- Discover world famous Greenpeace ship The Rainbow Warrior
- Explore the shipwreck and dive in the Cavalli Islands
- Encounter stunning marine life
- Dive up to 26 metres
- Swim through tunnels and caves
- Relax on one of Cavalli Islands beautiful beaches for some lunch
- Enjoy snorkelling over stunning reefs and coral
Gear hire is an extra $89.00 to be paid directly to the operator.
Bring your own lunch, or a packed lunch can be provided for $12.00. Please advise if you would like the meat or vegetarian option.
The Rainbow Warrior lies in water deeper than 18m/60ft. As such, any divers who wish to dive the wreck must do so in conjunction with a PADI Deep Adventure Dive (which will contribute to their Advanced Open Water certification). This costs an additional $50. You must be a certified diver to dive the wreck. You must be a certified diver to dive the wreck.
Why do we love this
This is an amazing chance to see a shipwreck up close! We think the chance to swim through tunnels and caves is pretty cool too and we love that you get to explore some beaches and try snorkelling too.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Get ready to explore the sunken Rainbow Warrior and immerse yourself in an underwater world! You'll see stunning marine life, relax on pristine beaches and dive up to 26 metres below the surface. What are you waiting for? Dive in!
Your adventure starts at 7:45 am. Meet at Paihia Dive shop on Williams Road, ready to gear up. Your guides will organize equipment and paperwork, then load the minibus and trailer for an 8:30 am departure.
It's a 45 minutes drive to Matauri Bay where you'll be launching the 7.5-metre inflatable boat from the beach. Once you arrive, set up the scuba gear, put the wetsuits on, and listen to the safety briefing. Then it's time for the fun!
It's just a short 8 minutes boat ride out to the Rainbow Warrior Wreck. Here you'll take the plunge to explore one of Greenpeace's most famous ships. Sunk in 1985, this wreck is now home to incredible marine life. Swim among them and enjoy the excitement of exploring this underwater world!
After the wreck dive, head to one of the beautiful beaches on the Cavalli Islands for some lunch and snorkelling.
After eating, it's onto another dive site in the Cavalli Islands. This is normally an 18 metre or less dive that will see you exploring the volcanic reef areas. There's plenty of chances to swim through tunnels and caves, so let your guides know if you are keen!
Once you've completed the final dive, its time to head back to Matauri Bay, arriving at about 2:30 pm. You'll then make your way back to Paihia around 4:00 pm.
Please bring your swimsuit, towel, sun block, camera, and something warm to wear after diving. You are welcome to bring your own lunch, or a packed lunch for $12.00 can be provided.
Please note The Rainbow Warrior lies in water deeper than 18m/60ft. As such, any Open Water Divers who wish to dive the wreck must do so in conjunction with a PADI Deep Adventure Dive (which will contribute to their Advanced Open Water certification). This costs an additional $50. You must be a certified diver to dive the wreck. You must be a certified diver to dive the wreck.