HMNZS Canterbury Shipwreck
- Duration: 1 Days (approx.)
- Location: Auckland, Auckland
- Product code: CANT01
Canterbury was decommissioned at the end of March 2005 and after extensive works to remove potentially toxic materials, she was scuttled on 3 November 2007 at Deep Water Cove in the Bay of Islands to provide a dive wreck.The HMNZS Canterbury is 113 metres long and at 13 metres in beam, a fraction wider than the Waikato. She was sunk as an artificial reef having been cleaned of all hazardous materials and setup as a divers training site.
The HMNZS Canterbury was prepared with divers in mind; plenty of extra access points have been created to provide an ease of entry and exit, this makes for some particularly good penetration and swim through opportunities.
The wreck sits completely upright and fully intact, and her position in Deep Water Cove is protected in most conditions. She lies at a depth of between 12 metres at the middle funnel, and 38 metres at the stern, where visibility can range between 8 and 30 metres.
The upper decks are easily accessible at 22-27m deep with plenty to see and explore. Those of you with the correct certifications can explore the interior of the wreck or make the most of nitrox diving.
If you would like to combine the wreck dive and gain certification in advance nitrox, decompression diving and /or advance wreck diving then would be pleased to help you. Check out our website to find out more details. www.nzdiving.co.nz
The charter includes 2 x tank dives and gear hire based on single tank dives. Twin sets are available providing you have the certifications for this equipment. This is an advanced dive site so minimum of deep certification will apply to the outer deck areas.