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.


Start your diving journey with Dive Now

Learning to scuba dive is fun as well as challenging.   You will meet like minded people and experience the fantastic realm of the underwater world.

If you are unsure if scuba diving is for you and do not want to commit the time and money to learning just yet, then join us for a "Try Dive" (Discover Scuba), you will experience what it is like to breath underwater in the safe confines of our training pool with one of our staff.

OK you definetley want to learn to dive, then join one of our Open Water courses to learn the basic skills to enable you to safely dive with a buddy and get your "ticket" to dive down to 18m.  Then go out and have fun and adventures, whether you are exploring new reefs, taking photos or just getting a feed.

Once you have got some dive experience, perhaps 10 or so dives completed, you may want to look at the other many dive courses we can offer you to help you become an even better diver.

Dive Now Whangarei is a PADI 5 Star dive center conveniently located near some of the best diving in New Zealand.  We are with in easy reach of some great wrecks and the beautiful Poor Knights Islands as well as the Bay of Islands.

If scuba diving has always been on your "To do" list, then put it off no longer and make a start with a Discover Scuba session with Dive Now's qualified instructors in there purpose built indoor training pool.  Enjoy a one to one guided session to see if scuba diving is for you! Then you can progress and get your PADI Open Water Certificate so you can start diving and discover the underwater world.  If you already know that you want to learn to dive, then go straight into the PADI Open Water course.



learn to dive pool

PADI Open Water Course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where your journey starts.