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Milford Sound

Scuba Diving Tours


What we do. 


We offer daily Milford Sound diving tours and regular dive training from beginner up to professional. Learn to dive with us and start your diving adventure. For all our tours and training we use high quality diving equipment with 8mm wetsuits as a standard and the option to rent a trilaminate Scubaforce drysuit. We are able to provide drysuit training as part of the Milford Sound dive tour so you can enjoy diving in absolute comfort.

Milford sound diving tours

Join us on our Milford Sound dive adventure. Unique to Milford’s underwater world are sheer cliff faces that provide spectacular Fiord wall diving and a totally unique eco system of deep-water emergent black coral trees and other deep water species.

We provide a scenic cruise as part of our dive tours to make sure you get close up to the most magnificent scenice spots and get to see the entire Fiord on your day out with us. 

Padi Diver training

We at Descend Scuba Diving custom our dive training to suit your confidence and goals. We train with the end result in mind, which means to lay a foundation of high skill and level of experience to prepare you for any future diving that your travel adventures may lead you to. You will be given direct, personal attention and have heaps of Kiwi style fun. Our philosophy on diver training starts with you!

We are able to offer diver training in Invercargill, Queenstown, Wanaka, Te Anau and Milford Sound.

Scubaforce diving equipment

High end, modern styled equipment is provided inclusive for all diving.

We utilise backplate wing style BCD's with a long hose regulator configuration and high end 8mm seam-sealed wetsuits as standard for all diving.

You have the option to rent a trilaminate Drysuit and conduct drysuit training as part of the tour if you would like to experiene diving in absolute warmth and comfort.


The Diving

Diving New Zealand's Milford Sound / Piopiotahi marine reserve is an experience that can not be found any where else on Earth.

Unique to Milford’s underwater world are sheer cliff faces that provide spectacular Fiord wall diving and a totally unique eco system of deep-water emergent black coral trees. The coral trees have a stunning white appearance over a jet-black skeleton and are normally only found in deep water trenches. Thanks to Milford's heavy rainfall making for a mix of fresh and salt water on the surface and huge mountains casting their shadows over the waters, enough light is blocked to allow these beautiful coral trees to call Milford home.

While diving you may also see Sharks, Eels, Octopus, Stingray, Crayfish, Nudibranch and over 150 different fish species.

The diversity of marine life, extreme mountain faces, majestic scenery and powerful presence lead Jacques Cousteau to rate Fiordland diving as "The last frontier" of underwater exploration.


Book now

Please book via our booking system below.  Do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information or would like to charter our vessels. We run tours daily weather allowing from September to May and by arrangement in the winter months. Water temperature ranges from 14 degrees in winter and spring to 19 degrees in summer and autumn.


The Milford Sound Cruise

Part of the dive tour is a cruise of Milford Sound. While crusing you get close up to huge waterfalls and several scenic highlights. Your cruise will take you through the entire Fiord, all the way to the entrance, where the inner Fiord waters meet the Tasman Sea.