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.

Great opportunities to see a variety of fish and also to catch the odd rock lobster - Sea life includes seahorses, nudibranch, john dory, korehu, Cod, damsel, and kingfish

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 4 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

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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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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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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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Melville Cove

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MV Mikhail Lermontov, wreck

The Mikhail Lermontov is one of the biggest cruise ship dives in the world. Sunk under mysterious circumstance in 1986, it has become a world class wreck dive suitable for divers from beginner all the way to technical. The Lermontov lies in a remote sheltered bay at the top of New Zealand’s South island.

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Lochmara

Lochmara is home to a local reef conservation project helping regenerate kelp, as well as an underwater observatory. The area around the observatory shows a great representation of Inner Sound fish species. During our surface intervals, guests can explore the Lochmara Lodge bush and wildlife conservation project.

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Double Cove Marine Reserve

Double Cove is a marine reserve located in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound. This site is ideal for beginners and training, as it is quite sheltered with depths from 9 down to 18m. Entry to the water is by boat or small jetty.

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