Waikato Wreck Day Trip

Wreck Diving with Dive Now Whangarei

We are lucky enough to have two of the three ex NZ Navy Leander Class frigates sunk for divers right on our door step. HMNZS Canterbury is in Deep Water Cove in the Bay of Islands and the HMNZS 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 in 1966. Decommissioned in 1988 and sunk in 2000. The HMNZS Waikato rests in two pieces leaning on it's side in water 28m deep at 35,39.165 South and 174,32.670 East.

Trip Requirements

  • if you haven't been in the water for over 12 months or haven't dived in cold water and used a 7mm suit, then book onto a refresher in our pool before the trip.  This will ensure you are comfortable in the water before we go on the trip.
  • Bring along a copy of your dive certification.
  • Please Note: Lunch is not included, so please be sure to bring along refreshments to keep yourself hydrated and the energy levels up.

Transportation is not provided by Dive Now Whangarei, but we do our best to help organise car pooling to the dive sites.