Diving in New Zealand

New Zealand boasts some of the world’s best competitive freedivers, with our athletes training regularly and are always ready to help those wanting to get into the sport with advice and guidance.

As well as being a competitive sport, the New Zealand freediving community is also a sociable and relaxed group of people with a variety of watersports backgrounds. Freediving training can be used to supplement off-season spearfishing conditioning (many freedivers are also spearos), as well as underwater rugby, underwater hockey, competitive pool and open water swimmers, as well as fin swimmers and the occasional snorkeller.

To find out more about a training sessions and course inductions, please contact an affiliated local club near you:


Auckland Freediving Club
Facebook: Auckland FC


Facebook: Waikato Freedivers

The Manawatu

Facebook: BreathtakersFC


Lazy Seal Freediving Club
Facebook: LSFC


Queenstown Freediving Club