Welcome to Goat Island Dive & Snorkel
Your gateway to unforgettable underwater adventures in Goat Island / Te Hāwere-a-Maki Marine Reserve. We are a small, family-owned and operated dive company deeply committed to preserving the natural beauty of this pristine marine ecosystem. With our eco-driven approach, we offer a unique and sustainable diving and snorkeling experience that connects you with the wonders of the underwater world while ensuring the long-term protection of this fragile environment.
At Goat Island Dive & Snorkel, we understand the importance of sustainable tourism tourism and the profound impact it can have on marine ecosystems. As passionate divers and environmental enthusiasts, we have made it our mission to promote conservation, education, and awareness through our operations. By choosing us as your dive partner, you become a part of our commitment to preserving the delicate balance of marine life and supporting the local community.
What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to eco-conscious practices. From the moment you step foot into our dive center, you'll notice our sustainable approach reflected in every aspect of our operations. We prioritize minimizing our ecological footprint and actively contribute to the preservation of the marine reserve. Our team of experienced and certified dive professionals not only guide you on incredible underwater journeys but also share their knowledge and passion for marine conservation, enriching your dive experience with valuable insights.
We take pride in our partnerships with local environmental organizations and actively participate in community initiatives that promote the protection and restoration of the marine ecosystem. Through responsible dive practices, waste management strategies, and ongoing conservation projects, we strive to make a positive impact on the environment and inspire others to do the same.
Whether you're a seasoned diver or just starting your underwater exploration, our dive company offers a range of services tailored to suit your needs. From captivating guided dives and dive courses led by our knowledgeable instructors to eco-friendly snorkeling trips and tailored dive packages, we provide opportunities for everyone to discover the breathtaking beauty that lies beneath the surface of Goat Island / Te Hāwere-a-Maki Marine Reserve.
Join us on this remarkable journey as we dive into the depths of the ocean and immerse ourselves in the wonders of nature. Experience firsthand the enchantment of rocky kelp covered reefs, encounter fascinating marine species, and become an advocate for sustainable diving practices. Together, let's create memories that will last a lifetime while preserving the marine reserve for generations to come.
We look forward to sharing our passion for the underwater world with you and creating an extraordinary dive or snorkel experience that leaves a positive mark on both your heart and the environment.
Dive with us and embark on an eco-conscious adventure unlike any other!
Meet The Crew
Tine Meharry Roland
Originally from Norway, Tine upped sticks and moved as far from home as she possibly could to start her rollercoaster scuba adventure with partner Stone here in Leigh in 2013. She escaped adulthood, by jumping on a pirate ship to sail around the Pacific Islands for a while, she eventually agreed to put down roots (for now..) in the Land of the Long White Cloud. From a politics degree in Aberystwyth (yes, we question her sanity at that move too..) to Goat Island Dive and Snorkel Tine's journey here has been anything but straight forward! Armed with her extensive knowledge, unwavering passion, and a determination to make a difference, she set out to share her expertise with others, training divers to respect and safeguard the marine environment.
Rocksea & Scuba
Meet Rocksea and Scuba, two extraordinary rescue dogs who have become an integral part of our diving family.
Rocksea and Scuba have a special affinity for the water. With their adventurous spirits and natural instincts, they quickly embraced the underwater world, making them ideal ambassadors for our dive center. They have an uncanny ability to bring a smile to the faces of divers and non-divers alike, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all who enter our doors.
Stone Meharry Roland
Meet the Ocean Guardian Stone, a man driven by a deep-rooted love for the ocean and an unwavering commitment to protecting its fragile ecosystem. Born and raised in this coastal town, Stone developed an unbreakable bond with the sea from an early age. After years of exploring its depths and witnessing its wonders, he realized that his true purpose lay in becoming a guardian of the underwater world that had shaped him.
Stone's infectious enthusiasm and unparalleled skill as an instructor quickly earned him a reputation as a mentor and a force to be reckoned with in the diving community. His students not only benefit from his technical proficiency but also witness firsthand his unyielding commitment to conservation. He instills in them a deep appreciation for the delicate balance of underwater ecosystems and the urgent need to preserve them for future generations.