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Diving

​Where you can go diving

Long Bay

The Long Bay Marine Reserve, along the northern coastline of the park, makes for great diving opportunities.

It is a protected marine area, so look but don't touch.

Read more about Long Bay Regional Park.

Mahurangi

Scuba diving sites are limited due to the shallow tidal nature of the harbour.

The best sites are only accessible by boat.

Read more about Mahurangi Regional Park.

Scandrett

Scandretts Bay itself is not a good spot for diving, but nearby Mullet Point is a good location for rock shelf deep water diving.

Read more about Scandrett Regional Park.

Shakespear

You can have an interesting diving experience exploring the shipwrecks off the Te Haruhi/Okoromai Bay headland in about 5m of water.

The sediment around these wrecks can stir up very easily affecting visibility.

Scuba diving is marginal at best around most of the park because the main beaches are relatively shallow.

Read more about Shakespear Regional Park.

Tāwharanui

The Tāwharanui Marine Reserve, along the northern coastline of the park, makes for great diving opportunities.

It is a protected marine area, so look but please don't touch.

You will have to carry your diving gear for 150m from the Anchor Bay car park.

Read more about Tāwharanui Regional Park.

Tawhitokino

This small scenic park is located at the end of the Kawakawa Bay Coast Road.

Accessible from Waiti Bay only at low tide, Tawhitokino offers safe swimming and a beautiful stretch of white sand beach.

Read more about Tawhitokino Regional Park.

Wenderholm

Scuba diving is marginal at best in front of the park, but diving around the rocks at the southern end of the coast may bring more success.

Read more about Wenderholm Regional Park.