner). Prices do vary on what package you go for whether you are in a private room, a dorm room or a tent.
To dive the rainbow warrior there is an additional $40 charge per person, so it will be a group decision to dive this amazing piece of NZ history.
If you haven’t dived a wreck before and would like to carry out the PADI Wreck adventure dive, you do this on this trip! It doesn’t involve or train you for any wreck penetration but it does credit towards your advanced open water course and also the PADI Wreck speciality. Let me know if you want to do this.
If there are any Open Water Diver they will need the dive with one of Northland dive’s Instructors and complete a Deep Adventure Dive which is an additional $80.00
More information about Northland Dive can be found on the following link: http://www.northlanddive.com/
To book your space on this trip deposit of $100 and please email me to get details on prices depending on your package. We do get special rates as a club, so get in quick. Trips@bbsdivers.info
Please note that this trip is open to members only, if you arne’t a member but would like to join, you can do so by filling in our membership form on our website: www.bbsdivers.co.nz and paying your membership fee.

MAY

M.V. Whai Liveaboard, 9-11 May, Whitianga

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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: 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

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

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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.
trips@bbsdivers.info if your coming 🙂