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.



PADI OPEN WATER COURSES - Max 6 students, so spaces are limited on each course.

 Students that do not turn up for a course will incur a re-booking fee of $150


 Beginner classes - SCUBA and Free Diving



Every Thursday from 4pm for 5 sessions

Starts 9th January until 13th February (Excluding 6th February)

SEAL Team Programme - 5 Part Programme - 8 to 10 year olds.  Must have completed a Bubble Makers session
Starting Monday 13th January at 5.30pm

(then Tuesday 14th at 5.30pm, Wednesday 15th at 5.30pm, and all day Sat/Sun 18th/19th January)

 PADI Open Water Course (Learn to Dive)
Starting Monday 20th January at 5.30pm

(then Wednesday 22nd at 5.30pm, Tuesday 28th at 5.30pm and all day Sat/Sun 1st/2nd February)

 PADI Open Water Course (Learn to Dive)
Starting Monday 3rd February at 5.30pm

(then Wednesday 5th at 5.30pm, 10th at 5.30pm and all day Sat/Sun 15th/16th February)

 PADI Open Water Course (Learn to Dive)
Starting Monday 17th February at 5.30pm

(then Wednesday 19th at 5.30pm, 24th at 5.30pm and all day Sat/Sun 29th February/1st March)

PADI Open Water Course (Learn to Dive)
Starting Monday 2nd March at 5.30pm

(then Wednesday 4th at 5.30pm, 9th at 5.30pm and all day Sat/Sun 14th/15th March)

PADI Open Water Course (Learn to Dive)
Starting Monday 16th March at 5.30pm

(then Wednesday 18th at 5.30pm, 23rd at 5.30pm and all day Sat/Sun 26t/27thh March)

PADI Open Water Course (Learn to Dive)

Year round enrolment

PADI Divemaster Course Go Pro!

Monday 20th January from 5.30pm dives to be confirmed

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Course
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th January PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Starting Tuesday 28th January from 4pm Theory,

then Thursday 30th January Pool from 4pm and all day Friday 7th to Sunday 9th February for Open Water dives

PADI Tec 40
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February PADI Deep Diver Course

 Starting Monday 3rd February from 5.30pm,

then Tuesday 4th from 5.30pm and all day Saturday 8th February

PADI Rescue Course
On request Refresher course if you haven't been in the water for awhile $120 per person
On request for early 2020 PADI Tec Deep Course - Tec 40, Tec 45, Tec 50