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 Dive Master

Expand your dive knowledge to a professional level

Working closely with our experienced PADI Instructors, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and perfect your skills to a professional level.

With classroom and independent study, PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

You’ll complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organise and solve problems.

You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship.

You will be required to gain the PADI Deep Dive and PADI Search & Recovery Diver specialties before the end of this course.

PADI Divemaster course Dive Now


  • Be 18 years or older
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation).
  • PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation).
  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organisation) course completion within the past 24 months.
  • Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and a minimum of 60 for certification.
  • You will need to obtain a Dive medical completed within the previous 12 months. Click here to download a medical statement form to take to your GP.
  • Have your own dive equipment. We can help you make the correct choices if you do not already own your own gear.

Course Requirements:

Cost includes all PADI training, certification and study materials. Air Fills for course related dives. Time with our instructors and in our pool.

These courses are run on demand, please contact us with your preferred dates. Not included: Dive equipment (Except cylinders), charter fees, PADI Specialty fees.