Whitianga Dive Destival
  • The Scubadoo

  • Scuba Olympics Challenge

  • Scuba Olympics Challenge

  • Scuba Olympics Brain Teaser!

  • Kids getting their Treasure Hunt instructions. "Find a gold rock like this!"

  • ... and then its game on!



Dive Festival is taking a rest in 2016

But will be back for 2017!

So if you are keen to know what Dive Festival is all about, below is all the info from previous dive festivals:

It's a great weekend of gathering divers together from far and wide, entering into fun competitions with awesome prizes and a bit of social fun as well. 

To enter is simple - just email Linda at linda@divethecoromandel.co.nz and she will send you the programme and entry form.  You can choose to just enter one event or multiple events.  If you enter all required events you will go into the draw to join the crew on a fantastic dive trip for two diving somewhere tropical in 2016.

Can't make the festival?  Then check out our website and book yourself out on one of our other dive trips.  We love to show off our Coromandel Peninsula playground!  www.divezone.co.nz/whitianga


FRIDAY 27th November 2015

Underwater Photography Competition within Mercury Bay or Mercury Islands including the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve (Cathedral Cove), book your boat now or BYO your own.

Digital Only: (includes processing and printing 10 pics) $50.00


Great Cray Hunt: Prizes for closest to the "mystery" weight for male and female cray and for biggest cray $30.00

Spearfishing Comp: An opportunity for the keen spearos out there to win some awesome Beuchat prizes.


5.30PM - Social evening 

Come and drop in to our store in Blacksmith Lane and meet up with fellow attendees. A great networking opportunity. We will have refreshments and nibbles. Free.

SATURDAY 28th November 2015

8 AM Coastal Dive

For the keen divers who just want to squeeze in as much diving as they can. Depending on weather conditions, trips can be booked to Ohinau, Devils Point or the Marine Reserve or other sites within Mercury Bay.
Priced from $95.00pp


Bring your picnic and a rug and enjoy the games in the sunshine. A great time for divers and non divers to meet at the beach for a range of challenges!

Treasure Hunt: At Buffalo Beach. Hunt for the sunken treasure from the Buffalo. Great fun for all. Spot prizes will be awarded on the day. Major prizes to be awarded at Sunday morning prizegiving.

Kids will dig in the sand on the beach - little plastic spades are allowed.

Adults will participate on snorkel - and a tip .... bring some gloves!!

Adults $20 ($10 if entering all other events), Kids $2.00


Team Scuba Olympics
A team event competing for the trophy and AWESOME PRIZES. Four people in a team (we can buddy you up).
$10.00 pp


The Lost City of Atlantis- Fancy Dress Dinner and Band
A great night entertainment with fantastic dinner at Salt Restaurant on the Marina Deck. Time to use your imagination and dress up using this marine based theme.  Awesome prizes for best dressed.
Dinner & band $tbc

SUNDAY 29th November 2015 FROM 9.30 AM


BBQ Breakfast Prize Giving. On the marina deck at Salt Restaurant. We have some wicked major prizes to be given away Including the grand prize of a dive trip for two to come and dive somewhere tropical to be drawn. Dont miss this final get together.$25

For those keen to get in another dive we will be booking boats from 11.00am.