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Aotearoa - The land of the long white cloud. Known worldwide for its stunning scenery made famous by Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, with impressive mountain ranges, alpine lakes, golden sandy beaches an native rainforests, New Zealand has something for everyone! With over 40 marine reserves protecting an abundance of marine life there are many dive sites surrounding the island nation. The beautiful Bay of Islands draws many visitors each year and divers are able to explore the areas two large wrecks, each with a unique history:the HMNZS Canterbury and the Rainbow Warrior. The Rainbow Warrior spent years plying the sea for Greenpeace, while the Canterbury patrolled as a ship of war for the New Zealand navy. Both have now been transformed by the sea into marine life havens. Above the water, the nearby town of Russell offers a quaint look at colonial New Zealand, and right across the bay from Russell are the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the Maori and English made peace to help settle New Zealand. Don't miss an excursion on one of several Maori led local adventures. Although worthy of multiple dives, the wrecks  play tug of war with another world-class dive area - the renowned Poor Knights islands (a marine reserve). Blue Mao Mao rub shoulders with short tailed stongrays, there's even a good chance to see orcas hunting them in this thrilling temperate underwater wonderland. Further south provides opportunities to swim in underwater kelp forests and play with New Zealand fur seals and Hooker Sea Lions. 

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