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Dive sites nearby

Jones Bay

Jones Bay is fantastic for learning to dive. It has a sandy sloping bottom with plenty of shellfish. There is also a significant reef structure that provides shelter from the current.

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Takatu Point

Takatu Point has a great selection of terrain for all divers. The proximity of Tawharanui Marine Reserve makes the marine life there plentiful. The site slopes from 4m in the shallows to 25m+ further from the headland.

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Elephant Point

Exposed to easterly swells and southerly winds. Some current away from the rocks. Depth ranges from 5-25 meters. Ideal for boat dive, just a short trip 15 minute trip from Sandspit Marina

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Fairchild Reef

Best dived with no wind or easterly swell. Visibility often poor. Be aware of large amount of boat traffic in summer. Depth ranges between 5-22 meters.

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Ti Point Wharf

Ti Point is a great beginners dive site! It is an easy site to access with a concrete ramp and wharf that can be used to enter and exit the water.

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Mathesons Bay

Mathesons Bay is a sheltered bay that is perfect for diving! Divers can easily enter and exit the water via the beach or over the rock platform if the tide is right.

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Wonderview

Wonderview is a fantastic site to dive! The reef structure is very bouldery and is teeming with life. Entries and exits can be a little tricky and be cautious of the steep track. The site itself starts in the shallows and slopes down to the sand at 25m.

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Penguin Point

Penguin Point is a favourite site for many divers. It has a difficult entry and exit however the dive is well worth the effort. Penguin Point slopes from a couple of meters in the shallows to 25m+ further from the coast.

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Leigh Reef

Lots of current during tidal changes, therefore, Leigh Reef is best dived around slack tide and good conditions. It is advisable to have a good boat person on the surface, this can be a busy area for fishing in the summer. There are some small caves and walls on the southern side of the reef.

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The Outpost

The Outpost is a great dive site with various attractions. It ranges from a sheltered bay to steep walls that are filled with life. It is best to dive from a boat, however, it is possible to do this as a shore dive with a long surface swim from Leigh.

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