With purpose-sunk shipwrecks, fascinating marine-life, and great visibility, Northland is one of New Zealand’s most popular diving playgrounds.
Northland and the Bay of Islands are home to some of the best scubadiving spots in the world, where divers can find a wide variety of sea creatures, including dolphins, whales, various fish, and multi-coloured ecosystems.
Dive spots in Northland
The Poor Knights Islands marine reserve is an underwater paradise for divers. The Blue Maomao Arch(opens in new window), named after the maomao fish schools that reside there, is one of Jacques Cousteau’s top 10 dive sites worldwide. You may encounter sting rays, morays, triple fins, as well as colorful sponges and anemones. Dive Tutukaka(opens in new window) is a renowned dive charter company that offers trips.