THE MAORI LADY

The Maori Lady is a great island to dive on with 3 different dive sites on the island. Each dive sight is completely different to the next with the island being able to shelter in most weather.

The whole island is typical nz reef sandy bottoms, reef and weed edges. each sight is slightly different to the other.

Stupanj

Stupanj

  • Početnik
  • Advanced
Vidljivost 

Vidljivost 

  • 7 m
Strujanje

Strujanje

  • slaba struja 
  • nema struje 
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Kelp fish

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

HUMBUG BAY

A Big bay with various dive sites on it. boulder and rocky out crops. Good fish life and a couple of caves underwater toward devils point. On the far east side of the bay there is a 3 level drop on to rocky reef.

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Devils Point

Great deep diving country with current running on the outer pin dropping off past 30m. as you come towards the middle pin there is a belly that comes up to 5-8m good for doing safety stops. As you head towards humbug bay there is a lot of boulder area with deep cracks and holes and comes up to a couple of caves.

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Matapaua Bay

Sandy Bay in the middle, Shallow reefs on either side. Great for beginner divers or OW1 and 2. During summer the bay can have heavy boat traffic so be careful. SE is the worst wind and swell for the bay.

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OPITO BAY

Just 20 mins by car or 30 mins in a boat, Opito bay is well known as a scallop bed although it has just been shut down for the next 2 years due to poor bed condition.

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OHINAU ISLAND

Ohinau Island is one of the coromandel peninsulas abandoned islands which have since been part of the Mercury Island group and offer some wicked dives

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Black Rocks Lagoon

This dive site is one for everyone, inside the lagoon is a fish shallow bay with plenty of fish and kelp around the edges. the outer reef system are big pins with nice gullies to swim in. The outer reef is a deeper dive and is very exposed to wind, swell and current.

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Little Ohinau

Little ohinau has 2 main dive sites with Little O Bay and Turtle cove. Turtle cove is a great site for more experienced divers. strong currents around the edges.

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THE TWINS

The twins is a dive site 15mins away from whitianga located between whiti and devils point. A bit of experience is need for this dive and a run of decent weather. The north and south side are the deepest parts of the dive with a swim through at about 10m down right in the middle of the twins.

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KORAPUKI

A good 40 mins to an hour from Whitianga, Korapuki offers some great diving around the whole island, Offering up great weed lines and rocky outcrops tends to be a favourite with spearos and scuba divers

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OTAMA REEF

One of the best places for beginner divers, an easy beach to walk in off straight onto bright white sand. as you head out there are small broken reefs, as you move to the left the reefs get bigger and kelpier the further out you go.

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