Welcome to the Mount Maunganui Underwater Club
MMUC Club Rooms
Cnr Salisbury Avenue & The Mall
Our membership is diverse: from cray hunters, spearo’s, snorkellers, casual divers, photographers and videographers through to technical divers. We also have a large number of purely social members who join to enjoy our wonderful clubrooms. All are welcome.
We offer regular day trips to our numerous off-shore islands, wrecks and reefs. These include Mayor Island, Motiti Island, their surrounding reefs, the SS Taupo, MV Taioma and the not so well kept secret, the Digger.
Our trips are conducted from the MV Mantra, a fast, comfortable 15 metre catamaran equipped with two hot showers and plenty of room for twelve divers. On our day trips, three dives a day are possible.
We also organise live-aboard trips away on the M.V. Mantra – White Island, the Alderman Islands and the Poor Knights Islands are popular destinations.
Members have also travelled together to exotic overseas destinations such as the Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, Komodo Islands and Papua New Guinea.
In 2000, we organised the sinking of the Tug ‘Taioma’. We have undertaken historic surveys of the SS Taupo, and organised beach clean ups in and around the Bay of Plenty. Most recently, the club was involved in surveying the site of the MV Rena from a recreational perspective.
We have one of the best clubrooms in the country, offering magnificent views of Tauranga
Harbour, Pilot Bay and Mt Maunganui / Mauao. Our licensed bar, and restaurant ‘Pier One’ are open daily and offer well priced drinks and quality meals and snacks. Raffle nights and member-only jackpot draws are weekly draw cards.
The MMUC is a member of the New Zealand Underwater Association, and supports its goals of promoting safe and enjoyable underwater activities in New Zealand.
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For more information, please contact us. Mount Maunganui Underwater Club.