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 Specialty Courses

Taking your diving to the next level

PADI Specialty courses are designed to help you learn more about a specific area of diving. From the wonders of exploring your local dive sites at night, to identifying the marine life you see or diving on historic shipwrecks, there is a PADI Specialty available for you!

Below is a selection of the specialty courses we offer.  If there is one you would like to do that is not shown give us a call and we can set that one up just for you!

Dive Now PADI Specialty Courses

PADI Dry Suit Course

The PADI Drysuit Diver course is ideal for anyone who wants to be toasty warm while diving! A drysuit seals you off from the water, hugely increasing your warmth but also adding some extra considerations for your diving.

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Course

PADI's most popular specialty course - diving enriched air lets you safely extend your no decompression limits, which means more time underwater and/or shorter surface intervals - so you can get back in the water sooner!


It's what separates great divers from good divers, extend your bottom time, interact longer with marine life, spend longer exploring the underwater world and prolong the life of your dive gear.


Where the past meets the present, experience the rush of excitement that few other dives can duplicate. The challenge of discovering, exploring and entering wrecks is something few divers can resist.


This course teaches you how to plan and carry out deep dives safely and confidently. From historic shipwrecks to dramatic walls, training as a deep diver opens up a whole world of exploration.


Experience the thrill and adventure of night diving. Plunge into an exciting yet mysterious environment where you will see aquatic life and underwater surroundings in a new light.