Mi Camp, Lake Taupo

100 Rawhira Rd, Tauranga,

Taupo, 3382


Brent McFadden

TEL: 0274344874 


Chris Clarke 

TEL: 0223671450 



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Pete Mesley

Pete's passion for diving started in the cold English waters over 25 years ago. This is where his "Lust for Rust" was created and from then onwards he has dedicated himself to researching, finding, diving and photographing wrecks. With over 3000 + hours in-water experience spanning over 22 different countries, Pete has made diving a full time occupation. Originally from Zimbabwe, Pete married a Kiwi girl, moved to NZ in 1994 and has two daughters.


As well as being a PADI Course Director, Pete is a Technical Diving Instructor Trainer, TDI Adv Trimix CCR Instructor. Pete is notably one of the southern hemispheres most experienced Technical divers and Instructors.


He's also been involved in many diving activities with significant experience in leading expeditions to wrecks like Port Kembla 2007 (cargo ship hit German mine in 1917), HMRNZ Puriri (a Kiwi minesweeper sunk in 1940s in 100m of water off the NZ coast), RMS Niagara (a luxurious Ocean liner lying in 125m), the President Coolidge, Iron Bottom Sounds and many to the Michael Lermontov (a Russian Ocean liner sunk in the South Island, NZ). 2009 being part of a National Geographic expedition on the HMHS Britannic (Pete has since returned to dive Britannic in 2015)


Pete's highly successful dive travel business “Lust4Rust Diving Excursions” focuses on taking experienced divers to specialised dive locations worldwide. Places like Truk Lagoon, Bikini Atoll, Great Lakes, Sri Lanka, Palau, South China Sea, the South Pacific and NZ.


Pete has also earnt himself membership into the coveted Explorers Club.


A well published and accomplished photographer, Pete has an appetite for finding new places, new wrecks and adventure! He has also been actively involved in assisting with scientific research papers. You can see where his next adventures are by going to his site -

Truk Lagoon – The complete Wreck Divers Paradise

From Advanced Open Water to Advanced Trimix Rebreather diver, Truk has it all!


Here we take a look at the most popular, and most undived wrecks of Truk Lagoon, showcasing what an amazing destination this is for the Serious Diving Enthusiast

Getting Creative with Wreck and Cave Photography

Some thoughts to take your imagery to the next level and put something special into your underwater shots. 

Shot below composite for the website. 

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