Extreme Diving in New Zealand

New Zealand Society

Part 1: The Royal New Zealand Navy Operational Dive Team

5:12pm Saturday 29 December 2012

Deep diving to 50m, mixed gas diving to 54m, above and underwater demolition; what it’s like to be taken to depth in a hyperbaric chamber?

Lynda Chanwai-Earle explores our most extreme and dynamic underwater vocation when she meets the RNZN Operational Navy Dive Team. She is given a personal tour through the Devonport Naval Base, Auckland with Lieutenant Commander Trevor Leslie and Warrant Officer, diving instructor Lance Graham to find out what inspires our most elite of scuba divers.

Gallery: On board the HMNZS Manawanui

  • The Royal New Zealand Navy Operational Dive Team ( 30′ 27″ )

    17:30 Lynda Chanwai-Earle explores our most extreme and dynamic underwater vocations when she meets our Operational Navy Dive Team. Disarming live explosives underwater, body recovery, international deployments, Lynda finds out what drives this elite team of scuba divers.

The oxygen mask
Warrant Offficer, Diving Instructor Lance Graham with the oxygen mark in the hyperbaric chamber.