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.

Tec40 Part I - Dive now intro to tec $550*

Intro To Tec - Back Mounted Twins

Our Intro to Tec course is the perfect course for divers who would like to experience Technical diving with back mounted twin tanks.

This course introduces the divers to the techniques required for using this specialist equipment safely in the classroom and in our pool, before heading out for our open water dives.

We also look at how this style of diving turns you from just a dive buddy into a reliable dive team member.

We will look to improve dive planning methods, in-water skills like buoyancy control and finning techniques, plus team positioning.

PADI Intro to Tec Course

The specific skills this course will highlight are:

  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Gas Management
  • Situational Awareness
  • Trim
  • Gear Configuration and Selection Many More!

*Price: $550 exclusive of charter fees if a charter is used.

Our Intro to Tec course is a useful stand-alone course for the diver who wants to become a more skilled, more proficient diver regardless of if he/she intends to move on to technical diving. The course may also be used as an introduction to the PADI Tec Deep course. And finally, it is also a good refresher for certified technical divers who may want to refresh their skills or have them re-evaluated by a PADI technical instructor.


  • To qualify to enter this course, an individual must be certified as an Rescue Diver with a minimum of 50 logged dives and be 18 years of age or older.

Course Requirements:

  • Candidates are able to use our library manuals.
  • All reading and Knowledge Reviews must be completed for session one of the course.
  • All equipment with the exception of mask fins and exposure suit are included in the cost of the course. Charter fees are not included.