Experience world-class dive sites such as Hole in the Rock, Danger Rock, Canterbury Wreck, and Poor Knights Islands.
You will encounter swim-throughs, caves, canyons, walls, boulders, off-shore pinnacles, and New Zealand’s newest wreck dive, the Canterbury Wreck. Depths range from 15m to 50m, averaging 25m.
Boat travel time
Our boats are very comfortable and fast, making journeys to the wreck and coastal sites approximately 20minutes.
Departure and Arrival times
We are on the water around 9am and back at base around 4pm.
Throughout the year, divers can experience a spectrum of seasonal changes in the underwater world.
OCT – JAN
Sunfish and migrating whales. Average visibility: 8m
FEB – MAY
Spawning jewel anemones. Average visibility: 20m
JUN – SEPT
Clear, cooler water temperatures. Average visibility: 12m
Because of Northland Dive’s proximity to 2 coastlines, it is very rare that a dive trip within the Bay of Islands is cancelled due to weather. However, the Poor Knights Islands are not sheltered and planned trips can be postponed or altered.
North-East to South-East winds create perfect diving conditions for the Bay of Islands. The Eastern side of Cape Brett favours North-West to Southerly winds.
- Certification Card or Log Book
- Sleeping Bag if in Dorm Room (pillow and linen supplied)
- Provisions: snacks and post dive drinks. (There are no nearby stores to the lodge. We do supply a continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- Sun hat for the summer
- Warm hat for the winter
- Windproof jacket for the boat
Ensure your equipment has been serviced to manufacturers specifications and in good working order.
If you or Northland Dive feel that any of your equipment is potentially faulty or not fit for the conditions, we have plenty of quality gear for hire.
Health & Medications
Check with your diving physician if you are taking medication or have had a recent injury.
We are Safety-Audit-Certified by Outdoor Mark.
Northland Dive abides by the strict health and safety standards determined by the New Zealand government’s Adventure Activities Regulatory Authority.