Dive Zone best of the best diving in Bay of Islands, Whitianga & Tauranga


Dive Zone Bay of Islands' Ricamaru

If you want the best of New Zealand diving, then look no further than what our three Dive Zone stores can offer. All three are family owned and operated. Each is in a stunning east coast location. Each one offers easy access to a fantastic range of dive sites for all levels of diver.

Kelly & Mie of Dive Zone Bay of Islands point out they have the warmest water in New Zealand, fantastic wrecks (HMNZS Canterbury and renowned Rainbow Warrior), and the outstanding dive sites around the Cavalli Islands. All on their door step. Diving doesn’t get much better. Beautiful diving, and all in a highly scenic setting – white sandy beaches and bush clad islands set amidst a blue, blue sea.

Matapaua to Mercury Islands

Southwards to the green of the Coromandel is Darrell & Linda’s Dive Zone Whitianga. Here our excellent hosts – super humour and totally professional – reckon you are spoilt for choice diving the many offshore islands of the Mercury group on down to the outstanding Alderman Islands where fish are prolific and incredible structures above and below make an unforgettable day on the water.

Close to the township of Whitianga Dive Zone Whitianga is an easy run to the Cathedral Cove (Te Whanganui A Hei) Marine Reserve where the marine life is so plentiful and unafraid to get up close and personal with divers. Regular visitors nearby the resident seal colony include dolphins and the occasional Orca – they make for some fantastic sea mammal encounters.

Dive Zone Tauranga is not outdone. They offer diving on the wreck of the Rena now prolific with marine life, as well as liveaboard trips to the volcanic Mayor Island and its Marine Reserve where lots of big fish hang out. Tony & Liz note their Okaparu Reef is a wonderland of valleys, rocky crags and swim throughs, busy with interesting sea life and full of rich colour. Okapura, near the Astrolabe reef, is another of their renowned great dive sites.

Tauranga’s Rena wreck

The Dive Zone group pride themselves on providing safe dive experiences – all are Outdoors Mark Adventure Activity Safety Audit Approved – and they provide great crews, lots of humour and full professionalism. All are PADI 5 Star Instructors.

Whether training with us or joining one of our spectacular dive charter trips, the Dive Zone promise is they will always do everything they can to ensure your dive desires are fulfilled, and your day an outstanding experience.

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