Milford Sound Diving Trips

Known as New Zealand’s ‘coral capital’, Milford Sound is one of the world’s most unique dive locations.

Milford Sound is just as spectacular below the water as it is above it and is known as NZ’s ‘coral capital’. Sheer cliff faces plunge into an inky darkness, creating stunning Fiord wall diving and a unique eco-system of black coral trees, which grow up to 6m. Normally found only in deep-water trenches, these coral trees are completely white with a jet-black skeleton, and are incredibly famous amongst the diving community.

But it’s not just the coral gardens that make this such a unique experience – while diving, you’re also likely to see dolphins, seals, sharks, eels, octopus, stingray, crayfish and many different types of fish. Milford has an incredibly rich eco system, and seeing the fiord from below the water as well as above it makes for an experience that’s truly unforgettable.

All trips are run by the experienced Descend Scuba Diving team.

Look for crayfish, dolphins, sharks, seals and an abundance of fish on your dive.

Experienced divers – Morning double dive tour for qualified divers, $345

Board the stable 7-metre catamaran, ‘Pacific Runner’, and embark on a dive you’ll never forget. Both dives will be at sites chosen on the divers’ experience level, weather and wind direction; usually dives are located in the marine reserve on the Northern side of Milford Sound. The boat is purpose-built for diving with a large dive platform and drop-down ladder.


  • Boat cruise of the entire fiord
  • 2 guided dives
  • Full equipment rental, snacks and refreshments

First time divers – Morning single dive tour, $345pp

Haven’t dived before? Not a problem. You can do a single private dive, completely taken care of with an instructor, diving up to 12 meters depending on personal preference/fitness.


  • 1 private guided dive with an instructor
  • Boat cruise of the entire fiord
  • Full equipment rental, snacks and refreshments

Book your dive when you book your accommodation

Book your dive ahead of time when you book your accommodation online with Milford Sound Lodge.