Story: Diving and snorkelling

A snorkel scuba race (3rd of 3)

A snorkel scuba race

The Bay of Islands Underwater Club has held an annual Russell to Paihia snorkel scuba race since 1983. Each participating team has six members. They start at Russell and snorkel in relay format, towing a buoy, until they reach a boat. Then in scuba gear they proceed in formation, towing a buoy to the beach at Paihia. On reaching land, they must race to a table and skull a waiting glass of juice or beer. The time is stopped when the last empty glass is placed on the table.

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The Northland Age
Reference: 30 June 2005

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Diving and snorkelling - Diving for a purpose', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9009/a-snorkel-scuba-race (accessed 27 September 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006