Diving and Dolphins
White Island is one of world's best scuba diving destinations and provides a unique diving experience around a live marine volcano. Visibility is typically excellent as you can explore the underwater steam vents or commune with large schools of fish. Located 48 kilometres off the shores of Whakatane, it's easily accessible through one of the local dive operators. It attracts hundreds of divers from all over the world every year.
Dolphins are abundant in the waters off Whakatane and our tour operators can take you to swim with or watch these fascinating mammals in their natural environment. It is a truly spectacular experience in the clear subtropical waters off Whakatane.