Time : 7:30am - 5:30pm
Cost : $170 per person (rental equipment is additional)
Okaparu is a fully submerged, rocky garden covering five acres. The upper surface is about five metres below the water with the slopes of the rocks falling away to either side. Okaparu is also subject to the surging of the seas around it. However, the currents are not as strong as those at Astrolabe. The area is an explorer’s wonderland of valleys and rocky crags, busy with interesting sea life and full of colour. Crayfish are found there if you care to hunt for them. This is currently Tony's favourite dive site!!
We meet at Dive Zone Tauranga at 7:30am to complete the necessary pre-dive registration & to arrange any rental gear requirements that you may have.
Complimentary transport from Dive Zone to the marina is available.
Bookings are essential for all trips, & a deposit of $60 per person is required to secure your booking. Please note that deposits are only refundable if the trip is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
We reserve the right to pick alternative dive sites if the conditions do not allow us to safely dive Okaparu Reef.
Use of your own wetsuit, BCD &/or regulators is subject to a safety inspection prior to departure. If you would like to use your own BCD, you must be equipped with a visual signalling device (safety sausage or similar), an audible signalling device (whistle) & a dive knife or line cutting tool. Your BCD/regs must also contain an alternate air source (octi).
We reserve the right to refuse use of any equipment that does not meet our inspection standards in the interest of your safety.