Snorkel Hire, Guided Snorkel tours, School Groups and More!
WHAT WE DO AT THE OCTOPUS HIDEAWAY?
Best Full-Day price for gear hire and Best price for Guided Snorkel Tours. We provide you with the best and highest safety standard gear in the entire area.
The Best Full-Day Hire Price and Amazing Wetsuits
The Octopus Hideaway offers an extensive range of gear for snorkeling. You can be covered from head to toes, to guarantee your safety - and ever worry about not having your size. Our wetsuits are inhouse - designed and are made from durable 5 mm neoprene.
We have comfortable prices which allows you to have a full-day fun, without the need to check your time! Also most importantly, all our gear is carefully and properly disinfected, sanitized and maintained after every use. Get in touch to learn more about all our offerings.
*Size check will be offered in store.
LEARN ABOUT GOAT ISLAND MARINE RESERVE
Goat island marine reserve is the first marine reserve in New Zealand which was established in 1975 by the contribution of Bill Balentine, the "father of marine conservation in New Zealand", and his marine laboratory built in 1964. The official name is Cape Rodney Okakari Point Marine Reserve. It protects 547 hectares of shore and sea on the north-eastern coast around Cape Rodney, Okakari Point and Te Hāwere-a-Maki/Goat Island and has now become an important place for many species to breed. Also, it has a great value for those who wants to study the vivid and wonderful marine life and we, the octopus hideaway team would love to help you and your kids to find the gems of New Zealand's breath-taking natures.
Summer sunshine even adds more power in this area and attracts great amount of tourists everyday. People are welcome to swim with all kinds of fishes, dolphins or even eels during the night time. However, to protect our marine reserve, Rules should be obeyed here.
SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM & GUIDED SNORKEL
Fun & Educational
The Octopus Hideaway provides school students, the unique opportunity to experience New Zealand's Oldest Marine Reserve. The students will learn some detailed information about the reserve, the necessity to protect our significant ecosystem as well as education of underwater safety.
There are several programs available. For your convenience, we have included the most important information below, and you are always welcome to contact us directly with any and all questions.
WHO WE ARE
Committed to The Octopus Hideaway
* Dive Instructor
* Guided Snorkel
* Dive Gear Hire
* Science Communication Manager
* Program Designer
* PhD Marine Biology
* Rescue Diver
* Website Design
* Shop Design
SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS
Making Dreams Come True
Our goal is to make the Octopus Hideaway open to every school. We’re proud to never have turned a school away for financial reasons, and it’s people like you who help make this a reality. The positive change we see in those who attend one of our programs is truly priceless. Consider making a donation of any size to our school fund account. Every cent counts.