Stanmore Bay Pool

Stanmore bay Pool and leisure center is a freshwater pool used often for both Scuba and Freediving Training. Common entries for this pool are seated backroll and gear donning in water.

The pool has a max depth of 1.6m at the deep end with it going to 1m at the shallow end. There is full facilities as expected at a leisure centre.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Body of Water

Body of Water

  • Artificial
Visibility

Visibility

  • 25 m
Current

Current

  • No Current

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Wellington Reef

Wellington Reef is an easy and often underrated dive site. Its shallowest point (Southern End) in around 5m while it slopes down to 25m+ towards the north.

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This is a public pool that is used for confined water sessions. The pool is avaliable seven days a week with parking avaliable on the street or in the designated carpark.

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Wooded Island

Wooded Island is a sheltered site that is great for learning to dive or just as a simple dive site. It is a popular site that ranges from 5m - 18m.

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North Shore Canoe Club

Entry / Exit off the docks of the Canoe / Rowing Club. Aquatic reeds in the shallows on top of ridge of rock. Slopes off to over 30 meters over muddy bottom. Bad visibility is likely, thermoclines likely especially in summer. Caution is advised diving here.

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Lake Pupuke is a lake on the North Shore. It provides consistent and reliable dive conditions year-round. The Pump House has a rock pad that is around 8m - 10m and provides an opportunity for dive training. Off the pad, the depth drops quickly to 40m+, providing a great opportunity for depth if required.

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Trade Me Reef

This dive site is clearly marked by the cardinal boating marker on the rock. Anchor in the sheltered inlet on the main island in approx 6m depth. Short swim to the island can be made underwater on NW heading. The reef will drop to the bottom at about 11m and a short gap in the reef to the rock on a sand bottom.

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Flat Rock

Flat Rock is known for lots of BIG fish, deep canyons and lots of current! The reef itself is very bouldery and has big swim-throughs that can hold lots of fish life. It is a wicked dive but the current can be unexpected and changeable.

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Matiatia Bay - Wharf

Waiheke Ferry Terminal Wharf and the surrounding area North of the Wharf. Bad visibility, lots of boat traffic and hazards. This dive is only for experienced divers and only with permission from the harbourmaster. For example, clean up dives only.

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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 to the right of the bay that provides shelter from the current.

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Tawharanui

Tawharanui Marine Reserve is a great dive site. The reserve stretches from along the surf beach to Takatu Point. It varies in depth with the best diving being in the 10 - 15m mark.

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