The PADI Discover Snorkelling Experience is a great way to explore the Waiheke coastline using a mask and snorkel! All your gear is included, so that's your mask, snorkel & wetsuit, ready for you to explore with us!
We go exploring almost every day, and we're super flexible, so if your preferred dates or times are not here then just get in touch!
Just imagine - you put your face in the water and see all the marine life. There's fish swimming, starfish making their way across the rocks and crabs darting in and out of their hiding holes.
If your preferred dates or times are not listed then please get in touch and we'll do our best to accomodate you!
You can also pick up a 7 day pass if you're on Waiheke for a while - click here for more info.
- Small groups - no more than 8 snorkellers to 1 Instructor so you get more Instructor time for the best learning environment and more time exploring!
- No hidden costs - every piece of equipment you need to use is included in the price, so no surprises!
- Top quality gear - brand new Mares snorkelling equipment for you to use throughout your experience for your comfort and safety!
With your PADI Instructor or Divemaster, you'll have a chat about what you're likely to see, go through a thorough safety briefing, and they'll demonstrate how the equipment works. Together you'll then enter the water and see what can be found!
Meet us at our shop for your adventure and we'll choose the best location on Waiheke to take you to! Discover Snorkelling takes about 2 - 2.5 hours from start to finish.
If you have friends that are booked on too then awesome! If not, you'll be buddied up with another participant for your time in the water!
Be warned though - this is a super addictive activity! Just ask your diver pals how many started their love of the water through snorkelling...
Why explore with us?
We really believe that the Discover Snorkelling Experience is best enjoyed in small groups, with maximum input from your guide. That's why, with us, you'll never have more than 8 snorkellers in the water with any 1 Instructor. If you're a bigger group, no problem, just get in touch to let us know your requirements.
We work with the amazing guys at Mares to supply you with high quality snorkelling equipment, and that's all included in the price. We'll supply your wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins - all you have to bring are your togs, a towel and a sense of adventure!
Simply book online, and soon after you'll get a confirmation email from the team along with some specific info. You'll need to give us a little info about your sizes for the equipment, complete the appropriate medical and liability release form, and let us know if you have any specific requirements (if you're super nervous just let us know so we can give you some extra advice). Click here to download the PADI medical form.
Please note that all snorkellers must be aged 6 or above (those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, at no more than 2 kids to 1 adult). For anyone under 18 we need signed, in person, parental or guardian consent.
You also do need to be able to swim to take part in this experience. Activities are conducted in English, so understanding of spoken English is also required.
Let's go exploring!