Explore Auckland's diving frontier, littered with spectacular sites for the novice to the professional diver.
Just an hours drive north of Auckland CBD lies some of New Zealand's finest diving and scenery. The islands of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf from the tip of Coromandel Peninsula to Bream Head offer divers, snorkellers and sightseers an untouched and breathtaking experience of New Zealand.
On our dive trips, underwater explorers can witness large pelagic species, dense school fish and brightly coloured invertibrae and lava reef life. Deep blue ocean water surrounds these islands allowing for clearer visibilty and warmer water temperatures than the nearby coast. Perfect for underwater photography, hunting or pleasure diving.
Marine mammals such as dolphins, orca and several other species of whale are commonly seen on our dive trips. The common season for sightings is usually between September and April.
Most of the islands are home to rare species of New Zealand bird life. Some slowly rejuvinating from close extinction.
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Please note: There is no public transport to this area. We recommend hiring a vehicle to get to us - click here to view our location and driving directions.
Are you visiting one of the Hauraki Gulf Islands?
“Our vessel Apollo is licensed by DOC and the Auckland Council to visit pest-free conservation islands and other islands in the Hauraki Gulf.
Prepare for your trip by being alert for stowaways such as Argentine ants, rainbow skinks, soil, seeds, mice or rats.
• Make sure all food is packed and sealed in plastic rodent proof containers with lid. Ensure cardboard boxes are closed and taped – there must be no opportunity for an unwanted pest to access the box in transit.
• Ensure all footwear and gear is clean and free of soil.
• Thoroughly check any camping or overnight gear for stowaways. Gear that has been stored is high risk.
• Thoroughly check seedlings, potting mix or plant matter to ensure there are no hitch-hikers.
• Seal up your gear/food as soon as you have finished packing and leaved them closed till to reach your destination.
Without your co-operation your trip may not be able to take place, so if you have any doubts or questions about biosecurity, please ask.”