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.

Go Diving

Diving Trips all year round with Dive Now

We are truly blessed aorund Whangarei to have some of the best diving in New Zealand. A trip to the Poor Knights Islands leaves from Tutukaka marina, only 30 minutes from Whangarei. We even have wreck diving on the HMNZS Waikato, the HMNZS Canterbury and even the famous Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior within driving distance from Whangarei.

But not only that, we have some amazing shore dives around Whangarei and several marine reserves right on our doorstep. So book online or give us a call to join us on one of our trips!

Poor Knights 

A day trip to the Poor Knights Islands is a great way to spend a Sunday. Heading out on a charter from Tutukaka marina.

Canterbury Wreck

We are lucky enough to have two of the three ex NZ Navy Leander Class frigates sunk for divers right on our door step.

Waikato Wreck

Waikato is sunk off Ngunguru Bay. At 113.4m long, 12.5m beam and a draft of 5.5m she was the first of the Leander class frigates built for the NZ navy.

Local Shore Diving

The location really depends on the sea conditions. We dive within the harbour at sheltered locations such as McLeods Bay, Reotahi or Urquharts Bay when we cannot get along to the coast.