DIVE HEN AND CHICKEN ISLANDS
ALL LEVEL DIVING AT HEN AND CHICKEN ISLANDS
Hen and Chicken Island has a general diving depth of up to 25 m / 82 ft and is suitable for all divers. Sail Rock provides greater depths for more experienced divers. The average visibility is 10-20 metres and access to the dive site is by boat.
DIVE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Hen and Chicken Islands are common breeding grounds for schools of blue mao mao, sweep, trevally and silver drummer In the summer months, you will occasionally come across Kingfish as you descend these dramatic walls which drop down to boulders and gradually level out exposing cracks where you can find hidden crayfish and large yellow moray eels. There are also large kelp covered boulders that provide refuge for goatfish, red moki and demoiselles.
The Hen and Chicks Islands offers a contrasting charter to some of the most exciting areas in New Zealand. If you would like to see some of our other great charters in the Hauraki Gulf.
If you would like to know more about the amazing diversity of fish life at the Hen & Chicks, why not take a SSI Fish Identification course online.
DIVE TOUR DETAILS & INCLUSIONS
Our single day charters include two tank dives.
We launch from Mangawhai heads, meeting there approx 09:30 or come to the dive centre in Warkworth for 08.30am if you are renting equipment.
If you are serious about diving one of the best rated dive destinations in the world, then why not book our unique 2 day liveaboard tour and stay overnight. Up to four dives a day are possible. Food and accommodation are included in the price.
DIVE CHARTER ITINERARY
Our day starts at the marina in Mangawhai Heads. Divers meet at around 09:00 to head out to the islands.
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. Customers can expect to be back at Mangawhai Heads by 16:00.
WHAT TO BRING
Remember to bring an appropriate change of clothes, lunch/snacks, water and sunscreen. Dive gear is provided.
HEN AND CHICKEN ISLANDS
AT A GLANCE
The Hen & Chick Islands are one of the top dive destinations in New Zealand. We have provided three different ways for you to choose from to see them.: A singe day charter, a part of our unique dive combination package or on our spectacular 2 day liveaboard. Select you preferred option below