Dive White in Whakatane offer you the chance to dive around White Island (New Zealand), an active volcano located off the East Coast. We are certified by Qualmark and all our diving guides are PADI accredited.
Take a look at our frequently asked questions below, if your question isn't covered please contact us using our enquiry form.
- What do you supply?
- Can I bring my own gear?
- How much does it cost?
- How long are the trips?
- How deep do we dive?
- How cold is the water?
- Are the dives guided?
What do you supply?
We have an extensive range of diving gear for hire. Find out more on our dive hire equipment and rates page.
On our White Island trips we supply lunch and refreshments. Plunger coffee, hot chocolate, tea, Milo, hot soup and bottled water are all supplied.
Can I bring my own gear?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own dive gear. Please note, your scuba diving gear must be in good condition. We use yoke-type valves on our dive tanks, and only have a small number of DIN compatible tanks. Please ensure you have a yoke adaptor or arrange to have DIN tanks available on your trip day.
How much does it cost?
The rates for diving is as follows:
Sightseeing with Free-Snorkelling $190-00
Diving with Full Gear supplied by us $345-00
Diving with Tanks and Weight Belt supplied by us $320-00
Diving (2 dives, we supply no equipment) $275-00
Try-dive (for non-divers - includes tuition) $495-00
Children 12yrs or under $90-00
For information on equipment hire and rates, take a look at our gear hire page.
How long are the trips?
The duration of a White Island trip is 8 hours.
How deep do we dive?
The first dive is usually 20-25metres and the second dive is usually 12-15metres. The maximum depths for all dives is 35metres.
How cold is the water?
Water temperature averages at 18'C (64.4 F) at the tail-end of the seasons but in mid summer it is 21- 22'C (69.8 - 71.6 F).
Are the dives guided?
Yes, a PADI certified dive instructor accompanies all dive trips undertaken by Dive White.