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.  All of our servicing of regulators, BCD's and cylinders is completed on-site.

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, Light & Motion, Mares, OMS, Rob Allen, Scubapro and Shearwater. We have access to many more brands, so if there's something specific you want, just ask us.

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 is owned by local girl Jamie-Lee, who is a born and bred Whangarei Girl, (Whangarei Girls High) and Simon from London, UK who has always had the travel bug and finally made it to New Zealand in 2011.  Since then almost every second weekend has been spent in Whangarei either with family or diving the Poor Knights, Bay of Islands and other local Northland dive spots.  In March 2018, the oppertunity to take over and improve Whangarei's oldest dedicated dive store came up.  Since then we have been dedicated to making it into the one stop shop for dive.

Learn to Dive

From taking your first curious breath through a snorkel, to exploring the wonders of the deep on SCUBA.

Please find listed PADI key diving courses available at Dive Now Whangarei. Each course is designed to develop your diving skills in a progressive and structured manner leading to your chosen goal.

Already know what you want to do?  Then click here to view the Course Calendar.  If there is a course that you would like but you can't see it on the schedule then give us a call or flick us an email and we'll add it for you.

Free Diving courses are high on our priority to organise, so please be patient.


PADI Learn to Dive 2


If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, or perhaps you just want to get a feed for your Whánau, this is where it starts.

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advanced Courses

Wreck Divers 850by750


Advanced Open Water courses helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives.  Learn how to prevent and handle diving emergencies with the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

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speciality Courses

PADI Underwater Photography 850by750

PADI speciality courses

Specialty courses extend your diving knowledge and open up a range of different types of dives.  Courses include; Deep Diver,  Drysuit Diver, Enriched Air Nitrox, Night Diver, Wreck Diver and many more...

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tec Courses

Tec and Wreck Diving with Dive Now


Interested in Technical diving?  It all starts with our Intro to Tec course before advancing onto PADI Tec Deep (Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50), giving you the skills to safely dive up to 50m using 2 decompression gasses.

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professional Courses

intro tec dive now

PADI Dive Master

Want a career in diving or just want to push your diving skills to the next level?  The PADI Divemaster course gives you the skills necessary to begin your career in diving. This course is a prerequisite if you want to work as a Dive Guide (in NZ or overseas) or if you want to continue your qualification and become a PADI Instructor.

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