Local Dive Trips
Join us for a day trip on board our comfortable 12 meter dive boat "Ruku Moana"
Ruku Moana comfortably dives up to 8 divers and travels at 20 knots, with a toilet, shower , dry area and tea and coffee facilities on board, you can be assured of a great comfortable day out.
We run two types of Dive Trips - Local Charters and Advanced Boat Trips.
Local Charters are suitable for all divers.
Advanced Boat trips (typically run on the last weekend of the month) are to our more challenging dive sites and as such are not suitable for Open Water Divers.
Trip destination for both trips will be decided on the day by your skipper and dive guide and will depend on weather conditions and experience levels of the divers on board. Possible destinations include Mayor Island, Okaparu Reef, The Taioma , Astrolabe Reef ( The wreck of The Rena), and Plate Island. Check out our dive sites page for full descriptions on these sites.
Booking for these trips are essential as numbers for each trip are limited and they do fill up.
Private dive charters are also available, please Contact us to discuss availability and price
Cancellation / Transfer Policy
Transfer of dates within 1 week of the trip date - $50 transfer fee
This fee is applicable every time you transfer dates.
Once trips are booked and paid for there is no refund available, unless we cancel due to weather.
We meet at Dive Zone Tauranga at 8.00 am to complete the necessary pre-dive registration & to arrange any rental gear requirements that you may have.
Complimentary transport from Dive Zone to the boat at Tauranga Bridge Marina is available.
Bookings and prepayment are essential for all trips.
Please bring your own food and water bottle.
We reserve the right to change the location of the trip due to weather conditions.
Please note that bookings are only refundable if the trip is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.