Bay of Islands Weekend Dive trip

Join us for two days at Northland Dive where we will get to dive the wreck of the HMNZS Canterbury September 3rd-4th
$480pp
add $80 for full gear hire
add $40 for weights and cylinders 
What's included:
4 boat dives
2 air fills
Dorm accommodation Friday and Saturday (Upgrades available)
All meals from Saturday breakfast to Sunday lunch. 
Nitrox available $15

Fiji dive trip June 2023

Poor knights 2 day live-abroad

Come and dive the Poor Knights with us, It’s your weekend away in the tropical winterless North!
October 1st - 2nd

The live aboard vessel we use for these trips is Northland Dives' Sun Spy, 14.8 meters long and has a generous sized dive deck

What's included:
Up to 7 dives 
5 air fills
Accommodation onboard Saturday night
All meals from Saturday lunch to Sunday lunch
Sight seeing
Diver lift

Itinerary

DAY ONE:
First Dive around 11.00am , the second at approx. 1.30pm, the third at around 4.00 pm, followed by a night dive depending on the season, the dive sites are varied and flexible to work with the conditions on the day.
Between dives there is a 1 hour 30 minutes surface interval as your tanks are filled, plenty of time to off gas, log dives, relax and have another meal.

Nitrox 32% upgrade available, $40 for the weekend (certification required)

DAY TWO:
Dive timings are flexible depending on the group with a maximum of 3 dives.
The boat is back at the mooring between 4 -5pm on Sunday afternoon.
Divers can opt in or out of as many dives as they wish to do.
If someone would rather lie in the sun on the deck and read magazines or a good book they absolutely can!
The trip includes all meals from Saturday lunch until Sunday lunch, and includes delicious snacks, If anyone has any special dietary requirements, please let us know in advance so you can be catered for.

24km off the Coast of Tutukaka are the spectacular Poor Knights Islands, a full marine reserve with a incredible underwater world, take in it’s diversity of subtropical species and marvel at the rugged island outcrops from the boat as landing is strictly prohibited.

Living quarters

The ride out to the Knights takes about 75min as the boat cruises at 18 knots and the islands are about 22 nautical miles from the departure point. We limit the number of divers on board to a maximum of 9 so that there is plenty of space for all, both in and out of the water. There are 4 bunk berths and a fold out couch in the saloon, 2 bunk berths and a 3/4 berth in the port cabin, and 2 double berths in the starboard cabin. Bottom Sheet, Pillow w/ pillow case and Duvet are supplied. *Please note there are no separate cabins and sleeping arrangements are mixed and in close quarters- we do supply earplugs.

Things to bring

  • Dive gear including 
  • dive computer
  • torches 
  • two tanks
  • Towel
  • Slip on shoes for those in Dry suits to keep their socks dry
  • Water bottle (Hydration is very important)
  • Snacks (you are fed generously but there's nothing like having something sweet after a salty dive)
  • Bottle of wine or a few beers for enjoying at the end of the days diving 

Wahine dive charter

New dates coming soon 

You must be a certified diver.

Departing from Tauranga Wharf at 8.30am and arrival back at approx 4.30pm where we have a booking at Salinity restaurant and bar just 2 min walk from our charter docking.
Cost: $220
Included:

  • 2 boat dives
  • Tanks and weights 
  • Glass of wine and sharing cheese platter after the dives at Salinity restaurant and bar
  • A epic day out with like minded wahine 

Lake Tikitapu, Blue Lake Clean up dive

The Lake Tikitapu clean up is a great community event for divers, non-divers and tamariki to get involved in. The aim is to raise awareness of our amazing local environment and ensure it is kept beautiful both above and below the surface.

New dates coming soon

  • 10.00 - Registrations ALL PARTICIPANTS, SHORE CREW AND DIVERS, MUST REGISTER ON ARRIVAL WITH AOTEAROA DIVE.
  • 11.00 - Safety Briefing
  • 11.30 - Divers in the water - Shore cleaners distributed in land areas
  • 12.30 - All diving completed 
  • 13.00 - Sorting trash into recycling piles
  •   13.15 - Group photograph
  • 13.30 - BBQ
  • 14.00 - Prize giving 
  • 15.00 - End of event 


Please note

This will be both a shore based and in water clean up targeting rubbish and things that don't belong.

In water diving will only take place in designated areas and will be clearly explained during dive briefing. Scuba Divers who wish to participate must have a minimum of 10 logged dives and be comfortable working in low visibility, you will need to bring your dive certification (NO CERT, NO DIVE). All dive equipment will be inspected to ensure it is safe to use.
Hire equipment available from Aotearoa Dive but is limited please get in touch.

Blue ocean trash net/collection bags will be sold on the day for $5 all proceeds will goes to or kai supply on the day
If you have your own net bag please bring it along.
If you would like to join in the fun and participate as part of the shore crew, you will need to make sure you are wearing fully covered shoes and bring a pair of gardening gloves....... also be prepared to get down and dirty! 

  • This is a family friendly event, but all children must be supervised at all times by an adult.
  • Don’t forget to bring your own water bottle and bring sunscreen if it’s a warm day.
  • Dress for the weather (warm clothes and jackets) – we go ahead rain or shine.
  • There will also be plenty of work for non-divers to get involved.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

Whitianga day dive trip

2 incredible dive at either the Mercury Islands, Te Whanganui A Hei Marine Reserve, Coromandel coastal dive, Aldermen Islands - Skippers discretion dependent on where is best for the days conditions.

New dates coming soon
$220 for 2 dives with your own gear 
add $80 for full gear hire
add $40 for weights and cylinders 

 

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