HYDRO ATTACK COVID-19 PROTECTION FRAMEWORK PROCEDURES (Traffic Light System)

Updated 25.04.2022
The traffic light system restrictions apply to all bookings made from 3rd December 2021.

As per government guidelines, a vaccine pass is no longer required to ride from 5th April 2022.

CURRENTLY WE’RE IN ORANGE

Green

Community transmission is limited and hospitalisations at a manageable level. The health system is coping well with cases

  • Hydro Attack staff are trained on Hydro Attack’s safety protocols regarding Covid-19
  • The customer’s full name and contact phone number are required for contact tracing when booking
  • Masks are not required for either passengers or drivers
  • Hand sanitiser is available but not required
  • Seabreachers and customer touch surfaces on the wharf are disinfected at set up, shut down, and when possible during down-times

Orange

Increasing community transmission is putting pressure on the health systems but they are still managing. More risk for at-risk people

  • Hydro Attack staff are trained on Hydro Attack’s safety protocols regarding Covid-19
  • The customer’s full name and contact phone number are required for contact tracing when booking
  • Customers are given the option of wearing a face mask and/or for the pilot to wear a face mask (disposable masks are available at the kiosk)
  • Hand sanitiser is available and recommended for all riders before and after their ride
  • Seabreachers and customer touch surfaces on the wharf are disinfected at set up, shut down, and between trips
  • Any customer who doesn’t feel comfortable going on their ride due to a change in traffic light colour since they made their booking can get a full refund
  • Customers are encouraged to stay within their bubbles and keep some distance between different groups when possible on the larger passenger boat during our ‘windy weather’ option

Red

An unsustainable number of hospitalisations. Steps to be taken to protect at-risk people and the health system

  • Hydro Attack staff are trained on Hydro Attack’s safety protocols regarding Covid-19
  • The customer’s full name and contact phone number are required for contact tracing when booking
  • Face masks are mandatory for all passengers and drivers
  • Hand sanitiser is available and required to be used by all riders before their ride
  • Seabreachers and customer touch surfaces on the wharf are disinfected at set up, shut down, and between trips
  • Any customer who doesn’t feel comfortable going on their ride due to a change in traffic light colour since they made their booking can get a full refund
  • Spectator numbers may be limited on our ‘windy weather’ option. Customers are encouraged to stay within their bubbles and keep some distance between different groups when on the larger passenger boat.
  • Any staff identified as a close contact or with covid-19 symptoms will be stood down.

Your Safety is important to us…

At Hydro Attack your safety is paramount to our operations. Between our state-of-the-art custom-built vessel and our expert drivers, you can sit back and enjoy the ride knowing you’re in safe hands.

Structural Features of the Seabreacher X Watercraft

– The Seabreacher X has a hand-laid composite and monocoque structure
– The craft is positively buoyant, with a self-righting hull design
– Powered by a Rotax 260 Supercharged Engine
– View your trip through the 1/2 inch, impact-resistant, Fighter jet grade acrylic canopy
– Inflatable aircraft seal keeps cockpit and engine bay watertight
– The craft is equipped with automatic bilge pumps
– Maritime New Zealand Approved

Our Drivers

Our drivers are highly trained professionals and know our vessels and operation in detail. We offer a one-on-one personal tour and our drivers are there to make your experience something to remember.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any enquiries regarding safety.

 

HYDRO ATTACK’S SAFETY POLICY FOR BOOKINGS
The safety of our passengers and their property is important to us and by purchasing a shark ride or spectator spot with Hydro Attack and boarding our vessels passengers agree that they are carried at their own risk and Hydro Attack will not be liable in any way for any injury incurred as a result of being carried.
Passengers should be aware that in New Zealand any claims for personal injury are limited by a government scheme and passengers should obtain their own insurance should they wish to do so. Please advise a member of our staff if you have a physical condition that may affect the enjoyment of or your safety on the ride with us. We suggest that passengers do not take any personal property or equipment in the sharks however, if passengers choose to do so then this property or equipment is carried at the PASSENGER’S OWN RISK and Hydro Attack will not be liable in any way for any loss to such property or equipment however caused. For the safety and comfort of all passengers, all instructions given by the pilot must be followed and parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring that their children do the same.