Dive the HMNZS Waikato and Tui Shipwrecks - Full Day

Departs Tutukaka
NZD029
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Highlights

  • Dive the historical navy shipwrecks HMNZS Waikato and Tui
  • Purpose cut access and exit points allow for full site exploration
  • Access to bridges, control areas, the helicopter hangar, engine rooms, cabins and crew areas

Come and dive the historical navy shipwrecks HMNZS Waikato and Tui. Set outside the beautiful harbour of Tutakaka in the Northland, these sites have been specifically prepared for adventure diving before being sunk at diver friendly depths.

What's Included?

  • Full day dive trip
  • Two tank dives
  • All gear

The HMNZS Tui and HMNZS Waikato are large navy vessels specifically prepared for adventure diving before being sunk at diver friendly depths. With purpose cut access and exit points, this is a great site for exploration of guns, bridges, control areas, the helicopter hangar, engine rooms, cabins and crew areas.

The former HMNZS Tui is resting at a depth of approximately 32m and is broken into three main sections, rapidly becoming part of the reef itself. She makes for an interesting and scenic dive, though her location can be a little exposed to winds and current. There are currently no marker buoys locating her position so surface support is required.

The HMNZS Waikato was commissioned into the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1966 and was the first of the Leander class frigates built for the navy. She had a top speed of 30 knots, and was powered by twin steam turbines developing 30,000hp. Decommissioned in 1998, she was sent to her final resting place in 2000 in a world record time of 2 minutes 40 seconds.

She now rests in water 28-30m deep to the sand and approximately 15-20m to the starboard side of the wreck. Broken into two sections, she rests on her port side providing easy penetration with clear water, making her an ideal diver training site.

Session Length

  • Please allow a full day for this experience

Guidelines

  • Both the wrecks are deep dives, requiring minimum dive guidelines. You are required to have 15 logged dives for either wreck and an Advanced Certificate, unless you are guided by an instructor as part of your course

Cancellation

Once this experience has been confirmed, changed are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

Weather

For your safety, this experience is weather dependent.

Dress Code

Please bing your swimsuit, towel, sun block, camera and something warm to wear after diving.

Other Info

Both the wrecks are deep dives, requiring minimum dive guidelines. You are required to have 15 logged dives for either wreck and an Advanced Certificate, unless you are guided by an instructor as part of your course.

This experience departs Warkworth or Tutukaka.