Dive in South Island


    F69 Wellington, New Zealand

    The country's newest shipwreck and dive attraction is already covered in algae and home to a myriad of sea life. The former Leander-class Navy frigate HMNZS Wellington was sunk off Island Bay in Wellington on November 13 after six years of planning and preparation.The top of the bridge and the…

    Kapiti Island Wellington, New Zealand

    Formally established in May 1992 the reserve?s underwater scenery is generally regarded as some of the finest in the greater Wellington region.Good variety for photography.Those with a mask and snorkel could explore the rocks close to the shore.Scuba diving is the most rewarding on the western side…

    Barneys' Rock Canterbury, New Zealand

    seal colony

    Bushett Shoals Canterbury, New Zealand

    This is KaikouraĆ­s best dive site!

    Flea Bay Canterbury, New Zealand

    Established in 1999 the reserve cover 215ha east of entrance to Akaroa Harbour. Very exposed coast with boulders, rock stacks, steep cliffs, kelp forests and cold temperate reef fish.Blue penguins can appear at dusk and Hector's dolphins common in summer.(www.divenewzealand.com)

    Lynch's Reef Canterbury, New Zealand

    Motunau - plateau Canterbury, New Zealand

    Plateau up from 25m to 21m. Lots of crayfish and some blue cods. Visibility can be very low (

    Te Ruahine Point Canterbury, New Zealand

    Exposed if the wind is from the east and a swell is running. Patches of reef. Butterfish, wrasses, nudibranchs and Hector's dolphins!