The Boss, Jeroen, said he had a surprise for us! Hoora! It was a wee boat, that he had fixed up, painted, and kitted out, and gave it to the Dive! Crew to play with, use and learn from.
Oneida started life as a loved project at some stage, but time left her sitting in a backyard somewhere, until Jeroen spotted her on Trade Me.
Luke and Evan traveled down and transported her back up by trailer, and JJ started a new labour of love, as he painstakingly started to sand, bog, paint, and nurture Oneida back to life.
She is loved, and she is ours!
Ben is Commodore, we have already had several adventures, learned heaps, and can’t wait until next summer.
I would like to once again thank the crew of El Tigre for offering fantastic service for our New Yrs Eve dives, both myself, my fiance and our Australian friends loved the day. Pure Magic!!! We had the most amazing time even more so as my (now fiance) proposed 15m down in a cave at Brady s corner. The crew gave us a signed book of the Poor Knights to remember our special dive and it really topped off a super day and will be treasured.
I hope to come back again and dive with your team, next time maybe as a married woman with my husband!! It will always be a special place for us as it was such a magical day!