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Money: NZD
Language:
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Maori (official)
Time Zone:
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Phone Code: +64
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      Best wreck dives in New Zealand
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The Mikhail Lermontov in the Marlborough Sounds. A great dive.
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Big Blue Planet knows about the following locations in New Zealand:

Cavelli Islands
The Cavalli Islands are situated on the east coast of New Zealand's north island and just 20 miles from the iconic Bay of Islands. The islands offer diving conditions similar to those experienced at the Poor Knights group some 40 miles to the south....
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Fiordland
Dive in Milford Sound, it's the biz! Fresh water over seawater means that normally deep water animals can live happily at much shallower depths, just 10-20m. Huge black coral trees, like white fluffy Christmas trees, up to 4m across are easily seen...
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Kaikoura
Kaikoura is a penninsula located on the East Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The township is nestled in under the mountains of the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges. The scenery is stunning with the mountains seeming to rise out of the sea! The divin...
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Marlborough Sounds
One of the great things about diving at the Marlborough Sounds is that what ever the weather you can usually find a spot to dive. There are many great places to dive at the Marlborough Sounds and you will be able to experience Reef diving, Shore Divi...
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Poor Knights
Why are the Poor Knights So Good? The Poor Knights Islands offer the best sub-tropical diving in the world. Jacques Cousteau ranked the Poor Knights as one of the top ten sites, anywhere. Prestigious United Kingdom “Diver” magazine ranks them...
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