The Dive Tour
We meet at 9 am at Deep water basin boat ramp in Milford, where we get into our suits and start the tour from. We return back to shore around 3:30 to 4pm. We cruise the entire Fiord for 4- 5 hours and conduct two guided dives for qualified divers, 1 for first timers. We have about 12 dive sites to choose from that we regularly dive and choose depending on weather and conditions on the day. We supply a vegetarian lunch, hot drinks and snacks for your surface interval.
We also offer single dive afternoon trips on demand in peak season starting at 4pm and finishing at 7pm. Please inquire about this option.
We have two dive vessels in our fleet. Westbay, our 9m NAIAD takes up to 10 divers plus 3 crew and Pacific Runner, our 6m Maitland Catamaran takes up to 6 divers plus 3 crew. Both vessels have dive ladders and toilets on board. Naturally oxygen and a first aid kit are kept onboard for safety.
The marine reserve
Piopiotahi (Milford Sound) marine reserve was established in 1993. It became one of the first marine reserves in Fiordland and covers 690 hectares along the northern side of the fiord from the head of the sound to Dale Point. Fiordland's marine system is considered to have the highest concentration of black coral trees in the world (the trees are actually white). Normally growing at depths of 100 metres plus, due to the large amount of rainfall draining into the fiords and the high mountains blocking light from the water these beautiful giant corals have migrated to shallower depths perfect for viewing by lucky divers.