Scuba Diving Trips
The outer islands of the Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf offer some of the best scuba diving in New Zealand. Excellent water clarity, amazing underwater rock formations & reefs teeming with marine life.
The Matakana Coast also features two Marine Reserves (Goat Island & Tawharanui). All this is located just 45 minutes north of Auckland city, enabling you to have a fantastic day diving without travelling far.
We operate a modern, comfortable & fast 11m launch, which will get you to the best dive spots quickly & comfortably!
- If you’re a qualified open water or technical diver, we are available for private charter for scuba diving trips to any of the locations covered in our package charters.
- We can carry up to 8 divers with equipment.
- Complimentary tea & coffee and hot soup.
- Our boat trips are purely as a transport option, and we do not provide tuition or guides.
- We can provide catering for an additional cost, and also assist in the hiring of dive equipment and oxygen tanks.
Full Boat Hire:
- Half Day (5 hours): NZD$900
- Full Day (9 hours) NZD$1500
*Prices exclude additional catering and equipment. Maximum of 8 divers.
*Scuba Diving Trips are only available for private charter groups.
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Our group of 8 divers travelled up from Otago to spend 2 days out on the water with Kurt & Gulf Eco Adventures. We completed dives at Little Barrier Island & the Mokohinaus. The boat was fast, clean & comfortable, and easily accommodated our group & equipment. Kurt was a great host, and ensured both days were safe & fun!Will Charlton - Dive Otago
Our Boat 'Kokomo'
Kokomo is an 11m aluminium launch fully surveyed to take up to 12 passengers. Capable of cruising at 20-24 knots, and with a maximum speed of 32 knots, she will get you out to great dive spots & remote islands quickly & comfortably.
Kurt Salmond, together with wife Clair and kids Jesse & Mikayla, started Gulf Eco Adventures in 2016, to share our love of the outer Hauraki Gulf, and to help educate people on sustainable living and environmental awareness.
Kurt is a fully qualified skipper with Maritime New Zealand, and holds a current first aid certificate. He is also a volunteer with the local Coastguard unit.
Our boat is berthed at the Sandspit Yacht Club marina, 1287 Sandspit Road, Warkworth. It is just a 45 minute drive north of Auckland city. Turn off SH1 at Warkworth and follow the signs to Sandspit.
How do I get there if I don’t have a car?
There is a regular bus service from Auckland City to Warkworth. Nakedbus.com usually has the cheapest fares for about $40 return. We offer a FREE transfer service between Warkworth town and Sandspit so just us know your bus times and we will see you there!
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