This page is dedicated to my interest in diving. I’ve enjoyed free & scuba diving across New Zealand, Australia, and Pacific Islands.
“The Boil” 3-25m 3km offshore, Te Motu-o-Kura, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, December, 2016.
Octopus, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 2011.
Squirrelfish, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 2011.
This table show how depth and air can influence the buoyancy of dive equipment.
This charts helps you understand how buoyancy of dive equipment tends over the course of a dive.
Buy vs Hire
The following chart illustrates a point of financial return at around 40-60 dives. I’ve included ongoing costs with buying to account for air-fills and maintenance. Entry and ongoing costs will vary.
|Cressi Technica 5mm Wetsuit||2010||$375.50NZD|
|Cressi 5mm Diving Boots||2011||$0.00USD|
|Cressi Pro Light Fins||2011||$39.95USD|
|Mares Tana Snorkelling Set||2020||$49.95AUD|
|Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 Regulator||2011||$199.95USD|
|Cressi Ellipse Octopus||2011||$81.95USD|
|Cressi Start BCD Medium||2011||$189.95USD|
|Mares Puck Air Computer Console With Compass||2011||$349.95USD|
|2.5kg Leadshot Bag x2 w/ BCD||2021||$120.00AUD|
|5.5kg Lead Weight w/ Belt||2021||$60.00AUD|
I feel this setup was relatively good value. It would cost more than double to buy the computer domestically with geographic pricing.
|1-10||2009-2009||Rarotonga||Pool & Boat dives supplied by Cook Island Divers for PADI Open Water certification.|
|10-14||2011-2011||Rarotonga||Cook Island Divers supplied several boat dives.|
|15-21||2011-2013||Wellington||Shore dives in the harbour with new gear and various dive crews.|
|22-41||2011-2019||Hawkes Bay||Boat dives off Te Motu-o-Kura over Summer Holidays almost every year.|