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This self-drive adventure for certified technical divers includes Tutukaka, Bay of Islands and Marlborough Sounds.

Experience an unforgettable technical diving adventure, where you'll encounter deep walls, wrecks and plenty of large pelagic species. The local dive guides are technically trained, understand the needs and procedures for technical divers and will guide you safely within your limits to see some fantastic dive sites.

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Auckland to Tutukaka

  2. Days 2-3 : Explore Poor Knights Marine Reserve

  3. Day 4: Twin wrecks (HMNZS Waikato and Tui), Tutukaka Coast

  4. Day 5: Drive to the Bay of Islands

  5. Days 6-8 : Dive Cape Brett

  6. Day 9: Fly to Blenheim. Transfer to Dive Lodge

  7. Days 10-13 : Diving the Mikhael Lermontov ‘Red Giant’ wreck

  8. Day 14: Train from Picton to Christchurch. Depart for UK

You should note: Guide price excludes flights.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Dates and prices: Please contact us for details.
  • When to go: Oct-May: Daily departures
  • Included in the price/package:
    • 14 nights accommodation
    • Car hire
    • 32 meals
    • 26 guided dives
    • Twin tanks and weights
    • Nitrox, where available
Featured location:

North Island

The warm currents around New Zealand’s North Island allow for a unique blend of subtropical and temperate marine life. Highlights include the famous Rainbow Warrior wreck and the caves, arches and tunnels of the Poor Knights Marine Reserve.

  • Ideal for viewing:
  • Excellent for: Technical diving