Missing Diver found by Kayakers

Yesterday (Tue 18 Jan), a diver became separated from the group of people he was diving with near Bluff in Southland, New Zealand. He drifted about 2km in an hour before being spotted by 2 sea kayakers. He had deployed an SMB and was apparently floating on it. One of the kayers stayed with him, while the other alerted his dive group.

The coast guard were apparently alerted at around 1:20pm, but were stood down around 10 minutes later.

There is more information in the New Zealand Herald.

About Neil Hambleton

I am a British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) Advanced Diver and an Open Water Instructor. I have been diving since 1992, after joining South China Diving Club (SCDC), which is a Hong Kong-based branch of the BSAC. Having moved to New Zealand, I am now a member of BSAC New Zealand.
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