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Written by Eleanor Woods, The Northern Acvocate   
Thursday, 15 January 2009


Andrew Herbert ran into trouble diving for scallops. Picture/Michael Cunningham

From chasing crayfish into dark caverns to holding his breath till he is bursting, one Whangarei diver has had his fair share of brushes with the deep blue.

In Andrew Herbert's 15-year diving history, he estimated having around one "dodgy" diving dilemma a year - the most recent of which happened last week.

The 27-year-old building site manager said he is a much wiser diver now and would never push the limits too far, but admitted the risk was high when you had the hunger for diving.

The Ngunguru man agreed with a recent warning from Water Safety New Zealand and New Zealand Underwater that collecting scallops was more dangerous to divers than sharks.

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