Top Scuba Dive Shops in New Zealand

Ready to check out the best shops in New Zealand for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 21 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. 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 New Zealand to suit your needs.
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Daves Diving

#1 - Daves Diving

Daves Diving is a retail dive shop located in Kaikoura, New Zealand. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Dive Now

#2 - Dive Now

Dive Now is a retail dive shop located in Whangarei, New Zealand. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Waiheke Dive and Snorkel Ltd

#3 - Waiheke Dive and Snorkel Ltd



Waiheke Dive & Snorkel is based on stunning Waiheke Island - just a 35 minute ferry ride from Auckland CBD!

As the award winning home of Regenerative Diving Activities in Aotearoa New Zealand, our 100% conservation focused dive shop offers PADI coursesSCUBA diving trips and snorkelling tours, plus a well stocked range of high quality equipment that's available both in person and online! 

We ship dive, snorkel & freedive gear anywhere in the country with the same great customer service we're known for in-store; so you can have that friendly local dive shop experience no matter where you are!

Love The Ocean.

Blenheim Dive Centre

#4 - Blenheim Dive Centre


Kia Ora, welcome to Marlborough and the 'Top of the South Island'. Kevin, Jennifer and Bryan Bailey, owner/operators of Blenheim Dive Centre are the most experienced operators in this region and we will make sure your diving with us is safe and most enjoyable. Whether you want to dive small wrecks, the Vara or Koi, or the biggest diveable wreck this side of the President Coolidge, the ""Mikhail Lermontov"", we will make it happen for you.

Our Dive Centre is located in Blenheim, the heart of New Zealand's largest wine producing area, thus making us central to all activities happening in and around the 'Top of the South'

Dive HQ Christchurch

#5 - Dive HQ Christchurch


Dive HQ Christchurch has over 25 years experience in the dive industry and is well known for its professionalism and efficent operation. As a PADI five star Instructor Development Center. Dive HQ Christchurch trains and certifies hundreds of divers every year and has on numerous occasions received awards for its outstanding contribution to diver education.

Global Dive

#6 - Global Dive

Global Dive is a retail dive shop located in Auckland, New Zealand. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Dive Otago Ltd.

#7 - Dive Otago Ltd.


Dive Otago is all about enhancing lives through underwater experiences! We have been one of New Zealand's leading diver training for 25+ years.

We teach all levels of courses from Discover Scuba Experiences for 10 years + right up to a full 1-Year Diploma in Professional Scuba instruction, where you can make the ocean your office. 

  • Become a Dive Instructor
  • Learn to Dive
  • Shop for equipment
  • Join the Club
Auckland Scuba

#8 - Auckland Scuba


Auckland Scuba is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development and TecRec Center.

We specialise in Scuba Instructor training and have a range of NZQA approved  full and part time programs to accommodate anyone interested in taking up a career in scuba diving.

Where ever your interests lie, from learning to dive through to instructor level courses, then we have the experienced instructors and the facilities to take you there. In addition, we offer technical diver training through to instructor level on twinsets, sidemount and rebreathers.

Our Dive Shop at Auckland Scuba has a large retail area with a huge range of international brands, competitive prices and knowledgeable staff. Our on site service department provides air fills, tests diving cylinders and will keep your regulators and BCDs in tip top shape.

Diving is what we are all about ! So join us on one of our many dive trips, both locally and aboard.

Dive Zone Bay of Islands

#9 - Dive Zone Bay of Islands


As a PADI 5 star IDC Resort we have the strength of the worlds largest dive organization working for you. Here at Dive Zone Bay of Islands we are Priviliged with arguably the best diving in New Zealand, from boat or shore, prolific fish life, wrecks and endless dive sites for the beginner to the advanced.

With this and all the other natural wonders in and around the Bay of Islands, we believe it to be the best location in New Zealand to come and learn to dive. Contact us at

Dive Zone Bay of Islands have numerous options to introduce you to the wonders of the underwater world. Bookings are available using our very own Stabicraft Boat with our experienced skippers who possess a wealth of knowledge of the local dive sites. Just want to head off and do your own thing? Full gear hire is available for only $99 per day including two tanks. PADI courses are also available from Open Water to Rescue Diver and even up to Instructor. Dive Zone Bay of Islands are open 7 days a week and are here to give you a safe, enjoyable and unforgettable diving experience, check out our gallery page, call in and meet us and let us show you what we do for fun!!

Paihia Dive

#10 - Paihia Dive

We dive the 2 best wrecks in New Zealand! Dive the world famous Rainbow Warrior, and the last New Zealand frigate to be sunk, The HMNZS Canterbury. We offer trips to the spectacular Rainbow Warrior aboard our fully equipped dive RIB 'Aka Maru', which takes only 7 minutes from the shore to reach the dive site.Dive The HMNZS Canterbury, New Zealand?s last Frigate to be purpose sunk for diving. Sunk 5 years ago, she is covered in jewel anemones and sponges. This wreck is massive and well worth diving!Explore the wonders of the underwater world with the longest running dive operator in the Bay of Islands. Paihia Dive has been running dive trips since 1978 so know the dive sites better than anyone else! Contact us today to book a dive.
Cathedral Cove Dive Ltd

#11 - Cathedral Cove Dive Ltd


Scuba Diving at Cathedral Cove, New Zealand, at its Best

The PADI Dive Centre situated at the base of Cathedral Cove and only 5 minutes to Hot Water Beach, Hahei offers spectacular ocean diving and snorkeling trips both within the Marine Reserve plus the islands and pinnacles outside of the reserve boundaries.

Learn to PADI Scuba Dive and Snorkel in the waters of the stunning Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve, Coromandel Peninsula

Dive Trips for certified divers 9am, 12:30pm (and 3:30pm during peak times)

Guided Snorkel Boat Trips – We provide trip, gear including full wetsuits and an

in-water guide

Hahei is ideal for the DISCOVER SCUBA DIVE – no experience necessary - just allow 3 hours for the tuition and the scuba dive from our boat.

HIRE YOUR SNORKEL GEAR here in Hahei, on the way into Gemstone Bay snorkel trail, Cathedral Cove.

PADI Dive Centre - PADI Learn to Dive Open Water courses, Advanced courses up to Divemaster. Hire SCUBA and snorkel gear, sales, air fills, cylinder tests, LPG and bait.

Dive HQ Wellington

#12 - Dive HQ Wellington


Our active dive club is out diving every week in and around Wellington. There is so much to see; from sea horses and eagle rays to the ever popular crayfish.
Not a diver? Dive Courses start every two weeks.

Get Wet Waikato

#13 - Get Wet Waikato

Hamilton Dive Centre - Experts In Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Spear Fishing & More! Get Wet Waikato Is A Shop That Has Been Around For Many Years Now, With The New Crew On Board We Are Hoping To Bring A New Vibe And Some New Courses For The Divers Out There. Marks Vision For The Shop Is For Us To Be Committed To Offering Great Service, Quality Dive Equipment And Experiences. Our Staff Are Friendly, Knowledgeable And Passionate About Diving And Are Always Willing To Help Out And Offer Advice Where We Can. If We Cant Find You The Answer We Can Sure Direct You To The Right Person To Find It. We Are Looking To Continuously Improve On Our Services, And Turn Into The Dive Shop You All Deserve. Don’t Be Shy To Stop In Even If Its Only For A Yarn And Check Out The New Shop.
Dive HQ Westhaven

#14 - Dive HQ Westhaven

SCUBA diving is great fun, and can open the way for you to discover the diversity of the amazing underwater world. It is also an incredibly social activity and a fantastic way to meet some great people!!! We are a PADI dive school. There is a range of courses available depending on whether you are wanting to get into diving for the first time or enhance your diving experience through improving your skills and knowledge.
Dive! Tutukaka

#15 - Dive! Tutukaka

The longest standing family-run dive company around; with a number of boats, professional crew, and every day all year round trips to the Poor Knights Islands. Rated one of the top ten dive sites in the world by Jacques Cousteau, and certainly on every diver's "Must-Do" List. Amazing biodiversity and incredible fish life in a Marine Reserve.We LOVE the diving here, and love to share it! Our crew are passionate about the environment, and conservation,
Island Bay Divers

#16 - Island Bay Divers


The shop is located in the centre of the Island Bay Marine reserve. Island Bay Divers put forward the proposal for the reserve  to the Department of Conservation in 1988. After 20 years of hard work the rteserve became as reality. The reserve is approximately 5 km long & extends to a depth of approximately 40m.

Island Bay Divers is the city's most experienced dive store (established 1985) and provides a full range of dive services - servicing, testing, training, trips & equipment both scuba and spearfishing plus hire. For more information see our training and retail pages on our website

Island Bay is one of New Zealand's top dive sites, and it is located in the heart of the capital city, Wellington. 15 minutes by car and 30 minutes by double decker electric bus (bus route #1) from the CBD. The shop is 20m from the final stop on bus route #1.

Island Bay's rocky coastline bordering the deep clear waters of Cook Strait provides an extremely varied habitat for a wide variety of fish species. The reserve starts just inside Princess Bay and extends to half way through the bay just past the quarry gates. This reserve has dramatically increased the number & range of marine life in the area since it's inception.

Island Bay Divers is committed to promoting snorkelling in the reserve. Anyone & everyone can hire snorkelling equipment and enter the the silent world of the reserve. This often the first experience the public has of entering the busy habitat beneath the surface. If they want we have guided tours but most people just 'jump in'. Anyone hiring equipment from the shop gets a full site & safety brief. The Island Bay Divers facebook page has a daily update of conditions for Island Bay on the days we are open.

So even if you haven't dived before, come & join the adventure of visiting the other 7/10ths of your 'blue' planet. See further details on

Dive Zone Tauranga

#17 - Dive Zone Tauranga


Dive Zone is located in the center of Tauranga at 213 Cameron Road. We offer dive training from 8 year olds up to instructor level, and everything in between.  Our retail store has the largest range of scuba and freedive gear in the Bay of plenty. 

We have an onsite indoor heated pool, onsite service technicians, quality hire gear, tank fills and cylinder testing.  

Our Dive Zone Tauranga runs regular dive trips dive sites around the Bay of Plenty, as well as locations further afield  Check out our upcoming trip schedule on our website. 

New Zealand Sea Adventures

#18 - New Zealand Sea Adventures


New Zealand Sea Adventures was established in 1990 by Tony Howell in Titahi Bay, Porirua. From the beginning, the New Zealand Sea Adventures name grew and became the leading PADI scuba diving training facility in Wellington/Porirua.

On the 12th of October 2000 NZ Sea Adventures was awarded the Wellington Regions only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre rating. After 14 years the NZSA shop was moved out to Kilbirnie where it remained for four years.

In 2008 we moved back home to Mana in Porirua. Here we have continued training excellent Scuba Divers, supplying the best dive equipment available and much much more. Having our own on-site dive pool certainly helps. NZSA is Wellington’s only Technical diver training facility.

We offer TDI courses from Enriched air/Nitrox right through to Advanced Trimix, including Instructor level training.

Dive Zone Whitianga

#19 - Dive Zone Whitianga


Darrell Bird came over the Coromandel Range back in 2004 and discovered this stunning coastal town of Whitianga with its many outstanding dive sites and opened his store in October of that year.

Darrell's vision and constant drive is always ensuring that he provides quality brands of equipment and operates a safe and fun based adventure tourism business. We are fortunate to have passionate crew of Dive Instructors at Dive Zone Whitianga who teach from Discover Scuba through to Instructor ratings.

We have a full service workshop where you can get your tanks serviced and tested, servicing of BCD's and Regs etc. Our retail store is full of quality products and we are able to put together great package deals.

Our dive boats take you to many and varied dive sites including Mercury Islands, Aldermen Islands, Cathedral Cove and the Te Whanganui A Hei Marine Reserve.

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

#20 - Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is a retail dive shop located in Tauranga, New Zealand. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
New Zealand Diving

#21 - New Zealand Diving

New Zealand Diving is a retail dive shop located in Warkworth, New Zealand. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .