The Legendary Rainbow Warrior

The first thing that will strike you as you descend to the wreck is the colour. You will never have seen such beautiful colours on a wreck before.

After a short bus ride from Paihia up to Matauri Bay we will launch our 7.5m inflatable from the beach, where we will have only a 5min ride to the Cavalli Islands.

You can then explore the wreck of the historical and controversial Greenpeace flagship – the Rainbow Warrior.

Bombed in Auckland Harbour by French Secret Service agents on July 10th 1985, the wreck was relocated off the Cavalli Islands two years later.

This artificial reef has matured into an ever-growing host to marine life and is an excellent shallow water wreck dive suitable for certified open water divers.

The wreck is a splendour of colour with jewel coloured anemones clinging to the rails in hues of purple, yellow and blue making it a great underwater photography subject.

It is the home to schools of Golden Snapper, Kingfish and John Dory making this, one of the worlds most famous wrecks, a most memorable dive

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