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There are many dive centers in New Zealand as this country is perfectly positioned to see a number of wonderful rugged coastlines covering its two islands of the South and the North.
Dive sites can be found all over New Zealand and many tourists and residents are very keen on taking up the hobby of scuba diving. There is no doubt that New Zealand really is a paradise when it comes to free diving, scuba diving and snorkeling among its many corals. During the summer months the visibility is fairly good and the seas are very warm, particularly so in the North Island.
The South Island can be rather chilly in winter, which comes here around the months of July and August but the real hardy among you still love to check out some wrecks that can still be clearly seen down in the South Island, even in winter. There are many advantages to New Zealand's scuba diving experience; the coastline around the two islands is easily accessible. There are also hundreds of tiny little offshore islands, many of which are uninhabited, that are a great base for scuba divers and snorkelers alike.
The best time of year to come and experience scuba diving has to be in the summer months though, when the seas are warm and there is plenty of diverse underwater marine life to see. The reefs in New Zealand are mainly sub-tropical but are very easy to see because the waters are often so clear.
The other great thing about scuba diving and touring around all the offshore islands is that you can access all these sites so easily from the mainland. Simply book into a hotel and then take a stroll down to the harbor to see which boat trips are going to take you onto some great scuba diving sites and wrecks.
You should always remember to bring your PADI certificate with you when you come to New Zealand, but for those that have not yet received their certification, you will find there are plenty of dive courses being run from the many dive centers in and around New Zealand, which will see you get your all-important certification within just a few days.
Things are very organized in New Zealand and there are more than plenty of tours that will take you out to that special dive that will be ideal for that first dive.