Local Dive Trips

Dive Zone



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 boats The Mystery Machine and Scuba Doo. 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.  We require vaccination passport verification for all divers on our trips.

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:

For certified divers, a days diving with us is $220, with tanks and weights $250 or full hire equipment $300. Uncertified divers are able to join us for $600. 
Occasionally we are able to take snorkelers and the cost would be $220 plus any hire equipment.  This pricing is for certified divers.  Try divers can be quoted.  Email us here to enquire:  info@divethecoromandel.co.nz or call us at the store on 07-8671580.

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:  info@divethecoromandel.co.nz 

Pricing listed above is for certified divers only. Divers who have no certification are welcome to join us on our boat trips as a try diver. 

SKU: 10000 TAGS: scuba, snorkelling

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