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New Zealand: A Haven for Divers and Lovers of the Earth

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New Zealand is a diver’s paradise. With easily accessible coastlines, hundreds of offshore islands, and marine reserves, the New Zealand underwater world provides divers with endless adventure. Whether you want to swim with a school of fish or dive wrecks, drop-offs and subtropical reefs, the clear, clean water of New Zealand will surely satisfy the itch of any adventurer.

With accommodations ranging from 5-star luxury lodges and hotels, to backpacking, camping, motorhomes and vacation homes, New Zealand is chock full of comfortable and inviting places to stay that offer any level of luxury that you desire.

Throughout New Zealand, you will find various companies that offer diving services for both the beginner and advanced diver. Charters and day trips are popular all over New Zealand, and the Poor Knights Islands in Northland is considered to be the best subtropical diving in the world. Another popular diving destination is Milford Sound/Piopiotahi, as Milford Sound offers the chance for divers to see black coral trees, seals, dog sharks, crayfish, snake stars, octopus and more. Not very far from it, Queenstown offers not only diving experience but also various activities to keep you and your family happy. Staying in a hotel in Queenstown can be your optimal choice if you aren’t planning on staying long but plan on moving to the shores of the Pacific Ocean for more diving experience.

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If you’re looking to charter a boat or have a diving professional take you on day trip, has listings for fishing, cruises, and diving services. The website also has listings for weekend getaways that include diving activities, and you can even book private corporate events, as well as sightseeing and harbor cruises. If you’re in need of accommodations in New Zealand, look no further; they have you covered! Whether you’re looking for a vacation property to rent, a luxury hotel with the finest amenities, or are looking for a short-term apartment for business or leisure, you can easily find what you’re looking for in a matter of minutes. In addition to researching diving companies and accommodations, you can also find household items, antiques, electronics and vehicles.

Kayak Diving, popular in New Zealand, is not that popular in other regions, so taking advantage of this new “spin” on diving could be considered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In Kayak Diving, divers paddle in a kayak to a diving site with all of their equipment on board. Kayak Diving is a cheaper alternative to using a powered boat, and it gives divers access to areas they might not be able to reach on a large boat, all while delivering the exciting experience of sea kayaking.

While diving is a must for many while traveling in New Zealand, there are also hundreds of attractions and activities that showcase the beauty and culture of the region. Hiking a glacier, kayaking through the Bay of Islands or Sailing on Auckland Harbor are great places to start. You could also take a wine tour on Waiheke Island, or bike through the vines of New Zealand’s famous vineyards.

With so many options for accommodations, activities, a vibrant night life, and fabulous shopping, thousands of people flock to all parts of New Zealand to experience not only its culture, food, and attractions, but its beautiful and scenic ocean treasures.



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