- Learn how to dive in the beautiful Bay of Islands
- Discover scuba diving with expert instructors
- Scuba diving tour suited to all levels - experienced and beginners
- See dolphins, penguins, seals and marine bird life
- Enjoy a tour of the underwater marine life
- Cruise past stunning scenery on the way to the dive site
- Try out some snorkelling
- Learn skills that you’ll use for future dives
A packed lunch can be provided for $12.00. Please advise if you would like the meat or vegetarian option.
Beginner Discover Scuba Divers optional second dive carries an extra charge.
Why do we love this
This is a great way to get started with diving. We love that this trip caters for all levels - beginner to advanced - and that it gives those less confident the chance to get familiar with diving techniques before taking the plunge.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This is the perfect way to get a taste of diving and learn techniques with experienced instructors! by the end of the day, you'll feel confident ans water ready.
Meet at the dive shop on Williams Road at 7:45am, ready to start your day! After the paperwork and equipment is organised, its time to load the boat onto the Paihia Wharf and begin your dive adventure.
On the way out to the dive site, you'll cruise through the stunning Bay of Islands and even see dolphins, penguins, seals and marine bird life. The boat journey takes about 30 minutes, so there's plenty of time to soak in the scenery and enjoy exploring the New Zeland waters.
Once you arrive at the dive site in Deep Water Cove, it's time to jump in! First up is the wreck dive for advanced divers. While the experts do their thing, beginners and those less confident with gear up and listen to a safety briefing. Learn some basic skills, get comfortable with breathing underwater and then take the plunge, descending to a maximum depth of 12 metres. Once you feel comfortable, it's time for a tour of the underwater marine life.
Later, it's time for lunch aboard the boat. Bring your own snacks or enjoy a packed lunch that can be purchased for $12.
After lunch, head to one of the great reef dive sites for some more underwater action. You'll have the chance to check out some marine life here, so keep your eyes open! Deep Water Cove is a marine reserve, so the marine life in this area is incredible.
If time permits, there's also the chance to try snorkelling here. The beginner Discover Scuba Divers might also have the chance to complete a second dive! (Please note this is an extra charge).
Once all the diving is done, cruise back through the islands to Paihia. You'll arrive back at the wharf around 3:30pm.
Please bring your swimsuit, towel, sunblock, camera, and something warm to wear after diving. You are welcome to bring your own lunch, or we are happy to provide a packed lunch for $12.00. Just let us know if you would like the meat or vegetarian option.