Acacia Bay

Great site for training, has some great cliff faces and a circular rock structure made by divers as a reference point. Bottom topography can be silted if disturbed, good buoyancy is a must at this site.

Lots of fresh water crayfish, rainbow and brown trout, and lots of small bottom dwelling fish.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 9 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Altitude Diving
  • Lake

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Wharewaka Point

Good parking, onsite toilets, changing rooms, BBQ facilities. Grass area to set up. Easy shore entry on sand/stone extending down to 30mtr+.

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4 mile reef

Good parking, onsite toilets, changing rooms, BBQ facilities. Grass area to set up. Easy shore entry on sand/stone extending down to 30mtr+. Water clarity generally good on sand area, some silt on dropoff. Easy site to Navigate. Best wind conditions are less than 8knts and easterly (offshore) direction.

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Five Mile Bay

Good parking, onsite toilets, grass area to set up. Easy shore entry on sand extending for 50mtr off shore leading to a gentle slope extending down to 27mtr+. Water clarity generally good on sand area, some silt on drop off. Easy site to Navigate.

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Great training site and suitable to dive year round. A sunken dingy at 11m is a good objective for the dive. Lake Rotoma was formed within the Rotoma caldera when lava flows from a large crater explosion blocked its outlet 9,500 years ago.

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This is a heated indoor diving swimming pool at Get Wet Waikato. The pool is three meters deep and around nine meters long. There is a changing room and shower on site

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Reef dive over kelp extending down to 21M. Easy site to navigate along edge of reef. Swim throughs and overhangs, Best wind conditions are Southerly, avoid Easterly wind and Northerly swell.

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Rena (Wreck)

The Rena Wreck is located on the Astrolabe Reef, 12 nautical miles from the entranced of Tauranga Harbour. The wreck lies between 18-70m of water and is only to be dived in calm conditions with swells under 1m. The current can also be strong depending on the tide.

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Lee Breakwater

Lee Breakwater in Port Taranaki offers lots of variety of fish and diving opportunities and is easily accessible from the port boat ramp car park. This is a shore dive.

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Seal Rock / Waikaranga

Tapuae Marine Reserve - Great for beginners through to advanced divers, starting off shallow close into the rocks dropping off down to 30 meters+ to the south.

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Aldermens- Mooring Bay

Mooring Bay is one of the more common spots for those who want to experience the Alderman’s without the depth and current. Ideal training bay with a shallow anchoring area with sand.

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

Extend your dive time, shorten your surface intervals and spend more time exploring the dive sites you love, with the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification program.

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Basic Freediving

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Navigation

Become a better, more confident diver who always knows where they are going. Learn how to use a dive compass, natural navigation techniques and more. Join the SSI Navigation specialty today!

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