Bay of Islands 2 Reef dive Trip
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Paihia, Northland, NZ
- Product code: BOI
Bay of Islands Dive Day...
We start the dive day at 7:45am at our dive shop on Williams rd. We organize equipment and paper work, then load the boat on Paihia wharf for a 8:30am departure. If you are staying in Russell we are happy to pick you up from the wharf in Russell at 8:45am. Just phone the shop to arrange equipment.On the way out to the dive site we cruise through the islands and often see Dolphins, Penguins, Seals and marine bird life. It takes approximately 30 minutes on Sentinel to get to Deep Water Cove, on the way out we can also organize gear and brief for the wreck dive.
First up is normally the Wreck Dive, we then cruise to a reef area for some lunch/Snorkeling and if we have any Reef divers/Refreshers or Discover Scuba Divers on board they do their first dive.
We do our first dive after the wreck divers surface at the first reef site. This shallow reef dive gives you a chance to practice in a more controlled environment. It is done in a small group with the instructor. We go through the whole process of a dive with you. We start with gearing up and then work on some of the basic skills to get you comfortable in the water again. We pay attention to your buoyancy control and weighting and by the end of the dive you will be ready for the second fun dive.
Once all the diving is done we cruise back though the islands to Paihia, arriving at the wharf around 3:30pm. Arrival at Paihia can vary depending on how busy the boat is. If you are catching a bus in the afternoon, please let us know!
Please bring your swimsuit, towel, sun block, camera, and something warm to wear after diving. You are welcome to bring your own lunch, or we are happy to provide a packed lunch for $12.00. Just let us know if you would like the meat or vegetarian option.