Only one week to go until our end of year Goat Island dive and BBQ!

Join us for our annual Christmas celebration at Goat Island Marine reserve. This event is open to all current and past AFC members and their friends and family. Not a member yet? Our next induction is in February: Join | Auckland Freediving Club


0900 Diving Goat Island. Meet up on the beach at Goat Island marine reserve:

1200 BBQ/Lunch next to carpark overlooking the Island:

Who’s Invited?

Family, partners and AFC alumni are welcome for both the diving and the BBQ.

What’s Planned?

Divers head out from beach after suiting up and briefing.  Head out to the deeper water either to west or east side of island depending on shelter. Get lots of photos of happy divers interacting with sea life. Check out some caves (weather permitting).

Goat Island is New Zealand’s first marine reserve, created in 1975. The ecosystems within Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Marine Reserve are healthier and in a more natural state than those outside its boundaries. The water clarity is often better than much of the Hauraki Gulf, at least areas with shore access. At the very least you will see lots of XL snapper! The water is expected to be about 19degrees, so full wetsuit and warm clothes for after recommended. Don’t forget the sunblock and hat for BBQ.

Head back to beach around 11:30 then take possession of suitable spot for BBQ (in the past this has been north of the carpark).


What to Bring?

  1. Warm wetsuit, mask, fins, etc. Weighting for salt water and relatively shallow diving (<10m mostly).
  2. Underwater camera gear. Leave spearguns at home or at least in the car…
  3. Warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, towel.
  4. BYO alcohol. BYO special dietary requirements.
  5. BYO plate and cutlery – we’ll have some available but in the spirit of environmental friendliness if you bring your own keep cup, camping plate, etc we can save on waste.



Register for the event so we know how many people to expect and cater for RSVP via Website Event or Facebook