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Goat Island Dive & Snorkel

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Leigh, New Zealand
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About Goat Island Dive & Snorkel
Welcome to Goat Island Dive & Snorkel. Auckland's #1 underwater adventure offering everything from snorkel and dive hire, scuba dive training and dive trips. We are situated on the Matakana Coast in Leigh, just on the road to New Zealand's first fully protected marine reserve, Goat Island. The Reserve is teaming with life and offers an amazing experience for all levels. We have beginner guided snorkel tours or come on one of our advanced snorkel lessons to gain more understanding. If you are feeling more adventurous why not try scuba diving, we have lessons for first timers and more experienced divers. Dive in with us!
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Guided Snorkel Experience, Advanced

New Skills
As you gain confidence in the water, you might want to start to pushing your limits and seeing what more you can achieve. With this in mind, it is important to expand your knowledge and understanding to keep safe in the water.

Equalizing
Pressure under the water increases as we descend so it is important to learn how to balance this pressure.

Holding your Breath
Increasing your breath-hold time takes practice - you don't have to be in the water to train!

Clearing your Snorkel
There are a few different ways of clearing a snorkel, once you crack the technique you'll be much more comfortable.
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1 day 1 hour
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Guided Snorkel Experience, Beginners

This fun snorkeling tour at Goat Island, north of Auckland, is especially designed for first-time snorkelers or those less confident in the water. Your dive-master guide will keep you safe in the sea, so you can explore the colorful underwater world off the coast of Goat Island. Although close to Auckland city, you'll feel very far away in this beautiful marine reserve.
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2 hours 30 minutes
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Half day Guided Dive Tour, Goat Island Marine Reserve

Join us in Goat Island's spectacular underwater world. The Goat Island Marine Reserve is a great example of a healthy New Zealand marine environment; it is beautiful, full of life, and you get to explore with some incredibly friendly fish!

The reserve is home to huge snappers, red moki, goat-fish and triple fins, as well as schools of parore, kahawai, sweep, silver drummers, trevally and both sting and eagle rays. And that's not all!

Dive instructor/Divemaster as a guide. All our guides are certified professional divers, with unique knowledge of the marine reserve and its residents. They will teach you about the reserve, the fish species you will encounter and make sure you are comfortable and safe for your dive.

1 Long dive. Since this is a shallow reserve we can stay underwater for longer. Its time to break you longest dive record! Dependent on individuals' air consumption! You will get to explore further out into the bay and see the true beauty this magical place has to offer.
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4 hours
from US$56.67

Try Scuba Diving

Imagine what it is like to breathe underwater, to hover in a weightless world with marine life of all colours, shapes and sizes surrounding you. Goat Island Dive & Snorkel's 1/2 day Try Dive experience at Goat Island Marine Reserve is safe, fun and will leave you buzzed and keen for more!
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4 hours 30 minutes
from US$113.34
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Andrea Yiu wrote a review 17 Feb
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The guide was very nice and informative, she took us on tour for about an hour, such a fun experience! We all had a great time :)
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Hafiz wrote a review 6 Feb
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It was an awesome experience. I had 3 kids with me(only 1 was water confident. Younger kids were reluctant to go into the water with all the gears, however Mia and her colleague has done amazing job in handling little kids. They ensured that even younger kids enjoy their experience. Staff was amazing and I would love to visit again. This is a small thank you note Mia(if you see) for your hard work and making our trip a memorable trip.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Cameron Adams wrote a review 5 Feb
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Review of: Try Scuba Diving
Had a great dive with these guys. They were very informative about the reserve and fun with the way they explained everything. Would highly recommend
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Kirsti L wrote a review Jan 2021
Whakatane, New Zealand24 contributions10 helpful votes
Whole reason for visiting the area was the opportunity to give 12yr old a taste of the underwater! Absolutely awesum experience, from instruction to equipment, to experience. Totally positive. 12yr old wants more. Booking in for open water test.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Tina C wrote a review Jan 2021
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We had a blast with Miah. Her passion for marine lives really made the experience both educational and adventurous. My husband is not a confident swimmer but even he did a duck dive. Miah caters for any swimming ability and made sure all young kids in our group were well looked after. We would not have ventured out that far or saw as many fish had we tried to do it on our own. Highly recommend to anyone who hasn’t had much snorkelling experience. It’s definitely worthwhile to do it with a professional guide.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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