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Sustainability

April 20, 2023

How we protect the ocean...

Dive Zone Whitianga teaches people how to dive and takes certified divers out exploring our beautiful underwater world. We aim to advocate to our customers and students how to care for our oceans and the wildlife within it.When diving if we see rubbish we collect and dispose...
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Do you know the benefits of become a qualified PADI Freediver? This blog will outline the top three key benefits. 

Better time under the water!"If you think freediving is just like snorkeling (but going really deep) - think again. Freediving is an entirely different way to experience the underwater world. You’ll dive deeper, stay down longer, and feel part of the ocean itself" (PADI, 2...
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Whitianga Oceans Festival 2023

September 13, 2023

Spear caught beer battered butter fish bites for the win!

Our Dive Zone team has held a stall at what was originally called the "Whitianga Scallop Festival" for many years now. This year it was renamed the Oceans Festival due to the Rahui in place in order to protect the scallop numbers for future generations. The festival is about...
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The days of being taught to dive by a friend or family member are over!Diving Instructors are highly trained to teach you the skills you need to keep yourself safe while diving in any situation. Once you complete your PADI Open Water Course and are a PADI Open Water qua...
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Awesome Facility Here at Dive Zone Whitianga we are so lucky to be situated so close to the marina, a 2-minute walk and you're on our boats ready to get in to it! Our facility has well equipped class rooms, a large retail area, and a student area where customers an...
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What is Surfers ear?

Quite different to Swimmer’s Ear (which is generally caused by warmer waters & foreign body entering the ear drum causing bacteria build up), Surfer’s Ear involves the growth of bone (exostosis) in the ear canal caused by exposure to cold water and/or wind. This lead...
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Crowned as New Zealand’s best beach destination, Whitianga, on the Coromandel Peninsula.The beautiful Mercury Bay was named by British explorer Lieutenant James Cook on his first voyage of discovery to mark the place where his expedition observed the transit of the pl...
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PADI Dive Course Prep!

November 30, 2022

How to prep for a PADI open-water diver course

Keen to learn how to scuba dive? Jump into an underwater journey with the experts at Dive Zone Whitianga. Get top diving tips, a PADI open-water diver qualification and the inside guide to the best dive spots the Coromandel has to offer. If you've booked a ‘learn to dive...
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Best-Diving-Coromandel

September 29, 2022
Crowned as New Zealand’s best beach destination, the Coromandel Peninsula is just as beautiful underwater with fabulous dive sites and teaming marine life. With a long coast of sheltered coves and 100 offshore islands, the Coromandel is the best learn to dive region for be...
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Cargo ships, bomber aircraft & much more......

Truk Lagoon was high on my bucket list of must do dives.  I’d pondered taking a group there but was under the impression that the dives were more for those into tech diving.  So, when the opportunity presented itself for me to join an educational trip, I grabbed ...
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