Live Aboard Diving Experience with Dive Ops

Our next Liveaboard dive trips are scheduled for;
(no trip programmed at this stage. )

Experience New Zealand’s top dive sites with Dive Ops, on the ultimate live-aboard vessel MV Ipipiri. Proudly brought to you by Dive Ops and Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands.

At 44m. (150ft.), Ipipiri is the largest cruising ship permanently based in New Zealand and provides a truly impressive cruise experience in the most spectacular diving region of New Zealand - the Bay of Islands.

Spread over four levels, she provides the perfect platform for diving, featuring 30 identical ocean view cabins, each with private ensuite and panoramic sea views, and easy access in and out of the water via a large retractable dive deck.

Catering to a maximum of 30 divers, there is room for non-diving partners and friends. The onboard restaurant and bar area cater for up to 60 guests for a seated dinner. The spacious rooftop sundeck with 360 degree views provides the perfect location to relax and soak up the scenery.

Join the team from Dive Ops on board Ipipiri for a unique cruise and dive experience, taking in both the Cavalli islands and the Bay of Islands. Departing at 1.00pm we'll head to the magical Cavalli Islands to the wreck of the Rainbow Warrior, where our first 2-3 dives will take place. For the non divers there is plenty to do such as kayaking , snorkelling, or you could just relax on the sun deck.

Once back on board, enjoy a delicious 3 course buffet dinner and dessert whilst we anchor for the night. Enjoy the space of your Ocean view cabin as you settle in for the night. In the morning, enjoy the coastal scenery while you enjoy your cooked or continental breakfast as we head back to the Bay of Islands to the wreck of the HMNZS Canterbury for your next dives.
Want to have an introduction to diving for just $99.00? Just tick the box when you make your online booking or contact Dive Ops for more information.

 For the adventurous - and conditions permitting - a night reef dive is also included.

Package Includes: 

  • Ovenight Live Aboard experience on Ipipiri 
  • All meals are included
  • Dive Ops will provide you with four dives, all dive gear
  • Use of onboard facilities - kayaks, snorkelling gear, jukebox 

All departures, diving and dive sites are subject to the terms and conditions of Fullers GreatSights and Dive Ops. Divers must be 15 years or older to do an intro dive.


Divers - $699.00
Non Divers - $357.00
Children - $178.50

Example Itinerary:

Day One:
1.00pm- Depart Maritime Building Via coach
1.15pm - Boarding vessel and welcome / safety brief
1.30pm - Depart Opua For the Cavallis
2.00pm - Brief for all divers (Dive Ops)
3.30pm - Arrive at dive site
4.00pm - Divers away, other guests can kayak, snorkel etc.
6.00pm - All guests back on board , vessel moves to overnight anchorage, preferably where a night dive can take place
7.30pm - Dinner service
9.00pm - Dinner service completed, possible night dive takes place.

Day Two:
5.30am - Depart Cavalli islands for Deep Water Cove
7.15am - Breakfast served
7.30am - Arrive Deep Water Cove ,
7.45am - Divers way on the Canterbury
8.45am - Divers back on board. Depart for Opua
10.00am - Arrive Opua Wharf.

* contacted by the team at Dive Ops 7 days prior to departure

Please click here for more information on wreck and reef dives in the Bay of Islands with Dive Ops.

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