Find businesses who can help you enjoy diving and snorkelling in areas that DOC manages.

Central North Island region

Hillary Outdoors

Guided activities as part of outdoor instruction programmes in the Tongariro area and Great Barrier Island.

Places:  Tongariro Alpine Crossing; Tongariro Forest Conservation Area; Tongariro National Park

Activities:  Boating; Caving; Climbing; Diving and snorkelling; Kayaking and canoeing; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

Marlborough region

Nine Dives

Guided boat trip to swim/snorkel/ scuba dive with and view seals in Pelorus Sound and Queen Charlotte Sound.

Activities:  Boating; Diving and snorkelling; Swimming

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Canterbury region


Dolphin swimming and harbour cruises in Akaroa.

Places:  Akaroa Marine Reserve

Activities:  Boating; Diving and snorkelling

Fiordland region

Descend Dive Milford Sound

Diving tours to 12 different sites in Milford Sound. Viewing of marine mammals from vessels and swimming with marine mammals.

Places:  Milford Road/Milford Sound area

Activities:  Diving and snorkelling

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Southland region

Rakiura Charters & Water Taxi

Rakiura Charters offers custom and scheduled water taxi services around Stewart Island, including to Freshwater River and other tramping destinations, besides a variety of guided tours and transfers for hunters all around Paterson Inlet.

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Rakiura National Park; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara ; Ulva Island-Te Wharawhara Marine Reserve

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating; Diving and snorkelling; Hunting; Walking and tramping

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

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