Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Canterbury

Ready to check out the best sites in Canterbury for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 3 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Canterbury to suit your needs.
Motunau - plateau

#1 - Motunau - plateau

New Zealand, SI, Canterbury

intermediate
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Plateau up from 25m to 21m. Lots of crayfish and some blue cods. Visibility can be very low (<1m). Hard spot to find if you do not know it. A bit more than 30 min from Motunau beach.
Lynch's Reef

#2 - Lynch's Reef

New Zealand, SI, Canterbury

beginner
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Southeast end of Kaikora penninsula.
Flea Bay

#3 - Flea Bay

New Zealand, SI, Canterbury

beginner
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Established in 1999 the reserve cover 215ha east of entrance to Akaroa Harbour. Very exposed coast with boulders, rock stacks, steep cliffs, kelp forests and cold temperate reef fish. Blue penguins can appear at dusk and Hector's dolphins common in summer. (www.divenewzealand.com) Entrance to Akaroa Harbour near Christchurch Flea Bay is also known as Pohatu Marine Reserve.