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  • 04
  • Jun
  • 2014

New Zealand cruise: Where are the best places to scuba dive?

Few places in the world are as perfect for scuba diving as New Zealand. Both the North and South Islands are chock full of great destinations for novice and experienced divers who want to see some of the most diverse marine wildlife areas on Earth.

If you’re interested in visiting the islands and plan to bring your scuba gear with you (or rent equipment, as many vacationers do), here are some of the best places to visit on your adventure:

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Aramoana Mole – This diving spot located near Dunedin on the South Island is a great destination for inexperienced divers, and is easily accessible from the city. You’ll find dense kelp forests along with sponge gardens and a veritable menagerie of exotic marine wildlife.

Milford Sound – If you’ve never seen a sea dragon in the wild, Milford Sound is your best chance.


Photo courtesy of Descend Scuba Diving in Milford Sound

As noted by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, this beautiful bay on the South Island is known for its red and black coral reefs. For the ultimate diving experience, contact the experts at Descend Scuba Diving.


Photo courtesy of Descend Scuba Diving

Northern Arch – Only experienced divers should try to swim in the Northern Arch, due to strong currents. On the Poor Knights Island located in Northland, you can experience this unique destination and will be treated to sites of sting rays and an awe-inspiring, vertical 144-foot wall filled with a variety of marine animals. Contact Dive Tutukaka for this bucket list diving expedition.

You might think that getting to New Zealand or Australia is too difficult to even think about. But with, you can take a voyage that will allow you to explore both islands and see all the famous sites that you always dreamed of. Call us today at 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784) or visit our website, to see if we have an itinerary that’s right for you!


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