Freedive, SCUBA and Spearfishing, we have it covered at

DIVE NOW, Whangarei's largest dedicated dive store. 

We are proud to be one of New Zealand's premier dive training, retail and servicing facilities.  Learning to dive with us means instruction and equipment of the highest standard.

We love being underwater ... if we are not in the shop, we are probably diving, either training divers or having fun taking photos, making videos, collecting seafood or just happy being wet exploring a reef or a wreck.

With our on-site pool, with full changing facilities, not only is your comfort and convenience assured when you are training with us, if you are shopping you can try out new equipment before you commit to buying.  Our staff and instructors have an extensive knowledge of diving, the marine environment and, of course, diver safety.

In store we stock what we believe to be the best freedive and scuba equipment available by some of the biggest and most-trusted brands - Apeks, Aqualung, Beuchat, Fourth Element, Mares, OMS and Scubapro. 

Dive Now is situated in Whangarei, Northland, where we are lucky enough to have a healthy harbour and stunning coastline on our door step.   We are 30 minutes' drive from Tutukaka, the gateway to the beautiful Poor Knights Islands - rated by Jacques Cousteau as one of the world's top ten diving destinations - while 60 minutes' drive will have you in the Bay of Islands, known for its undeveloped beaches and game fishing.  We are proud to offer you the opportunity to discover what we have made a part of our lives!


Dive Now Whangarei is a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre. This means we can offer courses from beginner up to Techincal diving!

Dive Trips


From wreck diving, to the Poor Knights, to local dive sites around Whangarei we offer some amazing diving trips.

Online Store


We offer full diver rental gear, tanks, servicing and testing at amazing prices. We will even throw in a coffee as well!



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BCD Styles Explained

BCD Styles Explained


Hopefully when you learned to dive you got to use different types of BCD's, regulators, computers and fins. 

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Masks for different face shapes

Finding the right mask for you!

We're on a mission to find the right fitting masks for different face shapes.  Obviously the best way to see if a mask fits is to try it on but sometimes this isn't always possible. 

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Whats the Weather doing?

Whether you are diving from the shore or from a boat, we all need to check on the weather before we head out.

I found out about from our friends Shane & Julia at Northland Dive. 

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