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.
Ben Reilly, UK
A very refreshing dive! So nice to go diving in a completely unique environment. Can understand why Jacques rated this as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. Thanks to the crew for the info and history and nudibranch spotting.