HMNZS Canterbury Dive Through

July 7, 2020

During a long surface interval, we planned out our second dive of the day on the wreck.

The first half of the plan was to:

  1. Descend via the mid-ship line.
  2. Make our way to the deck beneath the bridge.
  3. Descend into the body of the wreck via the gun turret hole and have a look around.
  4. Exit via the only door.
  5. Look into the room opposite the door.
  6. Head towards the hull exit but take the door on the right.
  7. Move into the sonar room and check it out.
  8. Move into the next room and check it out (note the cow on the chair).
  9. Exit the wreck via the hole in the hull.

HMNZS Canterbury Dive Through

The second half of the plan was to:

  1. Follow the deck railing to the prow.
  2. Turn around and head back to the bridge while beginning an ascent.
  3. Descend into the bridge and check it out.
  4. Exit the bridge.
  5. Ascend via the mid-ship line.
  6. Safety stop.


Smoke Stack

It might seem simple but it was definitely the most involved wreck dive through I've ever done. I was glad we had planned it pretty thoroughly. The old adage to plan your dive and dive your plan.

HMNZS Canterbury

Location: Northland, New Zealand


Dive Number:   164
Bottom Time: 33m
Time In: 12:55 p.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 28.40 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 1:28 p.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 17.90 ft
Start Pressure Group:
Surface Interval:   2h 19m
End Pressure Group:


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