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.

Mostly sand and silt, but occasional fish and sea stars. Sharks are also a possibility. Micro life on the pier. Not a great sightseeing dive.

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  • Strong Current

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Dive sites nearby

Sylvan Park

Typical Lake Pupuke dive site. Walk down boat ramps from car park. Less sloping than other dive sites on the Lake. Shallow towards the bay to the East, deep towards the lake center.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Waitete Bay

This area has a gently sloping bottom getting deeper slowly. The bottom is sandy/a little silty, occasionally coming across a small rocky area. . The area is generally easy for entry/exit, bay is usually very calm. Sheltered from everything but westerlies. Can be a popular boat destination so bring a flag.

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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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