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Location of Cuvier Island
Map showing the position and dive sites at Cuvier Island, New Zealand

This article is intended to provide the already qualified Scuba diver with information which will help to plan dives in the waters of Cuvier Island on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula of North Island, New Zealand, whether as a local resident or a visitor. Information is provided without prejudice, and is not guaranteed accurate or complete. Use it at your own risk.


General topography[edit]

Climate, weather and sea conditions[edit]

Weather forecasts for marine weather area Colville are broadcast on VHF. The nearest weather stations are Channel Island and Great Mercury Island.

Marine ecology[edit]


Dive sites[edit]

  • Radar Point Pinnacle
Position: — 36°25.614', E175°46.577'
Depth: — 15 to 30m
  • West Point
Position: — 36°25.368', E175°45.609'
Depth: — 5 to 30m


  • No fishing, collecting or disturbing of marine life is permitted in the reserve. This includes feeding of fish.
  • It is an offense to litter or discharge untreated sewage in the reserve.
  • Anchoring should be done with due consideration for potential damage to the benthic ecology.
  • Divers should ensure that their equipment is secured so that items do not dangle and impact on the reefs.
  • Divers should control their buoyancy and maneuver with care to avoid kicking and otherwise coming into unnecessary contact with the reefs, particularly in confined spaces.

Get help[edit]

Emergency services

  • . Police.
  • . Ambulance service
  • . Sea rescue
  • . Recompression chamber
  • . DAN hotline

Get service[edit]

The island is uninhabited, all dives ar by boat, either liveaboards or day trips from the mainland.


Get around[edit]

Stay safe[edit]



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