Lembeh September 2015


Indonesia Lembeh September 2015

This was so good last time that we have to go back. A veritable Muppet show of critters to keep you entertained including frogfish, bobbit worms, ghost pipe fish, ambon scorpianfish, blue ring octopus, coconut octopus, mimic octopus, seahorses, pygmy seahorses, pygmy cuttlefish, pygmy squid, nudibranchs, shrimp, carry crabs, urchins, pipe fish, flat worms, squid, squid eggs, dumpling squid, flamboyant cuttlefish, manderinfish, rhinopias, crabs, squat lobsters, gobies, snake eels, anemones, cardinal fish, parrotfish, trigger fish, coral grouper, pufferfish, sea stars, feather stars, stingrays, filefish, razor fish, jaw fish, christmas tree worms, bat fish, wasp fish, lion fish, hawkfish, electric clam, sponges, ascidians, stone fish, cowries, sea cucumbers, dragonets, fire dart fish…….. and about a gazillion others! Not to forget the day walk through the jungle to see the Tarsier monkeys.

Fiji July 2015

Fiji 2015

BULA! Fiji with Global Dive July 2015

This is a dive destination so good we return every year.

Check out the details for 2015′s trip.

Fiji July 2015 flyer


PADI Wreck Specialty

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past.

Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life.

The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course $295

Our next course starts: 21/22 March

What You Learn

  • Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
  • How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks
  • Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
  • Experience in planning, organising and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

The Learning Materials You Need

Prepare for the exciting –and specialised- world of wreck diving with PADI’s Wreck Diver crewpak. Preview the skills you’ll practice during your open water dives, become familiar with wreck diving etiquette, and take in breath-taking images from wreck diving hotspots around the world.

All of the materials, one theory session, 4 training dives and certification are included in your course fee. Boat fees and equipment rental are not included.


To enroll in the PADI Wreck Diver course, you must

  • Be 15 years or older
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation) due to the depths of the wrecks we are potentially using

The Fun Part

The fun part of the PADI Wreck Diver course is visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook.

Sometimes, only the trained, experienced eye recognizes that a small hole or open door likely caused the vessel’s demise.

Take a look through the gallery below at some of the photographs we have all taken of not only New Zealand’s shipwrecks, but many of the wrecks to be found around the world.

Product review Suunto EON

Product review Suunto EON

The biggest news this year from Finish computer manufacturer Suunto is the introduction of the much anticipated EON steel dive computer. This model is expected  to be a landmark moment in their history as it is their most intuitive and technologically advanced computer yet. The EON is a next generation computer with a bright colour […]

Light and Motion Action Packages

Light and Motion Action Packages

Light and Motion offer a huge choice of options for divers and image makers. These choices have just been expanded with the introduction of these package deals. Package 1. GoBe Action Cam combo (camera not included) 2x GoBe 700 Wide lights 1x Action Camera Tray and arm set 2x charger cables 2x locline adaptors All […]

Light and Motion Sola Tech 600

Light and Motion Sola Tech 600

The Sola Tech 600 is a compact tech diving light that removes the need for carrying a heavy and bulky battery canister. The narrow 6 deg beam is ideal for wreck and cave diving, with between 3 and 12 hour burn time from the rechargeable battery depending on power level. This is a perfect companion for the […]

Rescue EAN

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Product Review by Deralie Flower I ignored the Rescue EAN box on the bottom shelf at Global Dive for a good three years. I vaguely knew it delivered Nitrox to a diver with DCI. I (wrongly) assumed it would only be for those who didn’t have O2 available or if the O2 had run out. […]

Light and Motion GoBe Systems

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Product review by Andrew Simpson From the makers of the amazing Sola range of lights, comes a revolutionary system that looks set to be the next big thing in lighting. The GoBe is a modular lighting system than can grow or evolve with your needs. Described by the manufacturer as “The everything light” it is […]

Apeks Black Sapphire Regulator

Apeks Black Sapphire Regulator

Product Review by Andrew Simpson The Black Sapphire is a piece of Apeks diving history, a limited-edition anniversary regulator celebrating 40 years of technical excellence and precision-engineering. With new styling across both the first and second stages, the Black Sapphire features a precision-machined, aircraft grade anodised metal front cover, which retains the crafted machining marks […]

Shearwater Petrel 2 Dive Computer

Shearwater Petrel 2 Dive Computer

The Shearwater Petrel 2 is an evolution of the Petrel and Predator before that. We are massive fans of this computer, with most of the Global Dive team using Shearwater computers for all our diving. The new Petrel 2 adds a tilt compensating Digital Compass to the regular Petrel. What really sets this computer apart […]