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Warkworth: Full-Day Spearfishing Charter

1. Warkworth: Full-Day Spearfishing Charter

Experience the thrill of the hunt on an exhilarating full-day spearfishing charter suitable for all experience levels. Get up close to kingfish, snapper, and more in the Hauraki Gulf, and take your catch home with you, if you're lucky. After meeting at the local partner's dive center, head out on the water. Destinations covered include Little Barrier Island, Great Barrier Island, Hen Island, Kawau Island, and the surrounding areas, though the exact destinations will depend on weather conditions, group numbers, and diver experience on the day. If you're an experienced diver, opt for greater depths for the really big catches. For the less experienced, head to the spots where the reefs are in easy reach. Either way, once you're in the water, give yourself over to the addictive thrill of the chase. If there are no fish in the area, simply move on to another place. Target certain species to maximize your fun and keep all levels of experience engaged. With good luck on your side, you may catch a few fish to take home. They'll taste that much better considering how hard you worked for them.

Little Barrier Island: Full-Day Scuba Dive Charter

2. Little Barrier Island: Full-Day Scuba Dive Charter

Enjoy a full-day scuba diving charter off Little Barrier Island. Keep a lookout for orcas, dolphins, whales, common dolphins, and sharks on your journey. Experience some of the best diving close to Auckland. Travel along the sandy sloping bottoms on the southern coast to the dramatic walls and pinnacles on the northern side, where copious fish and invertebrate life live among the kelp forests. Uncover holes and cracks that house many crayfish, red crayfish, and packhorse crayfish, which can be found occasionally. Spot large red moki and their rarer cousins, the painted moki, that often share the holes or swim through the weed above them. Swim among eagle rays and long-and short-tailed stingrays, leatherjackets, and wrasse in this marine wonderland. Discover the swarms of demoiselle and blue maomao schools over the sponge gardens and Little Barrier.

Warkworth: Full-Day Scuba Dive Charter at Hen and Chickens

3. Warkworth: Full-Day Scuba Dive Charter at Hen and Chickens

Travel to the best diving spots around the Hen and Chicken Islands. Enjoy a general depth of up to 25m or head to Sail Rock, which provides greater depths for more experienced divers of 50m. While below, observe a vibrant ecosystem and a stunning underwater landscape. Sat sail for the waters around Hen and Chicken Islands and admire the breathtaking views of the coast as you go. Choose the diving spots you want to visit with advice from your experienced skipper. Once underwater, explore the home of an incredible diversity of marine life. Admire shoals of blue maomao as well as stingrays, moray eels, and often octopus. Keep an eye out for schools of sweep, trevally, and silver drummer while navigating the large kelp-covered boulders that provide refuge for goatfish, red Moki, and demoiselles. In the summer months, you can even see Kingfish as you descend the dramatic walls, which become boulders that gradually level out and expose cracks where you can find hidden crayfish and large yellow moray eels. Drift along the deep walls of the pinnacle with excellent visibility, or explore small caves and overhangs.

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