Diving In New Zealand

New Zealand – A Wide Variety Of Temperate Diving

Overview of diving in New Zealand

New Zealand diving is extremely diverse, with a mix of tropical and temperate species found among the kelp forests and reefs. Most tourists fly into Auckland or Wellington, with reasonably priced flights domestic flights available to get around the country. If flying into Auckland, the Bay of Islands, Poor Knights Island, and Goat Island are all great dive locations within a few hours drive.

  • Top Dive Sites / Locations

  • Rainbow Warrior wreck

  • Bay of Islands

  • Poor Knigts Island

  • Mikhail Lermontov wreck

  • Goat Island

From Wellington, take a short ferry journey to the South Island and you can dive the Mikhail Lermontov wreck and further south fur seals and dolphins can be found at Kaikoura. Miflord Sound, spectacular above water, also hosts the spiney sea dragon. At Stewart Island, great white shark sightings are frequent.

Diving The Bay Of Islands

The Bay Of Islands is situated a few hours drive of Auckland. It is known for its abundance of marine life, with marine mammals frequently spotted and impressive reef dives. It is also home to the famous Rainbow Warrior wreck and ex navy ship the HMNZS Canterbury.

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