Trips

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

OCTOBER

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1st October – Club Meeting – 7pm – Celsius Bar – 125 Ormiston Road, Auckland, New Zealand 2019

October has arrived and whilst we’ve already kicked off our diving season, we have our first public holiday to look forward to.

Catch up with your dive buddies, make plans for the upcoming weekend. Book in for diving at labour weekend (if you haven’t already). Lots to do, and even more diving!

See you there for a beer and a catch-up

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19-22 October – BBS Club Trip: Labour Weekend 2018 – Tutukaka, Bay of Islands

Labour Weekend – Friday 19 October to Monday 22 October 2018

On Saturday we are diving with Yukon Dive on their boat Arrow – Limit 12 people, if full boat $165 each.

Must confirm if you want to be on this trip. Deposit of $100 required to confirm your spot.

We will be Diving on Sunday and Monday (weather dependant) on members boats along coast. Please advise if you wish to take part so that we can allocate a boat for you

This year we have upped our stakes in the accomodation and have booked a lodge! Details below:

BBS has booked the entire Tutukaka Dive Lodge on Tutukaka Block Road.
It is a two storey house and can accommodate up to 12 people (5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms) (no camping sorry). Just a short drive to marina, with a big deck overlooking the harbour.

Approx $530 per night, depending on number of people staying can be as cheap as $45 per person per night.

Have a look at the Link: http://www.coastalholidayhomes.co.nz/search-holiday-homes/northland/tutukaka/tutukaka-lodge

Must pay deposit of $100 to confirm space in house. First in best dressed!

Please email treasurer@bbsdivers.info if you are interested, or have paid or have any questions

NOVEMBER

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

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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:
https://www.newzealand.com/int/article/the-diversity-of-hen-and-chick-islands/

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

JANUARY 2019

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

More details to come soon

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