Meeting spot at the Deepwater Basin boat ramp before the dive tour

Meeting spot at the Deepwater Basin boat ramp before the dive tour

 Refreshments included!

Refreshments included!

 Deepwater species Red Coral grow in diveable depths in Milford Sound.

Deepwater species Red Coral grow in diveable depths in Milford Sound.

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.

 View our beautiful deep water emergent Black Coral Trees

View our beautiful deep water emergent Black Coral Trees

 One of our cruise stops - the Fairy Falls with spectacular rainbow effect in the sunlight

One of our cruise stops - the Fairy Falls with spectacular rainbow effect in the sunlight

 Beautiful macro life - Jasons nudibranch

Beautiful macro life - Jasons nudibranch

 Surface interval fun under Bridal Veil Falls

Surface interval fun under Bridal Veil Falls

 Sightseeing as close as it gets! Getting under Sterling Falls...

Sightseeing as close as it gets! Getting under Sterling Falls...

 Diver encounters a deepwater Ling.

Diver encounters a deepwater Ling.

 

Our vessels

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.

 Vessel Westbay - 9m NAIAD 

Vessel Westbay - 9m NAIAD 

 Vessel Pacific Runner - 6m Maitland Powercat

Vessel Pacific Runner - 6m Maitland Powercat


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.