The caves, the cliffs, the tunnels and the amazing scuba diving experience. A great chunk of New Zealand is covered with water bodies and so diving here is an obligation for any water lover. These islands of volcanic origin are situated on the east coast of the North Island and are protected by the Marine Reserve that also facilitates deep sea diving. The actual beauty of this place is seen underwater, with its rich marine wildlife and colourful corals. It is like those scuba diving scenes that you see in movies with a school of fish passing by you. You need a permit from the conservation department prior to your visit and it isn’t such a hard thing to get. Local tour operators help non-divers get a diving experience too.