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.

Hiring a self drive boat for the day from Tutukaka

Want to hire a Self Drive small boat for the day?

Diving - Fishing - Water skiing or just Cruising the bays.   

Ann & Guy at Poor Knights Boat Hire do exactly that.  

Poor Knights Boat Hire


We met them in Tutukaka in October and the 5 of us went out for half a day along the Tutukaka coast for a dive and some R&R.  Simon got to take the helm and took us along the coast to Whale Bay, where we anchored up for the morning.  Guy and Simon went for a dive, Ann and JL fished and young Finn happily played around the boat knowing his mum had decided to stay top side with him.

Ann and Guy have a 5.6m Stabicraft 1850 Supercab with 115 HP Yamaha motor, which is a great size for the average family or group of friends.  With 3 divers on board, fishing gear, camera gear and childrens toys it was just the right size.  Like with all small vessels, the key is being tidy and organised.  The dive equipment takes up the room, but we comfortably had 6 cylinders on board plus 3 lots of dive gear.

To rent the boat is just $450 a day (plus fuel).  That's only $112.50 each if 4 of you go and then you can go where ever you want to.  Along the coast, out to the Poor Knights or to an off shore reef.

Stabicraft are the world's best designed aluminium chambered boats for business and leisure. Pioneers of positive buoyancy life-ring protection. Three air tight chambers surround the hull making Stabicraft almost unsinkable.

The extra shelter of the supercab means you can go further for longer in comfort for a day long fishing adventure on the Tutukaka Coast or diving at the Poor Knights Islands.


A few shots from the day.

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