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Snorkel Scuba Race


Sat 20 Sep 2014, 9:20am–8:00pm

Where: Bay of Islands, Russell Wharf, Russell, Russell, Bay of Islands

Restrictions: All Ages

Come and join in the fun of the 32nd annual Russell to Paihia Snorkel Scuba Race!

This iconic (and slightly quirky race) is a family event with lots of things happening for everyone.

We start the day with the actual relay swimming race from Russell to Paihia (almost 2 miles!!) and at the same time, we have the kids ice breaker event where the kids swim for blocks of ice on Paihia beach for prizes.

After the victorious teams make it to Paihia beach we enjoy a sausage sizzle and hot drink before going back out on the water for the Spearfishing contest!! Another major attraction for teams across NZ.

The catches from the day are then auctioned on Paihia Village Green, raising money for the 3 chosen charities: Paihia Volunteer Fire Brigade, BOI Coastguard and Russell Radio.

The day concludes with an evening meal, prize giving and auction of fantastic gifts and treats from local businesses including; Accommodation vouchers, luxury rounds of golf, meal vouchers, gym classes, paddle board lessons, golf lessons... and so much more!

This is a great winter event (in the 'Winterless North!' for the whole family so come and join in the fun, put a team in and grab a bargain too.