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.

Conditions of Hire

  • Proof of diving qualification.
  • Full payment is required at the commencement of hiring.
  • Deposit or Credit Card details will be taken as security along with contact details.
  • All equipment to be returned to Dive Now at 41 Clyde St Whangarei, in the same condition as it was supplied to the hirer.
  • All equipment must be returned thoroughly rinsed in FRESH WATER please. Failure to do so will incur a $20 cleaning fee.
  • If any equipment is returned after the return date set on the rental agreement/student record form, it will be charged at the DAILY rate until it is returned set by Dive Now Whangarei.
  • Any equipment that is stolen, lost or damaged while under contract with the hirer, it shall be repaired or replaced at the sole discretion of Dive Now. If replacement is required the amount shall be the RRP of the equipment less the amount of hire charge paid. The hirer will immediately upon demand pay the charge to Dive Now Whangarei.
  • SCUBA - It is understood that the user is a qualified and competent diver and that no claims whatsoever can be forthcoming from the use of the above equipment.
  • Dive cylinders must be returned with a minimum of 40 bar left in them.  Any cylinders that are empty, must be opened and cleaned/inspected at the cost of the customer.

*Full sets do not include torch or DSMB.

Please note; A credit card and photo ID (Licence or Passport) is required as security when hiring equipment. The credit card holder must be present.

Premium equipment in our school is only available to students on a Dive Now Whangarei course, but is available to try in our pool.


EquipmentHire Rate (Per Day)
Tank with air $30
Tank with Nitrox 32% $40
Regulator set Scubapro MK2 $25
BCD - Jacket style, weight belt required $25
Wetsuit 7mm $25
Weight Belt $15
Mask/Snorkel $15
Fins $20
Booties $10
Full set - 1 tank air $110
Full set - 2 tank air $120
Torch $25
1 metre DSMB & Reel $20
Light & Motion 2000F video lights and tray $200
Manifolded 12L Steel Faber $60
DIN regulators for back mounted Twins. Scubapro MK25/G260 $50
Dry Suit - excludes undergarments $100
Dry Suit Under Garments - Fourth Element Arctics $40
Wetsuit - Premium 7mm Beuchat $35
Premium rear inflation BCD with integrated weights $40
Premium MK25/S600-G260 with computer $35