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This is your chance to dive the incredible Great Barrier Island, a region spanning as far as 40km long and 15km wide. With a sub-tropical climate and temperate waters, there is plenty to explore including the SS Wairarapa which rests at the northern top of Great Barrier Island.
Great Barrier Island lies in the outer Hauraki Gulf, and is a rich eco-system fed by the East Auckland current that travels through the famous Poor Knights and Mokohinau Islands. Its sub-tropical climate provides temperate waters and with the regions colourful volcanic history, there is plenty to explore under the waters surface. Great Barrier is surrounded by several smaller islands, and it is the sixth largest island of New Zealand with an area of 285 sq/km, so there is always something new to discover.
There are plenty of dive locations available with opportunities for any level of diver. It is also an ideal destination for both scuba divers and spearfishing alike, providing a huge underwater environment to explore. Come and catch a cray and feed the family.
Popular sites include broken island and the pigeon, although there are also a number shipwrecks to investigate or dive including the SS Wairarapa. In the third worst shipwreck in New Zealand waters, 121 lives were lost when the Union Steam Ship Company steamer Wairarapa struck Miners Head, on the northern tip of Great Barrier Island. She is now broken up and has become part of the reef, resting a depths approximately 15m deep.
If you have not dived within the last 12 months you will need to contact us about a refresher course.
For your safety, this experience is weather dependent.
Please bring your swimsuit, towel, sun block, camera and something warm to wear after diving.
This experience takes place at Great Barrier Island.
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