The Hammerhead Experience is here for you to enjoy!

Right on Auckland’s doorstep lies the Hauraki Gulf, known throughout the world as a boating paradise. For many divers, this area has a certain mystique. many have heard of it, but few seem to know where it is or have actually dived it. Known for its Hammerhead experience, huge crayfish, and huge kingfish, these dive sites are not to be missed.


Our research over recent years have found areas frequented by the migrating Hammerheads between Little Barrier and Great Barrier. The trip is open to all levels of divers and guides are provided.

New Zealand Diving run charters from mid January to March to offer divers the opportunity to encounter Hammerheads. Divers are recommended to book early as spaces are limited.

Two dives are provided to increase your chances of an encounter, location is dependent upon individual ability.

Additional opportunities are provided to allow you to snorkel with the hammerheads as well.

New Zealand Diving provides online educational courses for those who would like to learn more about sharks. Details can be found on the SSI Shark Ecology course.


Our tour consists of a charter across to Little Barrier where you will be provided with two tank dives at different locations to see the Hammerheads.

A surface interval will provide you with the opportunity to snorkel during your lunch break.

Guides will be provided to ensure yours (and the sharks) safety.


Diving is an adventure activity that includes risk to your person. Under New Zealand law we are we required to notify you of the following statement.

You accept that this activity inherently involves risks and potential hazards. The risks and hazards include, but are not limited to breathing compressed gas, marine traffic, marine life, decompression sickness, drowning, barotrauma, air embolism, decompression illness, dehydration, gas narcosis, malfunctioning equipment, ear problems, sun damage, hyperthermia, hypothermia, sea sickness, and adverse weather events.

These activities are run in the outdoors on the ocean, so may be exposed to sudden natural disasters such as, but not limited to Tsunami, Earthquakes, Slips Landslides or Rock Falls, or Volcanic Eruption. I am aware that participating in the activities offered by New Zealand Diving Limited can be hazardous even if they are conducted with care, control, and responsibility. You acknowledge that these risks could result in my injury (physical or mental) or even death.



Please read our terms & conditions found on our website page, frequently asked questions before booking: https://nzdiving.co.nz/faq/

Sometimes our activities may have to be rescheduled due to situations outside of our control, such as poor weather. Please note we reschedule in such situations, as described in our terms and conditions.

Overseas participants are advised to carry travel insurance in case rescheduling is unsuitable.

All participants must be of good health and complete a medical declaration. This is available on our website: https://nzdiving.co.nz/faq/

All participants must be diving certified to dive on a charter or undergoing a diving course with New Zealand Diving Limited.

All participants must be able to swim a minimum of 200m, unassisted.


Our day starts meeting at New Zealand Diving in Warkworth. Divers meet at 08:30am to head out to the launch site.

One dive is conducted in the morning and one in the afternoon. A surface interval will be conducted in between. Dives will be taken at two different sites during the day.


Remember to bring an appropriate change of clothes, lunch/snacks, water and sunscreen. Dive gear is provided, or you are welcome to bring your own. Don’t forget your underwater camera if you have one!



A unique opportunity to dive with Hammerheads here in New Zealand. This is a seasonal activity only.

  • Warkworth, North Island, New Zealand
  • The Hammer Head Shark Experience Dive Charter
  • 1 Day
  • $300.00


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