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    Anybody dived the Kaipara Harbour?

    Anybody here dived the Kaipara Harbour?

    I've been told by my stepfather that he used to dive there and catch crays about 20 years ago and has never known anybody else to have been to his spot. So obviously I'm pretty keen to have a look and see if there are any monsters.

    But then I've been told by others not to go near the place as it's filled with sharks, but ignorance is bliss to me so I don't really listen.

    Any advice?

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    Have a dive check it out for yourself then you'll know for sure
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    It is a big harbour................
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    All NZ Harbours have a Shark population so do all coastal regions.

    You'd be surprised how many big sharks are in the surf zone at many of our beaches too.

    I've done over 500 dives all round NZ an never seen a shark while underwater yet ... but have caught plenty of Crays.

    Best advise I can give is contact your local dive shop and ask them what the go is for the area you want to dive.

    Check it out, plan the dive carefully and take all the usual precautions and I'm sure you'll be sweet.

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    I would imagine it has similar issues for diving as the Manukau, ie strong currents and no visibility.
    But no haven't met anyone to dip a toe in there by choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    Anybody here dived the Kaipara Harbour?

    I've been told by my stepfather that he used to dive there and catch crays about 20 years ago and has never known anybody else to have been to his spot. So obviously I'm pretty keen to have a look and see if there are any monsters.

    But then I've been told by others not to go near the place as it's filled with sharks, but ignorance is bliss to me so I don't really listen.

    Any advice?
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    Some of the things ive seen pulled outta there you would not see me in the water. WIcked currents too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    Anybody here dived the Kaipara Harbour?

    I've been told by my stepfather that he used to dive there and catch crays about 20 years ago and has never known anybody else to have been to his spot. So obviously I'm pretty keen to have a look and see if there are any monsters.

    But then I've been told by others not to go near the place as it's filled with sharks, but ignorance is bliss to me so I don't really listen.

    Any advice?
    Chuck Norris isnt afraid of sharks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Chuck Norris isnt afraid of sharks!
    No but the sharks are scared of getting Chuck Norrised.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    No but the sharks are scared of getting Chuck Norrised.
    As we all are Rushy!

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    if you done a quick dive at 20min from full tide and were out of the water 20 min toward low you will have no problems with current, pick a day after there has been no rain for a week

    top of the tide should mean clearer water,

    if you are scared of sharks just remember more people die from eating shark, than die from being eaten by sharks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Chuck Norris isnt afraid of sharks!
    That's the most inspiring post so far!

    I'll try get in on my next days off and will let you know how I go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    That's the most inspiring post so far!

    I'll try get in on my next days off and will let you know how I go.
    Just practise your underwater judo chop.....sharks will be shitting themselves if they can see it coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Just practise your underwater judo chop.....sharks will be shitting themselves if they can see it coming
    Mate Chuck Norris uses knife hand karate strikes on sharks.
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    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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