Freediving, SCUBA, Snorkeling and Spearfishing, we have it all covered at DIVE NOW.

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We are proud to be one of New Zealand’s premier dive training, retail and servicing facilities.  Learning to dive with us means instruction and equipment of the highest standard.  All of our servicing of regulators, BCD’s and cylinders is completed on-site.

We love being underwater … if we are not in the shop, we are probably diving, either training divers or having fun taking photos, making videos, collecting seafood or just happy being wet exploring a reef or a wreck.

With our on-site heated pool, with full changing facilities, not only is your comfort and convenience assured when you are training with us, if you are shopping you can try out new equipment before you commit to buying.  Our staff and instructors have an extensive knowledge of diving, the marine environment and, of course, diver safety.

In store we stock what we believe to be the best freedive and scuba equipment available by some of the biggest and most-trusted brands – Apeks, Aqualung, Beuchat, Fourth Element, Light & Motion, Mares, OMS, Rob Allen, Scubapro and Shearwater. We have access to many more brands, so if there’s something specific you want, just ask us.

Situated in Whangarei, Northland, where we are lucky enough to have a healthy harbour and stunning coastline on our door step.   We are 30 minutes’ drive from Tutukaka, the gateway to the beautiful Poor Knights Islands – rated by Jacques Cousteau as one of the world’s top ten diving destinations. With our very own Charter boat we are proud to take you out to the Poor Knights so you have the opportunity to discover what we have made a part of our lives!

Dive Now is owned by local girl Jamie-Lee, who is a born and bred Whangarei Girl, (Whangarei Girls High) and Simon from London, UK who has always had the travel bug and finally made it to New Zealand in 2011.  Since then almost every second weekend has been spent in Whangarei either with family or diving the Poor Knights, Bay of Islands and other local Northland dive spots.  In March 2018, the opportunity to take over and improve Whangarei’s oldest dedicated dive store came up.  Since then we have been dedicated to making it into the one-stop shop for dive.

Diving is a pastime that is enjoyed around the globe, and it’s fair to say that for many, including us here at Dive Now, diving becomes a way of life that consumes our thoughts and drives our lifestyle. Located in Whangarei, with easy access to Tutukaka from where we sail, we are blessed with an abundance of excellent diving options. Just one hour from the harbour is the world-famous Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve where clear waters are home to an abundance of amazing fish, sharks, corals and other sea life that you simply have to see to appreciate. In addition, there are a number of easily accessible wreck sites that we visit around the coast of the region where experienced divers can explore the ruins of sunken vessels.

But for those that don’t already dive, but would like to learn to dive in Whangarei we offer, amongst a wide selection of diving courses, a beginners diving course at our Whangarei centre which features a heated pool, essential for those early lessons. 

On this course you will be taught the fundamentals of scuba diving, initially in the pool (confined water training) and culminating with 4 open water dives, 2 of which will be at Poor Knights. We understand that individuals learn at different paces, so our flexible and professional approach will ensure that everyone is up to speed before taking to the seas. And once qualified, your SSI licence, which is recognised world-wide, will permit you to dive to depths of 18 metres. We will provide top quality equipment to cover everything you need on the course other than your personal mask and snorkel – and we have plenty of hot drinks and a hot shower aboard our boat for those who need a little warming up after a dive.

As you gain experience in scuba diving, you may have the desire to take an advanced dive course here in Whangarei, allowing you to dive deeper and for longer, giving yourself greater opportunities to explore and enjoy what the underwater world has to offer, and at Dive Now we provide a wide range of specialist diving courses in close proximity to Auckland. Covering many aspects of diving, including subjects such as Deep Diving, Driver Propelled Vehicle (DPV), Navigation and Night/Low Visibility courses, you can take your diving to a new level with your freshly acquired skills. 

For some however, the idea of diving with out breathing apparatus appeals – and we can confidently claim that every one that participates in our Freediving course will leave with significantly improved skills, no matter the level of experience at the start of the course.

In addition to running scuba diving courses and snorkelling trips in Whangarei, we also have a superbly stocked dive shop where you will find the best brands featuring all the high-quality equipment and accessories that you will need – but should you prefer, we can also rent you necessary gear for your trip.

Why not expand your horizons and dive with Dive Now?

Opening Hours | Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00pm  | Saturday 8.30 – 1pm | Sundays Closed

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