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.

Cylinder Testing

How often do we need to test cylinders in New Zealand?

All SCUBA cylinders require a yearly Visual inspection  to check for cracks and other defects and every two years a Hydrostatic test (hydrostatic) which tests for metal fatigue and Visual inspection.

Dive Now Whangarei is a Worksafe NZ Approved Test Station under the New Zealand Underwater SCAP (Scuba Cylinder Audit Programme) covering Scuba, BA and Paint Ball cylinders.

HYDRO $44 | VISUAL $24 

This price is excluding the air fill as concession card holders may want to use their cards.

Please do not be offended if we cannot test your cylinder.

In August 2017, some older types of Aluminium cylinders were deemed unsafe and removed from service by Worksafe due to the alloy used.  These are tanks that are over 25 years old. There have been catastrophic failures of these tanks worldwide at the filling stage that have resulted in the death and serious maiming of dive shop staff.

https://worksafe.govt.nz/about-us/news-and-media/cylinder-design-approvals-withdrawn/