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.
- 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.
- If you would like to penetrate the Wreck then you will need an appropriate Wreck Diving Qualification
- 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.
Your trip deposit or full payment secures your space. Any outstanding balances are due a week before departure.
If you cancel your space on a trip within 7 days or less of departure you will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Generally trip payments once made are non-refundable, but most trips have a waiting list and we will do our best to find someone to take your space in the event you need to pull out. You can help us, and improve your chance of a refund, by finding your own replacement.
If a trip is cancelled by us due to weather or for safety reasons, a full refund or store credit will be given. Trip pricing does not include transport. You will need to make your own way to the vessel departure point.