Diving in New Zealand

Dive Guide for New Zealand

While known for its breathtaking landscapes above water, the underwater world of New Zealand is equally captivating. Whether you are exploring coastal reefs or diving in stunning fjords, New Zealand offers a unique range of scuba diving opportunities.

The Poor Knights Islands are a marine reserve with incredible underwater topography including arches, caves, and tunnels. It's home to a rich variety of marine life including subtropical fish, rays, and dolphins

Bay of Islands is known for its crystal-clear waters and numerous dive sites. Divers can explore kelp forests, reefs, and encounter numerous marine species.

New Zealand Dive Sites

Types of dives in New Zealand

Boat Cavern Salt water Surge

Water Temperature

When to dive in New Zealand

Scuba diving in New Zealand is good year-round but weather can be unpredictable and conditions can change rapidly. Most divers wear a 7mm wetsuit for all seasons but drysuits are recommended for some of the southern fjords.

Essential Gear

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