Trips

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

APRIL 2019

8 April – Club Meeting – BBS AGM, 7pm, Celsius Bar, Botany Junction

Our annual AGM will take place on 8th April at 7pm at Celsius Bar, Botany.

We will discuss the success of the club over the past year and the changes that we have made. We will also be opening the nominations for the new committee for 2019-2020.

The following positions on the committee are open for nomination:
– President
– Secretary
– Treasurer
– Club Trips (2 people may be required)

Feel free to nomination yourself or any club member. All nominations can be passed to the committee by emailing bbsdivers@gmail.com or handed to a committee member in person.

This year Rhia will be resigning from trips, she will assist whoever takes over, to ensure they have the knowledge and contacts that we currently have as a club. However due to work commitments & Coastguard, she is unable to continue to commit as much time as before. The last trip that she will organise is The Whai in May 2019.

Start thinking of your nominations and send them through to us.

19 April – 22 April – Easter in Whangaroa 

This year we have booked the 4 bedroom apartment at Sunseeker Lodge at Whangaroa for our Easter break.

We have our own deck overlooking the harbour, a large lounge and our own kitchen.

It’s on Old Hospital Road, which is in between the boat ramp and the Blue Marlin pub where we get tanks filled.

Sleeps 10 but can book more apartments beside it if I get more interest,

We need to know soon as it the next public holiday and will be booked up. Deposit to secure your space $50 pp

The Club Boat is traveling up there and one club member’s boat. Plenty of parking for more boats if you want to bring your own (BYOB)

We can book more apartments beside it if we get more interest, or you could have your own apartment if you prefer.

Cost is about $55-$60 per person per night.

In terms of diving, out from Whangaroa Harbour, we can get to a range of sites including Stevenson Island, the Cavalli Islands, and Rainbow Warrior, weather permitting.

Email trips@bbsdivers.info to book your space and confirm your accommodation

Get in quick or miss out!

MAY 2019

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