Deepish Freshwater in South or East Auckland

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FatherOfMany
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Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:29 am

I want to take one of my friends out to try kayaking and at the same time I want to practice my deep-water re-entry, so looking for a relatively safe place with deep enough water (more than 1.5m) in south or east Auckland. Preferably fresh water, but that's not a must.

Are there any lakes close to Papakura or Beachlands? At this stage we're planning to go to Lake Pupuke, but that's a bit of a distance away for a quick outing.
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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:33 am

Pool or river below Hunua Falls?
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Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:43 am

Fresh waters not so Buoyant so salt is better anyhow , just rinse the gear afterwards.
Head down to Waiti then around to Tawhitokino for a paddle nice sandy beach and shallowish a long way out .

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Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:10 am

fresh water lakes at Waiuku

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Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:07 pm

I would not recommend lake Pupuke, it is deep ,lots of weed and IMHO dangerous if you are not experienced ,in my younger days as a professional diver I recovered a number of bodies from submerged vehicles there ,not much fun when you get amongst the weed and silt reduces visibility to zero stay clear FOM. :n: :n:
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Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:04 pm

Big K is right... Seem to recall 2 (?) divers drowning there on a training exercise a few years back

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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:04 pm

3m of water will drown you just as efficiently as 300m. :!:
Besides, if you can confidently remount in freshwater, salt water will just about 'throw' you into the boat.
I practice my kayak rolls in fresh ,without PFD, for this very reason.

Train at a level 10x of actual.
And don't pay any heed to the numerous Youtube videos, other than this classic...


Get out there and just do it...repeatedly.
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Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:07 pm

haha thanks man, made my day
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