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We have some housekeeping rules and things you need to know.

Wreck Policies

The wrecks are deep dives, with minimum dive guidelines. We require you to have 15 logged dives for the Waikato and 35 logged (with an Advanced Certificate) for the Tui. You must have dived in the last six months in temperate waters.

If you have less dives, you can still dive the Waikato - we run special Adventure Dives with an Instructor (which count towards an Advanced certification). You can also dive a day with an instructor and they can assess you for the wrecks. Extra cost will apply for a Refresher Dive or an Assessment dive.

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Seasickness, inability to equalise, weather conditions, and personal health conditions are not premises for refund.

Dive The Five will offer alternate dates/product if conditions do not allow for safe travel.

There are times that the weather conditions force us to cancel a trip to either the Poor Knights, the Twin Wrecks or to the War and Peace wrecks. Swell and wind conditions and directions may make the trip and the diving dangerous on some days.

Safety for passengers and crew are always foremost on our minds, however we also know that divers are keen to get a dive. It is our experience on this coast that our weather is actually quite different from Auckland, Whangarei, the Bay of Islands, and quite often the official forecast. With this in mind we very seldom cancel a trip until the morning of departure. Basically we go diving unless conditions are not safe.

For those that drive up early in the morning we are happy for you to ring us the night before (till 9 pm) or early in the morning (6.30 am onwards) if conditions look very doubtful for diving.

We will be able to give you an update and outlook on local conditions. If we have your cell phone number we will endeavor to call you if we are forced to cancel the trips. We also can offer alternative dives if one or the other trips are cancelled due to weather conditions.

Group Bookings

We would like to be able to trust people, and take them at their word, and face value. We make arrangements in good faith, and with integrity.

If you do change your plans, please let us know, we can easily make alternate arrangements to cater for your schedule and travel plans.

Credit card details must be taken at point of booking to secure bookings.

24 hour notification of cancellation – no charge.6 hour notification of cancellation – 50% charge.
No show – full amount will be charged.