The Rainbow Warrior
Time : 8:15am - 4:30pm
Cost : $279 per person (includes rental equipment)
On the 10th July 1985, French secret service agents planted two bombs on the Greenpeace boat The Rainbow Warrior while it was moored in Auckland harbour getting ready to confront French nuclear testing in the Moruroa Atoll. One crew member was killed.
It now rests out at the Cavalli Islands. A stunningly colourful dive steeped in NZ history. With depths ranging 17m- 27m and listing to the starboard side, you can still see the blast hole made by the bombs. The Rainbow Worrier truly lives up to its name now, as it has become covered in stunning jewel anemones of yellows, pinks, purples, blues and whites. Teeming with life, expect to see Snapper, John Dory, eel’s, crayfish, Sand-daggers, and much more.
So come and join us and dive this amazing dive site and learn some of the history of this local event!
We meet at Dive Zone Bay of Islands at 8:15am to complete the necessary pre-dive registration & to arrange any rental gear requirements that you may have.
Complimentary transport from Dive Zone to the Launch site is available.
Bookings are essential for all trips, & full payment is required to secure your booking. Please note that payments are only refundable if the trip is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
The rainbow Warrior is an advanced dive site - and is an exposed site, we reserve the right to pick alternative dive sites if the conditions do not allow us to safely dive the Warrior.
Use of your own wetsuit, BCD &/or regulators is subject to a safety inspection prior to departure. If you would like to use your own BCD, you must be equipped with a visual signalling device (safety sausage or similar), an audible signalling device (whistle) & a dive knife or line cutting tool. Your BCD/regs must also contain an alternate air source (octi).
We reserve the right to refuse use of any equipment that does not meet our inspection standards in the interest of your safety.