Local Dive Sites

Explore our interactive map of dive sites in the lower South Island. Download info sheets and get useful advice and tips!


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Mokoia

Dunedin Harbour

 

Max Depth: 10m

 

Type: Shore, Wreck

The Mokoia was a passenger and cargo ship that was brought into service in 1889. For the majority of the time she travelled between ports within New Zealand and Australia. The Mokoia measured 100m long and carried up to 250 passengers plus crew.

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Paloona    

Paloona Wreck - Aramoana Mole

Dunedin Harbour

 

Max Depth: 10-15m

 

Type: Shore, Wreck

The Paloona was built in 1899 and measured just over 100m long. Formerly known as the Zealandia. The Paloona (or Zealandia) was used in a Trans-Tasman service, between Sydney and Auckland and through various ports in New Zealand. She accommodated ...

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Moana    

Moana Wreck - Aramoana Mole 

Dunedin Harbour

 

Max Depth: 10-25m

 

Type: Shore, Boat , Wreck

The Moana was a steamship built in 1897 and measured just over 106m. The ship accommodated 198 first class and 100 second class passengers. The Moana spent many years sailing between Auckland and Sydney and through to Canada and USA. Eventually as ...

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Otakou Wall    

Otakou Wall

Dunedin Harbour

 

Max Depth: 28m

 

Type: Boat, Drift, Wall

The Otakou wall is a man made 300m rock wall and is an excellent drift dive. The tidal currents in and out of the harbour can be very strong and this dive should only be attempted from a boat with close surface supervision. The dive follows the edg ...

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Tyrone    

Tyrone

Dunedin Harbour

 

Max Depth: 8-10m

 

Type: Boat, Wreck

Brass pipes and fittings, coils of copper wiring, crockery and other objects can still be seen as you move through the sea tulips and waving kelp. The Tyrone was built in 1901 and measured just over 137m long. On the 26th September 1913 the Tyrone l ...

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Wellers Rock

Otago Harbour

 

Max Depth: 6 - 25m

 

Type: Shore, Boat, Wreck

Wellers Rock is a submerged rock wall jutting out from the Otago Peninsula. A good place to see nests of baby cries, decorator crabs, shield shells, seahorses, and the elusive pipefish. The wall extends to the edge of the harbour channel and currents are often strong. It is best dived on high slack tide. Visibility 2 – 8m.

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Harrington Point    

Harington Point

Dunedin Harbour

 

Max Depth: 20m

 

Type: Shore, Boat, Drift, Wall

Boat, Intermediate, Drift, Wall, Currents, Vis 1 – 12m. This spectacular drift dive sites are best accessed by boat with an experienced skipper. The dive site is accessible from shore but if you are planning a drift dive, a boat is highly recommended ...

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Aramoana Mole    

Aramoana Mole

Dunedin Harbour

 

Max Depth: ARAMOANA MOLE

 

Type: Shore, Boat , Wreck

The wrecks at Aramoana Mole are located on the east side of the large break water. They range in depth from 7m to 22m, with the shallowest, the “Mokoia” making a perfect training ground for entry level divers. As you move along ...

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Green Point    

Green / Brinns Point

Karitane

 

Max Depth: 15m

 

Type: Boat

Rocky outcrops marked by kelp extend underwater in this section of coastline between Karitane and Warrington. Good sea life. Use the sounder to choose your spot. Depth range to 15 metres, visibility 2 – 10 metres, suitable for novice. ... ...

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Choristers Rock    

Choristers Rock

Karitane

 

Max Depth: 10m

 

Type: Boat

Amazing amount of sea life including Spiny Dogfish, Horse mussels, Paua, Interesting Sponge growth and the occasional Ray. Best viewed in extended calm sea conditions, very picturesque. Depth around 10 metres, Visibility 1–12 metres but often hard t ...

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