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.

REfresher Course $120

Getting you ready to jump back in.

If you haven’t been diving for a while, then let us take away the stress of your return to the sport with a short session with us in our pool.

After finding out a little about your previous dives and qualification, plus the length of time out of the water, we will tailor the session to suit your needs.  If you have been several years out of the water, multiple sessions maybe required.

Generally a refresher session involves the following;

  • A quick quiz to find out what you do and do not remember.
  • Re-introduce you to the equipment and have you get comfortable setting it up ready for the pool.
  • Talk through the skills that we will be performing.
  • Conduct the skill circuit in the pool, giving demonstrations of the skills for you to repeat.

Our refresher sessions run for about 2 hours and are conducted by our instructors.  We may also have a Dive Master in training run the session under the guidance of one of our instructors.

The session gives you a chance to get familiar with your own equipment,  if you do not own your own gear you can use our school equipment.

We can run our refresher courses most days and at short notice providing we have the staff available.

Refresher in the Pool 

Cost: $120 | 2 hours Theory and Pool session 

Any specialist equipment will be provided for the duration of the course. 


  • PADI Openwater Diver or equivalent

Before you start the course:

  • You have to fill out a medical questionnaire to check whether you are still fit to dive.
  • Ideally you'll train using your own equipment but we do have equipment available in our school if you require.