Local Dive Trips
We dive some of NZ's best scuba diving spots. We dive the waters from Mercury to Aldermen Islands and the coastline and islands of the greater Mercury Bay and Te Whanganui A Hei Marine Reserve (Cathedral Cove) on our purpose built dive boat The Mystery Machine. We can offer dive sites for the beginner through to the advanced. Through summer we have availability daily. Through winter we have availability on weekends and can sometimes offer mid week availability.
Our destinations include:
- Great Mercury Island
- Ohinau Island
- Stanley Island
- Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve
- Double Island
- Aldermen Island
- Kourapuki Island
- The Bookcase
- Never Fail Rock
- Sail Rocks
- Red Mercury Island
- Humbug Bay
Mercury Bay has its own Marine Reserve, Te Whanganui A Hei - the location of renowned Cathedral Cove. Here is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with plentiful fish life amongst a stunning marine environment.
No minimum numbers required - just give us a call and book your space on one of our trips. Trips depart around 9am and return around 3pm. Our Skippers Craig & Ryan are highly experienced and keen to show you their playground. Always an Instructor on board making this an ideal outing for all levels of dive competence.
Trip departs shop at 9.00 and we aim to do two dives (subject to conditions on the day) price excludes gear hire, or see below for pricing options:
Mercury Islands or coastal dive $190, with tanks and weights $215 or full hire equipment $270
Aldermen Islands $215, with tanks and weights $240 or full hire equipment $295
Occasionally we are able to take snorkelers and the cost would be $170 plus any hire equipment.
We are also aiming to raise awareness for the use of “reef sensitive” sunblock and ask that you to check yours is Oxybenzone Free & Octinoxate Free as even the smallest amounts of these chemicals harm the marine environment. We do sell Sun Bum’s range of reef sensitive sunblock in store and online https://www.divezonewhitianga.co.nz/shop/product/282203/Sun-Bum-Sunblock--After-Sun-Gels--Lotions/
Please email the shop direct to check availability and organise your spot on one of our trips. Email direct to: firstname.lastname@example.org