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a VirtualTourist member from London

Whangarei

Help I'm a Fish!!

I'm flying into Auckland on Feb 11th 2005 for my first visit to NZ, .... so, I'm trying to find someone who can help me to find a scuba diving tour to the Poor Knights, while my travel partner attends her friends wedding in Christchurch. I am considering getting a flight to Whangerei, but the one dive shop in that area that I called for prices quoted me180NZ for 2 dives....... is this the usual price?? Its much more expensive than what I usually pay at other destinations. Secondly, if there are any friendly divers in that vacinity who think they would like to buddy with me for some innocent fun and socialising then drop me a line.



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answered by
a VirtualTourist member

You certainly do not look like a fish!!!! Jorge Daniel Barchi. 240 Cerrito Street. Buenos Aires.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Christchurch

Hey there Vikki Your best bet would be trying this site http://divenewzealand.com/ you should find what you need on here as it also has links to charter operators.Enjoy your dive!!!...but dont forget diving in the south island! Phil




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Houston

Okay, I know this is going to sound crazy, but if you really want an experience, try to get in contact with Evan, (for the life of me I can't remember his last name) - a real Kiwi character - they don't make them like this anymore. Our tour around with him in Northland was one of the true highlights in a year down under. I looked on the web, and this might be him listed under Harpoon Charters. There are other operators listed. Good luck! sportfishing.co.nz/charters....




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Boston

Hi Vikki, I'm travelling around Aus and NZ for about five weks, ending in Auckland. I should be arriving there also on Feb 11 and flying home on Feb 14. I am hoping to do my open water dives in Australia (Byron Bay), so by the time I get to NZ I will be certified. Maybe we can buddy? Have you made any progress with your plans? Have you found a decent place to stay? Lisa




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from London

Looks like I'm gunna dive in the Coromandel if you're up for it? but it will be after the 14th Feb i'm afraid.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Boston

I guess it won't work, I'll sadly be heading back to the us on the 14th. If your plans change and you can do it earlier, let me know. Good luck. Lisa





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