© Shutterstock/Martin Vlnas Diving in New Zealand The backdrop to many feature films like the Lord of the Rings series, New Zealand is famous for stunning scenery and varying landscapes. With more than 1,500km of coastline ranging from idyllic subtropical coves to snow-capped fiords, it is no wonder why diving in New Zealand is fantastic. Most cities are along the coastline, and you are never further than a few hour’s drive to the ocean! The islands of New Zealand abound in rich Maori culture and natural beauty. With two large main islands and over 700 smaller ones, there is no shortage of places to explore. Diving in New Zealand is just as impressive and spectacular as its landscape, with various diving hotspots scattered around the country offering incredibly diverse diving opportunities. Many regard the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve in the North as unbeatable for its stunning underwater topography. The Coromandel Peninsula is famous for boating enthusiasts, and liveaboards in Fiordland offer a unique and breathtaking landscape to divers looking for a more remote diving experience. Featured Training Centers Instructor Training CenterAOTEAROA DIVE This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app Featured places to go in New Zealand © Shutterstock/Martin VlnasNorthlandsome of the most popular diving in New Zealand can be found in the Northland area.Learn more © Shutterstock/travellightCoromandel PeninsulaWith 85 kilometers of coastline, there is no shortage of diving in the Coromandel Peninsula.Learn more © Shutterstock/Blue Planet StudioFiordlandExploring the unparalleled underwater environment of Fiordland offers some of the best diving in New Zealand.Learn more © Shutterstock/Rudy_BalaskoHauraki Gulf / AucklandDiving in Auckland is very popular, because the Hauraki Gulf is home to countless species of fish, mammals and mollusks.Learn more © Shutterstock/Stanislav_KachynaMarlborough SoundsMarlborough has everything from protected marine reserves to your favorite cray spots and a stunning selection of wrecks from the 1800s up to the 1980s and moreLearn more © Shutterstock/Greg_BraveKaikouraKaikoura’s coastline is a very special place with a remarkable level of biodiversity. Rugged, wild and unpredictable, the coastline has a sense of excitement.Learn more Dive Sites to visit in New Zealand Facts about New Zealand Power Plug Type IAirports AKLCurrency NZDLanguage enElectricity 240 VTimezone UTC+12:00Network Provider 2degrees, Spark/NZ Telecom, Vodafone Discover the wonders of the deep with SSI's blog Join us on an exciting journey of discovery and learn more about exhilarating diving adventures, dedicated conservation initiatives, and innovative educational opportunities that will help you illuminate the extraordinary beauty of the underwater world. Let's explore the underwater world together and delve into the hidden wonders beneath the gentle waves.